Earth Day EMERGE Contest & Activities Extended!!

Celebrate Earth Day EVERY Day!

As the world celebrates Earth Month, local Maple Ridge Earth Day activities and the #emergemr contest are being extended for another month to May 22 and beyond!

“Live Local, Stay Safe”

This year, the Celebrate Earth Day Planning Committee encouraged residents to Live Local, Stay Safe, & “Emerge” through a Community Challenges suggestion list and interactive, online map of Maple Ridge posted at

“With the recent public health recommendations to stay within our own health authority, the warmer days, and sunshine, people are looking for fun stuff to do safely outdoors in their community,” says Celebrate Earth Day coordinator Leanne Koehn. “Our list and map are all about the cool places to visit in Maple Ridge – pet-friendly parks and patio dining, little free libraries, bubble tea places, nurseries to buy seeds or plants for gardening, and lots of other fun locations and activities in our own backyard.”

Residents are encouraged to look at the list & map at and find something that interests them, then go and check it out in person, staying safe through social distancing, mask-wearing, and hand washing.. The custom Google Earth Day map of Maple Ridge has been viewed over 2000 times and people have requested it stay up past Earth Day as the activities can be enjoyed year-round.


#emergemr Prize Winners & Contest Extension!!

The #emergemr contest is now up & running – on Earth Day, April 22, the first three winners were announced and organizers also announced that the contest would be extended, with the next prize draw happening on Friday, July 23.

“This gives people lots of time to take a quick picture during one of their “Emerge” outings & post it with the hashtag #emergemr to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram,” continues Koehn. “Anyone who posts a challenge photo and uses the hashtag will be entered in the prize draw. Don’t forget to switch your settings to “public” so we can see your photo!”


Support Local, Shop Local!

Prizes have been donated by the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association and other local shops and businesses. The first draw happened on April 22 and the next one will be on July 23.

“Downtown businesses need our support, especially now,” comments Ineke Boekhorst, Executive Director of the DMRBIA, “When you’re out & about, enjoy a little downtown time and shop local…we all win!”


Awesome Prizes available!

YOU could WIN prizes or gift certificates to:
Carrie’s Cupboard
City of Maple Ridge
Dr.Bee – Honeyland Canada
Handmade Cards by Marcia
Haney Home Hardware
Home Restaurant
Latin Flavours Fitness
Maple Ridge Florist
Red Pine Healing
Seana’s Delectables
Sweet ‘n’ Sassy
T’s – Once Upon a Tea Leaf
Town & Country
Triple Tree Nurseryland

Hope to see you EMERGE-ing in the community!

For more details, visit or the “Celebrate Earth Day in Maple Ridge” Facebook Page.