I did a blog post a few weeks ago talking about how summer was shaping up to quite different from previous years. The long daylight hours, warm temperatures, blooming flowers, leafing trees, fresh fruits and vegetables and other seasonal pleasures will all be there for us to enjoy.
What won’t be available, though, is the wide range of festivals and other community events that are traditionally held in the late spring and summer but have had to be cancelled or postponed because of the pandemic.
While some festivals truly have been cancelled, others have retooled a bit and plan to offer online events for people to enjoy.
The Cathedral Village Arts Festival is one such festival. This year, it was supposed to run May 18-23. Sadly, that won’t be the case. But a virtual festival has been set up offering a mix of live concerts; art workshops; spoken word, theatre and dance performances; film screenings; a digital street fair and more.
The festival kicks off, as it usually does, on the holiday Monday (a.k.a. Victoria Day) and you can get more information here.