Civic Sounds has been silenced by the smoky skies.
The final event of the season tonight at Civic Plaza has been cancelled due to the poor air quality which is above 10, or very high risk.
“I’m sure we would still get attendees, but for the safety of everyone involved, i think it’s best that we just cancel and maybe look at other opportunities down the road to reschedule,” says Dudley Coulter, Events and Promotions Coordinator with the Downtown Vernon Association.
“I’m toying the the idea of a fresh air fest, maybe something to celebrate the clear skies, ” adds Coulter.
Coulter says the cancellation is unfortunate, given the popularity of the event, with over 55-hundred attending this season, and raising 31-hundred dollars to send underprivileged kids to summer camp in Gibsons through the Salvation Army’s Summer Camp Program.