Nakusp’s mayor says a modified Canada Day celebration event could still take place this year. File photo

Nakusp’s mayor says a modified Canada Day celebration event could still take place this year. File photo

Modified Canada Day celebration event still possible in Nakusp

Mayor said local society will soon be meeting to see if it's possible to have some form of event

  • May. 7, 2020 12:00 a.m.

There may be a Canada Day celebration event in Nakusp this year after all, despite COVID-19 concerns.

In a statement, mayor Tom Zeleznik said the Society for Nakusp Community Events will soon meet to explore if a modified event is possible for July 1.

Zeleznik said the society is also hoping to honour the Nakusp Volunteer Fire Department in some way this Canada Day, particularly since it is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

While the society said in a social media post on April 17 that the Canada Day celebrations would likely be cancelled, a new provincial strategy to slightly ease physical distancing measures in the coming months has given renewed hope that a modified event might be held.

However, Premier John Horgan emphasized that large gatherings, like spectator sports, are off the table for the foreseeable future.

The society has helped torganize the last three Canada Day celebrations in Nakusp.

READ MORE:Canada Day celebrations underway with Society and the Village

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