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COVID-19

UPDATED: May 21 / 2020

The importance of agriculture and the strength of the members of our association, including our associate and commercial members, are both critically important in these extraordinary times, and as the situation rapidly changes, we are making plans to support our members and the wider fairs, exhibitions, and agricultural community with information and tools. We will be regularly updating this page, please be sure refresh it each time you visit.

We have been sharing information on our social networks — FacebookTwitterInstagram — and keeping track, as much as we can, of government initiatives to help a variety of those affected by the financial impact of COVID-19, from farmers to small businesses to the self-employed, and more.

As the province prepares to re-open, all businesses, including fairs and exhibitions, must be mindful of protocols for health and safety. We suggest reviewing Worksafe BC, as well as these helpful links:

BC’s Restart Plan https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/bc-restart-plan

BC COVID-19 Go-Forward Management Strategyhttps://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/covid-19/bc_covid-19_go-forward_management_strategy_web.pdf

Key Steps to Safely Operating Your Business or Organization and Reducing COVID-19 Transmissionhttps://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/gdx/go_forward_strategy_checklist_web.pdf

Helpful links for COVID-19 agriculture information and resources:

Helpful links for health information:

Helpful links for business planning and continuity:

More information and tools will be added here or sent by email to our members. Have a suggestion or content that we should include? Please send an email to All She Wrote.

2020 Event Cancellations:

Alberni District Fall Fair
BC Northern Exhibition (Prince George)
Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair
Cobble Hill Fair
Grand Forks & District Fall Fair
interior provincial exhibition & stampede (armstrong)
Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest
North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo
Pass Creek Regional Exhibition
Pender Island Fall Fair
Rock Creek & Boundary Fair
rossland fall fair
Salmon Arm Fair
salt spring island fall fair
Summerland Fall Fair
Vancouver Island Exhibition

 

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