Princeton ordinarily celebrates Canada Day weekend with a number of events including a parade, swimming, cake in Veteran's Square, pancake breakfasts and a duck race. This year those events are cancelled due to COVID. Spotlight file photo 2019. Photo contributed.

Princeton ordinarily celebrates Canada Day weekend with a number of events including a parade, swimming, cake in Veteran's Square, pancake breakfasts and a duck race. This year those events are cancelled due to COVID. Spotlight file photo 2019. Photo contributed.

Canada Day events cancelled, but drive-in movie planned for Princeton Airport

Canada Day 2020, across the nation, will be acknowledged with a whimper, and not a bang.

Canada Day 2020, across the nation, will be acknowledged with a whimper, and not a bang.

As large gatherings are banned due to COVID, communities have cancelled traditional events.

It’s especially disappointing for Princeton, said Mayor Spencer Coyne, as this marks the 160th anniversary of the town’s founding.

“We were going to incorporate all kinds of events into one big theme,” Coyne said.

Instead, he said the town will acknowledge the nation’s birthday with a free drive-in movie night, held at the airport.

“We were struggling to know what to do.”

Onward, A Disney Pixar film, will be shown Saturday, June 27. Gates open at 8:30 p.m.

Provincial COVID regulations apply, said Coyne.

There will be only 50 vehicles allowed, no walk-ins, and people must remain in their vehicles. There is no concession and alcohol is prohibited.

Email registration opens Sunday, June 21, 12:30 p.m., and Coyne said he expects interest to be high.

To register, send your name and address to princetonevents@hotmail.com.

The first 50 emails will be notified of entry.

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