Storm the Wall cancelled over COVID-19 fears

This year's edition of Storm the Wall has been cancelled over fears of exposure and spread of COVID-19.

The event is the latest to be cancelled at the university with Thunderbirds teams competing in the the NAIA also seeing their schedules put on a two-week suspension.

The event's Facebook page was cancelled at approximately 6:03 p.m., with the event following. This comes after the provincial government suggested cancelling events with more than 250 people, earlier today.

Aaron Miu, Senior Manager of Marketing & Communications for the Department of Athletics and Recreation issued the following statement in regards to the cancellation:

"In light of the increasing concerns around coronavirus (COVID-19), UBC Recreation has made the difficult decision to cancel Storm the Wall. While we are disappointed that we are unable to provide the experience of Storm the Wall this year, we recognize that continuing to host the event could contribute unnecessary risks to participants, staff, and the community."

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available.