The Squamish Valley Music Festival which has been an annual event and organized by Brandlive and Live Nation Canada had built an excellent reputation and had grown in stature and capacity over the years. This event was a favourite for many it had surpassed the 100,000 mark on the number of fans that it attracted.
Though rumours have been spreading around on the possible reasons for the cancellation of the event, there hasn’t been any official statement from the organizers on the reasons for cancellation. The only information communicated on the event’s website was only a short notification which read in part: “We have made the extremely difficult decision to not proceed with the 2016 festival, due to take place in August. This decision was not made lightly and we sincerely apologize to all the people this decision affects.”
The Squamish Valley Music Festival 2016 may have been cancelled but this has done little to dampen the moods and spirit of the people of Squamish. The future is still looking very bright especially on the entertainment industry as there have massive progress made to boost the industry. A case in point is announcement of the $15 million grant by the premier for the newly created music fund. A study recently conducted by festival representatives revealed that the music and entertainment industry in Squamish had grown tremendously and is now attracting people from all over the province, country and the world in general. International musicians and other kinds of entertainers are visiting Squamish more often and this only means that things are heading in the right direction.
Not to despair; Squamish residents will have plenty of other events and festivals lined up for 2016. To begin with, the Easter Egg Hunt will be going down this Easter Sunday at the Sea to Sky Gondola. This is a special event for kids and the whole family to have a treat and enjoy the egg hunt as well as engage in many more fun activities.
In mid-April the Squamish Culture and Heritage day will be taking place in the district. This will be a unique day to all the residents of Squamish as well as all the visitors. On this day everyone will have the chance to experience the unique culture and heritage Squamish as well as being able to learn a lot about this district.
Soon after in May the Squamish Youth Triathlon will be taking place in Brennan Park Recreation Centre. This is an event meant for the kids and young adults to be able to experience Triathlon as a sport but in a fun way. The course is shorter and the people participating get to have a lot of fun. Many other events lined up in Squamish include: Loop the Lake Trail Race, Squamish Sikh Festival, Sea to Sky Scramble Rail run, Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival among many more.