Other Community Events Leading Up to Celebrate Earth Day !

So many community events were in tune with our 2019 & 2020 Earth Day theme, “Healthy Community, Healthy Self”…

January 15 (Tuesday): Dream Catcher Workshop with Fraser River All Nations Aboriginal Society

1:00pm – 3:30pm at the Humans of Maple Ridge Gallery, 11979 224th Street (224th & Dewdney)

Snacks & Beverages provided, for more information contact Veronica Wilson, Resource Navigator, at veronica@franas.org or at 604-458-0151.

FRANAS website: www.franas.org


January 17 (Thursday): Intheknow Speaker: Drug and Alcohol Education for Caregivers of Youth

6:30pm – 8:30pm in Room 1077, 20575 Thorne Avenue, Maple Ridge”intheknow’ provides expert speakers on topics important to families and/or to those working to support the mental health of children and youth. The in-person viewing also provides an opportunity for supported conversations between families and/or service providers. FREE EVENT! To secure your spot, please RSVP by phone or email to: jeannie.harnett@familysmart.ca 604-878-3400/1-855-877-8004

Website: http://www.familysmart.ca/programs/in-the-know/


January 17 (Thursday): Movie Screening – “Painkiller: Inside the Opioid Crisis”

7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm): Maple Ridge Council Chambers, 11995 Haney Place, Maple Ridge
“Painkiller: Inside the Opioid Crisis,” a TELUS Health Originals documentary tells the human story behind the opioid epidemic affecting Canada. The documentary seeks to raise awareness and end the stigma of addiction by educating and informing viewers on what Fentanyl is and how it is affecting our country. How can our society treat pain without causing more?

Website: https://www.cinemapolitica.org/screening/ridgemeadows/painkiller-inside-opioid-crisis


January 21 (Monday): Choose to Move FREE Information Session for Seniors

Image may contain: text that says 'Choose to Move INFORMATION SESSION Maple Ridge Leisure Centre'2:30pm – 3:30pm at Maple Ridge Leisure Centre, 11925 Haney Place, Maple Ridge
Learn more about Choose to Move – it’s free!
Choose to Move is free and flexible and provides you with the motivation and support to become more active. Choose to Move can help you to integrate activity into your daily routine, meet new friends, and make a positive change! Choose to Move is great for anyone age 65 and older that wants to become active, regardless of ability.

For more information or to register, contact Petra Frederick at (604) 467 7355 or email pfrederick@mapleridge.ca. You must register to participate.

Website: www.choosetomove.info
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/637972789952599/


January 26 (Saturday): Winter Fun Fair at the Library!!

11 am – 2:00 pm: Maple Ridge Library, 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
Come & celebrate Family Literacy Day at Maple Ridge Library with contests & prizes, resource fair, & more! Join us for an action-packed day with Showstoppers Academy and learn about the many amazing programs and services available in our community. Everyone is welcome!!


January 31 (Thursday): Allco Park Clean Up with Adopt-A-Block & the Alouette River Management Society

11 am – 12:30 pm: Allco Park, Maple Ridge
Join us in keeping our community clean one park, stream, trail, & block at a time. Everyone welcome, equipment supplied!


February 9 (Saturday): Launch of Maple Ridge Repair Cafes – Year 2!

10 am – 2:00 pm: Maple Ridge Library, 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
Repair Cafes are community pop-up events where residents can bring their broken items (appliances, jewelry, clothing, small toys or furniture, etc.) and there are tools, materials, and volunteer “fixers” available to help with repairing them. Kids can visit Tinkerbell Corner to learn how things work & create their own masterpieces from the different parts. For details, visit the “Maple Ridge Repair Cafe” Facebook Page or www.mrrepaircafe.ca


February 9 (Saturday): Maple Ridge Community Mosaic Tile Workshops

10 am – 4:30 pm: Maple Ridge Library, 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge

Participate in a pattern-making workshop and help inspire a new public artwork for the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre! Free, fun, all ages welcome, no experience necessary!

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MapleRidgeCommunityMosaic/


February 9 (Saturday): For the Love of Youth – Youth Wellness Centre Fundraiser

Doors open 6:30pm at the SKY Hanger, Pitt Meadows Airport

For The Love of Youth Presented by MD Financial Management is an annual fundraising event in partnership with Community Services and The Youth Wellness Center.

