Ottawa, Ontario — The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada has announced that the 2020 edition of Canada Night has been cancelled due to COVID-19.
The event, which was originally scheduled for Nov. 3, 2020 was supposed to take place during the Automotive Aftermarket Parts Exposition (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“This has been a hard year for the aftermarket—one where we’ve all had to make difficult choices,” said J.F. Champagne, president of AIA Canada. “Cancelling Canada Night is not a decision we took lightly. But at the end of the day, we have to do what is best for the health and safety of our members and our industry.”
Canada Night is an annual event meant to celebrate the Canadian automotive aftermarket and has been a part of the aftermarket’s social calendar since 1971. The event offers attendees a chance to meet, network and socialize within the industry from across Canada as well as the world.
The return of Canada Night to AAPEX is already being planned for 2021.