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Canada Day celebration cancelled in Kelowna for second year

FILE PHOTO - Enjoying the heat at Tugboat Beach in Kelowna on Canada Day. With the uncertainty about COVID-19 restart rules and restrictions on public gatherings in place until July 1 at the earliest, Festivals Kelowna and the City of Kelowna have decided to cancel Canada Day celebrations for the second year in a row.
June 17, 2021 - 1:59 PM

With the uncertainty about COVID-19 restart rules and restrictions on public gatherings in place until July 1 at the earliest, Festivals Kelowna and the City of Kelowna have decided to cancel Canada Day celebrations for the second year in a row.

“The Kelowna Canada Day celebration is one of the largest in our province at over 65,000 guests attending each year across multiple indoor and outdoor venues,” a Festival Kelowna news release states. “As such, preparing for such a sizeable, complex event requires a longer lead time than is currently available to us.”

Besides, after suffering through the COVID pandemic, this will give local restaurants, breweries, and wineries a chance to "shine," the release states.

READ MORE: Kamloops to celebrate Canada Day virtually, encourage Indigenous heritage education

The City and Festivals Kelowna are now planning to produce a fall event instead.

Other entertainment efforts this summer are going ahead, including things like buskers, Pianos in Parks, a Parks Alive! concert series, which starts July 6, and an arts program on Bernard Avenue beginning on July 29.

Get more information at the Festivals Kelowna website here.


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