Best dressed windows

Winners announced in business improvement association's Christmas display contest

The winners of the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association Christmas window display contest have been picked.

There three different categories this year: animated display, painted window and product display.

“Thanks to all the downtown business owners who really went all out and put together a fantastic assortment of beautiful displays,” said Ineke Boekhorst, executive director of the DMRBIA.

“It was really hard to pick winners, and we were happy that some of the shoppers contacted us with valuable suggestions.”

Winner of the animated display: T’s in Haney Place Mall.

“You’ve got to have a look at T’s display, it’s only small, but it’s absolutely adorable, complete with moving Santa and his enormous list of names,” Boekhorst said.

Winner of the painted window category: Monkey Business on 224th Street.

“Where the little monkeys are having a great time dressing up the tree.”

Winner of the product display window: Maple Ridge Florist.

“Of course Gail and her crew always have a marvelous display, but this year they seem to have outdone themselves. You have to have a look, by day or by night, it’s absolutely smashing.”

Each won a $50 gift certificate to any downtown Maple Ridge business.

Runners up:

• Harris and Leib Insurance;

• Johnson Meier Insurance;

• Cythera’s Unique Boutique;

• Little Cricket;

• Europe Bakery and Deli;

• Dr. Maplethorp;

•Blenz;

• Benjamin Moore.

About 100 business participated.