Toronto. We were sorry to hear that Big Dave and our other friends in Richmond BC had to postpone the August 1st Richmond Camera Show and Swap Meet.
Big Dave writes, “I hope that all of you are safe and well. During these unfortunate times, COVID-19 has changed our world immensely . We have been in communications with local authorities and have been watching all the press releases for the possibility of return to pre-COVID-19 conditions. As such we have held off this email for as long as we could. However, we must face the fact that at this current point in time, the Richmond Camera Show and Swap Meet must be postponed until 2021 for the safety and wellbeing of all.
“Once things settle, we will be emailing with the updated date for the show. I hope that you and all your loved ones remain safe and healthy during these times.
“Until we meet again,
“Big Dave and the Richmond Camera Show & Swap Meet team.”
Dave’s news release reads, “Richmond Camera Show & Swap Meet Aug 1st 2020, South Arm United Church – POSTPONED Richmond Camera Show & Swap Meet, has been actively monitoring the COVID-19 developments. We have been following the directives of the BCCDC, HealthlinkBC and Public Health Agency of Canada. As the BC’s Restart Plan in Phase 3, large gathering are prohibited. As the show date approaches, and Phase 4 is nowhere in sight, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our annual Richmond Camera Show & Swap Meet to the spring of 2021. Both the organizers and facilities are working together to secure a potential date for the next show. We must consider the direction of the BC Government and their authorities to be the final word on this issue. The safety and well-being of our guests and partners are of paramount importance and we will ensure our actions are congruent to that. We will announce the new date as soon as it becomes available. If you have reserved a table for the 2020 show, you are automatically registered for the 2021 show. Please check out our website here or follow us on Facebook & Instagram for the latest update. We hope you stay healthy and we look forward to seeing you in the spring.”