The Township of Esquimalt announced Thursday the annual Buccaneer Days has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The festival, which includes a parade, rides and more, was scheduled to be held from May 8 to 10.
People who have already bought wristband tickets can retain them for future use at any West Coast Amusements event, according to the Township of Esquimalt.
At this time, all West Coast Amusement Operations are on hold.
People who have paid deposits toward vendor tables in the marketplace will be refunded. The Buccaneer Days Committee will be getting in touch with vendors by email.
“While not being able to proceed with this event is disappointing, the safety of the community is priority,” the committee said in a statement.
“From the Buccaneer Days Committee, we wish you well during this challenging time. The Friends of Esquimalt Buccaneers looks forward to welcoming you with the greatest of “AHOY MATEY’s” in 2021.”