Celebrate #VictoriaDayAtHome in Cambridge this year

Posted on Thursday May 14, 2020

With the holiday weekend coming up, the City of Cambridge wants to remind the community to keep safety top of mind. Provincial pandemic guidelines are still in effect and residents should be mindful of their efforts to help slow the spread of COVID-19. There’s still plenty to do from home however to celebrate the weekend.

“For many of us, the Victoria Day weekend is the unofficial start of the summer season,” says Mayor Kathryn McGarry. “It’s when pools are opened and barbeques dusted off. However, it’s more important now than ever that we stay the course. I urge the community to keep their celebrations to their immediate household and to avoid gathering. Let’s all celebrate, but celebrate responsibly.”

The #RecFromHome team has put together some kids’ activities for the weekend including a dress-up doll craft and paper fireworks. For those looking to get out and do some gardening this weekend, be sure to take a fitness break with our 10-minute video of garden stretches. Find these activities and more at www.cambridge.ca/recfromhome.

As a reminder, public firework displays will not be permitted and public events have been cancelled across the region for the May long weekend (May 16-18). Fireworks cannot be set off in municipal parks, sports fields, laneways, or on school board property.

Additionally, residents are encouraged to exercise caution with private backyard firework displays due to gathering directives and the possibility of tying up emergency resources. Residents are asked to consider alternate plans and to keep celebrations to those within their household.