Canada Day celebrations cancelled in Cannington this year

The Canada Day celebrations in Cannington have been cancelled for the second straight year due to concerns about COVID-19.

The Cannington Lions Club announced the decision in a social media post Friday (Feb. 26) morning.

“Each year this event requires significant planning and the continuing COVID restrictions have caused difficulties performing that work. The club and the organizing committee is also concerned about the ability to maintain public health safety at such a large social gathering,” the post reads.

“While vaccination efforts continue it is obvious that there will be insufficient widespread levels of safety in time for this year’s event. The Cannington Lions Club and its Canada Day Committee apologize for this unfortunate turn of events.”