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Cancellation of Band Cruise

Given current travel advice, specifically surrounding cruise ship travel, as well as the daily changes in public health information being released, the Westwind Board of Trustees and Administration have made the unanimous decision to cancel the 2020 Raymond Band Cruise trip scheduled between April 11-17, 2020.

This decision was based on current advice, surrounding cruise ship travel, received from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Global Affairs Canada, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Education, and Alberta School Boards Insurance Exchange (ASBIE).

RHS and RJHS school administration are currently in discussion with the travel company to inquire about the possibility of reimbursement. The portion of funds that have not already been paid to the travel company will be returned to families as soon as possible.

We want to thank you for reaching out and sharing your opinions with us over the past week. We understand that this is a disappointing situation and we appreciate your support and understanding as we work to navigate the uncertain circumstances that COVID-19 has presented.

We want you to know that we care about the safety and wellbeing of our students, and are dedicated to maintaining a strong partnership with our RHS and RJHS families. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the office.

For current, up-to-date resources and links regarding COVID-19 please visit the division website.

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