12th annual Strawberry Fields Kite Festival
scheduled for Sunday May 25th, 2003.
Despite a valiant effort by Anne to find an alternative site for this
year's festival, it was not possible at the late date we
found out that we could not use our usual location. We had thought
everything was fine until the management of St.
Joseph's Health Centre in London told us we could not use the location
at RMHC St. Thomas due to their concerns
about patients attending the same event with the public during the
S.A.R.S. outbreak. We do not think their concerns
are reasonable, but are not in any position to argue our case.
We had planned a fun fly, for kitefliers only, on the main beach at
Port Stanley, Ontario for Saturday, May 24th, 2003.
This event is still on, but the main festival at RMHC St. Thomas is
now cancelled for this year. We hope to see most of
our kite friends on the beach at Port Stanley even though it is only a
'fun fly'. There will be no P.A. system or any of the
usual festival trappings, just a great place to fly kites.