Virtual 98th Fort Langley May Day Parade - Memories of the Past

The Fort Langley May Day Parade is going online this year. COVID-19 isn’t going to stop Langley from celebrating our community spirit, and you can get involved from the comfort of your home. Now more than ever our community is looking ahead while remembering the past.

May Day

“The Fort Langley Lions Club and Langley Centennial Museum have partnered to bring you a slideshow of past May Day Parades using photos submitted online by people in our community. On May 18th, you can pop a bowl of popcorn, and enjoy the slideshow while self-isolating at home,” says John Aldag, the Township of Langley’s Cultural Services Manager.

You can also share your photo memories from past parades on social media by tagging your pictures with @FortLangleyLionsClub on Facebook, or use #FortLangleyVirtualParade2020 on Instagram and Twitter.

“The Fort Langley Lions have been coordinating the May Day Parade for many years, and we look forward to the community sharing some of their favourite pictures of past parades. How far can we go back in the 97 year history of the Fort Langley May Day Parade?  Bragging rights for the person with the oldest photo!  How many pictures of past May Queens can we find? We are also trying to gear up for the 100th anniversary parade to be held in 2022,” adds Wendy Canessa, Fort Langley Lions Club Secretary and May Day Parade Registrar. “This is an alternate concept for our May Day Parade so YOU have a say in what you see. Please get your photos in by the deadline of May 12th and join us online for the first Virtual May Day Parade on this our 98th year!”

On May 18th at 11:00am the virtual 98th Fort Langley May Day Parade slideshow will be posted on the Langley Centennial Museum website at museum.tol.ca, so you can celebrate May Day while watching the parade from your couch.