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2022 What's New

Returning to a Virtual Convention

September 16, 2022

September 16, 2022

PARCS held their first convention in 1987 and has continued to host a convention every year until 2020 when Covid 19 forced us to cancel our convention and hold our Annual Meeting virtually.  In 2021, we opened the year with a Spring Festival (virtual presentations for 5 consecutive Wednesday evenings, all aimed at examining the current challenges to the quality of the water in our lakes).  In the fall, we were once again forced to cancel our face-to-face convention and to host a virtual Annual Meeting.

In 2022, PARCS was hoping to return to a face-to-face convention.  Alas, the projections from Saskatchewan Health have forced our Board to once-again choose the safer approach of a virtual convention.  The update from Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Health Officer, Dr. Shahad, released Sept. 15, 2022, points out that:

  • There were 25 new deaths reported in the province’s monthly COVID-19 report for the period of Aug. 14 to Sept. 10.
  • In that time, there were also 1,932 confirmed cased compared to 1,524 (up by 408 cases) in the previous monthly update released on Aug.18.
  • There were 594 hospital admissions, which is up from 488 in this last update.

Dr. Shahad pointed out that the province has been expecting these fall increases and commended those of us who have exercised caution.