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New Westminster Celebrates the 140th May Day
New Westminster City Council, New Westminster Board of Education and Hyack Festival Association proudly present the 140th May Day Celebration on Wednesday May 26th, from 11:15am to 1:30pm at Queens Park Stadium. This unique New Westminster event is the longest running May Day celebration in the commonwealth.
School children from all over the city will gather at Queen's Park Stadium for the crowning of the new May Queen, a tradition since 1870. As well, parts of the festivities include Folk Dances, May Pole Dances and Sport Events. This year, the Ancient and Honourable Hyack Battery will fire a short salute in honour of May Day.
Residents will hear a loud 'Sound Shell' at 8:00am on the morning of Wednesday, May 26th to signal this traditional event will take place. In case of inclement weather, May Day will be held indoors at Queens Park Arena.
Listen for the Sound Shell and join the 140th May Day Celebration at Queens Park Stadium, located at the corner of First Street and Third Avenue, New Westminster.