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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 01, 2020The Sky’s No Limit – Girls Fly Too! 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19
Per aspera ad astra
It is with deep regret that we must announce the cancellation of the 2020 version of our epic annual The Sky’s No Limit – Girls Fly Too! event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Since March, our team has been closely monitoring the status of the pandemic here in B.C., across Canada and the United States. While B.C. has done very well in controlling the outbreak, it looks to be some time before large gatherings will be permitted, even outdoors, where our event is primarily held.
Additionally, our weekend event during the week of International Day of the Girl normally sees exhibitors and thousands of participants from across B.C., Canada and the United States. With the U.S. border indefinitely closed to non-essential travel, and travel in general discouraged, this further reinforces that the 2020 event cannot move forward as planned.
We explored many options to see if we could hold a scaled back version of our event that would be in keeping with recommended COVID-19 health and safety protocols. In the end we concluded that none of the options would have provided the incredible hands-on experience our events are famous for, toward inspiring female future leaders in high tech STEM fields such as Aviation, Aerospace, Marine & Defence.
There is an ancient Latin phrase “per aspera ad astra” that seems to fit this unprecedented situation we now find ourselves in globally – through hardship to the stars. Together, we will get through these challenging times and we look forward to you joining us for an incredible event in October 2021.
In the meantime, over the coming months we hope to be able to resume Operation: This IS You! - our year-round, free hands-on experience events for women & girls. These events are by application only, are much smaller and are held in the native environments of our agency and industry partners. For more information about Operation: This IS You! and the Achieve Anything Foundation including donations, sponsorship and volunteering opportunities, please visit this link: wwww.achieveanything.ca.