I am sorry to announce that the Richmond Hill Ward 4 Maple Syrup Festival Committee and I have made the difficult decision to postpone the event scheduled for March 28th to a later date due to the COVID-19 situation. This decision was not made lightly as the Maple Syrup Festival has been a well-loved community event for the past 3 years. However with the recent publication of both York Region Public Health and Canadian Public Health guidelines related to large festivals and events it has been determined that our event would not be able to satisfy a number of their recommendations related to helping to stop the spread of this virus.
The Maple Syrup Festival provides an opportunity for visitors, exhibitors, volunteers and our staff to have an enjoyable and rich experience. With the present concerns related to COVID-19, I was not confident we would be able to sufficiently deliver on this promise.
The Committee and I remain committed to providing a meaningful community event and I will notify you about the rescheduled date as soon as it’s planned.
I would like to thank the Committee for their support and to the community for their understanding and patience while our community works through this Public Health situation.