City Applauds Decision
to Move Fireworks
The City of Windsor is applauding
the decision to move this year’s Ford Fireworks display off the Detroit River.
As a result, we understand that it will not be possible for Windsorites to
witness the fireworks from waterfront parks on the Canadian side of the river.
“The fireworks show is a
fantastic tradition that ordinarily draws hundreds of thousands to the area,”
said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “But, this is no ordinary year, so we
appreciate the temptation to gather on the river has been removed and we
encourage everyone to enjoy the show safely from home.”
Public Health officials continue
to advise against congregating in large groups and maintain appropriate social
distance to help reduce the risk of community spread of COVID-19.
The fireworks display is normally held on the
Detroit River between the downtown areas of Windsor and Detroit, but this year,
to discourage residents from watching in person, a secret location away from
the river has been chosen by organizers and the show is being broadcast on WDIV Channel 4 from 8 p.m. to
10 p.m on August 31, 2020.