Maypole dancers in Offenham

Pitt Meadows aims to break Maypole dancing record

City wants to get into the Guinness World Record for its centennial celebrations in 2014

The City of Pitt Meadows is turning 100 years old on April 25, 2014 and to celebrate a milestone of this magnitude, the city and its community partners are busy planning a year of celebratory events.

One of the goals for includes breaking the Guinness World Record for the most people maypole dancing.

Maypole dancing is a form of folk dance from western Europe, especially England, northern Spain, Finland, Sweden, Portugal and Germany.

Dancers perform circle dances around a tall pole which is dressed with garlands, painted stripes, flowers, flags and other emblems.

The committee organizing the celebrations needs dance instructors to volunteer to work with local schools and other groups. If you would like to participate, email Erin Mark at 100years@pittmeadows.bc.ca.

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