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Grant supports Maple Ridge seniors on the move

ICBC Community Grant to go towards seniors transit and driver re-exam education workshops
Ernie Daykin, president of the Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Katzie Seniors Network, accepts a $2,000 Community Grant from Kate Woochuk, road safety and community coordinator with ICBC. (Facebook/Special to The News)

Local seniors will benefit from a community grant to help them either keep their driver’s licenses or learn about other forms of transportation.

Kate Woochuk, road safety and community coordinator with ICBC, presented a cheque for $2,000 to president of the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows, Katzie Seniors Network on Tuesday, Feb. 6, for the road safety program Seniors On The Move.

Woochuk said she is truly grateful to be a part of such an incredible opportunity to support a community partner that shares an interest in assisting mature drivers to help them stay safe on the the road, in addition to helping them transition to no longer driving when it’s time.

“Very happy to be a part of such an important partnership in these communities,” she said.

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The money will go towards education for older adult drivers to re-evaluate their driving skills to ensure they are staying safe on the road. A Senior Driver Re-Exam Info Session is coming up that will review the government’s Enhanced Road Assessment Program which evaluates a person’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

The free session will be taking place from 1-2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 6, at the Maple Ridge Public Library, 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, and address topics like: driving today; road safety; self-assessment; a road rules refresher; and staying mobile.

Space is limited, advised the seniors network executive director Heather Treleaven.

To register go to: or call 604-786-7404 or email:

Colleen Flanagan

About the Author: Colleen Flanagan

I got my start with Black Press Media in 2003 as a photojournalist.
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