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Here's how Port Coquitlam youth can help design the 100th anniversary May Day T-shirt

Port Coquitlam is seeking colourful designs with the theme 'Tell us what May Days means to you.'
Port Coquitlam May queen Ava Dickson and ambassador Daniel Harvey wave during the 2017 May Day parade.

Port Coquitlam's annual May Day celebration — this year from May 5 to May 13 — has always been about celebrating community, families and youth.

This year's event will be no different with many of the traditions back once again, including the May Day Parade, maypole dancing by local children, dance performances and the presentation of the 2023 May Day Royal Party. 

To make this year's 100th anniversary of May Day even more special, Port Coquitlam is asking youth to design the T-shirt.

With the theme "Tell us what May Days means to you," youth are encouraged to design the T-shirt and send in their artwork.

Submit your designs at by Wednesday, April 5.

Here are the design specifications:

  • Submissions must be horizontal letter-sized (11 by 8.5 inches) digital illustrations or photos of drawings, paintings, crafts, handwritten notes or other artwork showing what May Day means to the artist
  • Bold and bright hues are encouraged in keeping with the 2023 May Days colour theme celebrating the spring season, community spirit, and diversity
  • Finished artwork can be upload in any of these file formats: PNG, GIF, JPG or PDFs