DMRBIA picks best windows

More than 75 businesses join in Christmas decorating competition

Harris and Leib Insurance is in the Christmas spirit.

The 8th annual Christmas Window Decorating Contest featured more than 75 businesses in Downtown Maple Ridge this year.

Judges saw an array of styles, from traditional to modern trimmings.

After much deliberation, they selected four winners in two categories:

• Painted windows: Johnston Meier Insurance Agencies Group, and Harris & Leib Insurance.

• Festive products and decorations: Pink Candles & Gifts, and Maple Ridge Florist.

Each business won a shop local gift certificate, which can be used at any downtown business, and a signature downtown Maple Ridge chocolate bar.

“The Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association is happy to reward businesses for brightening up the downtown streets in December,” said  Michelle Zazulak, membership and events coordinator. “This, along with the city’s tree lights and lamp post decorations, makes the downtown area a truly festive place to spend the day.”

The Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association will host its prize draw for the Win Your Wish contest on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 10:30 a.m.

The four prizes: $2,000 travel package, a gift certificate provided by Transat Travel $2,000 home furnishings package, including a $1,500 gift certificate to Fuller Watson and an iPad mini; $2,000 home toys package, including a $1,500 gift certificate to Haney Sewing & Sound and an iPad mini; $2,000 downtown Maple Ridge shopping spree, including a $1,500 gift certificate to the downtown businesses of choice and an iPad mini.


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