Ontario: St. Thomas carnival in full swing for first time in 18 months

Excerpt from CTV News London - Jordyn Read -  Multimedia Journalist

LONDON ONT, — If you’re seeking some summer fun – look no further.

The famous carnival in St. Thomas is in full swing this weekend first time since the pandemic hit.

“We didn’t have it last year, so we came out this year to take part in it,” says Jason Jackson who visited the Carnival Sunday with his children Jarred and Joelle.

To kick off the fun, St. Anne’s Community Festival teamed up with the World’s Finest Shows to get the rides, games and food trucks up and running.

‘Everything has been great so far, everyone has been so happy to be back and having fun outside and so are we,” says Patrick Jamieson with World’s Finest shows.

“We haven’t been on the road in what 19 months? This feels good to be back to work.”

Families CTV news spoke with, were itching to get their spirits up by dropping down.

“It was scary,” says 9-year-old Danielle Verajeghe who rode the dropzone on Sunday.

“When you first drop down you really have to hold on, it’s very fun and funny.”

Around 3,500 people are allowed to visit the carnival at one time, people are asked to wear face masks and to practice physically distancing measures, Jamieson said.

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