Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance While the May Day 2017 Tea was taking place upstairs in the Fort Langley Community Hall, the Langley and Area Mostly British Car Show was outside.

Tea with the queens Sunday in Langley

The annual May Day celebrations include a parade and a float carrying the May Queen and her court.

Young people from several area schools took part in a local tradition that stretches back more than nine decades.

The annual May Day festivities to mark Queen Victoria’s birthday date back 95 years.

This year students from Fort Langley Elementary, Yorkson Creek Middle School, Willoughby Elementary, Langley Fine Arts School and Coghlan Elementary competed for the title of May Queen.

The young contestants demonstrated their social skills at the annual tea Sunday in the Fort Langley Community Hall.

Chosen were Emerson Curtis as the May Queen for 2017. Her maids of honour are Abigail Zimmerman and Alexandra Kupka while Elene Facer was named Miss Canada.

They will take part in May Day festivities next month.


Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance The May Queen and her court is a local tradition dating back decades. This year several young Langley girls took part in the contest. Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance The young people vying to be May Day royalty showed off their social skills at the fundraising May Day Tea on Sunday.

Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Mary Watt served as Queen Mother at the annual May Queen Tea on April 23 when this year’s queen and her court were selected.

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