By Trevor Busch
Although the Taber and District Chamber of Commerce (TDCC) is officially maintaining its cancellation of Cornfest 2020, the board met in mid-June to discuss some potential options that might allow some alternative activities throughout the summer.
“We did have a meeting with the interested parties in regards to this summer and what options are available for all organizations to hold their activities,” said TDCC president Joanne Sorenson. “Some of the local town organizations discussed what they ‘might do’ this summer, but at best it is still on hold and all dependent on what the provincial government puts in place. It was decided that it is too early to discuss anything really as we are all restricted to follow the provincial guidelines set forth for everyone to follow during the COVID-19 different phases to relaunch activities.”
At the height of pandemic restrictions in April, the TDCC made the decision to cancel Cornfest 2020 based on provincial health guidelines. At the moment, there are no plans to reverse that decision in favour of a modified event.
“Nothing right now,” said Sorenson. “We are currently maintaining a cancellation. We will be having another meeting in late July or whenever the province makes any new announcement in regards to this.”