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New Westminster MAY DAY COMMUNITY HERITAGE PICNIC 2018 presented by Hyack Festival Association

May Day Community Heritage Picnic Group in partnership with Hyack Festival Association

Sunday, 27 May 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

New Westminster MAY DAY COMMUNITY HERITAGE PICNIC 2018...

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Quantity
Royal Lancer & Family - Armoury Admission
2018 Royal Lancer & Family Armoury Admission
Ended Free  
Hyack Festival Assodiation Members
Hyack Festival Association Members - Armoury Admission
Ended Free  
VIP Dignitary - Armoury Admission
VIP Dignitary, Miss New Westminster Hyack Ambassadors - Armoury Admission
Ended Free  
St John Ambulance Members - Armoury Admissionion
St John Ambulance - Armoury Admission
Ended Free  
Donation or Non-Attending Supporter
If you are unable to attend or simply wish to help offset the costs of this FREE community event, we would be most appreciative! Tax receipts issued for donations over $25. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support!
3 Jun 2018 Enter donation ($)

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Event Details

New Westminster MAY DAY COMMUNITY HERITAGE PICNIC presented by the Hyack Festival Association

Sunday May 27 2018 - 2 pm - 4 pm

in The Armoury of The Royal Westminster Regiment

Pack a picnic basket, wear your spring bonnet and bring a smile! 

Be prepared to have fun as the Royal City comes together for the 4th annual New Westminster MAY DAY COMMUNITY HERITAGE PICNIC. "Lift your spirits" with friends and neighbours to embrace the rich 148 year history and traditions of May Days current and past! Our picnic marks the finale of the May Day Week and is the wrap up event for the 47th annual Hyack Festival in New Westminster!   

Come one, come all!  Everyone is invited! 

Armoury Indoor Admission - Pre-registration required.

Congratulate our incoming and retiring Royal Suites, visit with former May Queens, Royal Knights and Royal Lancers along with their families and community citizens for a cheery afternoon in the historic Armoury of The Royal Westminster Regiment!  Highlights of the afternoon will include the performance by both 2017 & 2018 May Queen Suites and the Royal Lancers of the traditional Royal Lancer "quadrille" dances, as well as the Royal Knight Honour Guard sharing interesting May Day trivia. Come clap your hands and join the enthusiasm!

The picnic recreates in a small way, the early beginnings of May Day 1870. when citizens of all ages gathered outdoors to welcome spring and build community spirit for the disheartened citizens at that time. Celebrate the rich history and traditions of May Day in the Royal City as adults, youth and seniors come together for a fun day of positive community building!  Share your May Day photos, autograph books and stories. Reunite with family friends and neighbours, meet new ones and create endless memories for generations to come!

A good old fashioned fun picnic for children and those "young at heart!"  Bring a smile and be prepared to have some light hearted fun!

DRESS: Wear your favourite picnic attire, spring bonnet, traditional or Victorian period dress or anything goes!   

PICNIC: NO FOOD SALES ON SITE!  Don't forget your picnic basket & refreshments. 

COST:  FREE!  Please reserve your tickets as indoor venue capacity in the Armoury is limited.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED for Admission to Armoury - Bring your tickets to the door on Queens Ave.

DOORS OPEN AT 2 PMOnce the Armoury is at capacity enjoy the overflow picnic areas in Friendship Gardens and Tipperary Park. The more, the merrier!

MAY QUEEN and ROYAL SUITE REUNION:  When registering, please indicate if you are a former May Queen, Suite member, Royal Knight or Royal Lancer.and your year(s) of participation.

Check back to this site for updates. 

FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

There is no age limit or restrictions. Open to all  - youth and seniors! Please register in advance for tickets as the venue capacity indoors is limited.  Please do not reserve tickets you do not need.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Pets are not permitted inside the Armoury. (Exception: assistance/guide dogs).  Alcohol prohibited. 

Can I purchase food at the event? 

No. There aren't any food vendors on site. Bring your own picnic basket, food and non-alcoholic refreshments.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Refer to updates on this eventbrite page. Check back often.

What if I am late? 

Doors open at 2 pm.  Your reservations for Armoury admission will be released if you are a "no show" by  2:20 pm.   

How should I dress for the event?

Picnic casual, spring "May Day" clothes or "Victorian period attire", spring bonnet/hat. Wear comfortable shoes.

What else should I bring or prepare?

Pack your own picnic lunch/refreshments to enjoy.  .

Don't forget your May Day photo album and memorablia to share with family, friends and community members. Be prepared to share stories, photos and recall endless memories!

Bring a smile and a positive attitude!

If I can't attend, can I make a donation to support the Picnic?

Yes, all donations, big or small, will be greatly appreciated. Donations can be made online or will be accepted at the door.  Tax receipts for donations over $20.  If you cannot attend and/or wish to support in a larger capacity, please consider donating to help defray the costs.

I am a former May Queen Suite, Royal Knight, of Royal Lancer, where do I send my information?  Please add this information when reserving your ticket so we may announce your presence during our program.


 

Have questions about New Westminster MAY DAY COMMUNITY HERITAGE PICNIC 2018 presented by Hyack Festival Association? Contact May Day Community Heritage Picnic Group in partnership with Hyack Festival Association

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The Armoury of The Royal Westminster Regiment, 6th St. & Queens Ave. New Westminster

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Sunday, 27 May 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)


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May Day Community Heritage Picnic Group in partnership with Hyack Festival Association

The New Westminster May Day Community Heritage Picnic Committee is a volunteer team of community-minded citizens working in partnership with the Hyack Festival Association.  Representatives from the May Queen Suites, Royal Knights, Royal Lancers, Hyack Festival Association, business and community leaders, this initiative is supported by a variety of community organizations. Please thank them for their dedication and commitment!

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