CANADA: Canon Launches an Online Summer Camp, Calgary Folk Music Festival Goes Virtual, and More

NATIONAL: EventWell will host its first Mental Health and Wellbeing Summit on July 14 and 15. The digital conference will provide tools and insights to help event professionals with self-care, and for employers to create positive workplace cultures. EventWell is offering free tickets to any event pro who has recently lost work; tickets are available at eventwell.org/eventwell-digital-summit-2020.

Canon Canada Inc. has announced the start of Camp Canon, an online summer camp for 11- to 14-year-olds that teaches the basics of photography and the art of storytelling through images. There are two one-week camp sessions available, running from July 8 to Aug. 28. Each day, campers meet for a 45-minute video conference and are assigned a photo challenge.

CALGARY: The Calgary Folk Music Festival will be broadcasting livestreamed concerts, memorable archival footage, and interviews from July 23-26. The 41st annual festival will include shows from Calgary’s Copperhead, Alberta’s Corb Lund, Amythyst Kiah of Our Natives Daughters, and many others. The full lineup, schedules, and pay-what-you-can tickets can be found on Calgary Folk Fest's website. 

EDMONTON: The 36th annual Edmonton International Street Performers Festival was held virtually from July 3-12. The festival featured three different areas: the Troupe Zone, the Share Zone, and the Play@Home Zone, where those who tuned in could see past and live performances of artists of all types. New content and workshops were posted daily for attendees. 

MONTREAL: The Montreal WTS will take place on Oct. 3-4 if all conditions are met at the end of July. Originally scheduled for June 28, The World Triathlon Executive Board postponed the event because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The organizing committee plans to take all precautionary measures to limit any risks for participating triathletes.  

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