Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Bean Dinner

Revival of The Annual Bean Dinner

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 | 5 pm – 7 pm
Location: Cumberland Community Schools’ Beaufort Gym
2674 Windermere Ave, Cumberland, BC V0R 1S0

After a long hiatus, the Cumberland Museum & Archives is reviving the annual traditional Bean Dinner in collaboration with the Cumberland Community Schools Society, aligning with the essence of International Workers Day. International Workers Day and May Day are celebrated in Cumberland on May 1 with an old-fashioned community bean supper featuring a tasty plate of working-class food: cornbread, baked beans, and coleslaw. Share a meal with friends and family while commemorating the spirit of labour and solidarity.

This year, our partnership with the Cumberland Community School Society will include the participation of our local students. They will help to prepare the meal and share their knowledge of local Cumberland lore and history, emphasising the significance of workers’ contributions to the community. 

Proceeds raised from this event will support barrier-free programming at the Cumberland Museum & Archives and contribute to the food program at the Cumberland Community Schools Society, reinforcing the commitment to supporting the well-being of workers and their families in our community.

We hope you’ll join us.


Interested in Volunteering – please complete the following form here.

Tickets are being offered on a sliding price scale and can be purchased for an individual or a family.

Individual Meal Ticket | $7 – $15
Family Meal Tickets | $16 – $40