By Goat Staff

Valemount’s biggest family-friendly festival will not happen in 2020. The organizing board of Valemountain Days made the final decision to cancel the festival last week.

President Jacki Lussier said they had hoped to do some kind of scaled-down event, but in the end, COVID-19 restrictions simply wouldn’t allow it.

At present there are no plans regarding rescheduling.

But a mainstay of the festival – Chris the Clown – is offering private bookings “on-lawn or on-line.”

He said he is willing to make the trip if he can get four bookings each day of the weekend Valemountain Days would have otherwise happened – June 13th and 14th.

He said the cost would be $125 for a 45 minute personal Comedy Magic Show.

He is also offering online shows.

“If June 13th & 14th just doesn’t work for you or maybe your child’s birthday is coming up then maybe you’d like to have me do an on-line visit with your children. I will talk to them and do a few Magic tricks and just be my silly old self. The cost for this will be $50 for 30 minutes.”

All payments can be done by e-transfer so no germs are passed back and forth.

“I’m doing this to help me get by for right now and also put some well needed smiles on everyone’s faces!” he said.

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