Local Cancelled Events During COVID-19

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Listed below is a list of major events that have been cancelled that take place in full or in part, locally in Central Manitoulin due to COVID-19.  The list will be updated regularly as updates are made available.You may also visit https://www.manitoulin.ca/covid-19-timeline/ for a COVID-19 timeline that includes cancelled events. 

May 

Outdoor Recreational Amenities Closed
Ontario Government has ordered the closure of the following 
communal or shared, public or private outdoor recreational amenities everywhere in Ontario. These measures will at the current speculation be in place until at least June 2, 2020.  

Spring Cleanup
Cleanup events should not take place this month. To support the effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and help keep Ontarians safe, the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks has postponed public and corporate cleanups until later in the year during Waste Reduction Week, which takes place October 19-25, 2020.

Providence Bay Farmers Market
The farmers market organizers have advised the Municipality that the information put out on a Facebook March 31 post is still relevant and the opening which was slated for mid-May is delayed until further notice. 

June 

Manitoulin Passage Ride 
The cycling event slated for June  5th & 6th, 2020 has been postponed to 2021. https://www.manitoulincycling.com/events/manitoulin-passage-ride/

Bluegrass in the Country
On March 18th, 2020 the organizing committee announced the Music Fesitval slated for June 12,13&14 2020 would be cancelled. 

Pearson Cup Ball Tournament
After much thought and consideration and due to the public health restrictions the Pearson Cup Committee regrets to inform you that we have decided to cancel the upcoming Ball Tournament to be held in Mindemoya, on Father's Day weekend June 19th, 20th & 21st , 2020. 

Mindemoya Youth Softball Tournament:
The organizing committee regrettably announced the decision to cancel this year’s 3rd Annual Tournament that was to be held on June 26-27-28, 2020 due to health concerns. The Committee is looking at a possible option of hosting a smaller event in the Fall on September 11-12-13/2020.

Mindemoya Classic Marathon
The marathon slated for June 28, 2020 has been cancelled. http://mindemoyaclassic.com/

July 

Canada Day BBQ - Providence Bay/Spring Bay Lions Club 
The bbq event traditionally held on July 1 will be cancelled this year. 

Homecoming Weekend - Central Manitoulin Lions Club 
The Central Manitoulin Lions Club would like to inform the public of the cancellation of the 2020 Homecoming Weekend in Mindemoya, ON on July 3rd,4th & 5th, 2020. The Executive has concluded that the club will not be able to continue to plan for, book or pay in advance for most, if not all of the Homecoming Weekend 2020 events under the current timeline and public health situation restrictions.

Manitoulin Art Tour
The Manitoulin Art Tour set to take place July 17, 18, 19 is cancelled due to COVID-19 situation.


Ride Manitoulin Motorcycle Rally 2020
Chairperson Randy Bowerman issued the following statement regarding the cancellation of the 2020 Ride Manitoulin Event in Providence Bay on July 17 & 18, 2020 due to COVID-19. 

Salmon Classic
It is with great sadness that we are announcing the cancellation of the 2020 edition of the Manitoulin Expositor Salmon Classic scheduled to take place from July 25 to August 23.

August 

Providence Bay Fair changed to virtual event
The fair weekend for 2020, August 21-23, has been changed to a virtual event. Visit http://www.providencebayfair.com/

September 

A Little About Central

The Municipality of Central Manitoulin is located in the centre of Manitoulin Island with an abundance of lakes, rivers, and beaches. The Municipality includes the villages and hamlets of Mindemoya, Providence Bay, Spring Bay, Sandfield and Big Lake. We offer diverse attractions and unique landmarks such as our sandy beach in Providence Bay or access to Lake Manitou, the largest lake on the island. We invite you to visit our community in the "heart" of Manitoulin Island. 

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