As the COVID situation in Canada improves, the Fort Smith Paddling Club will once again be hosting the Slave River Paddlefest. The 2021 festival will be different than usual; a little smaller, a bit more intimate, but still focused on participant fun, all while complying with the necessary COVID-19 protocols.
COVID-19 Protocols for Participants
In keeping with the NWT’s Emerging Wisely plan, we’re asking all participants to keep the following in mind during the festival:
- Everyone who can get vaccinated should get vaccinated
- 2m physical distancing or masks are recommended
- Good hand washing or sanitizing is asked of everyone
The 2021 Paddlefest is a more local event than usual because of the travel restrictions at the border. We cannot give any specific advice on travel into the NWT other than to read the NWT’s Emerging Wisely plan and make sure to adhere to the government requirements for self-isolating.
We wish all paddlers a safe summer on the water.