2022 Banff Center Mountain Film Festival canceled in Grande Prairie

“I think over the past couple of years every one of us across Canada has been a disappointment and just because we see disappointment on a regular basis, doesn’t make it any easier,” he said. -he expresses.

“We were really hoping to move forward (at another time) with the Mountain Film Festival world tour here at the GPRC Douglas J Cardinal Theater.”

Due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, Rawlings explains that the Douglas J Cardinal Theater has been closed.

“This unfortunately had a ripple effect, causing our event to be canceled, at least for the foreseeable future at this particular venue. ”

The GPRC announced in December that it would orient its students towards online learning during the first two weeks of January due to pandemic concerns.

No suitable date for an alternative to the GPRC has been found, however, Rawlings says they are currently working with the Banff Center to find another venue to reschedule the event for a live show in the spring of 2022.

“We should know in a few weeks what this location will be and unfortunately it does not appear that the tickets will be transferable to the new location as it involves two separate counters,” he added.

“But we’re not 100% confirmed at this time, so we’re going to go ahead and reimburse everyone with the money from the current tickets.”

Those who purchased tickets online in advance should see their money refunded within two weeks.

For residents who purchased tickets in person at the box office, will also be refunded but must go to the Bonnetts Energy Center for their refund.

A virtual festival is available here.

Darcy J. Skinner