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May Day in the Park 2017: You’re Invited!

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The 2017 Royal Suite: Samantha Black, Christina Hodges, Kisa Gavac, May Queen Zoe Bishop, Jadyn Gibson, Emma Vanderven, Victoria Reina and Charlotte Johnson

This year will mark the 147th May Day celebration in the City of New Westminster, with the school district event at Queen’s Park taking place Wednesday, May 24th. Students, their families, and community members are invited to gather at Queen’s Park Stadium for the school celebrations, starting at 11:30 a.m..

May Day capture to size 640A highlight of this year’s May Day is a celebration of school spirit, with two grade five student representatives from each of eight elementary schools serving as the Royal Suite hosting the event. Highlights will include the coronation of the May Queen, the grade three folk dances, and the grade four Maypole dances, in which students work together as a team in mastering the complicated steps. 

The program will feature a grand entrance with the New Westminster Secondary School Senior Marching Band, anthems led by the Richard McBride High Notes Choir, a performance by the NWSS Cheer and Stunt Team, along with speeches, presentations and the welcoming of special guests.

May Day in the City of New Westminster  features several other events throughout the week which are hosted by the Hyack Festival Association, including the Hyack International Parade on May 27th, and the May Day Community Heritage Picnic on May 28th. The City of New Westminster also hosts an annual May Day banquet.

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The 2017 Royal Suite: Ryan De La Torre, Nicholas Blaison, Luke Murdoch, Royal Consort Trey Sidhu, Alex Drake, Roy Brenan, Callum Whyte and Peter Darwish.