When Avoiding COVID-19 Head to the Boundary Waters?
Last weekend Madison, Wisconsin was to hold the world’s largest annual paddlesport expo. Canoecopia, as it is called, was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It seemed all but certain that the show would be cancelled, but people were waiting for the decision because just days prior to the show it was reported in Madison’s The Capital Times that the show would go on. On Thursday, Wisconsin Governor Evers gave guidance that gatherings should be restricted to 250 or fewer people and by Friday at 5pm, Evers banned gatherings of over 250 people.
Between those two announcements, Canoecopia was cancelled. Had it gone on and caused infections, it might forever have been known as COVIDcopia. Thankful Darren Bush, the event organizer and owner of Rutabaga Paddlesports, made the right decision despite the financial burden of doing so (if you are looking for gear, he extended the typical Canoecopia discounts to the store’s website until April.... Continue Reading at Paddling Light