Calgary, Alberta — Calgary Motor Dealers Association has announced this past Wednesday that the 2021 Calgary International Auto and Truck Show will be canceled due to uncertainty regarding the pandemic.
“It is an unprecedented time for everyone from both a business and personal perspectives,” said Jim Gillespie, executive director of the Calgary Motor Dealers Association and Auto Show. “We remain committed to our valued relationships with manufacturers, partners, the many charities the association and the foundation supports and the devoted attendees who enjoy the Calgary International Automotive and Truck show and the Vehicles and Violins Gala.”
Gillespie explained in the press release Wednesday that as apart of the commitment to their valued customers, partners and manufacturers, their safety was of utmost concern.
The decision to cancel is disappointing for everyone involved, including partners and attendees, but was “The only responsible decision that could be made at this time,” according to the press release.
The Calgary Auto and Truck Show was going to be scheduled to take place at the BMO Centre at Stampede Park from Mark 10-14, 2020. However, with all of Canada’s large auto shows canceling their 2021 events, the Calgary Motor Dealers Association had no choice but to follow suit.
This will be the first time in 40 years that the shows been cancelled.