Canada Day’s annual fireworks on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, will be replaced with “virtual fireworks” and digital shows as part of the government’s lockdown response to the coronavirus outbreak.
The government of Canada is offering a virtual celebration via computers and mobile devices in lieu of canceled public events.
While COVID-19 is still active in our communities, I want to remind Canadians to celebrate Canada Day safely.
Fireworks are a staple in any Canada Day celebration and on July 1, at 10 pm local time, you can enjoy Canada Day fireworks on your mobile device or computer.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a state-run news media operation, linked 2020’s Canada Day to “a growing conversation about systemic racism in our society”: