To all of our rum family:
In the interest of protecting the health and safety of our attendees, brand partners, food vendors, sponsors, and committee members, we have decided to exercise an abundance of caution by postponing Rum Royale until September of 2020. This is not a decision we have taken lightly as we have taken a lot of time and investment to put together our inaugural festival scheduled for May 22-24, 2020.
Please know that we have based our decision on facts and have done our due diligence. We have consulted the Public Health Agency of Canada risk assessment for mass gatherings as well as Toronto Public Health advisories. What we have concluded is that while Canada is still at low risk for Covid-19, this could rapidly change, and we will have global visitors, so it is our responsibility to mitigate any further risks.
Having said this, we are happy to say that we have already made arrangements to move our dates to September 25-27, 2020. These dates do not conflict with any other major rum festival globally or locally, and we have been able to secure our venues for these dates. We know that we just officially launched early bird tickets and feel optimistic that we can confidently proceed with all of our plans for the fall and will adjust our marketing and communication plans accordingly. Anyone who purchased a ticket already will be honoured for the new dates. If you have a conflict, we will refund your money.
We are so thankful for your continued support and please know that we are committed to delivering Toronto’s first premium rum festival experience. Early bird tickets are still available at www.rumroyale.com. We look forward to sharing #rumloveto together soon.
Robin Wynne, Co-Founder & Partner
Kristina Chau, Co-Founder & Managing Partner