CANADA: Tennis Canada's Canceled Tournaments, an LGBTQ Block Party, and More
NATIONAL: Tennis Canada officials have canceled all national and international tournaments until Oct. 31. The women's and men's rounds of the Rogers Cup in Montreal and Toronto, which had been scheduled from Aug. 10-16, have been postponed to 2021. In an effort to encourage safety for both players and fans, the organization has canceled nine tournaments total, and it will continue to monitor the situation for future events.
CALGARY: The organizers behind Blue Jay Sessions plan to bring live music back to Calgary in September by hosting local musicians in small venues. The concerts will kick off on Mikey's on 12th, which uses plexiglass partitions to keep guests safe; limited tickets are available in tables of two, four, or six. The series runs from Sept. 2-5 with 18 musicians.
EDMONTON: Chew project, an organization committed to supporting LGBTQ youth, is hosting the Dancing in the Street Block Party on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the ENHC parking lot. The event will feature a DJ, Zumba classes, tacos, raffles, and vendors, as well as drag queen and king performances—while continuing to honor social distancing regulations.
MONTREAL: The Center des Musicians du Monde will present Kiya Tabassian & Hamin Honari in a free series of intimate concerts from the Four Corners of the World, beginning Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be 40 tickets sold for each concert, and social distancing guidelines will be followed.
TORONTO: The Fight for a Cure—Patio Event will take place on Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. to honor those who are fighting, have survived, and who have lost their lives to cancer. Attendees will receive an option for entree, a drink ticket, and a raffle ticket with the purchase of their $50 event tickets. Ticket proceeds will go to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.
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