Sheep Week® 2022
September 9, 2021
posted in: News
Virtual Experience January 11-15
Sheep Show® in Reno January 13-15
Dear WSF Members and Supporters:
Even before the close of our first-in-class total emersion virtual convention this past January 2021, we began planning for 2022 with our sights set on getting together again in Reno. Our plan included hosting our famous Sheep Show®, as well as offering another virtual expo for those who could not make the trip in person. The best of both worlds looked pretty good to us then and still does. This remains our goal, and our team is working toward that end.
Since then, we have enjoyed a taste of freedom and normalcy we all have longed for since our world got turned upside down. Unfortunately, recent happenings point toward these essentials being challenged once again, at least to a degree. Regardless, WSF remains committed to the freedoms foundational to the North American spirit, wild sheep conservation, and our convention.
We are paying close attention to recent Covid news, evolving state and county mandates, and recent large-group event cancellations. Unlike last year, we do not anticipate external forces prohibiting us from hosting our Reno convention, but we anticipate unavoidable rules beyond our control. What these will be in five months, we don't know, but we do expect, given the state of Nevada's current mandate, that masks will be required for at least entry into our events.
Our priority is the health and safety of all our attendees, exhibitors, staff, and guests. Masks are one thing, but we cannot be the vaccination enforcer on our Wild Sheep Family. That's not who we are.
Like last year, we promise to keep you updated if anything changes. Until then, enjoy your time afield this fall with family and friends; stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you all in Reno and online come January 2022.
Gray N. Thornton
President & CEO