News Release: #2020-16 Special Events in Smithers

For Immediate Release

October 2, 2020

SMITHERS – The Town of Smithers requires Event organizers to complete a Special Event Application Form for a public event held on any Town of Smithers’ owned land, streets, sidewalks, parks, and/or buildings. This form must be completed in full and submitted to the Town of Smithers for approval prior to the event proceeding in accordance with the Town of Smithers Events Bylaw No. 1342.

As a Special Event Application – COVID-19 Requirement, Event Organizers MUST ensure Safety Protocols:

A sanctioned public event held on any Town of Smithers’ owned land, streets, sidewalks, parks, and/or buildings MUST have fewer than 50 people to align with the public heath officer’s prohibition on mass gatherings.

To ensure the safety of those participating Event Organizers MUST include a COVID-19 Safety Protocol Plan for the event (PPE, Physical Distancing, Sanitization etc.).

Organizers of approved Gathering and Events are required to collect the contact information of all persons attending their event. The Organizer must provide the event attendee information to the Town of Smithers to be retained for thirty days in case there is a need for contact tracing, in which case the information will be provided to the regional medical health officer. 

For more information call the Town Office or visit 

Media Contact:

Alan L. Harris
(250) 847-1600



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