We hope that you, your family and friends, have been well during this strange and weird time. Our best to you.
It is with sadness that our Executive Committee voted not to present the Woodland Celtic Games & Festival for 2022. We find that national and state regulations and mandates for an event our size, makes it too risky to start the work and spend funds that could be stopped and/or restricted at the last minute. We would hate to limit the number of participants, vendors, and guests that would be looking to attend and not being able to meet everyone’s needs.
It’s hard to believe that the last time we all met was April 2019. The world has gone crazy and we hope that this will stop soon. A couple of Chairs did get sick however thankfully they are all well now. We’ve had a couple Chairs leave the state and a few Chairs have decided to retire after several years of service. I believe it’s also time for me to retire from heavy involvement. I intend to participate in a couple of my favorite venues and be a mentor to the new leadership.
I joined this event committee in 1989 (Sacramento Valley Scottish Games/Festival and the Woodland Celtic Games/Festival) and have managed 18 Games. It is leaving a hole in my heart but this adventure has been a terrific journey in my life. I now have 7 grandkids and 3 great-grandkids to work into this event. I have also worked with wonderful committee members, participates, competitors, vendors, and entertainers, and we have the best guests joining us in the fun. We have accomplished a lot, set high standards, created new venues, and have more to do.
Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to being a part of the Celtic world of events as soon as we can.