Subject: Supporting the safety of our families, friends and community – an update on COVID-19 and TaiKai 2020 with Dai Shihan Christian Portoccello.
As all of you know, the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation has continued to evolve, and just this week the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. As I mentioned in my last note, our primary concern is with the PEOPLE who make up community of Bujinkan students and practitioners, your family and friends, and the communities where we live.
In light of this, I have made the difficult decision to cancel the upcoming workshop with Dai Shihan Christian Petroccello on March 28-29.
Refunding your workshop payment
For those of you who have already made payments for the workshop, your payment will be refunded via email money transfer within the next few days.
If you have not seen the email money transfer by Tuesday, March 17, please reach out to me and I will ensure your refund is sent again.
Possibility of planning for TaiKai 2020 later this year
I am communicating regularly with Dai Shihan Christian Petroccello regarding the potential to hold this workshop in the near future as we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation with the Public Health Agency of Canada, Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization regarding travel restrictions and progress regarding containing the spread of the virus.
As promised, I will continue to provide regular updates in hopes that we can schedule another TaiKai in 2020, and will immediately notify you if there is a chance the workshop will need to be cancelled as a result of the Coronavirus.
Please stay up-to-date by checking our Toronto Bujinkan Facebook group regularly.
Friends, for those of you attending classes at Toronto Bujinkan, I will continue to post the status of class closures on our Facebook page.
If you have concerns or questions about the cancellation of the 2020 TaiKai workshop, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
Toronto Bujinkan Koroku Dojo
Fabio Hernandez Shihan, Toronto Bujinkan