2020 GNE cancelled
The Collingwood Agricultural Society has announced that the 165th annual Great Northern Exhibition has been cancelled.
The decision was made on May 28 based on the direction from the Public Health Department, Government directives regarding COVID-19 and the projected reopening schedule.
“The Collingwood Agricultural Society considers first and foremost the health and safety of their volunteers, members of the community, their loyal sponsors, vendors and exhibitors who are of the greatest importance to the Society,” said president Joanne Gregson in an announcement last week. “Therefore, as a result of lengthy discussions and input from their board of directors, associate directors and volunteers, The Great Northern Exhibition has been cancelled for 2020.”
“The decision to cancel our event is the right decision during this critical time. We are thinking of all our families and friends that have attended in the past. We look forward to safely gathering in 2021,” she said.
“Thank you all who have supported us in our decision to cancel the 2020 Great Northern Exhibition. Stay tuned for possible virtual competitions and demonstrations being considered for this year on our website.”