The British Columbia Northern Exhibition is the latest Prince George event to fall victim to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Prince George Agricultural and Historical Association announced on its Facebook page yesterday that the fair, which has been in operation for 107 years, will not take place this year.
“… With respect to health care workers, essential workers and the health and well-being of our greater community, and following the recommendations of Dr. Bonnie Henry, the British Columbia Northern Exhibition 2020 will be canceled,” the posting read. “This decision was not made lightly, but we know that it was the right one. This would have been our 108th year. The BCNE has survived many hurdles in the past such as wars, the depression, wildfires, and hard economic times. With the support of our community we will survive COVID-19 as well. We would like to thank you for all of your support and dedication. We look forward to what the 2021 BCNE will bring.”
The annual agricultural fair was scheduled to take place August 13-16 at the Prince George Exhibition Grounds.