2020 Festival Cancellation and 2021 plans

Dear Athletes, Contractors, Volunteers, Vendors, Sponsors, Suppliers, Customers and Festival supporters:

It is with sadness and pain that we announce that we are cancelling the 2020 VISF and all associated future events, including soccer camp, and fundraising events in response to COVID-19

Following the March 2020 announcement by the British Columbia Public Health officer, Dr Bonny Henry that large public gathering are not feasible for this spring and summer, it became very clear to us that the best course of action was cancellation.

The safety of our local and international athletes, contractors, volunteers, vendors, sponsors, suppliers, customers and festival supporters is our top priority. We know this is the right decision for everyone’s health

We hope —with all hope to be with all of you in 2021. Please e mail us at if you have any questions, or concerns . I’ll be providing updates and following-ups with team leaders, sponsors, and stakeholders as future plans evolve.

We know these are challenging times. Although we won’t be with each other in person, Our thoughts are with you. Lets us do our part in reducing the impact of COVID 19, let us do our part in flatten the curve, and please take a moment when you can to thank our front line workers for their sacrifices and for keeping all of us safe

Stay safe, healthy and let us be kind to one another

Adri Hamael
Founder and President
Vancouver International Soccer Festival and Multi Cultural Celebrations



Each year the Vancouver International Soccer Festival takes place on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples. The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is pleased to join the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations in welcoming local and visiting soccer teams to Vancouver to participate in this celebration of sport and cross-cultural understanding. It is my pleasure to signal my support to the coordinators of the Vancouver International Soccer Festival in promoting individual health and inclusion of First Nations in this tournament. I encourage all interested First Nations in British Columbia to participate in this celebration.

Jody Wilson-Raybould, Regional Chief