(June 12, 2020) – The 2020 Beach Tour presented by Natura Solutions, including the Vancouver Open, have been cancelled due the COVID-19 pandemic. The Vancouver Open was scheduled to take place July 10-12, 2020.
“The safety of the athletes, coaches, referees, sponsors, partners and spectators is our main priority”, said Volleyball BC CEO Emma Gibbons. “We are disappointed but are confident that this is the right decision to protect our community and to support public health guidelines.”
Planning will start for 2021 with the support and backing of Presenting Sponsor, Natura Solutions.
“Over the past two years Natura Solutions has sponsored the Vancouver Open and along with Volleyball BC we have managed to elevate this pro beach event to become the best in Canada,” said Natura Solutions CEO Robert Penz.
“We are pleased to announce that Natura Solutions will be the title sponsor for the Vancouver Open next year in 2021 and very much look forward to having an event that exceeds what was achieved in 2019.”
Over the next few months, Volleyball BC will continue to assess the safety and viability of holding modified beach activities as public health guidelines permit. We recognize that the beach volleyball community is very involved in all aspects of these events and is extremely supportive as both players and fans of the game. We thank all those who planned to attend, as well as our athletes, sponsors and partners, for their patience.
For any questions, please contact Volleyball BC’s Director of Operations, Adrian Goodmurphy – firstname.lastname@example.org.