Workers Day Bean Supper: May 1

May 1, 2019

Cumberland Cultural Centre, $20

The May Day Bean Supper in Cumberland BC is a much-loved event that brings people together on International Workers’ Day for food, music, history, and community building. The CRCD Labour Council is organizing this year’s festivities, with proceeds going to support the work of the Cumberland Museum and Archives!

May 1st — both the celebration of the return of Spring and of workers — holds a special place in Cumberland’s history. It is reported that it was once the most significant event held here, even when the larger political landscape diminished its popularity elsewhere. In 1942, Cumberland is reported to have earned the distinction of being the *only* community to celebrate May Day in Canada.

Marc Hellman is a musical theatre performer from Victoria who has played for audiences all over Canada from the Festival of the Americas in Montreal to the Coombs Country Fair. Recently he brought his play about Pete Seeger, ‘The Incomplete Folksinger’, to the Merville Hall where he had the audience enthralled. His repertoire is much broader and he will be playing a variety of songs for your enjoyment.

Tickets are $20 and available at the Cumberland Museum and Archives. Tickets can also be reserved by phoning the Museum at 250-336-2445. Doors open at 5:30 PM.