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Ladner's May Royal Court

The Ladner Pioneer May Days has been a cherished tradition in Delta since 1896, standing as the
second-longest-running May Day celebration in B.C. While its roots harken back to British Victorian
spring fetes, it has gracefully evolved into a community event that offers the charm of a small-town fair
with big-time fun. Like all community gatherings, this tradition serves as a time for people to come
together and celebrate the year's accomplishments. Our mission is simple: to uphold an inclusive fair
that provides numerous free opportunities for children and families to enjoy. From our vibrant parade
and lively main stage to the bustling market, delightful food trucks, exhilarating rides, and other
activities, we aim to offer the community a safe and enjoyable way to celebrate.

Over the years, the Royal May Court has undergone its own evolution, transforming from a
predominantly female affair to one that embraces all genders and those who seek to represent their
school positively. Annually, we invite every elementary school in Delta to select a sixth-grade child to
partake in the festivities. These students volunteer and are chosen at random. We ensure that all
representatives are involved in the selection process, where the Royal Monarch and court members are
decided. Additionally, they play integral roles in the parade and main stage ceremonies. Whenever
possible, the selected court also participates in other community events in Delta and engages in
volunteer opportunities. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID lockdowns, we adapted by hosting
a virtual event in 2021 to honor both the 2020 and 2021 court participants. Despite the inability to meet
in person, the children displayed unwavering passion in representing their school and community.

Today, our aim is to foster togetherness, understanding, inclusion, and compassion among all Royal
May Court participants, providing them with a platform to showcase their love for their community and
their immense hearts. We recognize the importance of evolving with the times while staying true to the
essence of our traditions. Moving forward, we aspire to continue embracing diversity and providing
opportunities for all members of our community to shine.

 

If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to email us.

2023 - 

Monarch: 

First Royal: 

Second Royal: 

2022 - Jordan

2021 - Jakob MacDonald

2020 - Reina Zeneli

2019 - Onoria Sanchez

2018 - Cali Dagenais

2017 - Sofia Perez

2016 - Divyjot Mand

2015 - Halee Ethier

2014 - Hana Maihara

2013 - Carlyn Chase

2012 - MacKenzie Upton

2011 - Georgia Walley

2010 - Emma Ferriera

2009 - Nicole Young

2008 - Nicole Bremner

2007 - Chelsea Phelps

2006 - Stephanie Donofrio

2005 - Samantha Nelson

2004 - Alison Genereux

2003 - Heather Johnston

2002 - Jenna Dhaliwal

2001 - Jamie Rocker

2000 - Komal Taylor

1999 - Marta Cygan

1998 - Sarah MacPherson

1997 - Jessica Neat

1996 - Chelsea Gibson

1995 - Rachel Worsley

1994 - Jenni Ostler

1993 - Vanessa Hume

1992 - Jennifer Spanza

1991 - Kim Ward

1990 - Cheryl Cobbaert

1989 - Kelly Rezansoff

1988 - Alexis McLaren

1987 - Shannon Varhaug

1986 - Briget Boysen

1985 - Shawn Weaver

1984 - Laura Hardig

1983 - Karie Ferguson

1982 - Kati Sjoman

1981 - Tonya Fisher

1980 - Lori Savage

1979 - Julie McLaren

1978 - Shirelle Murdoch

1977 - Sue Morris

1976 - Debbie Gosse

1975 - Bonnie Carlson

1974 - Heather O'Neal

1973 - Nicola Harbott

1972 - Lori Hillairet

1971 - Sally Coghill

1970 - Cindy Crowston

1969 - Shelly Clark

1968 - Lola Capstick

1967 - Terry Munro

1966 - Kathy Tamboline

1965 - Sheila Guichon

1964 - Lynn Bell

1963 - Pamela Burns

1962 - Rosemary Hoggan

1961 - Sheila Gunn

1960 - Bobbi Bates

1959 - Iris Hoffman

1958 - Colleen Weaver

1957 - Lynda Lackie

1956 - Dianne Douglas

1955 - Lyn Tonsaker

1954 - Gwen Coulter

1953 - Yvonne Boucher

1952 - Louise Iverson

1951 - Marilyn Harris

1950 - Sonja Malvik

1949 - Marina Frieson

1948 - Edith Elvrum

1947 - Mary Chapman

1946 - Mary-Jane Brandrith

1945 - Kathleen Lennox

1944 - Carol Bowing

1943 - June Pederson

1942 - Joy Wilson

1941 - Marilyn Guichon

1940 - Edith Martinsen

1939 - Grace Clark

1938 - Katherine O’Keefe

1937 - Carola Remmem

1936 - Irene Kirkland

1935 - Maryhelen Trim​

1934 - Mary Chorlton

1933 - Maureen McLusky

1932 - Alice Nelson

1931 - Jessie Brandrith

1930 - Mildred Levitt

1929 - Peggy Kettles

1928 - Margorie Handford

1927 - Margaret Savage

1926 - Amy Harris

1925 - Olga Christiansen

1924 - Alva DeStark

1923 - Hazel London

1922 - Ebba Bowing

1921 - Mildred Nelson

1920 - Mildred Nelson

1919 - Rose Montgomery

1918 - Viola Richardson

1917 - Anne Kettles

1916 - Mary Clark

1915 - Unknown

1914 - Unknown

1913 - Unknown

1912 - Unknown

1911 - Unknown

1910 - Unknown

1909 - Unknown

1908 - Unknown

1907 - Unknown

1906 - Unknown

1905 - Unknown

1904 - Unknown

1903 - Unknown

1902 - Unknown

1901 - Unknown

1900 - Alice Ladner

1899 - Mable Thirkle

1898 - Muriel Green Pacey

1897 - Belle Beadleston

1896 - Mabel Matheson

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