Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Edmonton Today - A letter from Dear Friend, Bob Price

Hi Somayya,

Below is a brief article about what Edmonton is like today:

Summer festivals are being cancelled in Edmonton, the City of Festivals, due to the coronavirus. 

The latest is the International Fringe Fringe Festival, the largest one in the world outside of Edinburgh.

Also cancelled are the Jazz Festival, Rainmakers Rodeo in St. Albert, and the Shakespearean Festival. Add to that the June schedule of the CFL and the Eskimos, with no guarantee of even a partial football season.

Will the domino effect continue and take out K-Days, Taste of Edmonton, Cariwest, and the Folk Festival. No pancakes at the Legislature this year at Rachel Notley`s constituency, perhaps.

The museums, libraries, zoo, Fort Edmonton, and Space Science Centre are closed.
Add to that the closing of school, the malls closures and limited bus traffic, and Edmonton is resembling a ghost town. Our only salvation is a vaccine, to prevent a deadly recurrence if things open up too soon.

How are things in Atlanta?
I am still writing and have over 140 pages done. 
Keep up the good spirit. And best wishes to you and your family|

Bob Price.