Aug 7, 2017

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Kamloops Dragon boat festival cancelled for 2017

CANCELLATION OF KAMLOOPS 2017 DRAGON FESTIVAL SET FOR SATURDAY
AUGUST 12, 2017

Due to the unprecedented poor air quality that Kamloops has experienced recently due to regional wild fire activity, the festival organizers have decided that it is in the best interests of the teams to cancel the 2017 Kamloops Dragon Boat
Festival. We did not take this action easily and the decision was arrived at after considerable review and discussion. We do not want to risk the possibility that teams may have to compete during air quality conditions that may place the
paddlers’ health at risk. We believe this is the prudent course of action, taking into consideration the unpredictability of the weather and the impact that it has on wildfires and air quality in our region.

http://cfjctoday.com/article/582427/kamloops-dragonboat-festival-cancelled-due-city-smoke