Kate Linder & Friends

Vancouver 2020 Annual Event

Dear Friends,

We hope this finds you and all your loved ones in good health. These are challenging times for all of us, but it has also helped to remind each of us how important we are to one another.

Over the last month, we've drafted this letter many times, then new information would be announced (provincially, federally and internationally) and that would change our message to you. With last week's announcement by BC's Provincial health care officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, the decision regarding the 2020 summer Kate Linder event was solidified.

In appreciation for your past support of our event, we wanted to make sure that you heard our final decision about the postponement of this summer's event from us directly instead of through social media. It's now official — the 2020 Kate Linder and Friends Annual Event has been postponed until 2021. Some of our past guests have asked us for a way to still support a charity(s) to let the Y&R cast and creators know how much Canadian fans love and appreciate them. They wanted to retain their generous nature and still make a difference this year even though the event has now been rescheduled for next year.

Thanks for your generosity and, of course, the Y&R cast would be pleased with any charitable donation you make. You might want to consider Food Banks of BC or Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Our local food banks, like so many other food banks globally, are facing a major food shortage because of the tremendous demand made by so many families. Your support would show all those Y&R cast members and those responsible for producing the number one daytime drama who have visited Vancouver how much you care and appreciate their annual visits. Or you can donate to the Ron Linder Memorial Fund at the ALS Association's Golden West Chapter.

In closing, it's been and continues to be a great and rewarding relationship so thanks to each of you for your support over these past 23 years. Together we've enabled over 7,500 fans in Victoria and Vancouver to have Y&R experiences that no one thought could happen with many of their favorite actors and actresses and raise significant dollars for BC charities at the same time.

The current loss that so many have recently endured in BC and across Canada puts our own day-to day-problems of this postponement in perspective. Hopefully you and all your loved ones get through this difficult time together — please be healthy and safe.

Kate Linder and Robin Wyss

P.S. Please note that the Kate Linder Tea website is now undergoing an update and fresh look — so it's currently not available. You'll be advised when it becomes available again by the end of this coming summer, but in the meantime, you can always find the latest information here at KateLinder.com.