The multimedia light show that was to have lit up Parliament Hill on New Year’s Eve has been rained out, according to a federal government webpage.
The cancellation came during a day of non-stop rain Saturday, with Environment Canada issuing a rainfall warning for Ottawa that forecasted total rainfall of as much as 30 millimetres in some locations. The rain, heavy at times, was to continue through the evening before ending Saturday night.
The Winter Lights Across Canada projection at Parliament Hill is to run until Jan. 8, but is to take off Jan. 3 and 4.
Hogmanay, the annual Scottish-style New Year’s Eve celebration at Lansdowne Park, was to go ahead despite the rain, as it is held primarily indoors, an organizer said. However, the event’s usual fireworks show at midnight would be dependent on the weather.
Meanwhile, on its website, Camp Fortune announced that New Year’s Day skiing would be cancelled due to the rain. Skiing there is to resume Jan. 2.
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