City of Brantford Cancels Summer 2020 Events

Brantford City Hall

BRANTFORD, ON – Consistent with advice provided by Public Health and to help mitigate instances of community spread of COVID-19 in Brantford, the City has made the very difficult decision to cancel all summer events through to August 31, 2020. While the City understands this is a disappointing development, the health and well-being of residents, community partners and City staff remain a top priority in the decision making process.

Brantford’s Canada Day Celebration is included in the list of summer events that have been cancelled. “The cancellation of this signature Brantford event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, although disappointing, is a demonstration of our community’s commitment to doing our part for the health of all citizens,” said Brian Beattie, Chair Brantford’s Canada Celebration. “What I have witnessed over the last several weeks is a daily celebration of being Canadian through ongoing acts of kindness, generosity and support toward one another. I believe that this year on July 1st, Canadians will be reflecting differently about the greatness of our nation and our heritage.” 

Cancellations also include City-supported events and third-party permitted events that were scheduled for the summer. These actions support the provincial order to prohibit organized public events and social gatherings of more than five people. The following is a full listing of event cancellations:

  • Canada Day Celebration
  • All Harmony Square events
  • Movies in the Park (all locations)
  • Holmedale Neighbourhood Association's Porch Party
  • Walter Gretzky Street Hockey Tournament
  • Flash Mob Brantford
  • Team Bike for Hospice
  • St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre Hike for Hospice
  • Brantford Mandarin MS Walk
  • Lansdowne Children’s Centre Charity Motorcycle Ride
  • Khalsa Day parade
  • Brantford Brant Children’s Water Festival
  • Kicking Kawasaki 5K
  • Epic Jobs event
  • Basics Skills Workshop
  • United Way Giant Warehouse Sale
  • Maria SS Della Libera procession
  • Glenhyrst Family Arts Day
  • Sexual Assault Centre of Brant Run
  • Jim Walsh Bike Ride for Kids with Cancer
  • Brantford Pride Celebration and Walk
  • Nova Vita Heels to Heal Walk
  • Kids Summer Celebration Day
  • Taste of Glenhyrst
  • Living Water Reformed Church Carnival in the Park
  • Walk to Cure Diabetes
  • Unbirthday Party
  • Baptism In The Square
  • WTFest
  • Brantford Kinsmen Ribfest
  • Ancop Walk
  • International Overdose Awareness Day

The need for additional cancellations will be re-assessed as the situation evolves. For additional updates regarding City programs and services, and the continuity of essential services follow the City on our Facebook and Twitter pages and visit our website at



Media Contact:

Stephanie Quattrociocchi

Communications Specialist |Communications and Community Engagement | 
City of Brantford | 519-759-4150 Ext. 5533 |


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