Locally, concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic continue to have an impact upon scheduled events and activities. The latest to be cancelled is the 2020 edition of the Maxville Fair.
Traditionally, the Maxville Fair kicks off the summer season of rural fairs across the region. This year, it was scheduled to run June 26-28.
Amongst the activities on the agenda was a showcase of youth minor football, on Friday evening under the lights in front of the grandstand. In past years, this evening of the gridiron game has featured two matches involving teams from the Cornwall Wildcats and Glengarry Gaels programs. Some years have also included the United Counties Warriors or Russell Timberwolves. For the kids, this is a thrilling experience, with announcers calling the game live, while a roaming field reporter interviews players.
On April 15, the Maxville Fair board of directors made the decision official to nix the 2020 edition:
“With regret, we announce that the Maxville Fair for 2020 is cancelled.”Maxville Fair board of directors
The announcement went on to say, “In this time of uncertainty, for the protection of our volunteers and for the protection of our community, the Board of Directors of the Maxville Fair wishes to advise the 2020 Maxville Fair is officially cancelled. This was not an easy decision and was made after much consideration, discussion, and anxiety.”
The board added, “We thank everyone for their support over the past years, and we look forward to planning the 2021 Maxville fair.”