Doors open 3pm and the celebration begins at 3:30pm sharp.
We look forward to seeing everyone in Queen's Park for the return of an in-person event to keep this tradition alive in our community and the city of New Westminster.
Our 150 May Day celebration scheduled for 2020 and 2021, like so many other annual public events, was unfortunately cancelled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, SD40 confirmed that it would no longer participate in future May Day events but expressed their good wishes for our group to step in and for our continued involvement with future events.
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's first May Day was in 1870. May Day tradition began when the city 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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