Hamilton cancels all events at city facilities until July 2

News May 02, 2020 by Kevin Werner Ancaster News

Hamilton has followed other municipalities and the federal government by cancelling Canada Day celebrations July 1 because of the ongoing effort to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

“A tradition we are well accustomed to will not be happening this year,” said Mayor Fred Eisenberger, May 1.

Hamilton traditionally holds its Canada Day activities, including fireworks displays at Bayfront Park, attracting thousands of people enjoying food trucks and various musical guests.

Instead, city officials will be crafting a virtual Canada Day event with details still be released.

Ottawa late last month cancelled its annual Canada celebrations this summer. Instead, the federal government is planning a virtual show that will see Canadians view remotely to performances and other programming July 1.

The Ontario government has outlawed any gatherings of more than five people.

Eisenberger said the city will also be introducing a bylaw for the May 13 council meeting to ban issuing firework permits until July 4.

“Sadly there won’t be any dramatic fireworks display this year,” he said.

The city has also cancelled any events or issuing permits for events happening at city facilities until July 2. That means such activities as Ancaster’s Heritage Days, and the Ancaster BIA festivities for Canada Day weekend have also been cancelled, as has the Neighbourhood Canada Day BBQ in Dundas. The Victoria Day fireworks display held at the Dundas Driving Park has also been cancelled, while the Dundas Lions Club’s 15th annual Rib Fest at the Dundas Lions Community Centre, the Rotary Clubs of Dundas Lobster Rib Fest at Harry Howell Arena, and the Springfest Giant Sale at Grightmire Arena, all scheduled to be held later in May are expected to be cancelled.

Eisenberger said city officials will review the situation and “what it feels like” after July 2.

Hamilton cancels Canada Day celebrations because of coronavirus pandemic

News May 02, 2020 by Kevin Werner Ancaster News

Hamilton has followed other municipalities and the federal government by cancelling Canada Day celebrations July 1 because of the ongoing effort to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

“A tradition we are well accustomed to will not be happening this year,” said Mayor Fred Eisenberger, May 1.

Hamilton traditionally holds its Canada Day activities, including fireworks displays at Bayfront Park, attracting thousands of people enjoying food trucks and various musical guests.

Instead, city officials will be crafting a virtual Canada Day event with details still be released.

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Ottawa late last month cancelled its annual Canada celebrations this summer. Instead, the federal government is planning a virtual show that will see Canadians view remotely to performances and other programming July 1.

The Ontario government has outlawed any gatherings of more than five people.

Eisenberger said the city will also be introducing a bylaw for the May 13 council meeting to ban issuing firework permits until July 4.

“Sadly there won’t be any dramatic fireworks display this year,” he said.

The city has also cancelled any events or issuing permits for events happening at city facilities until July 2. That means such activities as Ancaster’s Heritage Days, and the Ancaster BIA festivities for Canada Day weekend have also been cancelled, as has the Neighbourhood Canada Day BBQ in Dundas. The Victoria Day fireworks display held at the Dundas Driving Park has also been cancelled, while the Dundas Lions Club’s 15th annual Rib Fest at the Dundas Lions Community Centre, the Rotary Clubs of Dundas Lobster Rib Fest at Harry Howell Arena, and the Springfest Giant Sale at Grightmire Arena, all scheduled to be held later in May are expected to be cancelled.

Eisenberger said city officials will review the situation and “what it feels like” after July 2.

Hamilton cancels Canada Day celebrations because of coronavirus pandemic

News May 02, 2020 by Kevin Werner Ancaster News

Hamilton has followed other municipalities and the federal government by cancelling Canada Day celebrations July 1 because of the ongoing effort to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

“A tradition we are well accustomed to will not be happening this year,” said Mayor Fred Eisenberger, May 1.

Hamilton traditionally holds its Canada Day activities, including fireworks displays at Bayfront Park, attracting thousands of people enjoying food trucks and various musical guests.

Instead, city officials will be crafting a virtual Canada Day event with details still be released.

Related Content

Ottawa late last month cancelled its annual Canada celebrations this summer. Instead, the federal government is planning a virtual show that will see Canadians view remotely to performances and other programming July 1.

The Ontario government has outlawed any gatherings of more than five people.

Eisenberger said the city will also be introducing a bylaw for the May 13 council meeting to ban issuing firework permits until July 4.

“Sadly there won’t be any dramatic fireworks display this year,” he said.

The city has also cancelled any events or issuing permits for events happening at city facilities until July 2. That means such activities as Ancaster’s Heritage Days, and the Ancaster BIA festivities for Canada Day weekend have also been cancelled, as has the Neighbourhood Canada Day BBQ in Dundas. The Victoria Day fireworks display held at the Dundas Driving Park has also been cancelled, while the Dundas Lions Club’s 15th annual Rib Fest at the Dundas Lions Community Centre, the Rotary Clubs of Dundas Lobster Rib Fest at Harry Howell Arena, and the Springfest Giant Sale at Grightmire Arena, all scheduled to be held later in May are expected to be cancelled.

Eisenberger said city officials will review the situation and “what it feels like” after July 2.