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Caravan Farm Theatre in Armstrong going ahead with popular winter sleigh ride Show

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November 10, 2020 - 7:30 PM

The plexiglass and mandatory masks may make it look a little different than previous years, but the North Okanagan's Caravan Farm Theatre Winter Sleigh Ride Show will still be going ahead this season.

While many other events have been cancelled, Armstrong's Caravan Farm Theatre has announced the Winter Sleigh Ride Show will take place.

"Many of you have reached out to let us know how much the winter sleigh ride show means to you, and for us, there is no greater compliment than 'it's a family tradition,'" Caravan Farm Theatre artistic director Estelle Shook said in a media release. "We are here for you, to create moments to come together for celebration and reflection. We will do everything we can to continue the tradition of the winter sleigh ride show."

The Winter Sleigh Ride Show will look a bit different this year, with each sleigh holding 12 people in two "bubbles" of six. Each group or bubble will be designated a side of the sleigh which will be separated by a plexiglass barrier. Masks will also be mandatory and each show will have a 50 person capacity. The show will feature three or four teams of horses, down from the 11 that normally take place.

The Farm Theatre sent out 3,000 surveys and of the 900 they got back found that 78 per cent of respondents wanted to attend if a Winter Sleigh Ride Show was put on.

While 77 per cent were in favour of a mandatory mask policy, only 42 per cent said they would feel comfortable sitting next to someone not in their bubble.

From the information it received, the Farm Theatre then set about coordinating how it could make the show work.

Dates and tickets for the shows have not yet been finalized, but will be released in the next few days, according to the theatre.

For more information go here.


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