Blazing Swan 2020: A Letter to our Community – 16 March 2020

In response to recent concerns regarding COVID-19 and mass gatherings, members of the Blazing Swan Committee requested to meet with the Kulin Council to discuss the future of our event for 2020. As a result of this meeting and in recognition of our civic responsibility to our community and to society at large, it is with heavy hearts that the decision was made to cancel Blazing Swan Perception 2020. For many of our community, you will have mixed feelings of sadness, anger, frustration and disappointment. As a Committee, we stand alongside you in these feelings.
There have been tough decisions to make and we will need to continue to face difficult choices to save our association into the future. We have all poured our hearts and souls into this event, but Civic Responsibility remains paramount to protect our community, the Kulin community and the world we call home.
With this cancellation will come many questions about the event’s future. We’ve done our best to provide a transparent response as to what has happened and what our next steps will be, as well as answering some of the questions that our community is likely to have. We ask that you take some time to read these.
The cancellation of Blazing Swan 2020 sees our association enter a very uncertain financial period with an undetermined future for the event itself. It is hard to express how disappointed we are by these unfortunate circumstances.
The Swan will not burn in 2020, but know that it will still burn just as bright in all of our individual hearts, as we stand together and get through this difficult time. We ask that you continue to act as Blazers do – looking out for each other, helping others, gifting what we can and leading by example within our groups and the wider community that surrounds us.
From the bottom of our hearts, we would also like to thank you all for the heart warming love and support that you have shown us in recent days. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of those who have already offered to gift their ticket money back to Blazing Swan to keep our association and future events alive. We are feeling the love and solidarity of all of you beautiful people.
Please take the time to reflect on close family, loved ones, friends and strangers far and wide, who are facing huge challenges and losses here and abroad. COVID-19 is affecting many people in unprecedented ways and our Blazing hearts go out to everyone.
For more information, please head here – https://blazingswan.com.au/cancellation/ 
Much love and dust.
Blazing Swan Committee