It is with great difficulty that we announce the decision to cancel both the September 4th and October 2nd First Saturday events for 2021.
Since the new Covid 19 health restrictions for Interior Health were announced on Friday, discussion was held about the ability to present a safe event. The organizing team decided that we would not be able to fulfill our mandate of promoting and supporting Arts, Culture and Heritage and do it in a way to keep the community safe.
We appreciate all support we have from our volunteers, the visual and performing artists, the artisans, technicians, and the community at-large and would never forgive ourselves if a First Saturday event put anyone at risk.
There is great disappointment, but know that when the time is right, First Saturday 2022 will be back with an amazing community celebration.