• Lorna Hamilton

Haying In The ’30s Makes Difficult Decision

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Haying in the 30’s Cancer Support Society located in Mallaig has made yet another difficult decision regarding their annual two-day fundraising event due to COVID.

“We want to be able to provide the same quality event as we did prior to the pandemic, and we do not feel that would be possible this year, so the board has decided to cancel this year’s annual event,” said president Martin Naundorf, “there are just too many uncertainties around the restrictions for the number of people we have attending for those two days.”

The event is usually held during the August Heritage Day weekend and is funded by sponsors and volunteers. The free camping event usually requires 250-300 volunteers and offers demos of hay cutting with a horse-drawn mower, hay baling by horsepower, threshing grain, welding etc. Live music and food is provided free of charge. Attendees can visit the multiple staged businesses in the village, for example the RCMP building, Barbershop, Weaving shop, Blacksmith shop, Archive building and much more.

During the downtime the society plans to continue making improvements to the si