Following suit with many of the traditional Canada Day activities that usually run in Fort Frances, the Fun in the Sun Mini King and Queen contest will not be running this year.
Event organizer Melissa Gushulak explained that with all of the COVID-19 related restrictions and cancellations that have already occurred, they simply didn’t see a way to continue with the event this year, particularly as it involves younger children.
Gushulak also noted that this is the first time in the contest’s history that it has been cancelled.
While the event won’t be running this year, Gushulak said she is hopeful this will be a one-time cancellation, and looks forward to the return of the contest next year.
In place of other regular Canada Day activities, the Fun in the Sun committee will instead be running home/business decorating, colouring and writing contests with over $5000 in prize certificates available.