Don’t count on to begin seeing all these Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia license plates in Brevard County, that are typical because the seasons change.

At least 500 rowers — largely from Canada — will not be making their annual trek to Indian Harbour Beach this fall, due to their nation’s COVID-19 travel restrictions.

World-class kayak and canoe paddlers from teams from several nations, including Canada, train in the warm weather of Indian Harbour Beach at Oars and Paddles Park. Several of these paddlers compete in the Olympics, and spend up to six months in Brevard, but the teams cannot come this year due to travel restrictions from COVID-19.

“Oh, goodness, we’d usually get 500 Canadians down here and they would come for just under six months, from November and they’d have to leave in April,” mentioned Kristin Cusimano, the recreation director for the City of Indian Harbour Beach. The metropolis controls Oars and Paddles Park, the hotbed for world-class canoe and kayak paddlers.

She realized Wednesday afternoon in an e-mail that the Canadian nationwide staff, with a few gold medal contenders for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, and all of the junior packages and developmental packages would not be coming.