dmrbia logoThe community came out in droves to vote for their favourite Downtown Maple Ridge businesses, and the results are in!
When the poll closed on Wednesday April 15th, voters had cast votes for their favourite businesses in 32 categories.

We are very excited to hand out the first place awards in each category at our AGM.

We hope everyone enjoyed taking the poll, and maybe even discovered some businesses or services through it!
With over 700 businesses, there's something for everyone in Downtown Maple Ridge.

Each winner will receive a personalized, commemorative plaque recognizing their achievements, presented to them at the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association's Annual General Meeting on Monday May 7th.
We would love to see all the finalists, and other business members, in attendance to cheer on their fellow business owners.
After all, these awards are about celebrating our entire Downtown Maple Ridge business community! The public is welcome to join us for the AGM and awards ceremony.

Without further ado, the Top 3 finalists in each category are:

Category

Business

Automotive

Lordco Parts
Haney Automotive
Start Automotive

Bakery / Deli / Coffee

Gratia Bakery & Cafe
Cremino Gelato Caffè
Europe Bakery & Deli
Haney Bakery
Hansel and Gretel Bakery

Beauty / Spa / Hair

Cloud 9 Beautique
Diva Hair Salon
Phazes Tanning & Beauty Salon

Books / Entertainment

Bean Around Books & Tea
Black Bond Books
The ACT Arts Centre

Business Services

Bell Locksmith
Sure Print
Work BC

Charities / NonProfit

Cythera Transition House Society
Friends in Need Food Bank
Ridge Meadows Hospice Society

Clothing / Accessories

Golden Rose Tattoo & Piercing
Monkey Business Kids' Boutique
T's Once Upon A Tea Leaf

Daycare / Preschool

Little Garden Montessori Center
Little Willows Early Learning Childcare
Start Smart Childcare

Dental Services

Alouette Dental Centre
Lumina Dental
Maple Ridge Dental Centre

Department Store

London Drugs
Shoppers Drug Mart
Walmart

Dry Clean / Laundry

Anthony's Fine Cleaners
Ben's Town Tailor
Nu Crescent Cleaners

Electronic Services

Bell Mobility
Haney Sewing and Sound
Mr. Fix Computers

Family / Community Services

Maple Ridge Parks, Recreation & Culture
Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows Community Services
Maple Ridge Public Library

Financial Services

Royal Bank
The Co-operators Insurance Agencies
Westminster Savings Credit Union

Fine / Performing Arts

4Cats Arts Studio
Bergthorson Academy of Musical Arts
The ACT Arts Centre

Fitness Centre

Club 16
Epic Yoga & Fitness
Maple Ridge Leisure Centre

Gifts / Florist/Home Decor

Little Cricket Gift Gallery
Maple Ridge Florist
T's Once Upon A Tea Leaf

Grocery / Convenience

Langley Farm Market
Meridian Meats & Seafood
Thrifty Foods

Health & Wellness

BC Eye Care
Pacific Eye Doctors
Whole Body Health & Wellness

Home Furnishing / Renovations

Fuller Watson
Haney Builders Supplies
Haney Sewing & Sound

Insurance

Harris & Leib Insurance Brokers
Johnston & Meier Insurance Agencies
The Co-operators

Legal / Notary Public

Cassandra Coolin Notary Public
Cheryl Bennewith, Notary Public
Michelle Broughton Notary Public
Vernon & Thompson Law Group

Liquor / Brewery / Pub

Ridge Brewing Co.
Silver Valley Brewing Co.
Witchcraft Beer Market & Bistro

Medical Services

British Columbia Ambulance Service
Dr. Marni Heed
Life Labs Laboratories

Pharmacy / Dispensary

Golden Ears Pharmacy
London Drugs Pharmacy
Shoppers Drugmart Pharmacy

Pet Care / Supply

Bosley's Pet Food Mart
Dewdney Animal Hospital
Pet Smart

Real Estate / Development

Falcon Homes Ltd
Re/Max Lifestyles Realty
Royal Lepage Brookside Realty

Restaurants

Big Feast Bistro & Catering
Chameleon Cafe
The Frogstone Grill

Restaurants / Ethnic Cuisine

Aburiya Sushi
Lupita Mexican Foods
Shinobi Japanese Restaurant

FastFood / Pizza

Brownies Chicken and Seafood
Freshii
Show Me the Pizza

Specialty Store

Purdy's Chocolates
The Blending Bar
T's Once Upon A Tea Leaf

Vintage / Consignment

Buttons & Bows
Cythera Thrift Store
Town & Country Vintage Home

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)