May 1, 2017
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 from Cumberland Brewing Co, stories, photos, and more.
This years event features western Canadian singer/songwriter 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 2 songs from the original album plus a handful of new originals about people, places and historical events of Canada’s western islands.
Doors open at 6pm. Purchase tickets ONLINE or at the museum. All proceeds from the event support the Cumberland Museum and Archives.
Also on May 1 – Bring your banners, costumes, picket and protests 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 the annual Bean Supper.