The City of Delta has cancelled two of its biggest summer events.
On Thursday the Optimist learned that the Tour de Delta and Boundary Bay Airshow have both been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s impossible for us to think at this time that we would be able to carry out those events, sadly,” said Mayor George Harvie. “I have sent letters to the individuals involved and the governing bodies of the Tour de Delta and the information I got back from them is that it is happening all over. We did close the Boundary Bay Airshow once and that was when we were building the overpass. It came back the next year better than ever and I’m dedicated to do that for next year.”
Harvie said these events do cost Delta money out of their budget.
“It is absolutely essential…no,” he said. “We are in a pandemic exercise and you have to look at whether it is absolutely essential.”