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100 for the 100th: Port Coquitlam May Days parade spots now open

The Rotary May Day Parade is one of the city's main attractions on the calendar each year.
The Rotary May Day Parade on Shaughnessy in Port Coquitlam.

Residents could soon see, literally, 100 displays floating down Shaughnessy Street in Port Coquitlam this spring.

The organizing committee for the annual Rotary May Days parade is looking to match the event's centennial celebration, and have officially opened registration in hopes local businesses and organizations will participate.

The 100th Mays Days Festivities is scheduled to take place May 5 to 13, with the parade set for the final day of the week.

It's said to be one of the Lower Mainland's longest-running community parades.

Nearly 100 floats signed up for the 90-minute walking presentation through downtown Port Coquitlam in May 2022, which was the first in-person May Days parade since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a city news release, around 12,000 people watched the parade ride by with displays ranging from bagpipes and businesses to local dance and sports groups.

Those organizations and others, like restaurants and vendors, are being called to join the historic 100th Rotary May Days parade.

The deadline is April 14 for interested businesses and groups to apply for one of three kinds of parade displays:

  • $75 = commercial float entry
  • $25 = incorporated non-profit or municipal
  • Free = unincorporated non-profit

For more information, and to register for the parade, you can visit the Port Coquitlam Centennial Rotary May Days Parade website.

The Tri-City News is the media sponsor of the Port Coquitlam May Days festivities.