The first annual event will be held on February 9th 2019, with the goal of raising funds to launch Foundry Ridge Meadows.

Foundry Ridge Meadows will be a “one-stop-shop” where young people ages 12-24 can access mental health, primary care, substance use, peer support, and social services such as employment support.

Foundry helps reduce the stigma often associated with getting mental health support by providing a variety of services in one youth-friendly place- a place where young people will go for any number of reasons.

Community Services will be leading the transition from the Youth Wellness Center to Foundry Ridge Meadows.

Website: www.fortheloveofyouth.org/


February 10 (Sunday): Farmers Helping Seniors Pub Nite!

5:30pm – 8:30pm: The Haney Public House, 22222 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge
Tickets $25 at Community Services, 22718 Lougheed Hwy.
Raffle Baskets, Door Prizes, Dessert Auction, 50/50 & Karaoke!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/282151932441959/


February 22 (Friday): Lantern Festival of Light!

4:00pm –8:00 pm: Haney Place Mall, Maple Ridge
A FREE, fun event for all ages with lantern making workshops, Lantern Parade, live entertainment, & much more!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2546758222005974/


February 24 (Sunday): Nutrition Workshop

See poster for details


February 25 (Monday): “Partners in Resilience” Forum

9:00am – 4:00pm: The ACT Arts Centre, Maple Ridge

Partners in Resilience is a community forum that brings together People Who Use Drugs, Family Members, Friends, First Responders, Service Providers, Health Professionals, Students, Teachers, Drug User Groups, Businesses, Academics, Community Associations, Artists, Youth Workers…everyone and anyone who wants to build a community response. This forum includes interactive panels on a range of topics from drug policy to harm reduction to advocacy with plenty of opportunity for dialogue.

This event is being coordinated by the Ridge Meadows Overdose Response Community Action Team.


March 9 (Saturday): Alouette River Management Society – O.W.L.E.S. Workshop

11:00am – 1:00pm at ARMS’ Rivers Heritage Centre, 24959 Alouette Road, Maple Ridge

Free Community Workshop:

  • Raptors Ridge Presentation featuring LIVE owls!
  • Learn about food chains, ecosystems, & habitats.
  • Dissect an owl pellet and reconstruct skeletons to
    reveal what an owl ate.
  • Build a screech owl habitat box from recycled cedar,
    take it home and put it up ready for nesting.


Website: https://www.alouetteriver.org/events/owls-wildlife-endangered-species-workshop


March 9 (Saturday): Alouette Addictions Fundraiser – “The Drag Show”

Pre-show Dinner 5:30pm, Doors open for show at 7:00pm, Show starts at 8:30pm at Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall, 12460 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows

Join us for our annual Drag Show. Back by popular demand are Mz Adrien and Friends! And to celebrate the Drag Show’s 5 year anniversary, we are proud to offer dinner before the show. This show is guaranteed to sell out so buy your tickets early. To buy your tickets call Lorraine at 604.467.5179 or email lorraine@alouetteaddictions.org

Please note: To purchase both dinner and show tickets, select one and then continue shopping to select the other.

Website: http://alouetteaddictions.org/events/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/254752678730807/


March 16 (Saturday): Amsterdam Greenhouse & Garden Centre’s NATURE DAY

10am – 4pm at 19100 Old Dewdney Trunk Road, Pitt Meadows
Fun for the whole family!

Complete with Seminars as well as interactive & informative displays by the following organizations & vendors promoting Nature Preservation, Natural Pollination, Organic Gardening, and more:

* Burns Bog Conservation Society
* CEED Centre Society
* Celebrate Earth Day in Maple Ridge
* Dr. Bee Honeyland
* Friends of Deboville Slough
* Hendrik, the Butterfly Man
* Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver
* Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society
* Maple Ridge Garden Club
* Minnekhada Park Association
* Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society
* Otter 4H Llama and Poultry Club
* Pitt Meadows Garden Club
* PlantSomethingBC Bee Friendly
* Ramsay Blueberry Farm
* Ridge Meadows Recycling Society
* Vancouver Master Gardeners
* UBC Wild & Immersive Malcolm Knapp Research Forest
* Wallflowers and Beyond (local artist)
* West Coast Seeds
* WildSafeBC

Enjoy FREE Seminars, with FREE PRIZE DRAWS:

10:30-11:00am FREE ‘RAPTOR FORCE OF NATURE’ Birds of Prey
FREE Presentation by Raptors Ridge Birds of Prey about the owls, hawks, & falcons living among us. Come see these magnificent birds up close!

