Loyalist Township Continues to Cancel All Events Including Canada Day CelebrationsLoyalist Township continues to take action to maintain public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, Council passed a motion on April 27th that all Special Events in Loyalist Township will continue to be suspended. Events will continue to be suspended until the government of Ontario removes the emergency order prohibiting organized public events and social gatherings of more than ten people.
The Ontario government has recently developed a three-phase framework for reopening the province. Not until the final phase will we see a relaxing of the restrictions on public gatherings. Given the timing of the three-phase approach, special event cancellations will apply to Canada Day events hosted throughout Loyalist Township, including the Bath Canada Day celebration.
“Canada Day is a day all residents and visitors to Loyalist look forward to. Annually visitors come to Loyalist Township to enjoy Canada Day events in Bath, Amherst Island, and Wilton. Committees work around the year to plan and organize events in Loyalist. We all appreciate how disappointing it is, not to be able to celebrate together, however, we must continue to heed public health advice and avoid any large gatherings to protect our residents,” said Mayor Ric Bresee. “I’m proud of the way our community spirit and creativity has shone during this pandemic. I have confidence that our community will discover innovative ways to celebrate Canada Day this year.”
While we won’t be able to gather to celebrate Canada Day, the Bath Canada Day committee is working to create ways to celebrate the day while also respecting public health guidelines around physical distancing and group gatherings.
For further information on virtual Canada Day activities, please follow www.bathcanadaday.ca or www.loyalist.ca for updates.