May 1, 2020

2020 Canada Day at the Alberta Legislature Cancelled

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Edmonton - Canada Day at the Alberta Legislature will not take place in 2020 following last week’s announcement by the Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health that mass events for this summer are cancelled due to the pandemic.

“We know that celebrating Canada Day at the Legislature has been a meaningful tradition to thousands of families from across Alberta for many years,” said Honourable Nathan Cooper, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. “The Legislative Assembly took this difficult decision as the health and safety of all of Members, staff, visitors and partners remains our top priority. We look forward to celebrating together again next year.”

Typically, the Canada Day at the Alberta Legislature event occurs on July 1, with programming inside the Alberta Legislature Building and throughout the Legislature Grounds. It is the largest Canada Day celebration in the province, drawing an average attendance of over 30,000 people each year. The Legislative Assembly of Alberta hosts and organizes the event.

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Media Contact:

Rhonda Sorensen Manager, Corporate Communications
Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Phone: 780.908.8360
E-mail: Rhonda.Sorensen@assembly.ab.ca

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