The organizing committee of the popular Savour the Southeast has decided to take a step back from the planning and running the fundraising event. 

One of the organizers, Josh LeBlanc explained that this does not mean that the event will never run again.

"We don't want to see the event die, that's not the intention of this."

"The organizing committee just needs a break. We're all at different points in our lives right now and we feel like for an event of this calibre to continue, fresh ideas, fresh people, fresh faces need to be involved. It would be great to see many other community organizations or other volunteers get involved to put in this event."

He added that changes to the SLGA regulations contributed a bit to the decision as well.

"There have been some changes to the backend of the program and how the event needs to run and the expectations set out by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority. That kind of influenced our decision as well."

"There's going to be some people out there with more energy that are willing to take on some of those background changes that need to happen and go from there."

He added that there are regulations everything from security to enforcement to ordering and handling the alcohol.

"We're very, very thankful with every community organization that we've worked with, they've been able to help us along the way to do that. But there is a large piece that the public doesn't see and it's a huge piece that needs to be in place in order for the show to happen."

LeBlanc is hopeful that Savour will run again.

"I've had four or five inquiries already just this morning of the different groups that are willing to take it on."

There will be an informational meeting on August 15th for groups to attend to receive more information on what it takes to host Savour the Southeast. 

"We would ask you contact one of the organizing committee members to confirm your attendance, it's not just an open house. We will be outlining everything that goes on behind the scenes to make it happen and what's expected."

"We just need fresh ideas and fresh people to come into play to keep this event as good as it is and it could be even better."

 

 

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