Wilberforce fair land trust events cancelled

Additional events for this spring and summer have been cancelled as organizations take precautions to avoid further spread of the coronavirus in the community.

The Wilberforce Agricultural Fair a staple of summer fun in Highlands East won’t go ahead in 2020. Organizers said it was too difficult to predict whether physical distancing protocols would still be in place by then and whether the municipality would be allowing use of the fairgrounds space. Asking sponsors for contributions during a time of “significant financial duress” also seemed inappropriate organizers said.

The Haliburton Highlands Land Trust announced in its newsletter last week it would not be hosting any programming for the public while physical distancing recommendations were in place. This includes their Discovery Days adventures as well as the Rock Our World fundraising dance which was planned for August.

The Dahl Forest property is also closed to the public.

“We are working diligently to research alternative ways to virtually offer some of our Discovery Days events possibly our AGM and perhaps even a ‘non-event’ fundraising event. Please let us know if you have any ideas that you would like to share or could offer assistance as we move into this more technologically driven environment – we’d love to hear from you! Watch our website for further updates and information” the newsletter reads.