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The Town of Slave Lake is following the guidelines put out by Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer, and Alberta Health Services by cancelling our annual Canada Day celebrations at Schurter Park.
Dr. Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer, said “To be clear, the orders in place prohibit gatherings of more than 15 people. They also require people gathered in groups of fewer than 15 to maintain a distance of two metres from one another.”
Hinshaw state that the guidelines were hard to put into place, “I know summer festivals and events are incredibly important for many people. They provide fun and entertainment in every part of this province.
“But we must do everything we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We have seen that festivals and large gatherings hold the potential to be super-spreader events.”
Mayor Tyler Warman said of the new guidelines, “This is tough for the Town. Our annual Canada Day celebrations is the unofficial kick off of the summer.
“Slave Lake is strong though, and while the celebrations at the Lions Club Schurter Park have been cancelled I know Slave Lake will celebrate our amazing country in their own way this year.”
The Town would like to remind residents that while our Canada Day Celebrations have been cancelled, our parks through Slave Lake are still open. We ask to residents to continue to social distance even in our parks.
For more information on COVID-19, residents can head to www.slavelake.ca/COVID19