The Weyburn Concert Series met for their annual general meeting at Knox Fellowship Hall on October 28. President Linda Aitken welcomed those in attendance, with only the executive members attending in person wearing masks, and other interested individuals attending virtually.
The annual reports from the executive and committee heads were shared. The 2019 – 2020 season began with seven concerts on the agenda, but due to COVID-19 regulations, the last live performance of the season was held at the Cugnet Centre on February 6.
Membership for the season was 614 people, just slightly down from the previous year. “Our community enjoyed and was entertained by five of the season’s concerts,” said Aitken. “By mid June, it was apparent that the remaining two concerts would have to be cancelled. The decision to cancel those, and then to literally cancel our 2020-2021 concert season was heart wrenching.”
The Weyburn Concert Series also made a decision to offer reimbursement of ticket costs to membership and those who had purchased single tickets for the last two concerts that were cancelled. “It was a massive undertaking, but nearly 1,000 people were contacted … and it is now a done deal,” said Aitken.
“In summary, these past eight months have been challenging not just our Weyburn community, but the entire world,” said Aitken. “Weyburn Concert Series does know that we will be back, and we will be better, bringing live performances to this community … when our government and Saskatchewan Health says it is safe to do so.”