May Day 2020 Update

Unfortunately, our 150th May Day celebrations scheduled for May 20, 2020, like so many other annual public events, were cancelled due to the global Covid 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 this year's May Day with a virtual story about May Day, to provide you with a taste of the live 150-event that has been rescheduled to next May, 2021. You will be able to view our virtual story here, on our website, beginning May 20. The Association looks forward to hosting you at our 150th May Day celebration in 2021.

Attend the 150th May Day Celebration in New Westminster, BC, Canada.

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

The 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, our city still honours this tradition.

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If you're interested in joining us, have a question, or you want to volunteer, please reach out! When your message is received, we will be able to schedule a meeting to determine our next steps together. So come on, join us - let's make an impact on our city, for our city.