Be the 152nd
May Queen!

A call for entries includes the role of May Queen, plus a Royal Consort, Royal Suite, and Royal Knights.

FREE dance lessons
start April 11!

New Westminster children in grades 2 through 6 can signup for Folk or May Pole dances.

Become a sponsor
or make a donation!

Learn about different sponsorship levels to become a May Day Builder or support our efforts by donating.

New Westminster's May Day is coming... in May! 

We look forward to seeing everyone in Queen's Park very soon. It'll be another great in-person event keeping this tradition alive in our community, and in the city of New Westminster. Stay tuned for news on the Royal Suite and May Day dance opportunities.

May Queen and Royal Suite dancing around the May Pole on May 28, 2022
May Pole dance in Queen's Park Arena - Photo courtesy Paris Lenahan (@parislenahanphotography)

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.

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Whether you have a question, want to volunteer, or simply want to stay in touch, please reach out! We're happy to hear from you.

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