The President of Skål International, Bill Rheaume, announced that the Skål International Quebec World Congress originally scheduled for October has been postponed until December of this year.
Executive Board agreed to postpone the Congress from the original October dates to December 9-13, 2021.
"As the world slowly begins to pull out of the COVID-19 crisis, events and travel have been put back on the front burner. The world still has a way to go to get people vaccinated and understand the need to remain safe with social distancing and mask wearing. With regard to the Skål 2021 Quebec World Congress, postponement means enjoying the meeting in the winter wonderland of the host city".
Putting a positive spin on the situation, Skål International believes this decision does indeed have many positives, including:
- The opportunity to showcase Quebec City during one of their two best seasons – December through February.
- Skålleagues will be able to experience a host of “cool” activities.
- Allow more time for vaccinations to be administered, Coronavirus cases to subside, and restrictions to be lessened.
- More time for international visitors to apply for entry visas for those needing them.