Important May Day 2021 Updates

Check out our Event Info and Contest pages for important updates about May Day

Unfortunately, our 150 May Day celebration scheduled for 2020, like so many other annual public events, was cancelled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, SD40 confirmed that it would no longer participate in future May Days but expressed good wishes for our group to step in and continue involvement with future events.

The New Westminster May Day Community Association is moving forward to mark the occasion of May Day 2021 on Saturday, May 29. It is our wish to celebrate the 150 anniversary of May Day which was supposed to take place last year, this year. Whether we can accomplish this in-person is uncertain. We ask that you bear with us as we work to determine our best course of action during COVID-19.

An important part of New West history.

May Day Celebration in New Westminster, BC, Canada is the longest running May Day in the history of the British Commonwealth.

New Westminster Museum and Archives, IHP9860-095

New Westminster's first May Day was in 1870. May Day tradition began in New Westminster in 1870. The city of New Westminster was going through some hard times. The purpose of the event was to bring the community together, lifting their spirits and unifying them as one.

150 years later, and counting. our city still honors this tradition.

REWIND: May Day 2020

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