The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed another major summer event in Delta.
Organizers of the Tsawwassen Sun Festival have announced that the annual B.C. Day long weekend celebration will not be taking place this year.
“With the unfortunate circumstances surrounding us at this time due to COVID-19 and the lack of clarity in the near future, and out of concern for the safety and health of our committee members, many volunteers, participants, attendees and out of respect for our many loyal sponsors, the Sun Fest committee has decided to cancel the 2020 Tsawwassen Sun Festival,” reads a statement from chairman Bob Tate on the event’s website.
“We will continue to monitor the evolving conditions and work towards a fantastic celebration in 2021,” the statement reads.
This year’s Sun Fest was to run from July 31 to Aug. 3 and feature a host of activities in Winskill Park, including a children's midway, stage entertainment, softball and volleyball tournaments, car show, pancake breakfast and more. Off-site activities were to include a parade, drive-in movie and antique fair.
Sun Fest is the most recent major event in Delta to be cancelled due to the pandemic, joining a list that includes Ladner May Days, Tour de Delta and the Boundary Bay Airshow.