The Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Manitoba Ag Ex, which was scheduled to take place in Brandon during the last week of October.
“The health and safety of our community is of the utmost importance,” said President Greg Crisanti.
The Provincial Ex says that due to the current health concerns related to COVID-19, as well as the provincially mandated regulations for public health and safety, the organization made the difficult decision. This follows the cancellation of the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, Manitoba Summer Fair, as well as Midway Madness and numerous events in the Dome Building.
“What’s even more difficult is this doesn’t just affect our organization. There are many businesses who rely on our events to generate revenue to support their families,” said Crisanti. "We are intertwined with the fabric of the community in so many ways. Everyone is hurting right now and while we want to help our community through celebration, we cannot commit to that right now.”
The events hosted by the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba were expected to generate more than $18 million in economic impact for the community in 2020. These events and activities also create hundreds of jobs, including first-time job opportunities for many youths.
“We are committed to producing the events our community needs, but when the time is right,” added Crisanti.Click here to see more...