Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba COVID19 layoffs


The Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba has been in uncharted water over the past week. As a direct result of the global COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to cancel our flagship event, the 113th Royal Manitoba Winter Fair. This was to be a celebration of the 50th year since Queen Elizabeth bestowed the Royal Designation. In response to the rapidly changing circumstances we have taken the unprecedented step of laying off 80% of our staff and temporarily closing our offices. This is both a fiscally and socially responsible action to protect the health in our community. As an organization, part of our mission is to provide education, entertainment, community pride and economic enhancement to our region. When this crisis is behind us, we will open our doors and continue to provide quality entertainment, education and financial input for our community. Let’s hope for a quick resolution to this situation. And when that time comes, we can come out of isolation and come together for a community celebration!

Stay healthy and Thank you for your continued support, we will see you soon!

(Source: Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba Release)