The organizers of the Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Show in Weyburn have announced that the event, scheduled for early June, has been postponed to 2022.
In an email sent to exhibitors Thursday afternoon, event chairperson Dan Cugnet said that as the 2021 Saskatchewan Oil & Gas Show dates have rapidly approached, the organizers have done their utmost to come up with a plan that would allow for: a safe show for all those in attendance, value for their exhibitors and an event the board could successfully deliver based on their very high standards.
Due to the ongoing issues and risks of COVID-19, they decided to delay the show by a year to June 1 and 2, 2022.
“The comfort level of many of our exhibitors and stakeholders, and their feedback has changed in recent days. As such, we no longer have consensus as a board to proceed at this time.”
This includes the golf tournament, which will be delayed as well to June 2022.
“We strongly believe that this is in the best interest of everyone involved. The Saskatchewan Oil & Gas Show has always been a first-class event celebrating our sector and the amazing people that make it a success,” Cugnet wrote in the letter.
“Our show is about atmosphere, crowds, fun, and lots of hands on interacting with vendors, equipment, and camaraderie. If we were to proceed, it would be a much-diminished experience, lacking many of those things above that make it so great and memorable each year. You all deserve better than that.”
Cugnet said they are thrilled to have announced their award recipients and look forward to honouring and recognizing them all in person in June 2022.
“They are each deserving as contributors to the Oil and Gas sector, but more importantly, they deserve these accolades and acknowledgement for being leaders in our communities.”
This is obviously not what anyone had hoped or planned would be the case for this show, he said, but it is the prudent way to proceed at this time with all variables weighed. The Saskatchewan Oil & Gas Show has been the premier showcase for the entire energy sector in this province for the last 40 years, and they plan to keep it that way for the next 40 years as well.