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Vandals hit Beaverton fairgrounds in advance of Canada Day celebrations


The team of volunteers gets ready for the Canada Day celebrations in Beaverton were delivered a bit of a setback on Friday (June 29).

According to a social media post from Cyndi Schaffer, a municipal councillor and organizer of the village’s Canada Day festivities through the Lions Club, vandals upended picnic tables and portable washrooms that had been dropped off for the event at the fairgrounds.

“As my friends know, I don’t normally complain on Facebook, but today I must express my disappointment with some people in this town! (The) Beaverton Lions Club work very hard with the support of other Community organizations and businesses to give families a great Canada Day event every year. Brock Township gives us wonderful support by providing outdoor washrooms, picnic tables, barriers, etc., and we appreciate everything they do,” Schaffer wrote.

“(On) Thursday afternoon our portable washrooms etc were delivered to the fairgrounds in preparation for our event, and this morning this is what we found, knocked down toilets, upside down tables and a mess to clean up! Now Township staff have to stop doing their scheduled jobs for today and clean this up. The washroom provider will have to come and fix everything (with a fee attached) and we have two more days until our event. Will it happen again before Sunday? I sure hope not. To those that thought it was funny to do this, it’s not! Parents, I ask you to please teach your children respect!”

For more information on the Canada Day celebrations in Brock, click HERE.


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