TC Energy has a long-standing relationship with the Calgary Stampede and while we will continue our financial support for certain Stampede events, we will not be participating in those events this year, from both a brand and a hosting perspective. This is a difficult decision for us but we believe it is the prudent one. Safety is our primary value and nothing is more important than the health, wellness and safety of our people and the communities where we live and work.
TC Energy has a responsibility to deliver the energy North America needs safely and reliably. While we are as eager as everyone to return to normal, we must remain vigilant in our own protocols. Participating in Stampede events could create unnecessary health and safety risks for our people and business partners.
We have communicated directly with our employees about our expectations with respect to acceptance of invitations to attend hosted business events. We have not provided direction on what employees do on their personal time.
Safety is a core value at TC Energy and it is our expectation we all abide by public health measures at all times.