The Vankleek Hill Fair joins the list of summer events which have been cancelled.
At a meeting of the executive and directors on May 4, it was decided to cancel the 2020 event, which was slated to take place in August 2020.
The following message from Amanda McDonald, president of the Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society, was posted on the group’s Facebook page:
“It is with great disappointment that the executive members of the Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society must inform you that the difficult decision has been made to cancel this year’s edition of the Vankleek Hill Fair due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. This decision was certainly not an easy decision to make; however, in this time of uncertainty, we need to consider the utmost safety and well-being of all fair-goers, community members and volunteers. We want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all of our sponsors, members and volunteers and we look forward to celebrating the next edition of the Vankleek Hill Fair together. Now more than ever, we encourage you to support local businesses who have sponsored our fair in the past and who need our support now as they continue to work through these challenging times.
We want to thank everyone for their support, patience and understanding as our executive members work hard to make careful, well-considered and informed decisions. We look forward to celebrating with you all at the Vankleek Fair from August 12-15, 2021.”
The Vankleek Hill Agricultural Fair held its 176th edition in 2019.
In the meantime, you can donate to the not-for-profit Vankleek Hill Fair by e-transfer, to: [email protected]
Donations can also be mailed to: Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society, P. O. Box 1049, Vankleek Hill, Ontario, K0B 1R0