Wayne Tallon, a co-chair of the organizing committee for the 2020 Home Hardware Canada Cup, says the decision to cancel the event set to be held in November in Fredericton was unfortunate but necessary.
Wayne Tallon said Curling Canada and the organizing committee decided they couldn’t make the tournament happen while keeping people safe during the pandemic. (Gary Moore/CBC)
“Curling Canada and ourselves sat down and looked at all of the different options in order to make sure the players were safe, the volunteers and all of our fans in a COVID world.”
The decision to postpone the event indefinitely was made when organizers realized they couldn’t keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and still see the event break even or be profitable.
“We just couldn’t make it happen,” Tallon said.
Curling Canada made the official announcement Tuesday.