CANADA: Airshow London, Great YYC Staycation, Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, and More

CALGARY: The Great YYC Staycation is encouraging locals to rediscover their home in a city-wide scavenger hunt touring Calgary’s landmarks from July 24 to Aug. 23. With new challenges added weekly, the free event features socially distanced activities designed to support local businesses, with thousands in prizes available. Participants can join by downloading Let's Roam, an app designed to facilitate virtual and in-person scavenger events, team building activities, and game nights.   

LONDON, ONTARIO: Airshow London has announced that this year's event will take place on Sept. 12 and 13. The drive-in event will feature a traditional three-hour air display, but removed this year will be the static display (additional aircraft parked all weekend for visitors to climb aboard), food vendors, and displays. The grounds can host up to 2,500 cars with organizers complying with public health guidelines to minimize risk for all guests. 

MONTREAL: The Just for Laughs comedy festival, run by a consortium led by ICM and Howie Mandel, will be fully virtual this year from Oct. 9-10. JFL will host free, interactive online gatherings, conversations, panels, performances, and events through an online platform intended to mimic the live experience as closely as possible. Organizers plan to provide details on the fall festival in the upcoming weeks. 

TORONTO: Ontario Place will be hosting multiple open-air events this summer, including drive-in film screenings, two film festivals, and a comedy festival. TIFF, DriveInTO, and other companies have committed to creating safe events amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. After entering, guests have the ability to rent boats and experience the on-site Vista-Eatery restaurant. Check the event schedule for further information. 

VANCOUVER: This year's virtual Shambhala Music Festival, a popular electronic music festival, has been postponed due to sexual misconduct allegations that were made against one of its performers, Billy Kenny. Organizers assure immediate review of the event's code of conduct, instituting comprehensive background checks for artists and a zero-tolerance policy for assault of any kind. 

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