On March 17, 2021 on their Facebook page, The Mane Event announced their decision to cancel Mane Event Expo as a live event at Westerner Park in Red Deer, Alberta, on April 23-25, 2021.
The statement on the Mane Event Facebook page reads as follows:
“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect everyone, our cities, and our businesses....Due to the Alberta Health Services’ current health guidelines and regulations the 2021 in-person Mane Event in Alberta, originally scheduled April 23-25, will not take place at Westerner Park, and will instead be held as a virtual event.
The virtual event will occur online on April 23-25, 2021, complete with education, shopping, and more! Stay tuned to our website, www.maneeventexpo.com and social media platforms as we connect attendees with exhibitors and other virtual content, plus exciting updates about upcoming events and special features.
The Mane Event will reach out directly to ticket holders who had exchanged tickets for the 2021 Alberta event as well as exhibitors regarding their exhibit arrangements.
Mane Event does not make this decision lightly, as we know that many of our vendors are suffering economically, as we are. It is heartbreaking, for 17 years we have lived and breathed The Mane Event and we cannot wait for life and business to return to normal. We hope that everyone Is staying safe and strong, as we all struggle with this situation.”