Vancouver, March 13, 2020
The Board of the Famee Furlane of Vancouver continues to monitor the rapidly evolving situation related to the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19). We have all seen the devastating effects that such diseases have brought to Italy and other countries. It is our hope that the measures taken by the Federal and Provincial governments can help reduce the negative impact to our daily lives and save many people.
In light of the situation, the Board has decided to suspend all activities effective immediately, and therefore cancel all events planned, until further notice. In particular, the following upcoming events will not take place as planned:
- March 19 – AGM
- April 4 – Fieste de Patrie dal Friul
- Calamari night in March and April
- May 1st – Ladies Only dinner
We will try to reschedule some of them, if the conditions will allow it, otherwise we will cancel them for this year.
We are well aware that many of you were looking forward to these events, but we all have to do our part in these difficult times. We have also decided to not take any new bookings until May 1st, unless things drastically improve in the near future.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of a few simple actions that can help reducing the spread in our community:
- Avoid large gatherings of people
- Wash your hand often with soap and warm water
- If you feel unwell, even if you are not sure you have contracted the virus, please stay at home and contact the health authority.
We will keep monitoring the situation and we will provide updates if required. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concern, please reach out to us.
on behalf of the Board of Directors