As the predictions for the coming week grew more ominous, organizers began plugging some of the major Prince Edward Island events.
For example, Fiona’s policy postponed Discover Charlottetown’s scheduled Street Feast block party on Friday and Saturday.
“We’ve been getting a lot of calls from festival and event organizers over the last few days … trying to work through what’s really going on this weekend,” said Corinne Clemens, CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of PEI.
“So I think there’s a lot of scrambling going on — and some are hoping they can adapt their current programming to still offer some of those events. But you know, it’s something we’re all very concerned about. And watching closely.”
Officials with the 2022 Harvest Home Festival also canceled their Friday and Saturday performances at the Rolo Bay Fiddle Festival grounds.
Organizers of the PEI Beer Festival have announced that it will be postponed until February 10 and 11, 2023. Tickets for this weekend will be honored at that time.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League games have been canceled at several venues, including the Charlottetown Islanders games on September 23 and 24. Saturday night’s game was the team’s home opener; The organization tweeted: “Stay tuned for makeup dates and ticket information.”
Some events are not cancelled
As for the Confederation Center of the Arts, it posted on social media that it was monitoring Hurricane Fiona but not yet suspending performances: “A decision will be made about Saturday’s programming, including dance umbrella classes and performances of Tell Tale Harbour. Day.”
The new PEI Fiber Festival also runs Friday through Sunday at the Delta Hotel in Charlottetown.
“Many of you are already in PEI and eager to participate,” organizers posted Wednesday night. “We know whatever decision we make will make some people unhappy. We’ve decided to respect those here and on the road.”
The same post points out that all the knitting, crocheting, rug-hooking and felting workshops, as well as the vendors’ marketplace, take place in Delta.
“Events outside the hotel may be subject to cancellation or modification,” the post said.