The Saturna Island Lamb BBQ is a Casualty of the Covid-19 Pandemic
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The 2020 Canada Day Saturna Island Lamb BBQ is Cancelled
For the first time in 70 years, the Saturna Lamb Barbeque has been cancelled, another casualty of the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2019, this annual fundraiser brought at least $51,000 into the Saturna Island community. Local organizations, artists and artisans that participate in the BBQ will keenly feel the resultant financial sting. Local businesses which rely on tourism and groups which receive BBQ-related grants will also be affected by this loss of revenue.
Many people have contacted us about donating to a Lamb BBQ fund to help offset the economic impact of this cancellation on our small community. We are heartened by their generosity and have launched a two-pronged fund-raising campaign:
- Request for donations to the BBQ to help offset the absence of ticket sales; and
- Sales of a limited number of 2020 Saturna Lamb BBQ t-shirts which are sure to become collectors’ items.
Please note, that as of July 19, 2020 the t-shirts are sold out and we will not be taking any more orders. We will however, continue to welcome your donations.
Our fundraising goal is $25,000. Proceeds will be shared with the community groups which regularly host booths/activities at the BBQ based on their percentage of “the take” in 2019.
Donations to the BBQ can be made online by clicking the button below:
($25 equivalent to purchasing an "un-ticket")
or by forwarding a cheque (in the name of Saturna Lamb Barbeque) to Saturna Lamb BBQ, PO Box 43, Saturna Island, B.C., V0N 2Y0. Please note that the Saturna Community Club, which sponsors the Lamb BBQ, is not a registered charity and cannot, therefore, issue tax receipts for donations.
We thank you for your past support of the Saturna Island Lamb BBQ and any help you can provide now to see our community through 2020. We look forwarding to seeing you back in the park on July 1, 2021.
Joan & Peggy
Joan and Peggy
About the BBQ
The Lamb Barbeque is a joyous celebration of Canada Day, centred around a traditionally prepared barbequed lamb meal, with an old-fashioned country fair flavour.
Our community has hosted the Saturna Lamb Barbeque since July 1st 1950 when it began as a school picnic on the Campbell’s farm at Saturna Beach.