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Big Valley Jamboree cancels summer event

Last Updated Apr 24, 2020 at 8:27 pm MDT

(Big Valley Jamboree)

CAMROSE (660 NEWS) – Another major summer event will not be going forward due to safety concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Big Valley Jamboree made their announcement Friday afternoon in a news release.

“I never thought I’d see the day that this iconic festival would have to be rescheduled, but we have to follow the lead of medical experts and our government to keep our fans safe,” said Troy Vollhoffer, CEO of Big Valley Jamboree.

“This decision has been taken out of our control, and all we can do is to look forward to the biggest and best show in 2021. We will do everything we can to rebuild this incredible show and I know our fans will make this the event of the summer next year.”

The Jamboree has been taking place in Alberta since 1993.

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The event was originally supposed to take place July 30 to August 2 in Camrose but has been rescheduled for July 29 to August 1, 2021.

Other major events that have recently been cancelled are Country Thunder and the Calgary Stampede.

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