Kamloops Dragon Boat Festival cancelled due to air quality - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy
4.5°C

Kamloops Dragon Boat Festival cancelled due to air quality

Members of the Kamloops Dragon Boat on the water.
Image Credit: Contributed
August 04, 2017 - 2:44 PM

KAMLOOPS - The 4th annual Kamloops Dragon Boat Festival is cancelled.

According to a Facebook post today, Aug. 4, by the Kamloops Dragon Boat Festival Committee the event scheduled for August 12 has been cancelled due to poor air quality in the region.

They "did not take this action easily and the decision was arrived at after considerable review and discussion," according to the Facebook post. Because government officials cannot advise when the smoke will clear from the region, the festival doesn't want teams to compete in conditions that can impact the competitor's health.

Updated information for this event can be found on their website or follow them on Facebook.


To contact a reporter for this story, email Taylor Rae or call 250-819-6089 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2017
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular penticton News
  • Comments
  • Parents arrested after 13 children found chained in house
    PERRIS, Calif. - A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family's home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished offi
  • California couple's ordinary home held torture chamber
    PERRIS, Calif. - From the outside, the brown-and-beige four-bedroom home looked fairly orderly. The couple who owned it had purchased the house new in 2014 and soon arrived in this Los Angeles sub
  • EDITORIAL CARTOON
  • TRENDING NOW: The rest of the story
                                  Y
  • Weekend jail term for fraud
    PENTICTON - A Penticton woman who used her position of trust as a bookkeeper to fraudulently obtain more than $60,000 from her employer was sentenced to an intermittent jail term today. Judg
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile