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COVID-19: Cariboo Rocks the North still slated to rock … for now

Amid a spate of event cancellations and postponements due to concerns about COVID-19, one of Prince George’s biggest summer events is still a go … for now.

Cariboo Rocks the North, slated for August 7-9 at Exhibition Park, is, at this point, proceeding as planned, says organizer Kyle Sampson.

Organizers … Pacific Western Brewing, GSL, and the City of Prince George … however are keeping a close eye developments involving the pandemic. Currently Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry has mandated gatherings of no more than 50 people, which would preclude Cariboo Rocks the North.

So, obviously, Cariboo Rocks the North organizers are hoping the pandemic subsides and the order rescinded in time to host the three-day event in August.

The festival is slated to feature Tom Cochrane & Red Rider, Nazareth, Powder Blues Band, Aldo Nova, Harlequin, Haywire, Kick Ax, Prism, The Stampeders, Sweet, and April Wine.

Another event, Ribfest, slated for the Father’s Day weekend in June, is closer to being in jeopardy. Sampson said a decision on that event will likely be made in the coming days.

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