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RV expo, AG expo and Home and Garden Show postponed by three weeks due to Covid restrictions

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Exhibition Park is postponing three major events for a few weeks due to Covid 19 restrictions.


The Southern Alberta RV Expo has been rescheduled to Feb. 25 – March 6, 2021 from the original date of Feb. 4-14.
AG-Expo and Northern American Seed Fair has been postponed to March 17-19, 2021 from the original date of Feb. 24 – 26.
 And Mike Warkentin. Photo by Richard Amerythe Southern Alberta Home & Garden Show will now take place April 7-10, 2021 from the original date of  March 17-20.


 “ So many of these local businesses rely on these shows every year, so we’ve giving them as much opportunity to adjust,” said Mike Warkentin, Chief Operating Officer of Lethbridge & District Exhibition, estimating the postponement will affect approximately 600 local businesses.

“ These event’s peak seasons are Spring and Summer, so we want to give them as much assistance as we can,” Warkentin continued.
He emphasized safety and health of patrons and participants are of paramount importance.


All events at Exhibition Park must adhere to strict social distancing rules, advanced and on-site health screening of all guests and vendors as well as comprehensive sanitization protocols.


 As Farmer’s Markets are still deemed an essential service, they are set to start at their usual time.


“A lot of people depend on the Farmer’s Markets  for their groceries,” he said.


 He also noted summer events including Whoop Up Days are scheduled to go ahead as planned.
“We still haven’t made a decision. We’re still looking at what that event will look like this year,” he continued, adding Exhibition Park is hoping restrictions will be loosened by the time these events are set to begin at their new dates.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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