The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC), held annually in Niagara Falls, has announced the cancellation of next year’s event. The convention will be postponed until 2022.
OFVC general manager Glenna Cairnie: “It was cancelled because a physical conference was just out of the question. We saw the writing on the wall that we weren’t going to be allowed to have 3,000 people in one spot.”
For now, there are no plans to take the convention online. Cairnie said poor rural internet service is one of the major reasons behind passing on a virtual conference. But she did hint at a possible development down the line.
Typically held each February, the two-day event draws upwards of 3,000 people, some from as far away as New Zealand, to the Scotiabank Convention Centre.
On the OFVC website, a notice read in part: “We look forward to strengthening our relationship with growers, exhibitors and sponsors as we anticipate returning to our full show in Feb. 2022. Stay tuned to our website and social media for 2022 show information and business opportunities.”
The next convention is scheduled for Feb. 23 to 24, 2022.
For more information, visit www.ofvc.ca.