"The May Day fete in New Westminster with its deep historical roots in the community remains both a source of pride and controversy among local teachers and parents."

140 Years of May Day in New Westminster, 1870-2010

With permission from British Columbia History, Vol. 44, No. 1, and published Spring 2011.

About the Author:
Gerald Thompson is a Special Education teacher in district #36 in Surrey, British Columbia. He taught several courses on the history of education on BC at the University of British Columbia and a course on the history of British Columbia at Kwantlen University. He is a member of the BC Historical Federation and is looking forward to doing more work with the organization when he retires from teaching.

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