Students from Boston Bar Elementary Secondary School perform the traditional May Pole dance last Saturday in Memorial Park.

Celebrating Boston Bar May Day

The 85th annual event featured a larger parade

Hundreds of people turned out to celebrate the 85th annual Boston Bar May Day on Saturday.

Residents enjoyed a bigger parade this year along with the crowning of the new May Queen, traditional May Pole dance, kids activities and live entertainment.

“We were really pleased to have gorgeous weather for Saturday,” said event organizing committee member Patricia Davison.

“A lot of former residents come back to enjoy the day. It’s an opportunity to thank members of the community who work really hard, not just for May Day but throughout the year. In a small town, you have a small pool of volunteers. It’s really important to recognize them.”

About 20 volunteers started working in February to organize the event.

Parade winners:

• Best decorated car/truck – Fraser Valley Regional Library car Lili

• Best decorated float – Tuckkwiowhum Village

• Best vintage car – Lorne Langner’s tractor

• Best equestrian – Shirley Crow

• Best marching group – RCMP

• Best decorated bike/quad – Joseph Thomas

• Best costume – Shirley Crow

• Best miscellaneous – Boothroyd Head Start

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