Maypole dancing is just one of the fun activities taking part at Mayfest Celebration

Maypole dancing is just one of the fun activities taking part at Mayfest Celebration

Cedar Bridge celebrates a traditional May Day

Mayfest Celebration take place today, Mother's Day, at Cedar Bridge school with maypole dancing and other activities

These sunny days of May inspire us to plant flowers, go hiking, lay in a hammock or dance around the maypole, pet a bottle lamb or maybe snatch a donut off of the donut tree.

The Cedar Bridge Community would love to invite you to their annual Mayfest Celebration,  which will take place today from 11 a.m.  to 2 p.m. This celebration is a lovely, family-oriented festivity with music and children’s activities — including a donut tree and lambs to pet. It also includes  making a willow and  flower crown, a maypole dance, a tea house and an organic burger bar.

The Mayfest Celebration is open to all and everyone is encouraged to come and enjoy the day together.

May Day has been a traditional day of festivities throughout the centuries. In the tradition of Waldorf schools, this spring event is held to celebrate the season and the sense of renewal that accompanies this time to honour Flora, the goddess of flowers and spring.  It is always exciting for the children who have prepared for the day by learning May Day songs and music. As well, the children have learned simple skipping steps, or more complicated weaving steps, for dancing around the maypole.

Cedar Bridge School is a non-profit organization in its sixth year of operation. It currently has Waldorf-inspired programs that include parent and child, preschool, kindergarten and Grades 1 to 6.  The school is offering accessible-to-all tuition for the 2012-13 school year.

For more information, call 250-547-9212, e-mail  cedarbridgeschool@hotmail.com or see www.cedarbridgeschool.com

Cedar Bridge School is at 730 Whitevale Rd. between Lavington and Lumby.