About Us


The Hyack Festival Association has been enriching the hearts of its surrounding community since 1971. Aiming to inspire, unite and excite the community, Hyack promises to celebrate the fusion of cultures and personalities that embody New Westminster.


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The Hyack Festival Association makes New Westminster a better place to live by bringing to life a world-class parade and festivals.



At the Hyack Festival Association, we put on festivals and events because we want to bring our community together. That's why our volunteer-run organization puts on events that celebrate the rich cultural heritage of New Westminster.


Formed in 1971, the Hyack Festival Association works to enhance and enliven the quality of life for both the citizens of New Westminster and visitors to BC.


Throughout the year, we organize and sponsor a full calendar of events and projects that generate community spirit including:


  • The New Westminster Hyack Ambassador Program

  • The Hyack Festival Week

  • The Hospitality Weekend

  • May Day Community Heritage Picnic

  • The Hyack Festival & International Parade

  • The Hyack Canada Day Festival & Fireworks

  • and many more



The Hyack Festival Association also prides itself on the many community partnerships we have formed with businesses, community and charitable organizations, arts groups, and other key community stakeholders while promoting New Westminster throughout the Lower Mainland and the Pacific North West by representing New Westminster at many other parades and festivals.  Our Float is accompanied by many Hyack members and our New Westminster Hyack Ambassadors who create fellowship by traveling to out of town festivals.

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