This summer there’s one sequel that won’t make its way to the streets of Whitehorse.
Softball Yukon will not stage a repeat of its annual Dustball Dance, a licensed event with a live band at Takhini Arena.
Last year a fight erupted at the dance and three people were sent to hospital after suffering violent assaults.
Charges were laid against at least five men from Whitehorse and Surrey, BC, in relation to the incident.
Last year’s violence was a consideration in the decision to not host the dance this year, said Softball Yukon president Rob Andison on Tuesday.
But what really put the kibosh on the event was lack of volunteer interest.
“It’s just too much of a headache; we can best put our time elsewhere,” said Andison.
Softball Yukon needs at least 40 volunteers to pull off the event.
This year’s Dustball Slo-Pitch Invitational Tournament is slated to run from July 12 to 15.
The Yukon Convention Centre will bring in AC/DC cover band BC/DC to pick up the slack over the weekend.
The band will play July 13 and 14 at the downtown Whitehorse venue.
But those shows are not connected to the tournament.
“All we’re concentrating on is the tournament; whatever anyone else wants to do is their own business,” said Andison.