The board for the Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Show announced the biennial event will be postponed to June 1 and 2, 2022, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a letter from chairman Dan Cugnet to exhibitors and stakeholders, he said, “As the 2021 Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Show dates have rapidly approached, we have done our utmost as a Board to come up with a plan that would allow for: 1. A safe Show for all those in attendance. 2. Value for our Exhibitors. 3. An event the board could successfully deliver based on our very high standards.
“Due to the ongoing issues and risks of COVID-19, trying to hold an in-person event, in the dynamic and fast changing situation we find ourselves in, we have chosen to delay. The comfort level of many of our exhibitors and stakeholders, and their feedback has changed in recent days. As such, we no longer have consensus as a Board to proceed at this time. We have determined to delay the Show by a year to June 1st and 2nd, 2022. This includes the golf tournament which will be delayed as well to June 2022,” said Cugnet.
He said the board strongly believes that this is in the best interest of everyone involved. The Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Show has always been a first-class event celebrating the energy sector and the amazing people that make it a success.
“Our Show is about atmosphere, crowds, fun, and lots of hands-on interacting with vendors, equipment, and camaraderie. If we were to proceed, it would be a much-diminished experience, lacking many of those things above that make it so great and memorable each year. You all deserve better than that,” said the board chair.
The award recipients had been announced, and the organization looks forward to honouring and recognizing them all in person in June of 2022. They are each, deserving as contributors to the oil and gas sector, but more importantly, they deserve these accolades and acknowledgement for being leaders in our communities.
“This is obviously not what any of us had hoped or planned would be the case for this Show, but it is the prudent way to proceed at this time with all variables weighed,” said Cugnet.
He noted that the Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Show is the premier showcase for the entire energy sector in the province for the last 40 years, “and we plan to keep it that way for the next 40 years as well. On behalf of the Board, we look forward to seeing you all and celebrating our industry with June 1 and 2, 2022.”