COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19 Update

March 12, 2020

Dear Friends of Fur-Eh!

Over the past number of weeks, you have probably read or heard news about the COVID-19 coronavirus disease and how it is affecting major events and gatherings all over the world by forcing cancellations and postponements over fear of spreading the illness.

Today our Provincial health authorities requested that large gatherings – those with 250 or more people – be cancelled. The municipal government has planned an emergency meeting tomorrow and there may be further relevant requests.

The health and safety of our Guests, Staff, and Volunteers is always our top priority.

We are currently reviewing the statement from our provincial health authorities as it pertains to Fur-Eh! 2020 which doesn’t take place for over 3 months. We are also speaking to our hotel venue for their guidance as they may also have developed their own policy regarding holding large scale events.

We can confirm:

  1. Fur-Eh! 2020 is still scheduled to be held June 18-21, 2020. We are evaluating the information and direction available to us and will make a final decision on the event’s status by the end of April 2020 which is still over six weeks prior to the scheduled start of our event.
  2. Registration and hotel room bookings continue as planned for the time being. You can purchase registration and book hotel rooms with confidence. (See point #3 & #4 below.)
  3. Regardless of whether the event goes forward or not, we will offer full refunds to those who want it starting when we have made our final decision on whether Fur-Eh! 2020 is permitted to proceed (anticipated to be May 1, 2020) for a designated period. Alternatively, we would be happy to carry over your registration to 2021’s edition of the event OR you may donate your registration to Fur-Eh!
  4. Hotel bookings can be cancelled without penalty up to 24 hours prior to your check-in date so there is no need to cancel hotel bookings at this time.
  5. Many airlines have also modified their own rules to make ticket changes easier and without penalty. Contact your airline to determine your options.

If Fur-Eh! 2020 goes on as planned after discussions with the Provincial health authorities and our venue, we will be instituting additional risk management procedures before and during the event. We will detail more about these measures later if necessary, but rest assured that our goal is to ensure that Fur-Eh! remains a safe and fun environment for all our attendees.

We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops and will provide additional updates as warranted. In the meantime, please accept our best wishes to you and your loved ones during these unusual times.

Regards,

The Board of Canadian Anthropomorphics Inc. Edmonton, AB

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