Update on FVU/Haven House Event Closures Re: Covid

Good afternoon friends. It is with great sorrow that we must make this announcement. After much discussion and number crunching, and with the newest predictions released yesterday by the BC Health Minster regarding social distancing and the likelihood that it will continue to be in place for months, we have had to come to terms with the fact that we will not be able to continue to make our monthly rent on our beloved venue Haven House. This was not an easy decision for any of us to make. But as you know, FVU has never operated for a profit. Our venues rent is comprised of member contributions and party earnings. The largest portion of that being the party earnings. Most months this leaves us with just enough in the bank to pay the rent and bills, and re stock the concession and supplies. None of our staff members take an income and we do not make a profit. This has always worked for us as each and every one of us does this for the love of our community. These are unprecedented times and something none of us could have ever predicted or planned for. While we are heartbroken beyond words that we must make this decision, we know in our hearts that FVU has gone through many changes in the past, including various venue changes, and each time we have come back stronger and better. We thank you all for your outpouring of support during this time. Any donations made thus far will be returned via e-transfer. Stay safe out there friends.

Much love,

Fraser Valley Underground and Haven House staff