APTN National News
A festival in Calgary, Alberta meant to bring community members together has instead started a social media storm that is forcing event organizers to come up with a new name.
Circle the Wagons is a food festival that is scheduled to start in September.
“Circle the wagons? How is that not racist? How is that not racist in the context of reconciliation? asked Lee Deranger.
While the festival is still scheduled to go ahead, it won’t be using the same name.
“We are now enlightened to the understanding that this name is offensive and are changing it,” said festival co-organizer Jim Button. “While we don’t have a name yet. It is going to take us some time to change all of our marketing materials, social media handles.”