11:00-11:45am PHOTO OPP with a Bird of Prey & handler for a minimum $2 donation towards the Elizabeth Wildlife Center which will enter you into a draw for a chance to win 4 passes to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park!

11:00-2:00pm INDOOR BBQ – Hot Dog Sale

Learn about which plants are best to attract and feed bees and
other pollinators! We can all help to provide a healthy habitat for
pollinators in our own patios and gardens.

Each child will plant a container with veggie starter plants and take it home! $5 ($5.25 incl. tax) per child workshop fee includes the cost of materials. Ages 7 and under need adult participation. Please register in advance.

A FREE seminar where Mike Lascelle will speak about the different types of Native Plants that are available, as well as the benefits of using them in our landscape! Also receive 20% OFF All Native Plants on this day!

1:00-1:20pm FREE KIDS SALMON SURVIVAL ~ Interactive Presentation for Kids
FREE interactive presentation by Ross Davies of K.E.E.P.S.(Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society). Join Ross as he goes through the whole life cycle of salmon. Kids can participate in his game to learn which salmon survives to spawn!

Join Hendrik as he talks about which plants will attract, as well as keep butterflies in your garden. He will discuss the nectar sources for butterflies, as well as the food plants for their caterpillar stage.

Kids plant their own Strawberry Hanging Basket and take it home!
$10.50 (incl. tax) per child workshop fee includes the cost of materials. Ages 7 and under need adult participation. Please register in advance.

2:30-2:50pm FREE West Coast Seeds NEW SEEDS FOR 2019 TALK
Join Krysta from West Coast Seeds as she showcases the new seeds that they are offering for the 2019 season. Each year West Coast Seeds field-trials new varieties to discover which items are successful in our climate. They believe in broadening gardening ideas and experiences each year!

This seminar will explain everything you need to know about
Mason Bees, and successfully keeping them as beneficial insects
for pollination in your garden.

20% OFF ~ Native Plant Sale on March 16, 2019!

In order to register for the seminars and/or kids workshops, please contact us in advance with your name, and phone number:
Phone: 604-465-6614, or Email: info@amsterdamgreenhouses.com.


March 28 (Thursday): “Cellicious” at the ACT Arts Centre

10:30am at the ACT Arts Centre, 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge

Principal cellist of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and versatile chamber musician Rebecca Wenham performs a selection of the wonderful array of the cello repertoire that demonstrates the lyrical and romantic as well as the dramatic and rhythmical qualities of the instrument. Rebecca and the Bergmanns will perform works by Bach, Bernstein, Britten, Bergmann and more!

Website: https://www.theactmapleridge.org/act-presents/classical-coffee-concerts/cellicious/


March: “Putting on the Glitz” Grad Dress & Suit Drive

More information coming soon…

Website: https://www.plea.ca/donate-to-plea/putting-on-the-glitz/


April 12 (Friday): Freecycle Donation Drop-off

4:00 – 7:00 pm: Tents in front of the ACT Arts Centre, 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge
Time to declutter! The Freecycle Team will have tents and boxes set up in front of the ACT for people to donate their gently used books, toys and clothes for the Earth Day Family Freecycle. All items will be available for free at the Greg Moore Youth Centre the next day at Celebrate Earth Day. Come find something NEW to YOU!


April 13 (Saturday): Earth Day Celebration

10 am – 2:00 pm: Memorial Peace Park
This eco-inspired, all ages event includes the Family Freecycle, arts & entertainment, interactive booths, flash mobs, a special Haney Farmers Market, electric vehicles, a Food Truck Festival and more. For details, visit the “Celebrate Earth Day in Maple Ridge” Facebook Page or www.mrearthday.ca