Thursday, March 26, 2020
File Number: 
2020-15

PITT MEADOWS, BC– Given the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic, the full scope of which is still evolving, Council has made the tough decision to postpone the City’s annual Pitt Meadows Day event until later this year, the timing of which is still yet to be determined.

“In light of COVID-19 and restrictions set out by the Province that limit gatherings over 50 people, Council has made the difficult decision to postpone Pitt Meadows Day,” says Mayor Bill Dingwall. “The health and safety of the community, our staff and volunteers are priority. Although we are heart broken, we look forward to coming together to celebrate as a community once we have recovered from this pandemic and it is safe. An important component of the event is requesting support from volunteers and initiating fundraising and community donation campaigns, and for all the right reasons, this is not the time for that. The fireworks fundraising dance has also been postponed.”

Pitt Meadows Day is the community’s largest event, drawing thousands of attendees and participants. The annual event was scheduled to take place the first Saturday in June and 2020 will be the 79th consecutive year for Pitt Meadows Day.

Staff organizers are currently looking at possible dates for rescheduling the event in September and will be working closely with the Pitt Meadows Day Advisory Committee, volunteers, vendors and participants.

“The health of the community is our highest priority,” says Chief Administrative Officer Mark Roberts. “The City is committed to being open and transparent with any details and decisions surrounding this event, and will provide them as they become available.”

For the latest information, visit pittmeadows.ca/covid19 or the City’s social media channels.

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For more information please contact:
Carolyn Baldridge,
Manager of Communications & Community Engagement
City of Pitt Meadows
cbaldridge@pittmeadows.ca

 

 

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