For Immediate Release
ACBS-Toronto Cancels 2024 Vintage Boat Show.
Gravenhurst, Ontario, The Canadian Antique & Classic Boat Society, (ACBS-Toronto) reluctantly announced the cancellation of the 2024 Summer Vintage Boat Show scheduled for Muskoka Wharf, Gravenhurst, Saturday, July 6, 2024.
Show Chair, Mike Gridley stated, “due to circumstances beyond our control, our Board of Directors have decided to cancel the ACBS-Toronto Summer Vintage Boat Show for 2024. Our show is the largest Vintage and Classic Boat Show in Canada, and our team determined that if circumstances did not allow us to host a first-class show, we would cancel.”
The Town of Gravenhurst and the District of Muskoka will be starting a major three-year construction project that will significantly impact Bay St. / Muskoka Road 169 this summer along with access to Muskoka Wharf. The impact is such that the Farmers Market and all other events that normally take place at Muskoka Wharf and the adjacent park lands have relocated for 2024.
“The Bay and Beyond project involves the District of Muskoka and the Town of Gravenhurst. The project involves new underground pipes and roadway improvements, enhancing pedestrian safety and creating more opportunities for active transportation,” said Shawna Patterson, Director of Recreation and Culture for the Town of Gravenhurst. “Ultimately, the project is about safeguarding the critical services we depend on every day. The town is working with the district to accommodate events that wish to continue at the wharf or temporarily relocate. We look forward to the return of the Summer Vintage Boat Show in 2025. The show is a valued part of our summer event calendar.”
“Unfortunately, we are unable to relocate our event, so we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel this summer's show, to best serve our members, participants, sponsors and the public,” said Jeff Titshall, President of ACBS-Toronto. “Rest assured that we will be back to Muskoka Wharf with Canada’s largest vintage and classic boat show in July 2025.
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