Lethbridge trade and consumer shows at Exhibition Park postponed

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Three upcoming trade and consumer shows at Exhibition Park in Lethbridge have been postponed by three weeks to comply with current COVID-19 health and safety guidelines set out by the Alberta government.

The rescheduled events hosted at Exhibition Park are:

▪ Southern Alberta RV Expo, rescheduled to Feb. 25 – March 6, 2021 (from Feb. 4 – 14);
▪ AG-Expo and Northern American Seed Fair, postponed to March 17 – 19, 2021 (from Feb. 24 – 26);
▪ Southern Alberta Home & Garden Show, now planned for April 7 – 10, 2021 (from March 17 – 20)

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“We are taking the extraordinary step of rescheduling these important events to ensure that more than 600 small and medium-sized businesses in southern Alberta can still have the opportunity to safely showcase their goods and services, as well as maintaining a clean and safe environment for the guests and customers,” said Mike Warkentin, Chief Operating Officer of Lethbridge & District Exhibition in a news release.

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“All these events contribute significantly to the economy of Lethbridge and southern Alberta,” he added.

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The release goes on to say events at Exhibition Park must adhere to strict social distancing rules, advanced and on-site health screening of all guests and vendors, along with comprehensive sanitization protocols.

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“Despite all the safety precautions we have in place, these events will only go forward if government guidelines are relaxed and the economy is allowed to re-open as it was last fall,” Warkentin said.

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