We’ve received this unfortunate news from the MVCA:

Lucky number thirteen isn’t so lucky today. With heavy hearts, Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) is announcing the cancellation of the 13th annual Kintail Country Christmas scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday, December 14).

“A special weather statement indicates freezing rain and up to 35 millimetres of rain Friday night into Saturday,” said Stephanie Kolsters, Mill of Kintail Site Supervisor. “While it’s always been a rain or shine event, the risk of freezing rain creates a significant safety concern for both the volunteers and visitors to the site; all we want is for everyone to have a safe and healthy holiday season.”

“It’s extremely disappointing that Mother Nature isn’t on our side. We love putting on the event as much as the community loves participating. We are very grateful for the volunteers and for the families who have made attending part of their holiday tradition,” said Shannon Gutoskie, MVCA’s Community Relations Coordinator.

While Kintail Country Christmas will not be rescheduled for this year, there are new, exciting events being planned for the site in 2020, so stay tuned!

For more information visit www.mvc.on.ca or like the Mill of Kintail Conservation Area on Facebook.

MVCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario. Formed in 1968, MVCA’s mandate is to manage the watershed’s resources in partnership with our eleven member municipalities and the Province of Ontario. For more information, visit www.mvc.on.ca, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.