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

 

Vote for your favourite Scarecrow to support The Food Bank!

Vote for your favourite Scarecrow to support The Food Bank!

Scarecrows are taking over Downtown Maple Ridge, and they're hungry for Food Bank donations!

Downtown Enhancement Project

Downtown Enhancement Project

Lougheed Highway: 224 St. to 226 St.
Construction Update #9

Council Approves Development Permit for Phase One of Transformational Downtown Development

Council Approves Development Permit for Phase One of Transformational Downtown Development

On Sep 25, 2018 Council approved the development permit for Phase One of a seven stage development that will see the transformation of the property between Dewdney Trunk Road and Brown Avenue between Plaza Street and 224 Street to a mixed commercial and residential development.

Downtown Maple Ridge old street banners get a second life as reusable shopping bags!

Downtown Maple Ridge old street banners  get a second life as reusable shopping bags!

Eventually each downtown Maple Ridge street banner must be retired, so rather than sending them to the landfill we've come up with a very green idea — with the help of the Ridge Meadows Association of Community Living we transformed them into reusable shopping bags!

Downtown Maple Ridge Clean Team

Downtown Maple Ridge Clean Team

This amazing new program got off to a slow start early 2017 due to massive snow storms and extreme cold weather. Once the weather calmed down, Alouette Addictions engaged two Clean Team staff members, who have been doing an excellent job throughout the year.

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)