The Rotary Club of Prince George - Nechako has cancelled the PG Rotary Ribfest on June 19 - 21. The following letter was sent to the ribbers involved in the event, along with sponsors.
April 18, 2020
The Rotary Club of Prince George – Nechako and the PG Rotary Ribfest organizing committee are being vigilant and closely monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
We have also followed strict measures by federal and provincial health authorities including mandatory physical distancing and disallowing mass gatherings to prevent the spread of the disease.
Those measures have had a profound impact on our Rotary club and Ribfest organizing committee. We are no longer meeting face-to-face every week, instead staying home and holding our meetings online. The uncertainty around this rapidly-evolving situation and COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of Rotary events, fundraisers and conferences in B.C. and around the world. 
The health and safety of those who attend PG Rotary Ribfest is of our utmost concern. That’s why we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 PG Rotary Ribfest on June 19-21 since we simply cannot hold an event that has enormous health risks for all involved in a face-to-face format. 
We were really looking forward to the second annual PG Rotary Ribfest at Pacific Western Brewing. There was excitement for all involved and we really wanted to build on the success of the inaugural 2019 event. It’s also a new fundraiser for our Rotary club and gives us the opportunity to showcase what Rotary is all about – community volunteers working together to create lasting change in Prince George. And have fun doing it.
We also understand the profound financial impact COVID-19 is having on businesses such as yours, those who we rely on to support our events. Please know that we are thinking of you and send you our best wishes.
We hope you understand our decision. We will immediately return any funds we have received from you as Ribbers and sponsors. 
We hope that we can return in 2021 once it’s safe to do so.
Rachelle Delorey
President, Rotary Club of Prince George
Robert Quibell, Kathy Carlson
Co-chairs, PG Rotary Ribfest