It's been a year and a half since the VBA stopped gathering on Tuesday
evenings for our Bluegrass and Old Time Jam circles. We hope you
haven't given up on us because we're thinking of you lots. Our hope
is that we can get back to playing music indoors without the risk of
spreading or contracting a potentially deadly virus.
We don't think we've reached that target yet given capacity
restrictions and having to mask indoors. We suspect many of you
wouldn't feel safe to come even if we could figure out all the protocols
necessary to meet the current regulations. As a result, we are delaying
this season until conditions permit us to re-open. We don't know when
that will be, but we're hopeful that this 4th wave will subside quickly.
The business of the VBA continues and we are required to hold an Annual
General Meeting. This year, the meeting will be held online via Zoom on
Tuesday September 28th, 2021 at 7:30pm. We ask that you put this date and
time in your calendar now. The AGM materials and Zoom link will be sent
out in the week prior to the AGM.
Immediately after the conclusion of the
Annual General Meeting for the VBA, the Sooke River Bluegrass Festival
Society will hold their AGM as part of the same Zoom meeting. Your VBA
membership is shared with our sister festival organization which operates
the Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival.
If you have any questions please reach out to any Board Member.
Stay safe . . .
Hello out there in COVID-19 land. The VBA continues to be on its temporary shut down of activities until we are permitted to resume our regular programming.
We hope you're all safe and doing your best to follow the distancing rules and virus avoidance recommendations. Until then we hope you're finding new and positive
ways to keep your spirits up (such as play and listen to music).
All our regular Tuesday night events are cancelled until further notice.
On behalf our
Board, we thank you for your understanding as we navigate through all this
uncertainty. If you have any questions, please reach out to me at
President, Victoria Bluegrass Association
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