Monday, May 1st
International Workers Day and May Day are celebrated in Cumberland with an old fashioned community bean supper featuring a tasty plate of working class food; biscuits, baked beans and slaw. Share a meal with friends and enjoy live music, drinks, stories, photos, and more!
at the museum,
or RSVP by calling 250 336 2445.
This year’s event features western Canadian musician John Gogo. The Victoria Times Colonist has called John “one of the most talented singer/songwriters this area has ever produced”. His 2015 release Coal & Wood (Revisited) is a return to his early folk singer days, featuring originals about the people, places and historical events of Canada’s western islands.
Guests will also be entertained by the Self-Improvment Club, a group that meets every Tuesday at the Cumberland Museum to practice skills of improvisation. The club will provide a short interpretive re-enactment of a day in the life of a present or past local worker.
Workers’ Day Bean Supper takes place on Monday May 1st, 6 pm, at the Cumberland Cultural Centre. Tickets are available online at www.cumberlandmuseum.ca, at the museum, or RSVP by calling 250 336 2445.
Also on May 1 – Bring your banners, costumes, picket and protest signs and join in the Cumberland May Day parade: a joyous, radical celebration of all working people and those who struggle for a better world. Gather at the Village Square at 5:30pm. The parade will move west along Dunsmuir to the parking lot behind the museum. From there, you’ll have a chance to get your seats for Workers Day Bean Supper. All are welcome!