dmrbia logoThe 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.

President Donna Telep (Seville Mortgage), Vice President Dave Sheppard (Haney Sewing & Sound), Secretary Michelle Taylor (Little Cricket Gift Gallery) and Treasurer Patrick Smith (EPR – CPA), are joined by Directors Laurence Anderson (Vernon & Thompson Law Group), Teresa Green (Cythera Transition House Society), Denise Gunn (Falcon Homes), Celeste Kerschbaum (Transat Travel), Shelli Kiselycia (Maple Ridge Florist), Tom Meier (Johnston Meier Insurance) and Cindy Stephenson (T’s – Once Upon A Tea Leaf)  

At this year’s AGM, the DMRBIA Board of Directors expressed its appreciation to past Directors  Kaila Klassen (Chances Community Gaming Centre) and Kayla Gilliard (Buttons and Bows), for their contribution in time and talent.
This will be an exciting year for the Association, new Board and staff are looking forward to a very productive and successful year.

We are always looking for members to add to one of our 3 main committees. If you are interested in Events & Marketing, Beautification & Revitalization or Safety & Security, please contact our office to join one of these active committees; we would love to share your positive and creative input!

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)