The Canada Day events that had been scheduled for July 1 have been cancelled within the park include the Western Canada’s Strongest Man competition, the Canada Day fun run and walk, live events and the fireworks.
The committee organizing the festivities event made the announcement on Facebook, Thursday. The decision to cancel the event was also in consultation with the Provincial Capital Commission (PCC) which oversees the park.
The PCC previously said a decision to cancel the July 1 celebrations in Wascana Park would be made in June. However, the announcement came earlier than expected.
Another major Canada Day event in Regina has previously been cancelled.
On Tuesday, it was announced the Lieutenant Governor’s Canada Day Celebration at the Government House won’t be happening.
The decision was made in order to support physical distancing measures.
“Although we will not be gathering to celebrate Canada Day, I am prouder than ever of our country and the way we have pulled together through this time of crisis,” Lt. Gov. Russ Mirasty said.
The event has been hosted by the lieutenant governor for the past 12 years and attracts more than 4,000 people each year.
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