CAFA postpones 2020 awards gala

Mar 19, 2020
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Less than a week after announcing the nominees for the 2020 edition of its annual awards show, the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards (CAFA) announced on Wednesday that it will postpone the event until an unknown date in fall, in light of the current developments with Covid-19. 

Canadian television personality Jessi Cruickshank hosts the 2019 CAFA awards. - Facebook: The Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards

Initially set to take place on May 29 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, CAFA said it is working with the venue to finalize a new date and will be announcing it soon. All of the individuals who have already purchased tickets will be contacted by CAFA. 

“I am immensely grateful to our sponsors and partners for understanding and supporting this decision,” said CAFA’s president Vicky Milner, in a news statement. 

“While the current situation has put a strain on all of us, it does not negate the hard work and immense talent of this year’s nominated designers, brands, models, stylists, image makers, hair and makeup artists and industry leaders. We look forward to celebrating our fashion industry and everyone's accomplishments later this year.”

The annual awards gala, which is one of Canada’s only awards night that recognizes Canadian-based designers and various members of Canada’s fashion industry, is one of many fashion events that have been postponed or cancelled recently, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. 

Earlier this week, the Met Gala that was scheduled for May 4 was postponed indefinitely, while the 2020 CFDA Fashion Awards, which had been scheduled for June 8 at The New York Public Library, has equally been postponed to a later date.

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