There will be no municipal Canada Day celebrations in the Town of Cobourg this year.
As its virtual meeting on Tuesday (April 14), municipal council passed a motion to cancel all activities related to Canada Day, including the annual parade and fireworks display, in response to continuing efforts to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and support physical distancing.
In early April, the Town of Cobourg in partnership with the Rotary Club of Cobourg and Lions Club of Cobourg announced the cancellation of this year’s Cobourg Waterfront Festival, originally scheduled for Wednesday, July 1st to Saturday, July 4th.
“Although Canada Day will not feel the same in Cobourg as it has for the last few decades, we are encouraging all residents to continue to celebrate the nation’s birthday, while following physical distancing guidelines and procedures,” says Mayor John Henderson.
“We are always inspired by the creative and innovative ways our community continues to support and encourage each other through this very difficult time.”
The town has also cancelled the community clean-up during Pitch-in Week, an annual country-wide environmental conservation initiative that runs in April. The entire initiative has been postponed across the country because of COVID-19.
For information about COVID-19 related program and service updates and news in Cobourg, visit cobourg.ca/covid19.