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Conference on Volunteerism Cancelled due to COVID-19

March 19th, 2020

Like many of you, our Conference Organizing Committee including VMPC and AVR-SK and our partners has been monitoring the situation with COVID-19, the coronavirus, and its impact upon travel and meetings.

We have made the decision to cancel the Conference On Volunteerism, planned for June 8 to 10, 2020 and co-hosted by VMPC and AVR-SK. This means the conference will not proceed for 2020.

We appreciate your patience as we have worked our way through the various scenarios and done the due diligence to minimize impact on you our members and registrants, our host associations (VMPC and AVR-SK), our speakers, volunteers, sponsors, suppliers and partners.

Here is what you can expect:

  • All persons currently registered for the conference will receive a full refund of the registration and Eventbrite fees. You do not need to take any action for this to occur, The Conference will execute this refund from the registration system and your credit card used when you registered will be credited with the appropriate amount within the next week to 10 days.
  • If you booked a hotel room, with the host hotel or other hotel, please contact them directly for cancellation arrangements.
  • We know some of you may have already made flight arrangements, for flight changes and cancellations please get in touch with your airlines directly. We do make note of these two sites:
    1. West Jet Change and Cancellation Notice: https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/travel-info/coronavirus
    2. Air Canada Cancellation Notice: https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/book/travel-news-and-updates/2020/covid-19.html

We acknowledge the support received from the Delta Hotels by Marriott Downtown Saskatoon in cancelling this conference and minimizing fees and costs to our host associations. That is greatly appreciated, and the hotel staff have been great to work with.

We also acknowledge the support from Eventbrite in this cancellation process and for their agreement to refund the full Eventbrite fees to all registrants.

We thank the organizing committee, sponsors and partners for the support of the conference and understanding as we move to cancel the conference due to the impacts and effects of COVID-19 on our workplaces, communities, country and the world.

We urge you to stay safe and follow the advice and directive of health authorities and government officials to keep yourself and others safe and protected from the spread and effects of COVID-19.

http://www.avrsk.ca/2020-conference/       E:avrsask@gmail.com 

E:lead@onpurpose.ca        P: 306-220-7764


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