May long weekend event is back in Cumberland

The soap box derby takes over 2nd Street for the Victoria Day Celebrations. Photo by Mike ChouinardThe soap box derby takes over 2nd Street for the Victoria Day Celebrations. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Checking out the vehicles. Photo by Mike ChouinardChecking out the vehicles. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The derby finish line at the bottom of the hill. Photo by Mike ChouinardThe derby finish line at the bottom of the hill. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Families line up for the bouncey castle. Photo by Mike ChouinardFamilies line up for the bouncey castle. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Singer Taze Kozak strums a tune at the Dunsmuir Avenue stage. Photo by Mike ChouinardSinger Taze Kozak strums a tune at the Dunsmuir Avenue stage. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Lots of food and other goods are available at Market Day. Photo by Mike ChouinardLots of food and other goods are available at Market Day. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Dunsmuir was full of pedestrians and a cyclist or two for Market Days. Photo by Mike ChouinardDunsmuir was full of pedestrians and a cyclist or two for Market Days. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Dunsmuir Avenue was alive Monday morning with the Victoria Day Parade in Cumberland. Scott Stanfield photo
The Victoria Day Parade featured plenty of colorful costumes, and fairies. Scott Stanfield photoThe Victoria Day Parade featured plenty of colorful costumes, and fairies. Scott Stanfield photo
The Cumberland Community Forest Society was one of many groups parading along Dunsmuir. Scott Stanfield photoThe Cumberland Community Forest Society was one of many groups parading along Dunsmuir. Scott Stanfield photo
The Comox Valley Pipe Band was among several marching bands participating. Scott Stanfield photoThe Comox Valley Pipe Band was among several marching bands participating. Scott Stanfield photo
Outgoing May Queen Madlyn Davies is escorted to the stage at Village Park. Scott Stanfield photoOutgoing May Queen Madlyn Davies is escorted to the stage at Village Park. Scott Stanfield photo
Outgoing May Queen Madlyn Davies, right, kneels before May Queen elect Gabriella Lacourse. Scott Stanfield photoOutgoing May Queen Madlyn Davies, right, kneels before May Queen elect Gabriella Lacourse. Scott Stanfield photo

The May long weekend party finally returned to Cumberland.

The Victoria Day celebrations ran through the weekend. Saturday was Market Day on Dunsmuir Avenue as merchants and entertainers filled the street through the day, while on 2nd Street, the kids finally got the chance to break out their best racers for the soap box derby.

The community has held a few COVID-friendly events the last two years, but this year marks the return of the full event.

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There was a swing dance at the rec centre Saturday night. On Sunday, there was music at Village Park, an old-time soccer game, doggie fashion show and legends of the maypole on the schedule. Monday included pancake breakfasts at the Legion and Masonic Lodge, the maypole dance and crowning of the May Queen, kids’s races, petting zoo — and, yes, the Victoria Day Parade was back too.



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