Out of the utmost respect for the recent news regarding indigenous children and residential schools across Canada, our Canada Day specific activities this year will be moved to Monday August 2, Nova Scotia Natal Day. This includes the Scavenger Hunt and Chester Harbour Parade of Lights. Our scheduled Legion Cup race A/B fleet in the afternoon and Thursday evening series racing will proceed as scheduled on Thursday July 1.
Additionally, with the easing of Covid-19 travel restrictions across Canada and the US, August will provide an opportunity for those kept away to return and join us once again in several of our favourite summer events.
We ask you all to take time on Canada Day, to pause for a moment and reflect in memory of the thousands of children who were sent to residential schools and those children who never returned. Canada Day offers an opportunity to celebrate Canada’s strengths, reflect on the past, and by doing so move forward towards a better future for all.
Respectfully the Executive Committee of Chester Yacht Club