Boston Bar tradition continues with May Day festival

Community celebrated the 86th annual event on May 25

Justice Watson crowns the new May Queen

Justice Watson crowns the new May Queen

Boston Bar celebrated its 86th annual May Day festival on Saturday.

Residents came out in full force to watch the parade, crowning of the new May Queen and traditional May Pole dance. In addition to children’s activities, food tents, silent auction and vendors at Memorial Park, families were entertained throughout the afternoon by Blind Dog Johnston and the Sinners and Ish da Fish. On Saturday night, the Beatles tribute band Atlantic Crossing, with guests Cease and Desist, took over the main stage for a special concert.

Several Community Spirit Awards were also presented to residents on Saturday on behalf of the Boston Bar/North Bend Enhancement Society.  Audrey Dekoning was recognized for her work in creating the town’s website, which has been visited many times by people outside of Boston Bar and used to access the Update Newsletter. Andy and Kerri Lynne Chartier were awarded for bringing in truck loads of donations for the food bank every year. They have two plots at the community garden and continue to donate fresh vegetables, even though they do not live in town full time. Jeff White also received an award for stepping up and taking on many jobs with such a willing spirit.

The 2013 Youth Awards were presented to Austin Forman, Spencer White, Darcie Forman and Kraeg Charlie for being “an inspiration and terrific role models for their peers.”

Parade Winners:

• Best decorated car or truck – Citizens on Patrol with Stuff the Cruiser

• Best decorated float – Tuckkwiowhum Heritage Interpretive Village

• Best costume – Parade marshall Shirley Crow

• Best marching group – Kopchitchin Day Care

• Best bicycle or quad – Gavin Lane in the mini-RCMP car