MapleRidgeMaple Ridge, BC: On Tuesday, July 25, Council approved the recommendations for staff to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the construction of the Leisure Centre Pool Systems Upgrade.

“While the replacement and upgrades to the 37 year old mechanical systems have driven the need for this project, the ‘wow factor’ will be the new layout and amenities of the aquatic centre and a much improved customer experience from the front counter to the pool deck,” said Mayor Read. “Customers won’t really see the modern chlorination and mechanical systems. What they will immediately enjoy is the accessibility for all citizens, the beach access, the new lazy river as well as some old favourites like the slide and waterfall. This is a great investment in the community’s most visited facility. The need for this work has driven the discussions around new aquatic facilities for our community.”

“We will be back before Council in the fall with a report that outlines the proposals, pricing and timing that flows from this stage of the process. As we move toward the award of contract we continue our planning to minimize the impacts of the renovations to our users. Balancing the need for upgrades and impacts of the construction window has always been an important aspect of our project planning,” said Kelly Swift, General Manager: Parks, Recreation & Culture.

The rest of the Leisure Centre will remain open during while the construction of the estimated $9 million upgrade is completed.

In addition to planning around helping users access other facilities, the Parks, Recreation & Culture team will collaborate with the Communications department to deliver regular updates on the project construction and take citizens behind the scenes. “The Maple Ridge Leisure Centre has over half a million customer visits a year. We want to create updates that allow citizens to see what’s happening in the ‘hard hat zone’ as their new aquatic centre emerges,” said Danielle Pope, Manager of Business Operations.

Michael Millward, Facilities Operations Manager will be overseeing the execution of the project for the City of Maple Ridge. He notes, “We are grateful for the input from citizens and pool users as this project has developed. All stakeholders are invested in delivering a finished project that people will be proud of and one that serves Maple Ridge long into the future. We appreciate the patience of the community in allowing us to do the work in the most efficient and cost-effective way.”

For more information on the Leisure Centre upgrade project please contact Michael Millward by email at mmllward@mapleridge.ca or by phone at 604-463-5221.

Win Your Wish 2017

Win Your Wish 2017

Shop at any of the downtown Maple Ridge BIA businesses and you could win one of FIVE fabulous prizes up for grabs!
The contest runs from Nov 25 until midnight Dec 31, 2017

Next Steps for Foundry Ridge Meadows (Maple Ridge Youth Wellness Centre)

Next Steps for Foundry Ridge Meadows (Maple Ridge Youth Wellness Centre)

On Tuesday, December 5 Maple Ridge Council reviewed a concept plan for a possible addition to the Greg Moore Youth Centre to create a permanent home for the newly announced Foundry Ridge Meadows, a partnership between Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services and Foundry.

Maple Ridge to Name Street in Honour of Home Town Hero Jim Robson

Maple Ridge to Name Street in Honour of Home Town Hero Jim Robson

On Tuesday, December 5 Maple Ridge Council will begin the formal process to rename the section of 105 Avenue from Lougheed Highway to the traffic circle at Tamarack Lane to ‘Jim Robson Way.’

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

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)