MapleRidgeIn 1981 the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre opened its doors with what was, at the time, a state of the art aquatics and multipurpose facility that provided residents with one of the first leisure pools built in Canada.
On Monday, March 26 the aquatics facility will be closed for an estimated 13 month retrofit intended to modernize and upgrade the aquatic area, change rooms, lobby and mechanical and filtration systems. The fitness area and gymnasium will remain open during the retrofit.

“This facility has served our community for 37 years and is a special place to many residents, both young and old. We felt that it was important to recognize the history of the facility and to extend our appreciation to our customers before the retrofit starts,” said Christa Balatti, Recreation Manager Health and Wellness.

On Sunday, March 25 admission to the Leisure Centre will be free and the lobby will have refreshments and activities for all ages. Staff will be available to answer questions about alternative programming and the future of the facility. For a full view of the Customer Accommodation Plan, which includes transportation services, programming and financial assistance visit mapleridge.ca/1810. Everyone who visits the facility on March 25 will be entered in a draw for the grand prize: an exclusive pool party. The winner and 20 of their friends will be the first to swim in the newly renovated aquatic facility prior to the reveal.

“On March 25 we will have staff onsite throughout the day providing our customers with information on the ‘Pool Talk’ landing page at mapleridge.ca/1718 where citizens can get up-to-date information on how the retrofit project is proceeding. Full details on alternative programming, transportation services and financial aid to those who require it will also be available,” said Ms. Balatti.

For more information on the Leisure Centre Retrofit Project or customer accommodations please contact Christa Balatti, Recreation Manager Health and Wellness, by email at cbalatti@mapleridge.ca or by phone at 604-467-7310.

 

Win Your Wish 2018

Win Your Wish 2018

Shop at any of the downtown Maple Ridge BIA businesses and you could win one of SIX fabulous prizes up for grabs!
The contest runs from Nov 23 until midnight Dec 31, 2018
More information at WinYourWish.ca  

Council Tours Leisure Centre & Receives Construction Timing Update

Council Tours Leisure Centre & Receives Construction Timing Update

On Monday, November 26, Mayor Morden and members of Council were given a tour through the Leisure Centre construction site to get a first hand look at the progress to date and receive a full briefing on the project timing from Michael Millward, Facilities Operation Manager for the City of Maple Ridge.

Downtown Enhancement Project

Downtown Enhancement Project

Lougheed Highway: 224 St. to 226 St.
Construction Update #14

Council Approves Development Permit for Transformational Downtown Development

Council Approves Development Permit for 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 Rd. and Brown Ave. between Plaza St. and 224 St. 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!

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!

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.

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)