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War Amps has made it possible for 14-year-old Callum Davies of Maple Ridge to enjoy a sport he loves, namely lacrosse. He’s been a member of the War Amps CHAMPS program since he was two. (War Amps/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge teen grateful for War Amps support

Amputee Callum Davie joins in celebrating 75 years of charity organization

A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cool cars provide some automotive magic for B.C. teen

Driven Project brought fleet of supercars to quiet street

Birdwatching kits available for loan from the library include binoculars, a pocket guide to local birds, and more to help people explore the pastime. (Special to The News)

ON THE PAGE: Kit helps makes family birdwatching adventure fun

With national family fun month coming, tools here to help search for birds, bats, stars, and more

  • Jul 25, 2021
Scenes from the first day of free concerts at the annual Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest on Saturday, July 24. (Dan Ferguson/Black Press Media)
Scenes from the first day of free concerts at the annual Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest on Saturday, July 24. (Dan Ferguson/Black Press Media)
About 80 motorcyclists took part in the annual Ride into History which made a stop at Gwynne Vaughan Park in Chilliwack on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Ride into History fundraiser rolls through Fraser Valley

Group of 80 motorcyclists makes stop in Chilliwack while raising money for two charities

About 80 motorcyclists took part in the annual Ride into History which made a stop at Gwynne Vaughan Park in Chilliwack on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chelsea Keenan led the yoga session for the Lytton fundraiser, organized by Moms Gone Wild. (Mirae Campbell/Special to The News)

VIDEO: Yoga in the park fundraiser in Maple Ridge raises over $2,000 for Lytton

Roughly 80 participants attend the event in Memorial Peace Park

Chelsea Keenan led the yoga session for the Lytton fundraiser, organized by Moms Gone Wild. (Mirae Campbell/Special to The News)
Atendees of the 2016 Dario Jam watch as a skateboarder jumps some stairs at the South Surrey skate park. This year’s event is set for Aug. 28. (File photo)

Skateboarding, BMX event aims to honour memory of slain South Surrey teen

Dario Jam, named for Dario Bartoli, scheduled for Aug. 28 at South Surrey skate park

Atendees of the 2016 Dario Jam watch as a skateboarder jumps some stairs at the South Surrey skate park. This year’s event is set for Aug. 28. (File photo)
Ryder Richards was credited for saving his aunt from drowning in a kayak accident April and now helped reunite some people with possessions lost while on a popular recreation river in Maple Ridge. (Linda Montemurro/Special to Black Press Media)

Langley lad lucks onto helpful find

A Fort Langley boy was also honoured for his help when a family member had a kayak mishap

Ryder Richards was credited for saving his aunt from drowning in a kayak accident April and now helped reunite some people with possessions lost while on a popular recreation river in Maple Ridge. (Linda Montemurro/Special to Black Press Media)
Pamela Williams works with seniors, drives an ice cream truck, and teaches line dancing on Tuesdays in Maple Ridge. (Priyanka Ketkar/The News)

Maple Ridge woman teaching line dancing at no cost this summer

The class will be held every Tuesday at Lions Park

Pamela Williams works with seniors, drives an ice cream truck, and teaches line dancing on Tuesdays in Maple Ridge. (Priyanka Ketkar/The News)
Intergenerational Garden coordinator Makenna Patrick accepts a cheque for $5,000 from Envision Financial Ridge Meadows branch manager Sherri Tongue. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Maple Ridge teaching garden is funded for another year with generous donation

Envision Financial Ridge Meadow branch donated $5,000 to help garden

Intergenerational Garden coordinator Makenna Patrick accepts a cheque for $5,000 from Envision Financial Ridge Meadows branch manager Sherri Tongue. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Kids from the Wild and Wonderful daycare participated in the clean-up in Pitt Meadows, alongside summer students and staff of the ARMS. (Priyanka Ketkar/The News)
Kids from the Wild and Wonderful daycare participated in the clean-up in Pitt Meadows, alongside summer students and staff of the ARMS. (Priyanka Ketkar/The News)
From left, Rachael Fiehn,13, Mitchell Laity, 16, and Joe Fiehn, 11, with the Pitt River Lamb, Swine, and Beef Club, showed off scarecrows they made as part of a special 4-H project at this year’s fair using only recycled materials. The scarecrows were to serve as audience for this weekend’s concert until the event was opened up to the public. Joe placed first for his <em>Wizard of Oz</em> Tin Man creation.(Colleen Flanagan/The News)
From left, Rachael Fiehn,13, Mitchell Laity, 16, and Joe Fiehn, 11, with the Pitt River Lamb, Swine, and Beef Club, showed off scarecrows they made as part of a special 4-H project at this year’s fair using only recycled materials. The scarecrows were to serve as audience for this weekend’s concert until the event was opened up to the public. Joe placed first for his <em>Wizard of Oz</em> Tin Man creation.(Colleen Flanagan/The News)
A judge checks out a pig being handled by Makayla Barclay, 11, with the Pitt River Swine 4-H Club, at Country Fest on Wednesday morning. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
A judge checks out a pig being handled by Makayla Barclay, 11, with the Pitt River Swine 4-H Club, at Country Fest on Wednesday morning. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Troy Scott has been working with kids for their social and personal development through bikes, for over a decade. (Priyanka Ketkar/THE NEWS)

Maple Ridge Cycle owner recognized for his contribution to bike repair program

Surrey School District 36 presents Scott Troy with certificate of appreciation

Troy Scott has been working with kids for their social and personal development through bikes, for over a decade. (Priyanka Ketkar/THE NEWS)
A participant of the ARMS Bees, Birds, Bears, Bugs, and Butterflies event checks out aquatic invertebrate from the Alouette River. (Alouette River Management Society/Facebook)

Family event teaches children about bees, birds, bears, bugs, and butterflies

The next big event planned by the Alouette River Management Society is Rivers Day

A participant of the ARMS Bees, Birds, Bears, Bugs, and Butterflies event checks out aquatic invertebrate from the Alouette River. (Alouette River Management Society/Facebook)
A past community clean-up. (The NEWS/files)

Pitt Meadows coming together for a clean-up on July 22

ARMS to organize the event as part of their adopt-a-block program

A past community clean-up. (The NEWS/files)
According to Leanne Koehn, the book program is great, especially since the community can reuse these books for cheap instead of sending them to be recycled. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/THE NEWS)

Recycling society advocating for Plastic Free July movement

Urges community to eliminate plastics for the month

According to Leanne Koehn, the book program is great, especially since the community can reuse these books for cheap instead of sending them to be recycled. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/THE NEWS)
Mike Kelly of Bad Moon Riders with Louis Bayard of Louis Leather at the yard sale. (Priyanka Ketkar/The News)

Maple Ridge business hosts community yard sale

Louis Leather’s backyard turned into a spot to host live music and barbecue

Mike Kelly of Bad Moon Riders with Louis Bayard of Louis Leather at the yard sale. (Priyanka Ketkar/The News)
A past community clean-up. (The NEWS/files)

ARMS organizing community clean-up on July 21

Information on adopt-a-block to be given to volunteers

A past community clean-up. (The NEWS/files)
Ambulatory Ramblers, a team at the Ridge Meadows Hospital that participated in this year’s Fund Run, received a catered lunch courtesy of Subway Restaurants - Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

Mini-golf contest in Maple Ridge Saturday helps raise money for hospital

All proceeds from the Haney Builders fun fundraiser will go to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation

Ambulatory Ramblers, a team at the Ridge Meadows Hospital that participated in this year’s Fund Run, received a catered lunch courtesy of Subway Restaurants - Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)