Port Dover Lions cancel annual Canada Day festivities, 68th annual fish fry

As a result of the ongoing public health concerns regarding COVID-19, it is important that we, as a community, do our part to continue to limit the spread. The health and safety of the Port Dover Community, volunteers and event participants is our top priority. It is with great disappointment that the Port Dover Lions Club announce the cancellation of the annual Canada Day celebration planned for Wednesday, July 1. This includes the Calithumpthian Parade, Boat Parade, Soap Box Derby, dog show, concert and fireworks.
 
“Today marks a difficult decision for the Lions. Each year, we look forward to providing opportunities to bring the community together. Unfortunately, with the uncertainty that remains, we regretfully had no choice but to cancel these summer events,” says Paul Boulanger, president of the Port Dover Lions. “The amount of planning and resources that go into each of these events make it very difficult for us to continue to delay in making this decision. It’s a sad day for all of those involved.”
 
Our 68th annual Fish Fry & Not A Stag Night, originally scheduled for June 6 and then rescheduled to August 15 has also been cancelled. At this time, the Lions’ Show and Shine Nights held on each Monday, which were to begin on Monday, May 25, will be suspended until further notice.
 
Notes Boulanger, “Not being able to celebrate with our community will not be easy. However, the club will use this time to make these annual events bigger and better in 2021. We eagerly look forward to reconnecting with our community.”
 
For more than 80 years, the Port Dover Lions have been serving this community. Our rich history and passion for this community will carry us through these difficult times. To stay up-to-date with Lions’ information, visit our website or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.