Brantford Cancels Canada Day Celebrations Over COVID-19 Concerns.

Residents will have to look for their own ways to celebrate the country’s 153rd birthday after Brantford was forced to officially cancel its Canada Day celebrations amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The Canada Day party, which typically draws more than 20,000 people to Lions Park for live entertainment and fireworks, is among a list of summer events scheduled up to Aug. 31 that have now been cancelled or postponed.

Other events held on city property that are cancelled include Team Bike for Hospice, Khalsa Day parade, Brantford Brant Children’s Water Festival, Epic Jobs event, Maria SS Della Libera procession, Glenhyrst Family Arts Day, Sexual Assault Centre of Brant Run, Jim Walsh Bike Ride for Kids with Cancer, Brantford Pride Celebration and Walk, Nova Vita Heels to Heal Walk, Taste of Glenhyrst, WTFest, and the Brantford Kinsmen Ribfest.

Summer events held on city property that are seeking to postpone include the Walter Gretzky Street Hockey Tournament, St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre Hike for Hospice, Lansdowne Children’s Centre Charity Motorcycle Ride, and the United Way Giant Warehouse Sale.

Organizers of the Community Charity Airshow, scheduled for Sept. 2 at the Brantford airport, said a decision has yet to be made about whether that event will fly. The airshow draws many thousands of spectators.

For the full list of COVID-19 impacts in our area please click here.

Source: Brantford Expositor.

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