Antiquefest 2013 is cancelled.
“The members of the Morrisburg and District Lions Club regret that we will not be hosting Antiquefest 2013,” noted Bob Bechard, Lion President on the club’s website. “This decision was not taken lightly, and there remains the possibility it could return in the future.”
The Club is currently working to ensure that its vendors, business supporters and the community understand the complexity of the difficult decision. However, they were not prepared to go into those details at this time.
“Our members have enjoyed hosting Antiquefest and, as a result, this was a difficult decision for the Club,” said Judy Charette, the club’s communications officer.
“Although we have determined it is necessary to step back from the festival this summer, we will re-assess for future years and advise if a decision is made to resurrect Antiquefest,” she added in a prepared statement.
This year, would have been the 15th year for the event, which had always taken place the last weekend in July.
Antiquefest started in 1998 as a South Dundas event at the Morrisburg waterfront. In its fourth year, it was moved to the Matilda Hall. The Morrisburg and District Lions Club took over the event from the township in 2006, and moved it back to the Morrisburg waterfront, where it had been ever since.