The Canadian Common ground Alliance has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Damage Prevention Symposium due to the reverberating effects of COVID-19. In a statement made earlier today, May 14, 2020, the CCGA emphasized their role as a safety organization in the decision to cancel this marquee event. Read the CCGA’s full statement below.
The CCGA is cancelling the 2020 Damage Prevention Symposium scheduled October 26 to 29 at the River Cree Resort and Casino in Edmonton, Alberta. Although businesses are beginning to re-open in various parts of the country, the CCGA, as a safety organization, and through an abundance of caution, has chosen to cancel its cornerstone event.
“Our focus is on the well-being of Canadians and our friends around the globe who come to Canada to attend our annual symposium,” said CCGA Chair, Todd Scott, following the CCGA Executive meeting held Wednesday, May 13 when the decision was made. “For the sake of everyone’s health, and the continued well-being of our communities, we need to cancel the event.”
The CCGA is now exploring options to host a virtual symposium in the fall and looks forward to returning to the Damage Prevention Symposium in 2021.