Cornwall's Parade of Nations cancelled
Cornwall's largest multicultural festival has been cancelled. The Parade of Nations for the Developmentally Challenged was scheduled for September 15th. It included a parade, cultural entertainment, silent auction, kids' entertainment and a trade show. Founder and Executive Director of the Parade of Nations, Marie Morrell, announced the parade's cancellation today. She tells TheCornwallDaily.com there weren’t enough qualified volunteers to help her throughout the year. (Play Audio) Morrell says volunteers have since stepped forward but it was too late. If she has enough help next year she plans to bring back the parade. "I'm a little disappointed but not really disappointed in the sense that people need to know that we need volunteers to help because the bottom line is we are a charity and the festival is a fundraiser to help developmentally challenged," she said. Morrell says the kite festival portion of the event will still take place on September 16th at the RCAF building on Water Street. The Parade of Nations started in 2007. The parade has received several thousand dollars of in-kind funding from the City of Cornwall in the past. This year, it was slated to receive $3,300 in services.