SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – A local event organizer is furious that Algoma Public Health allowed a gathering of 270 people at a Sault Ste. Marie hotel this week, while she was forced to cancel her event.
Beth Davison of Vintage Games N’ Junque says she was forced to cancel Steel City Nerdcon, which was set for this month.
She says the event was scaled back with health and safety precautions taken – only to be told by APH that the event will not be allowed to move forward.
“APH called us when they got wind of the fact we were holding an event and didn’t even ask us what safety measures we had in place,” Davison says in a Facebook post. “They simply said ‘We will not allow this event to happen.’”
However, APH has since allowed a major religious convention to move forward at the Quattro Hotel – despite Ontario health officials urging the public to limit social contact in the face of the second wave of COVID-19.
Davison is looking for some answers from APH as to why one event is allowed to happen while others are not.
“Please explain your reasoning when deciding who has to follow the guidelines and who does not.”