NP-UN Western Bureau.
The Board of Directors of Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival has decided to postpone the 55th Anniversary, initially scheduled for July 31- Aug. 2, 2020, until next years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“After much consideration, our Board of Directors have considered all measures and we believe that our Board, Entertainers and Festival Personnel cannot deliver the high-quality performances and services that our audience would expect,” stated CNUF Board Member Cory Lafontaine in a letter to media sponsors, April 30.
“Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival is one of the longest and largest running festivals in North America. For the past 54 years we have been providing and showcasing talent from North America and across the world, from of one of the richest and brightest cultures around. We are a non-profit organization and this decision was not made lightly. We will continue to focus on moving forward to next year’s festival to plan the biggest Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival ever.
“A sincere thank you to all our patrons, volunteers, performers, entertainers, staff, vendors and sponsors for your continuous support for the Festival. Without all your support, the festival would not be possible, and we would not be able to carry on the Ukrainian Culture. Although we are postponing the festival for 2020 we are looking forward to seeing each and every one of you next year on July 30th, 31st, & Aug 1st 2021!
“We will be reaching out to all our ticket holders in the coming weeks with options and details regarding your tickets that were purchased for 2020. Please be patient with us as we work through the process by following guidelines and reaching out to you in a timely manner. Please watch for more information as it becomes available on our website at www.cnuf.ca and our social media.
“We look forward to seeing all of you in 2021. Stay safe, healthy and keep dancing!” he added.