A scene similar to this will not be experienced on Canada Day this year in Abbotsford due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (YouTube)

VIDEO: Looking back at Canada Day in Abbotsford

Former newshound Kevin MacDonald shares video of several previous local July 1 celebrations

Like the rest of the country, the city of Abbotsford’s Canada Day festivities will be starkly different this year.

There will be no big parade, no large crowds of people and no coming together in 2020.

Abbotsford announced plans for a ‘virtual’ celebration back in April, and this year many traditional things have been scaled back.

RELATED: Abbotsford moving to ‘virtual’ Canada Day celebration

However, Kevin MacDonald (Abbotsford’s former newshound), has decided to spread some Canadian joy ahead of tomorrow’s unique celebration.

MacDonald combed through his many years of footage of Canada Day events in Abbotsford and has posted a new video to his YouTube channel. MacDonald, who announced his intention to step away from the news business earlier this month, added that he wants to wish everyone in Abbotsford a happy Canada Day.

RELATED: VIDEO: ‘Abbotsford Newshound’ fades to black


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