Check out @RDKB_Emergency’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/RDKB_Emergencvy/status/999476460103417856?s=09
The GFI issued a statement Wednesday to announce this year’s GFI tournament is cancelled. That statement follows.
After much thoughtful consideration and discussion with stakeholders, the Grand Forks International Committee is saddened to make the difficult decision to Cancel this year’s Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament scheduled for June 26-July 2, 2018.
The impact of recent flooding has rendered business and accommodations damaged or destroyed, has depleted the necessary volunteer base required to operate the tournament, and has generally devastated the community to a point where it is impossible to move forward with this event for 2018. There is too much uncertainty in the coming few months to make commitments to travelling teams or to allow us to entertain holding any kind of successful event due to these logistical challenges facing us as a whole.
We are thankful to the City of Grand Forks and Provincial departments, the RCMP, the Canadian Armed Forces and especially all the volunteers of this great community that are working around the clock to help the City rebuild.
The City will rebound and be stronger than ever, and so will the GFI. The 37th tournament will return June 25-July 1, 2019 and we look forward to bringing you this wonderful event at that time.
Stay Strong Grand Forks!
Yours in Baseball,
Steve Boutang – Tournament Co-ordinator
For more information please contact Tournament Co-Ordinator Steve Boutang at email@example.com or 250-919-4754, or Janice Strukoff – Director, Grand Forks International Society 2001 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250.442.6648.
Evacuation order reduced to alert for 230 addresses in Rural Grand Forks (Almond Gardens, Carson, Gilpin, Edwards, Nursery and Darcy Areas). Six addresses remain on evacuation order. See https://t.co/7O5jXyfGT7 @EmergencyInfoBC @RolyRussell #RDKB #BCFlood #2018Freshet
There was another media advisory conference call today. It was a bit different this time – the system they were using for the previous ones had been dropped. Something about the reservation having run out. So it was an old-style conference call with everyone being able to everyone else.
Here’s out live webcast of that. (the little bit at the start is a sort of homage to The Simpsons – I’ll leave you to figure out who’s Home and who’s Bart)