April 25, 2020
34TH EDITION OF THE VANCOUVER ISLAND CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL – CANCELLED
Nanaimo, 23 March – Following the official announcement by the Government of British-Columbia, aimed at limiting public gatherings beyond 50 people as well as the closure of schools until further notice to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, The Vancouver Island Children’s Book Festival must cancel its 34th edition, originally scheduled for April 25th.
As a result of these measures, Bookfest will cancel all school presentations that were planned between April 20th and 29th.
The situation having evolved rapidly, we honor and respect the decision by the public authorities. Over the past few months, the Bookfest team of volunteers has worked with dedication and passion to prepare an amazing edition this year. We will keep this energy and pursue the mission of the Festival next year.