The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of the Sunderland Lions Music Festival in 2020.
For more than 60 years, the annual competition has brought together hundreds of young musicians from Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge townships – along with teachers and community supporters – to promote higher standards of musical awareness and achievement through opportunities for both public performance and professional assessment.
“After careful review of the emerging developments surrounding COVID-19, the Sunderland Lions Music Festival Committee has made the decision to cancel the 63rd festival, which was scheduled to run this year from April 14 to April 30,” said festival chair Dale St. John.
“This cancellation is based on minimizing any added risk to our many valued participants, teachers, volunteers, audience members and adjudicators, and was made in conjunction with current information from the Durham Region Health Department, the Province of Ontario and the government of Canada.”
The public is asked to watch the event WEBSITE for further updates as the volunteer committee begins preparations for the 2021 festival.