07/12/2013 04:41 EDT | Updated 09/11/2013 05:12 EDT

Conservative policy convention rescheduled for late October

The Conservative Party's national policy convention has been rescheduled to Oct. 31, according to party president John Walsh, who issued a written statement on Friday.

The convention was originally to be held in Calgary beginning June 27, but was postponed due to the floods.

"We have been working closely with the authorities and local businesses in Calgary to find the adequate space, despite the understandable difficulties with such a short time frame," Walsh said.

The convention will take place from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park, in Calgary.

"This decision reaffirms our commitment to Calgary — a great Canadian city that has shown tremendous courage in the face of the Alberta floods," Walsh said.