To Budgerigar Enthusiasts Everywhere,
In order to protect our Local & National Breeders, Exhibitors & their Families we are very disappointed to advise everyone that the 2020 ANBC National Show in Bendigo has been cancelled due to the coronavirus disease outbreak.
Victoria will be making a submission to the ANBC to revise the National show schedule as this cancellation potentially means we will not see the National Show in Victoria for another seven years. Victoria has always been the largest show and this cancellation means that we forgo a National show for 15 years.
I have approached the Bendigo Tourism Centre regarding their refund policy and have been advised that:
- All event bookings made through the visitors Centre will be refunded and
- Accommodation bookings made via the Visitors centre will also be refunded
Bendigo Tourism have offered to Contact everybody who has paid monies for this event to process a refund so you should be receiving a call shortly.
In the case of Airline travel bookings as we have all made our own arrangements with the various airlines it will be up to each individual to make their own enquiries.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Victorian National Show Committee and others for their tireless energy in organising this major event over the last two years - they include: James Smith, Bruce Wilson, David Charlton, Kathy McCalman, Matt Emond, Peter Thurn, Darren MacFarlane, Leigh Downey, Alistair Bennallack, Dave Ganzer, the Four Judges, those who promised birds for the auction, all of the stewards and all those who have committed fully to support the show weekend.
The City of Greater Bendigo has been very supportive of this show and most generous with their time so a very special thanks go to Dawn Holland and Kathryn Evans for all of their efforts in the support of our event.
On behalf of the BCV National Show Committee