CanolaFest to benefit from new liquor laws and event guidelines

CanolaFest at Peace Island Park will be one of the first summer festivals allowed to operate under new liquor licensing regulations and safety measures in the Province of B.C.

Events like CanolaFest, have taken new measures to ensure public safety using the recently released B.C. Major Planned Events Guidelines.  On top of this, the festival will be one of the first to take advantage of whole-site liquor licensing so people can move throughout the festival grounds with their alcoholic beverage, rather than being restricted behind beer-garden fencing. This allows families to stay together and can help to prevent binge drinking.

The Major Planned Events Guidelines provide advice and guidance on things like alternate evacuation routes, and proper supports for emergency management, public health, policing, fire and emergency health care.   According to event organizers with CanolaFest, this event wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the Sunrise Rotary Club, the District of Taylor, the Taylor Fire Department, the RCMP and our sponsors.

The first addition of CanolaFest, presented by Good Ole’ Dayz, will happen Saturday July 18 at Peace Island Park in Taylor.  The all day festival will feature a line-up of 10 great local bands and the headliners the Road Hammers.  Tickets quickly sold-out in just over a month.  For more information about CanolaFest, visit www.canolafest.com

CanolaFest is an event organized and Moose FM and Sound in Town.

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