Groundhog Day Celebrations Cancelled Due to Storm

**** LANDS/FORESTRY Media Release

Photo via Shubenacadie Wildlife

Groundhog Day Celebrations Cancelled Due to Storm
Groundhog Day celebrations at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park are being cancelled because of winter storm conditions forecast for this weekend.

Shubenacadie Sam will announce his prediction on social media and in a news release on Sunday, Feb. 2, at 8 a.m. Atlantic time.

“Groundhog Day is always an exciting day for families to visit the park but we expect poor travel conditions in the morning. We must put the safety of visitors and wildlife park staff first,” said Lands and Forestry Minister Iain Rankin.

Shubenacadie Wildlife Park will also be closed Sunday, Feb. 2.

Quick Facts:
— Sam will be the first groundhog in North America to make a prediction, about an hour before his fellow groundhogs in Ontario and the eastern United States.

Additional Resources:
— Shubenacadie Sam on Twitter:
— Shubenacadie Wildlife Park on Facebook:
— Shubenacadie Wildlife Park website:

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