Mr. Speaker, last week Port Coquitlam celebrated its annual May Day festival.
The festival kicked off at the beginning of the week with May pole dancing, followed by terrific music by Port Coquitlam's own Chersea.
The rain finally stopped on Saturday morning, just as the Rotary May Day parade began. I walked alongside many esteemed members of our community. This year's parade marshal was former city councillor Mike Thompson.
May Day would not be complete without a royal party. This year Ava Dickson from Castle Park Elementary School was May Queen.
Daniel Harvey from the École des Pionniers-de-Maillardville was our ambassador.
After the parade, the community enjoyed the day at the Leigh Square block party, and the weekend was capped off with a Mother's Day picnic in Lions Park.
I thank all the volunteers and community groups that work to keep Port Coquitlam vibrant, inclusive and fun.