Canada's Sturgis North motorcycle rally seeks new entertainment venue

Publish Date: 
Mar 30, 2011

Organizers of British Columbia’s Sturgis North Motorcycle Rally are looking at backup venues after their application to use the Moore farm was turned down by the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC).

Organizer Steve Hammer told the Salmon Arm City Council Monday he expects to seek a three-day noise bylaw extension for events at the Fall Fairgrounds if none of the backup sites works out, according to the Salmon Arm Observer.

“We just want people to know, the event is still going ahead as planned. We do have alternative properties, and if those come together as we planned, then we won’t be using noise bylaw extensions,” said Hammer.

The Moore farm was to be the site for an entertainment stage, temporary seating, motorcycle parking and camping facilities. But the ALC ruled the property is suitable for agriculture and should not be subjected to crowds.

Council has already approved noise bylaw extensions and supported some liquor licence applications for the event.

Posted by Holly Wagner

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