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Granum cancels Canada Day celebration

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The COVID-19 pandemic claimed another victim this month.
Organizers of Granum Canada Day decided to cancel the annual celebration well in advance of July 1.
Fort Macleod council received the news at its May 11 meeting at the G.R. Davis Administration Building.
Granum and District Canada Day Society secretary Wendy Kennedy wrote council to share the news.
“A few days ago the federal government announced that Canada Day celebrations were going to be virtual across the country,” Kennedy wrote.
“And now Alberta is instructing all major crowded events through the summer to be cancelled. These events are known to be super spreader events and the coronavirus is still rearing its ugly head here in Alberta.”
“So sadly, the Granum Canada Day celebrations are hereby cancelled for 2020.”
At present, Alberta has a public health order in place prohibiting gatherings of more than 15 people.
Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw has indicated there is no time line for easing those restrictions.
Granum’s Canada Day celebration traditionally includes a pancake breakfast, parade, children’s games, museum tours, birthday cake and fireworks.

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