History · New Westminster · School Board

Take May Day out of the schools and into the community

In New Westminster we have a May Day celebration that’s currently being put on by the school district. Elementary school children perform dances in Queen’s Park and a Royal Suite, made up of a boy and girl from each elementary school, is selected. Back in November 2015 the New Westminster Board of Education directed that… Continue reading Take May Day out of the schools and into the community

History · New Westminster

How New Westminster lost the capital

By his Excellency James Douglas, Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of British Columbia, Vice-Admiral of the same, &c. Whereas Her Majesty the Queen has been graciously pleased to decide that the Capital of British Columbia shall be styled the city of New Westminster. Now, therefore, I, James Douglas,… Continue reading How New Westminster lost the capital