It’s without a doubt that COVID-19’s arrival dramatically changed our day-to-day. In the last couple of months, we’ve witnessed business shut-downs, schools closing their doors, and an alarming rate of job losses.
Credit: Government Of Canada
Of course, in response to the global pandemic, events and festivals have announced their cancellations/schedule pushbacks. Things are different, to say the least. Here’s another big change: this year, Canada Day festivities will be held online.
In a release statement, Steven Guilbeault, minister of Canadian heritage, said, “In light of the current and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Canada and around the world, our government has decided to celebrate Canada Day differently this year, in a way that will allow us to come together virtually to share our pride in being Canadian.”
The decision was made with Canadians’ best interests in mind. With social distancing in place, it would only make sense to adjust Canada’s celebration in order to keep the population safe.
The virtual content will showcase Canada’s beautiful diversity. Guilbeault shared: “For Canada Day 2020, we are working with Canadian artists and artisans to put together a virtual program, reflecting our diversity and values, and showcasing the immense talent our country has to offer.”
Be sure to tune in! There will be more information as we approach the date. We can feel united knowing that all Canadians will be watching the same online program to celebrate such an important day. In his statement, Guilbeault stressed the idea of “solidarity with one another.”
Let’s continue that beautiful Canadian connection!