Group says it’s about public safety

Organizers of the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival have decided to cancel April’s event.

The 56th edition of the festival would have been on April 4, 2020 but concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic were too great.

In a release on the organization’s Facebook page, Chair Doug McLean stated that the decision made Wednesday night came down to public safety.

The Elmira Maple Syrup Festival is not only big for business but fundraising for the community.

The group is now focussing on other ways to support Elmira and the Waterloo Region this year.