Cornwall Canada Day celebrations cancelled

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By Nick Seebruch
Cornwall Canada Day celebrations cancelled
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CORNWALL, Ontario – The City of Cornwall has announced that for a second year in a row, the municipally planned Canada Day celebrations would be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It is with deep sadness that the Canada Day Committee once again have to cancel our annual Canada Day celebrations at Lamoureux Park due to COVID-19 restrictions,” reads a statement from Cornwall Canada Day Chair Amanda Brisson. “Despite our hope that we could still hold a modified version of Canada Day or even a large community celebration later in the summer, it’s clear that won’t be possible.”

The provincial three step re-opening plan began with Step One on June 11. Under Step One, outdoor gatherings of up-to 10 people are permitted. Each Step of the re-opening plan is expected to be in effect for no less than 21 days. Due to the length of these restrictions, the City of Cornwall stated that it was not feasible to hold a large outdoor public gathering before July 1.

“We encourage everyone to celebrate this year in a safe manner following those protocols and we hope to see you next year,” Brisson’s statement concludes.

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