Under the direct supervision of the Membership & Events Coordinator (M&EC) and the Executive Director (ED), the Summer Event Coordinator will be responsible for the success of the Summer Events and Projects.
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Programs include summer markets, buskers, lunch concerts, and other community activities, designed to promote Downtown Maple Ridge as a Community “gathering place”, a prime shopping, entertainment and business destination.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in event management, shop local initiatives, and/or local small business affairs. The applicant will demonstrate skills in leadership, communication, organization, and creativity. This position requires the candidate to work both independently and within a team.

Given the non-profit nature of our organization and the extremely limited resources available, this position would not exist without the financial assistance of the Canada Summer Job Program.


  • Liaise with the M&EC and ED to gather information, promote, schedule, and launch summer events and projects.

  • Advertise, recruit and supervise volunteer teams.

  • Recruit and communicate with vendors, performers and musicians.

  • Interact with Downtown merchants to encourage participation in events.

  • Research other downtown events, programs, and activities to avoid conflicts

  • Organize supplies and equipment prior to each event.

  • Act as primary contact person during the event with participating businesses, performers, and community stakeholders.

  • Prepare press releases, event descriptions, and promotional materials for distribution.

  • Liaise with Downtown Businesses, Core Area Patrol (CAP) Team, Media and City of Maple Ridge departments throughout the summer, assuring success of all events.

  • Assist ED and M&EC with other duties as required.

  • Experience working with Microsoft Office.

As part of the program, the Summer Events Coordinator is responsible for creating: a detailed daily schedule, log of completed tasks and daily / weekly / monthly reports. The Summer Event Coordinator is also responsible for completing a final set of Summer Events stats, reviews and reports.

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS required and enhanced through this position:
The Summer Event Coordinator will develop or enhance a variety of transferable employability skills, including but not limited to:

  • Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills.

  • Effective written and oral communication skills.

  • Professional attitude and friendly demeanour.

  • Familiarity with social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

  • Skills in Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and Publisher.

  • Strong team-working, leadership, resource management, and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to listen effectively to determine and satisfy needs of others.

  • Good organizational skills, with an eye for detail.

  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and manage time efficiently.

  • Ability to take initiatives, be responsible and accountable for actions.

  • Develop a working knowledge of retail operations and marketing concepts.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA (Canada Summer Jobs Program requirements):

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment

  • Have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and have the intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year

  • A Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and refugee Protection Act;

  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with provincial/territorial legislation and regulations

The Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association (DMRBIA) is a non-profit organization with a mission “to create a prosperous destination that is clean, safe and vibrant, where a diverse community of businesses and residents live, work and play”. We represent the merchants of the Downtown Maple Ridge catchment area in terms of promotion, festivals, crime prevention, security, cleanliness, transportation, parking and advocacy.


Starting date:

May 14, 2018 – last day of employment Sep. 1, 2018

# of hours:

30 hrs per week
(may include some weekends) / total 15 wks (450 hrs)


$13 per hour

May 31 Update: Fraser River Freshet

May 31 Update: Fraser River Freshet

On Thursday, May 31, 2018 the level of the Fraser River dropped below 5.5 metres at the Mission gauge for the first time since mid-May. The BC River Forecast Centre has ended their High Streamflow Advisory for the Fraser River. The latest information can be found here

Canada Day Poetry Contest

Canada Day Poetry Contest

Enter a poem to celebrate Canada Day.
Our theme this year is Canada, Past & Present, to match the MR Museum’s focus on the 2018 Heritage Canada theme of 'Heritage Stands the Test of Time'.

2018-2019 DMRBIA Board of Directors

2018-2019 DMRBIA Board of Directors

The Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association is very pleased to announce the new 2018/ 2019 Board of Directors, elected at May 7th, 2018 AGM in Maple Ridge Council Chambers.

DMRBIA Coupons

DMRBIA Coupons

Please click here to find valuable coupons for different Downtown Maple Ridge businesses. Print the coupon of your choice and experience Downtown Maple Ridge at a discount!
All coupons expire June 30, 2018 and copy of coupon is required to receive your special BIA deal.

Downtown Maple Ridge Summer Markets: Accepting Applications

Canada Day Market - July 1 (12am - 6pm)
Summer Pet Fest - July 28 (10am - 2pm)
Community Garage Sale - Aug. 18 (10am - 2pm)
Artist in the Park - Aug. 25 (10am - 2pm)
Cultural Days of summer - Sep. 29 (10am - 2pm)

Council Approves Sunday Openings for Maple Ridge Public Library in 2018

Council Approves Sunday Openings for Maple Ridge Public Library in 2018

Council has decided to have the Maple Ridge Public Library open on Sundays through the summer, starting in 2018. It has been past practice for the Library to be closed on Sundays outside of the school year (late July to after the Labour Day weekend).

Did You Know... Downtown Maple Ridge has Gift Certificates?

Did You Know...  Downtown Maple Ridge has Gift Certificates?

One card, 700 businesses to chose from!
The perfect gift for the local shopper on your list. Available in denominations of $25.00*, the certificates are available for purchase at the Downtown Maple Ridge BIA office, Monday - Friday, 10am-5pm.

Downtown Maple Ridge businesses are keeping you dry!

Downtown Maple Ridge businesses are keeping you dry!

Shoppers in Rainy Haney will have the option to grab a FREE bright orange umbrella from participating businesses, use it while it's raining, and return it at their own convenience. Thanks to the sponsorship of several local businesses, the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association is able to provide 200 of these colorful umbrellas to the community this year.

Geocaching in Downtown Maple Ridge!

Geocaching in Downtown Maple Ridge!

Geocaching is a perfect, free, fun family activity and a great way to get outside and explore Downtown Maple Ridge.

Maple Ridge Shopping Bags

Maple Ridge Shopping Bags

Downtown Maple Ridge Shopping Bags are here! Beautiful, colourful, reusable bags, with iconic Maple Ridge graphics.
Available in many downtown Maple Ridge retail stores.
Only $1 each, made from recycled materials. Get one while they last!

Business Watch

Business Watch

The Business Watch program in Maple Ridge has been up and running for one year. The RCMP and BIA have spoken to approx. 150 businesses in the target area. Just to remind everyone the target area is located between 222nd to 224th Street, from Dewdney Trunk Rd to Lougheed Hwy.

Useful tips on how 9-1-1 works in relation to the police



Any BIA member that would like to use Westridge Security Service in emergencies (at a reduced BIA rate) and have not set up alarm response for their business yet, can do so by filling out the form and returning it to Westridge Security. This is an " Alarm Response Signup sheet" (pdf) with Westridge Security, for DMRBIA members. 
" Alarm Response Signup sheet" (MS Word format)