musicnoteLooking for a lunchtime activity? Well look no further! The DMRBIA's Busking Program is hosting various buskers, starting on Monday, June 26th, 2017!
Buskers will perform at 3 locations in Downtown Maple Ridge:

  1. Memorial Peace Park (the South area)
  2. Dewdney Trunk Road (near the Horse Clock)
  3. 224th Street (in front of Ridge Film Studios)

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (till Sep. 29) 3 Buskers will perform at the 3 locations.

Busking flyer

Date Time  Memorial Peace Park  Dewdney
Horse Clock
224th St.
Wed, Jun 28th 11:30 - 12:30   Graham Strang  
  12:30 -   2:30   Nigel Tucker  
Fri, Jun 30th 11:30 - 12:30 Robert (Bob) McCall    
Wed, Jul 5th 11:30 - 12:30   Graham Strang  
Wed, Jul 12th 11:30 - 12:30     Graham Strang
  12:30 -   1:30   Nigel Tucker  
    1:30 -   2:30   Nigel Tucker  
Fri, Jul 14th 11:30 - 12:30 Robert (Bob) McCall    
Wed, Jul 19th 11:30 - 12:30     Graham Strang
  12:30 -   1:30   Nigel Tucker  
    1:30 -   2:30   Nigel Tucker  
Fri, Jul 21st 12:30 -   1:30   The Echos  
Mon, Jul 24th 12:30 -   2:30 Nigel Tucker    
Wed, Jul 26th 11:30 - 12:30     Graham Strang
  12:30 -   1:30   Nigel Tucker  
    1:30 -   2:30   Nigel Tucker  
Mon, Jul 24th 12:30 -   2:30 Nigel Tucker    
Mon, Aug 7th 12:30 -   2:30 Nigel Tucker    
Wed, Aug 9th 11:30 - 12:30     Graham Strang
Fri, Aug 11th 12:30 -   1:30   The Echos  
Mon, Aug 14th 12:30 -   2:30 Nigel Tucker    
Wed, Aug 16th 11:30 - 12:30     Graham Strang
Fri, Aug 18th 12:30 -   1:30   The Echos  
Mon, Aug 21th 12:30 -   2:30 Nigel Tucker    
Wed, Aug 23rd 11:30 - 12:30     Graham Strang
Mon, Aug 28th 12:30 -   2:30 Nigel Tucker    
Wed, Aug 30th 11:30 - 12:30   Graham Strang  
  12:30 -   2:30   Nigel Tucker  
Fri, Sep 1st 12:30 -   2:30   Nigel Tucker  
Wed, Sep 6th 11:30 - 12:30     Graham Strang
  12:30 -   2:30   Nigel Tucker  
Fri, Sep 8th 12:30 -   2:30   Nigel Tucker  
Wed, Sep 13th 11:30 - 12:30     Graham Strang
  12:30 -   2:30   Nigel Tucker  
Fri, Sep 15th 12:30 -   2:30   Nigel Tucker  
Wed, Sep 20th 11:30 - 12:30     Graham Strang
  12:30 -   2:30   Nigel Tucker  
Fri, Sep 22nd 12:30 -   2:30   Nigel Tucker  
Wed, Sep 27th 11:30 - 12:30     Graham Strang
  12:30 -   2:30   Nigel Tucker  
Fri, Sep 29th 12:30 -   2:30   Nigel Tucker  

If you are a performer (or know of one) please send us an email at natashag@downtownmapleridge.ca, or call 604-467-2420, we would love to have you!
However, spots are filling up fast, so be quick!

Scarecrows-A-Plenty is calling all Merchants!

Scarecrows-A-Plenty is calling all Merchants!

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate again this year.
From October 1st - Nov 1st, the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association is repeating the promotion and we would like to invite you to participate again.

Maple Ridge Launches New Open Government Portal

Maple Ridge Launches New Open Government Portal

On Tuesday, October 17 the City of Maple Ridge launched a new Open Government Portal. The portal is available directly at www.mapleridge.ca/1813/Open-Government-Portal.
The flagship application, called ‘What’s Happening Around Me?’ (WHAM), uses a map based approach that allows you to explore what’s going on around your address. With one click you can get access to a whole host of information, including community events, road closures, development activity, businesses, parks, service requests, building and emergency incidents.

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).

Pianos on the Street

Pianos on the Street

The piano has now been moved to its “Hibernation Location” in the Maple Ridge Library; upstairs, north-side of the building. Next June/July 2018 it will be moved back in the Bandstand.
Hope you enjoyed our Pianos on the Street Project!
Great BIG Thank You to all our local musicians, who entertained the community!

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

Security

Security

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)