May 7 2020 Newsletter

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May 7, 2020
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Information updates on Baconfest, Canada Day and COVID-19.

Baconfest 2020

Lucan Baconfest has established itself as a must attend event in Ontario for the last 7 years and attracts over 35,000 people for this one-day event. Hogtown Cycles and the Township of Lucan Biddulph partner to bring together an event for not only motorcycle enthusiasts but for bacon lovers from across the province and beyond as well. Mayor Cathy Bughardt-Jesson “This event has been supported by community organizations, businesses and local residents since inception and we look forward to welcoming everyone to our Main Street every second Saturday in July for our hugely successful daytime event and the Main Concert Event at night”. Like many festivals and events in Ontario, we have been monitoring the COVID-19 crisis closely and with the federal and provincial regulations regarding gatherings and the need to keep everyone safe, the Baconfest Organizing Committee has felt it is in everyone’s best interest to cancel the 2020 event but we will be back on July 10th, 2021 with great entertainment, food and fun for everyone.

“Riders and enthusiasts come to Baconfest to socialize, see each other’s motorcycles, watch the Extreme Shows, eat bacon and enjoy live music, but the world has dramatically changed this year. It was a difficult decision. We love this event but we just want to do the right thing and keep everyone safe. We look forward to being bigger and better in 2021. Our team will be reaching out to our camping guests and Hogland vendors who have registered for this year in the coming weeks to issue full refunds. We would like to thank you for your patience as we roll out this process.” Mike Koricina & Teresa Burns, owners and founders of Baconfest.

Please read carefully for ticketing related questions regarding the Main Concert Event featuring the Reklaws, Sons of Daughters, Dylan Burk & David Boyd Janes.

Concert Tickets

Online Purchases through Ticketwindow.ca have been refunded to the ticketholders credit card. Please allow time for the refund to be reflected on your account statement.

Purchases Only In- Person (Clarke’s)

We will be issuing full refunds for tickets bought in person (cash)

Please attend one of the following dates to obtain cash refunds

Lucan Arena Seniors Active Centre - Wednesday, May 20 5-7pm or Saturday, May 23 10am-1pm

Bring the tickets with you

We will be practicing appropriate physical distancing and PPE protection for everyone

Again, we are saddened by this decision, but look forward to seeing everyone on July 10th, 2021 and make sure to follow our Lucan Baconfest Facebook Page and website for details for 2021. If you have any questions that are not answered here, feel free to reach out via email at ldeboer@lucanbiddulph.on.ca

COVID-19 Information Websites:

https://www.healthunit.com/ (Middlesex-London Health Unit)

https://news.ontario.ca/newsroom/en (Government of Ontario)

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-dis… (Heatlh Canada)

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html (Canada Benefits)

https://www.middlesex.ca/covid19 (County of Middlesex)

Information Email:

The Township has created an information email for residents to submit any questions that they may have with regard to the COVID-19 services, programs and concerns. Staff will monitor this email regularly and will respond appropriately. This email is: covid19@lucanbiddulph.on.ca

Council Meetings:

Under the Emergency Measures Act, the Council of the Township of Lucan Biddulph will be meeting virtually every first and third Tuesday of the Month. The meetings will be live streamed on Youtube and the agenda/link can be found at: https://www.lucanbiddulph.on.ca/your-municipality/agenda-minutes

Shop & Support Local - Online, Takeout & Curbside Pickups:

We would like to remind residents to support our local businesses by shopping online, ordering takeout and curbside pickups/deliveries.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR SUPPORTING OUR RESIDENTS DURING THIS CRISIS!

WE APPRECIATE EVERTHING YOU ARE DOING.

The following events have been cancelled/postponed:

June 13th - Lucan Area Heritage & Donnelly Museum 50’s Rock and Roll Extravaganza

June 24th - Ham & Strawberry Supper (Holy Trinity)

July 1st - Canada Day Festivities

July 11th - Baconfest