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

 

Maple Ridge Response to Fraser River Freshet

Maple Ridge Response to Fraser River Freshet

The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a High Stream Flow Advisory for the Fraser River. As a precaution, the City of Maple Ridge has activated the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to Level 1 and is closely monitoring conditions along the river and conducting daily dyke inspections. The EOC will be active and meeting daily until the river levels have receded.

Bike To Work Week

Bike To Work Week

Bike to Work Week is a community event to celebrate bike commuting across Metro Vancouver!
Visit over 80 Celebration Stations offering free drinks, snacks, quick bike tune-ups, and great prizes.

Summer Event Coordinator 2018 - Downtown Maple Ridge BIA

Summer Event Coordinator 2018 - Downtown Maple Ridge BIA

JOB DESCRIPTION:
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.
Download the pdf file

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.

Winners Announced, Plaques Awarded, in Downtown Maple Ridge Business Awards

Winners Announced, Plaques Awarded, in Downtown Maple Ridge Business Awards

On Monday May 7th, at the Downtown Maple Ridge BIA's AGM, DMRBIA Executive Director Ineke Boekhorst announced the 32 winning businesses, and a representative of the business was presented with a personalized, commemorative plaque to celebrate their achievements.

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

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)