Five years ago I went to the "Star Trek Capital of Canada", the town of Vulcan, Alberta, for their Star Trek Convention known as Vul-Con. What fun it was, especially given that it was Star Trek's 50th anniversary! I had hoped to go again last summer, but Vul-Con was cancelled due to the 'rona. I had hopes of going this summer, but alas, that is not to be:
Council also decided Dec. 14 to cancel the 2021 Vul-Con convention.
Administration suggested that because, with the off-season closure of the tourism centre, the Town won’t have anybody to organize the summer event, said Fath.
Council has also discussed the “significant impact” of Vul-Con on the Town’s budget, Fath noted.
“It was about a $35,000 investment,” he said.
Coun. Lorna Armstrong said hosting Vul-Con is something council could look at in the future...
After deciding to open the Trek Station seasonally and cancel the 2021 Vul-Con event, council then decided to dissolve and wind up the Vulcan Tourism Committee. Council also directed administration to send letters of appreciation to committee members.
This is truly a disappointment, and I'm sure it's a serious blow to the businesses in this tiny prairie town.
I look forward to planning my trip to Vul-Con 2022.