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Ladner throwback: Time to dance around the May Days pole

The fair was first established in 1896

Let’s step back 90 years to Ladner May Days at Memorial Park.

The above 1932 photos show children dancing around the May Pole.

It has been a long-running tradition and part of the annual festivities.

Fast forward to 2022 and May Days is back with in-person events this weekend that had to be cancelled for a couple of years due to the pandemic.

Running from Friday to Sunday, the fair includes a May Days court ceremony, parade, fastball tournament, entertainment, amusement rides and activities and a beer garden.

This Sunday's parade culminates at the stage in Memorial Park where the traditional May Pole Dance and May Royal Court Crowning Ceremony will take place.