Dear Sled Island festival goers. Today we, like many Calgarians, were hit by some unexpected events. Neighbourhood evacuations in Calgary, including our office and many of our festival venues, along with road closures outside of Calgary, caused a number of show cancellations and/or last-minute moves. We have been humbled by the positivity and understanding of crowds, the go-with-it attitude of our artists and inspired by our partners' initiative to make tonight roll as smoothly and as close to as scheduled as possible.
We have received tons of questions about our plans for the weekend. We are in close discussions with city officials and have every intention of getting the word out as soon as we know what is and is not possible for the remainder of the weekend. We expect to have a lot more information by Friday morning.
Festival-goers and artists' experience and safety are of primary importance to us, so we want to ensure that the weekend's plans are respectful of both of those things.
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for your patience, understanding and continued support. Let's get through this together!