For immediate release-March 16, 2020: Last week, the Chief Medical Health Officer of Saskatchewan made the following order pursuant to Section 45 of The Public Health Act effective Monday, March 16:
The Chief Medical Health Officer orders that no public gathering of over 250 people in any one room take place.
Because Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation was set to host 450 people at its annual EY Black Tie Bingo on March 21, the decision has been made to postpone the fundraising event. Postponing the event is done with the health of attendees and sponsors in mind, as well as the interests of all in the community who may be affected by COVID-19.
Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation and the EY Black Tie Bingo organizing committee note that it’s a regrettable decision as this was to be the 25th Black Tie Bingo. As well, the committee was just about to announce that the event was sold out.
Ticket purchasers are being contacted and given the option of transferring their tickets to a new date, converting their ticket purchase to a donation and receiving a full charitable tax receipt, or receiving a refund in full. Similar options are being extended to sponsors.
Ticket purchasers and sponsors who haven’t been in contact with Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation are asked to do so by March 27 by calling 306-655-8415 or emailing Kendra.Parfitt@SCHFgo.com.
While a new date for the EY Black Tie Bingo can’t be determined yet, the EY Black Tie Bingo organizing committee and Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation thank all supporters and appreciate everyone’s understanding in the matter.
For more information, contact
Kendra Parfitt, EA/Stewardship, Donor Relations & Events
Tom Eremondi, Communications Director