The general manager of Country Thunder Saskatchewan says security is not something they take lightly and something they are continuously improving.
Kim Blevins has been speaking to media outlets after last weeks threat made on the festival by a 30-year-old Fort Qu’Appelle man.
The man allegedly posted online he was going to conduct a Las Vegas style shooting at the festival.
Blevins said security is and always will be paramount.
“Absolutely I mean we’re always re-evaluating our emergency plans and our security plans which are very detailed and we always have great partners in the RCMP and our hired security companies, along with our emergency management team,” Blevins said.
Blevins pointed to the tragic shooting over the weekend and said it’s unfortunate how incidents like this can occur any where.
“Absolutely, I mean all you have to do is look at what happened in Texas on Sunday and again just an awful incident and somebody with obvious mental health issues,” Blevins said.
She added the response from Country Thunder fans was quick and vigilant.
“Again when you see something like this you always want to take it very seriously, but I think our fans did the right thing and we followed suit by passing this on to the RCMP and letting them do their job which they did, and this is the way the system is supposed to work which it did,” said Blevins.
Country Thunder Saskatchewan 2018 runs July 12th to 15th.