Mackenzie Highland A & P Show 2020
Mackenzie County A & P Society, 13 Apr 2020
The following statement was issued by the President: In view of the Prime Minister’s request that all events over 500 attendees should be cancelled or postponed to curtail the spread of Covid19, the Executive of the Mackenzie County A&P Society have taken the most difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Mackenzie Highland A&P Show due to be held on Easter Monday in Fairlie. In light of the health risk to the Mackenzie District at this time, we see this as the most socially responsible path to take. The committee recognises the devastating impact this decision will have for many in the community with planning and organisation for this year’s Show being so close to being completed and certainly regret having had to take this action so close to our Show day. As this is a committee that doesn’t usually give in at the first hurdle, we are now investigating the possibility of running a community event later in the year.
To our many volunteers and committee members who have already put in so many hours towards this year’s show, I thank you and trust you will stay on board for next year. Measures are being put in place to deal with our commitments as to refunds for entries, trade space, sponsorship, etc. These will be advised as soon as possible. I especially thank the secretary and treasurer who are expediting this process with due haste. With many rural communities being in climate of uncertainty, the morale boost of a day at the Show this year is now a lost opportunity. This will only be the fifth time in 122 years that the Show hasn’t been held, previous cancellations were twice due to war and twice due to a pandemic. With an association with the Show Committee that goes back to the late 70s, having to convey this decision is certainly the low point for me, Regards and keep safe, Bryan McNab, President.
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