Air Show Atlantic cancels this year’s event, blames uncertainty around COVID-19

From The Star Vancouver – link to source story

By The Canadian Press | Sat., May 29, 2021

HALIFAX – Organizers of Air Show Atlantic have announced the cancellation of this year’s event because of ongoing uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The air show was scheduled for August 28 to 29 in Debert, N.S.

In a news release, the Nova Scotia International Air Show Association says it has cancelled this year’s production because it can’t create a “safe, executable event” within the time required.

Organizers say they can’t be sure that they will be able to bring performers into the Atlantic travel bubble once it opens.

They also can’t currently get assurances from Nova Scotia health officials on what restrictions and quarantine requirements will be in place.

They say most critically, they aren’t in a financial position to risk mounting a show that is largely dependent on gate revenues and good weather.

Organizers say they want to be around to produce air shows for decades and as a not-for-profit, they must “err on the side of caution and live to fight another day.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 29, 2021.