Peter Caverhill (right) laughs as he helps untangle Martin Hutr’s fly fishing line during the All About Fishing event at Chilliwack Heritage Park last year. This year’s event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Chilliwack’s All About Fishing event cancelled over COVID-19 concerns

Organizers made the call to cancel as they assessed news flowing in about the spread of COVID-19

The popular All About Fishing event that was scheduled to take place this Saturday at Heritage Park has been cancelled.

Organizer Rod Hsu made the tough decision in response to concerns over the COVID-19 virus.

Also known as novel coronavirus, the pandemic has forced the cancellation of hundreds of events worldwide in an attempt to contain the rapidly spreading disease.

Past All About Fishing events had approximately 2,000 people attending.

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“Being on the phone with various sponsors and partners, we’ve all agreed that, not by choice, we have to go ahead with the cancellation,” Hsu said in a video message on the event’s Facebook page. “I know many of you have been looking forward to this and I’ve been looking forward to meeting many of you.

“My apologies, but I think we’ll do something fun and exciting instead on the website and social media. I still have quite a few prizes to give away, so stay tuned for that.

“But for now, pass this around so people know to not show up on Saturday.”


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