UPAC Convention Cancelled for 2020!

A few days prior to the July UPAC Board meeting, Premier Ford announced that Stage 3 would begin for most of Ontario on Friday, July 17. The convention location,  Lubitz Field,  is in the jurisdiction of Southwestern Public Health and is now in Stage 3 which includes a “Gathering Limit” of 100 people for all outdoor events such as parties, fundraisers, and fairs. Physical distancing of? at least two meters also applies.

Until Stage 3, there was no distinction between indoor and outdoor gatherings; with stage 3, there is. Since the convention is usually attended by several hundred UPAC members and their guests, the 100 person limit for outdoor gatherings would be exceeded.

A second and more important consideration is that many people have been ignoring the 2 meter distancing requirement and do not wear masks. The Directors are concerned that with the pent-up demand for aviation activities, this will happen during the convention.

Therefore, keeping the health and safety of our members and guests first and foremost in mind, the directors made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 UPAC Convention.

Unfortunately, this issue of Light Flight was already printed by the time the decision was made.  So, read the convention information in this issue as a preview for next year. And please support our supporters!

The 2020 Annual General Meeting Delayed

The Directors also voted to delay the Annual General Meeting until sometime in September or October. By then, we may be able to have an in-person meeting. If that won’t be possible, we’ll arrange a virtual meeting. Watch Light Flight, the website, and Facebook for details as the Directors  figure this out.

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