Robert MacNeil

Victoria Highland Games Cancelled for 2020

On March 20, the Victoria Highland Games Association announced that due to the Provincial Health Officer banning all gatherings of more than 50 people until May 30 to address the COVID-19 virus situation, the Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival, originally scheduled for May 16 & 17, 2020 will be postponed until late summer. Further…

BCPA Update 3 on Response to COVID-19 novel coronavirus – Mar 16 2020

No Annual Gathering for 2020 Two meetings this past weekend with pipe bands leaders and other Annual Gathering stakeholders came to the decision to not hold the Annual Gathering this year. It was felt that the further disruption in people’s and families lives of trying to hold a major event in a time period when…

BCPA Update 2 on Response to COVID-19 novel coronavirus – Mar 13 2020

At the March 12, 2020 daily briefing by the BC Health Ministry on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic, BC Minister of Health Adrian Dix directed all event organizers to cancel any gathering larger than 250 people effective immediately. As of today we are directing all event organizers to cancel any gathering larger than 250ppl.…

BCPA Update 1 on Response to COVID-19 novel coronavirus – Mar 12 2020

Like many event planning organizations, BCPA officials have been closely monitoring trustworthy news sources and government public health agencies communications for information influencing decision-making for events involving large numbers of people in the current COVID-19 novel coronavirus environment. Based on an analysis of their current information, risk-based guidance and recommendations applied to the BCPA Annual…