North Okanagan Canada Day Society has released its plan for virtual celebrations on Canada Day 2020. (Stock photo)

Creston’s Canada Day celebrations and fireworks cancelled due to COVID-19

Mayor is hopeful celebrations with fireworks can happen again once restrictions are relaxed

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings, the Town of Creston is cancelling this year’s Canada Day celebrations and fireworks.

Mayor Ron Toyota said while it is disappointing not to have the Canada Day celebrations take place this year. he is not ruling out the possibility to put on the fireworks display at a later date.

The current provincial order regarding mass gatherings prohibits more than 50 people for an event.

The fireworks easily draw in people and vehicles well over that number to the Creston and District Community Complex (Rec Centre) parking lot alone, not to mention along the streets and alleyways surrounding the Rec Centre.

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