As with so many others around the world, the Matsuri Japon organizing committee is watching the news and taking the COVID-19 situation seriously. At the moment, we are carefully monitoring and following recommendations and health mandates from the Public Health Agency of Canada and the City of Montreal.
We are continuing to plan the 19th edition of Matsuri Japon for August 8th, 2020 with volunteer registrations delayed until May 1, 2020. We will continue to provide updates and as early as possible in the case that we are forced to cancel this year's festival as we are committed to ensuring the health and well-being of our community and all our festival participants.
Lastly, we encourage everyone to wash their hands thoroughly, maintain social distancing and keep smiling; everyone can contribute to prevent the spread of illness.
Thank you for your patience and understanding,
Matsuri Japon 2020 Organizing Committee