Taboo sex show a hot topic in Abbotsford Thursday

Representatives of Canwest will be in Abbotsford on Thursday to discuss the future of the Taboo Naughty But Nice Sex Show.

The 2012 Abbotsford Taboo Sex Show has been cancelled.

The 2012 Abbotsford Taboo Sex Show has been cancelled.

Will the Taboo Naughty But Nice Sex Show return to Abbotsford?

Speculation is growing after a media advisory was released Tuesday announcing a press conference to examine the future of the controversial event.

Representatives from Canwest Productions, which stages the Taboo show, will be in Abbotsford on Thursday at 11 a.m. to make an undisclosed announcement.

Representing Canwest is Kevin Blackburn, managing partner, and vice-president Sean Libin. They will be joined by several show exhibitors, members of the public and Vancouver’s Dr. Lyne Piche, a registered psychologist and sex therapist who has conducted dozens of seminars at the sex show.

Earlier this month, organizers cancelled the 2012 Taboo show, citing opposition from local Christian fundamentalists, led by former mayoral candidate Gerda Peachy, as well as the inability to secure a roaming liquor licence – which would allow patrons to wander the exhibit with their drinks rather than having to stay in a segregated area.

Blackburn will speak about the public reaction received since the cancellation announcement and how organizers plan to move the show forward.

The Taboo show has been held at Tradex for the past four years. The fifth annual event was scheduled for the end of March.

Canwest said the show has been quite successful despite the controversy over the subject matter.

Minors are forbidden from attending the show.