Due to the COVID-19 measures that are still in place, the 2021 Long John Jamboree has been suspended.
The Board of Directors say they were unable to safely provide the type of event the public would like to see and that they’d like to bring forward.
The Ice Carving competition, one of their main attractions, relies heavily on the participation of international travel.
Tents are also frequently used by the Jamboree to keep guests warm as well as being used for team sports and group activities.
This will be the second consecutive cancellation of the Jamboree due to COVID-19.
The Board however is assuring Yellowknifers that the Jamboree is not going anywhere.
“We are moving ahead and have many exciting ideas that we are anxious to show everyone as we plan to be back out on the ice in 2022,” the Boards adds.
The three-day festival usually occupies Yellowknife Bay every March.