March 13, 2020
** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE **
It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce the cancellation of Sled Fest 2020 in Valemount, BC, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision was taken after engaging with various stakeholders and most importantly, after consulting with local, regional and provincial health authorities. Together, we are all partners in ensuring the health and safety of our communities.
As you are all aware, the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications have been grave and the escalation worldwide in recent weeks and days is very worrying. Both the Village of Valemount and VARDA have been monitoring the situation and reviewing all available options. This decision has not been an easy
one, however the health and safety of everyone involved is our first priority.
We sincerely hope that you understand our decision is in everyone’s best interests and that you will continue to support snowmobiling in the Valemount area. We appreciate you visiting our community and sharing in the exceptional riding experiences our area can provide. We look forward to hosting Sled Fest next year!
The Village of Valemount and VARDA send out their heartfelt support to all those affected by COVID-19.
Owen Torgerson: Mayor of Village of Valemount
Mac Cochrane: President of the Valemount and Area Recreation Development Assoc.