By Trevor Busch
Westwind Weekly News
Like other community celebrations in southern Alberta, the 2020 edition of Raymond’s Heritage Days has now been cancelled.
The decision was made at town council’s May 5 meeting. However, town administration indicated the municipality is working on some alternative activities that individuals and families can do on their own or be connected over various video conference platforms, and are asking residents to stay tuned as more information will be announced closer to July 1st, 2020.
In their May 5 council highlights, it was stated the municipality is considering a “modified Heritage Days schedule.”
“2020 has been an interesting year and council would like to thank everyone for their diligence at heeding the guidelines of our provincial health officials,” reads a statement in a release on the town’s website. “Let’s hope that the lifting of restrictions can proceed in a safe but timely manner and that we can look forward to hosting our friends, families, neighbours and guests to the Aquatic Centre and Heritage Days in 2021.”
Also on May 5, Raymond council decided to close the pool for the 2020 season due to the lingering COVID-19 restrictions. The province has identified the re-opening of pools in the third stage of their relaunch plan, however no dates have been provided as to when this may be as they are dependent upon future health indicators.
Various maintenance projects will be completed at the pool during the summer to refurbish the facility and make it more energy efficient.