Federal and provincial government health officials strongly recommend social distancing and the cancellation of large events to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, the City of Trail and the Silver City Days Planning Committee have decided to cancel Silver City Days, scheduled for May 6 -10, 2020.
“We understand the cancellation of Silver City Days is very disappointing,” said Councillor Colleen Jones, chair of the Silver City Days Planning Committee. “Silver City Days is a huge event that draws thousands of people into various Trail venues. Considering the importance of COVID-19 prevention and the health and safety of our community, our only choice was to cease planning immediately and to cancel this year’s event.”
The committee is now contacting the sponsors, volunteers, community groups, local organizations and vendors, who previously committed their donations and services, to inform them of the cancellation. “There are so many moving parts to this event,” said Jones. “We are very sympathetic to those who rely on events such as Silver City Days for fundraising and revenue, but everyone thus far has been very understanding considering the extraordinary circumstance.”
Riverfront Food Fair vendors will receive their deposits back and the city will work directly with Shooting Star Amusements and the booked entertainers to resolve any contractual obligations.
“Lastly, I would like to express our gratitude to those sponsors, volunteers and organizations who continue to dedicate their time and resources to the success of Silver City Days,” said Jones. “This event continues to thrive because of your support. We look forward to working with all of you again next year.”
– City of Trail