WABE Convention Status as of June 4, 2020

Proceeding – But Differently  

October 4th to 6th – options being explored

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 

The health and safety of our speakers, exhibitors, visitors, and committee members is our number one priority.

WABE is closely following the latest guidance from the World Health Organization, Public Health Agency of Canada and the Alberta Ministry of Health as it relates to travel to and participation in WABE.

We are monitoring long term projections and will follow up as the situation evolves.

Events continue to evolve, now prompting some easing of restrictions.

Alberta is currently in phase 1 of easing of restrictions.  Indoor gatherings are restricted to no more than 15.  Public attendance at businesses, facilities and events that have close physical contact is not permitted, including: arts and culture festivals, major sporting events and concerts.

  • Student attendance at K to 12 schools is prohibited.
  • Daycares and out-of-school care, are allowed with occupancy limits..

Travel outside Alberta not recommended.  The restriction on all non-essential (discretionary) travel at the Canada-U.S. border that was initially implemented on March 21, 2020 and was extended until June 21, 2020. This applies to all foreign nationals, including immediate family members, such as spouses/partners.

WABE is conducting executive and organizational meetings using virtual platforms.  Continue to monitor our social media and our web site for further updates.  The executive at this point remains committed to a fall convention, just different from our traditional one.

We encourage everyone to follow Health Canada’s recommended preventative measures, including washing your hands with soap and warm water for a minimum of 20 seconds, avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, staying home if you feel ill and wearing a mask in crowded public spaces, like mass transit, that do not allow for physical distancing of 2 metres apart. .

We are monitoring the situation very closely and are following local and national travel and health guidelines.

If you have any questions, certainly reach out at info@wabe.ca