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Emergency COVID-19 Notice

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the August 13 to 15, 2021 festival will be held online. Our virtual festival (WWC Online 2021) will be offered free of charge, but will require registration through Eventbrite. All paid 2021 festival passes and banquet tickets have been rolled forward to 2022.

With no clear end in sight for the pandemic, and vaccine rollout to the general public scheduled to begin in Alberta in the fall, the organizers feel the chances of an in-person festival in August have fallen to zero. In response, we have begun transitioning festival planning to a 100% online event. Like WWC Online 2020, the festival will be free of charge. However, for a number of reasons, we will be offering it as a free Eventbrite Online event. Attendees will be required to register for the festival through Eventbrite in order to access the live content.

While the organizers would prefer an in-person festival, and are optimistic that such will be the case in 2022, a virtual festival in 2021 is the next best thing. WWC Online 2021 will be our official 10th anniversary festival. It will be big, fabulous, and exciting. Our festival guests--Cathy Ace, Vicki Delany, Steena Holmes, Fonda Lee, Dave Reynolds, and Morgan Rhodes--have agreed to join us online. We will also be holding online Master Classes before and after the festival. Stay tuned for the first draft of our 2021 Program and Master Class information. Eventbrite registration will open in the near future.

For those who registered for the 2021 in-person festival, we have rolled your weekend passes and banquet tickets forward to 2022. These are confirmed for you. We realize, however, that the pandemic has also brought financial hardship to many. If you require a refund, please contact us citing your name, the type of pass purchased, and the approximate time frame of the purchase, and we will see what we can do. If you can forward us your PayPal receipt, that would be especially helpful.

See you in August!