End of the Year

 

This message addresses the end of the year in two senses. First of all, The Valley Concert
Society regretfully announces the cancellation of the four remaining concerts in its
2020/21 season. It has become increasingly evident that public gatherings, even in a
modified format, cannot happen in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety
and well-being of the public comes first. As much as we value the contribution of the arts
to the community, this is a benefit that we must forego for the greater good.

The board of the society is working on presenting another video performance from one of
our scheduled performers. We will announce it in the New Year when planning is
complete. The board is also working on plans for the 2021/22 season in the hopes that
enough progress will have been made to permit public events beginning in the fall.
Second, the 2020 calendar year is drawing to a close. Many of you have been loyal
supporters of the society with your donations. The society is still accepting donations.
Your support will underwrite a significant portion of the online concerts we have been
providing free of charge and will put the society in a solid position to plan for a new
season. You may contribute online at https://valleyconcertsociety.com/donations-support/
Alternatively, you can mail a cheque to

The Valley Concert Society
P.O. Box 8000 – 456, Station Main,
Abbotsford BC V2S 6H1

You will receive an official receipt for tax purposes for your contribution.
In the meantime, we wish you a joyous Christmas season despite the limitations on our
celebrations. We can be thankful for the vast supply of recorded and online music that is
available to us. We will nurture our spirits in that way until we can again gather to share
live performances with our community.

With warm wishes,

John Wiebe
President
The Valley Concert Society