To: All Rotarians in District 5050
Re: District Conference Cancellation
It is with deep regret that I must inform you that Conference Chair Kevin Wood and I have decided that we must cancel the Rotary District 5050 Conference this year.
The government of BC has banned all gatherings over 250 people and we will have over 250 people at our conference. The government has recommended not having gatherings of more than 50 people. 
There are now over 100 cases of the coronavirus in BC and health experts are expecting this number to increase.  As you may know, at this time in both the United States and Canada, the goal is ‘flatten the curve’ so as not to overwhelm the health care system. 
We want to ensure all Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors and their partners and children are kept safe.
We would like to thank the Conference Committee for all its hard and dedicated work over the past two years to put on what we believe would have been an excellent conference with great attendance including over 60 new conference attendees.  We would also like to thank our generous sponsors who supported the conference with $20,000.  
We will start to process refunds soon but please give us some time to do so. 
We will be meeting with the Harrison Hot Springs Hotel to determine the best way to cancel room bookings so please do not contact the hotel.   For those who booked rooms at other hotels, please contact them directly.
And please be safe and stay healthy.
At your Rotary Service,
Brad Whittaker
District Governor  2019-2020
Rotary International District 5050
Information for Rotarians with Hotel Rooms booked at the Resort. 

Hello All

For those of you that have hotel reservations at the Harrison Hot Springs Hotel, please be advised that the hotel will cancel all reservations made under the group Rotary District 5050 Conference.  You do not need to contact the hotel.  If you have reservations at a different hotel, please remember to cancel those reservations. 

Refunds for the registration fees are in process and will be completed as soon as possible.  Please be patient and understanding of the time that this may take.  We did have 245 registrations.

Your understanding in this matter is greatly appreciated.

On behalf of the Conference Committee