“We recognize that the recent vaccinations have improved possibilities,” reads a statement issued by Harley Desjarlais, Chair of the Organizing Committee for the Prince George event and Randy Potskin, president of the Canadian Native Fastball Association. “However, time constraints do not allow us to host a successful event. We strongly feel that participating teams and fans deserve a better quality event than we can currently deliver. The poor economic climate as a result of the pandemic would make it difficult for both organizers and teams to effectively fundraise in time for the tournament.
“We hope that people can continue to grow and promote the game in their respective communities. The game always has and will continue to bring us together when it is safe to do so. This announcement will give teams and fans a chance to plan for the 2022 event and perhaps host smaller events the August long weekend.
“We are eager to resume this event in 2022 and we have received support from the City of Prince George. Thank you for your interest in this event and we look forward to gathering again the following year.”