Photograph: Okanagan Navy Tattoo
After being cancelled this yr, the Okanagan Navy Tattoo might be held at a brand new venue.
The occasion might be held open air on the Armstrong Fairgrounds on July 23 and 24, a major shift from its regular dwelling at Kal Tire Place in Vernon, which has hosted the Tattoo because it began in 2014.
“As a result of unsure availability of Kal Tire Place ensuing from the pandemic and the long run planning required for an occasion of this magnitude, the Tattoo’s Organizing Committee opted to maneuver the 2021 present to the Metropolis of Armstrong,” says Norm Crear, president of the Okanagan Navy Tattoos. “The previous few months haven’t been simple for anybody, nevertheless we are actually trying ahead to 2021 and we’re dedicated to delivering a secure, thrilling and uplifting spectacle for our audiences.”
The Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce hopes this occasion could have a optimistic influence on native companies. Whereas it’s unsure what the world will seem like subsequent summer season, Tattoo organizers stay optimistic.
“The Armstrong Fairgrounds presents considerably extra seating than Kal Tire Place,” says Crear. “The organizing committee hopes the pandemic might be a factor of the previous by the tip of July, however the 2021 seating plan has been
thought-about to permit social distancing measures, ought to it’s obligatory.”
Many of the performers might be staying at accommodations in Vernon through the occasion because of the lack of obtainable lodging in Armstrong. There might be quite a few performers and scheduling is already underway.
“Whereas the forged of performers won’t be confirmed till the Spring of 2021, invites and discussions are ongoing with the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy, the Calgary Police Service Pipes & Drums, the Calgary Spherical-Up Band, the Mounted Troop of the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), the British Columbia Dragoons, the Kelowna, Shuswap, Kamloops and Kalamalka Pipe Bands and the Okanagan Tattoo Dancers,” says Crear. “We additionally hope to have a contingent of cadets from Camp Vernon.”
Tickets might be bought on a ‘pageant’ foundation, which suggests no reserved seating, though there might be a lot of seats put aside for folks with mobility points.
Grownup tickets will price $35, and seniors and veterans will have the ability to buy tickets for $30. Youth aged 18 and underneath might be free with the acquisition of an grownup, senior or veteran ticket. Particular person youth tickets outdoors the 1:1 adult-youth ratio might be out there for $20. A ten per cent low cost may also be out there for teams paying for 10+ tickets.
You may get your tickets on the Ticket Seller website or by calling 250-549-7469.