Unfortunately, the Government of Alberta announced today that we will not be fully moving to Stage 2.
They have eased some restrictions on libraries, which is wonderful news, but they have pushed changes to children’s performance activities to Stage 3. Therefore, although we were hopeful, we are unable to resume rehearsals at this time. We are sorry that we do not have better news to share with you.
However, Premier Kenney did mention during the update that they may consider easing other restrictions before Stage 3 as long as COVID cases continue to decline. We will keep watching for updates and keep you informed!
In the meantime, please encourage your students to keep practicing, to stay in touch with their Conductors, and to explore new ideas for playing and sharing music. If they haven’t yet, maybe they would like to participate in online collaborations, share music with isolated seniors via Zoom/Skype, or put on balcony concerts for neighbors one of these warm afternoons?
Also, please be sure to check your emails regularly so you don’t miss any updates or announcements regarding Zoom meetings for students and/or Members!
We hope you and your family are safe and healthy,
Edmonton String Players Association