A link to the UPLAN holiday light display map is now available online. (UPLAN/Special to The News)

A link to the UPLAN holiday light display map is now available online. (UPLAN/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows students organize self-guided holiday light tour

31 outdoor light displays are on the map

A self-guided holiday light display map has been created by high school students in the community.

Members of UPlan, the Youth Planning Table subcommittee, made up of 20 students from the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows school district, came up with the idea after brainstorming what people could do in the community over the holidays that would follow COVID-19 safety protocols.

“They wanted to do something for the community’s mental health,” said SD42 school board trustee Kim Dumore, who helped facilitate the UPlan.

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Once they came up with the idea they applied for a small community grant funded by the Vancouver Foundation and received $500. They are also being sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Golden Ears.

So far there are 31 outdoor light displays on the map that are now available online.

Those entered could win a giftcard worth up to $200 for a local business.

Participants can also vote for their favourite displays on Instagram and on Facebook to also win prizes.

To get a link to the map go to @uplan.rm on Instagram or to the UPlan Facebook page.


 

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