Hospice cancels antique fair

The Prince George Hospice Society announced on Thursday it is cancelling its annual Hospice Antique and Market Place.

The event, which has been running for 30 years, was scheduled to take place April 4-5 at the Prince George Dome.

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"The main reason is because of the what's happening for the coronavirus," hospice society executive director Donna Flood said. "It's very sad for us and it's very sad for our vendors. It is significant, because we rely on these events to allow us to have the funds for what we do at hospice."

Flood said she thought it was better to notify the vendors early, rather than wait for the province to ban public gatherings.

Like many charitable organizations, the hospice society relies heavily on events like the antique fair to raise the money they need, Flood said. With the outbreak of COVID-19 expected to continue into the summer, it could mean the hospice society and other organizations which rely on holding fundraising events could see a serious loss of funding.

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