PRESS RELEASE — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
[Bruno, SK, JUNE 19, 2018] The Bruno Cherry Sunday Committee regrets to inform the public that Bruno Cherry Sunday, which was scheduled to take place on August 12, 2018 has been cancelled due to the denial of funding through the Canada Summer Jobs Program.
For the past 15 years, the Bruno Cherry Sunday Festival, first in conjunction with the Carlton Trail Ag Society and then with St. Therese Institute, has hired a full-time summer employee through the Canada Summer Jobs Program to coordinate the event. This year, our application for a summer student was denied because we could not; in good conscience, agree to all aspects of the application’s newly added attestation requirement.
When the Cherry Sunday Committee first heard that our Canada Summer Jobs funding was denied, we hoped that we would still be able to coordinate the event solely through the efforts of our volunteers. We have now come to the realization that, without the full-time aid of a coordinator, the number of hours required to ensure a successful event is impossible for our current volunteer committee to provide.
This is a loss to our community. Cherry Sunday was a community and cultural event that over the years has attracted thousands of people to our small town, stimulated the local economy, and provided opportunities for various local clubs and volunteer organizations to fund-raise through food sales and other opportunities.
It is our hope that the Canada Summer Jobs Program will re-evaluate the grant application so that our organization is able to hire a summer student next year to enable us to plan for an even bigger and better Cherry Sunday in 2019. St. Therese Institute’s Cherry U-Pick will still be available throughout the picking season.
The Bruno Cherry Sunday Committee
For further information, please contact Vicky Serblowski at (306)369-2555 x111 or