MapleRidgeOn 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.

“Council has directed staff to work with Foundry Ridge Meadows to develop a funding strategy to take the next step in creating a permanent home for a Foundry centre. This group will explore fundraising programs, senior government grants and private foundation grant opportunities to fund this project,” said Mayor Read. “This grass roots community initiative is changing the trajectory of lives for young citizens. All of us on Council are excited about the possibilities that this new partnership brings.”

On Monday, December 4, the Province of British Columbia, Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services and Foundry announced that the Maple Ridge Youth Wellness Centre has been selected to be part of the growing provincial network of youth health service providers. The announcement includes a start-up grant of $400,000 and a commitment of $500,000 of annual operational funding. Foundry Ridge Meadows, led by Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services, will build on and expand existing services to align with Foundry’s model which provides young people aged 12-24 with enhanced access to primary care, mental health and substance use services, social services (e.g. housing and income assistance) and family and youth peer supports.

For more information on the Maple Ridge Youth Wellness Centre and Foundry Ridge Meadows please contact Tony Cotroneo, Manager of Community Services, by email at tcotroneo@mapleridge.ca or by phone at 604-467-7392.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
Foundry media release - foundrybc.ca/ridge-meadows-joins-foundry-network/

PROJECT RENDERINGS:
These architectural renderings were presented by HCMA Architects.

Foundry Ridge Meadows 1 Foundry Ridge Meadows 2

 

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)