COVID119 has cancelled the 2020 Gold Rush Days festival. (Gold Rush photo)

WAVERLEY: The committee for Waverley Gold Rush Days have made the tough decision to cancel the annual event, held the second weekend of September.

In an Aug. 24 post on the Waverley Village Green Facebook page, the committee made the news official. It’s one of several events, including the Halifax County exhibition in Middle Musquodoboit, Tide Fest in East Hants, and Keloose in Windsor Junction that have made the same calls, due to the COVID19 pandemic.

“Every year we look forward to connecting with our community and celebrating with our neighbours and friends,” said the post. “Unfortunately this is not our year.

Waverley Gold Rush Days 2020 will not be going forward as planned due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the province of Nova Scotia’s Health guidelines.”

“The Waverley Gold Rush Days committee will work toward Waverley Gold Rush Days September 2021 and hope to make it the best yet; especially after Hurricane Dorian stole the show last year,” continued the post.

The festivals organizers were appreciative of the continued support from the community of their event.

“We would like to thank our sponsors and everyone in the community for their continued support and we look forward to seeing you in 2021,” ended the post.