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Last years winner was Donna Lynn Prior who entered a photo submission of Francesca DeGroot of Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

Photos of Fabulous seniors wanted for contest

The second annual contest is being put on by the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Seniors Netowork

Last years winner was Donna Lynn Prior who entered a photo submission of Francesca DeGroot of Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
Laity View Grade 6/7 students will carry water to walk a mile in the shoes of kids in South Sudan. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge students raising money to help South Sudan kids after hearing moving story

Laity View elementary Grade 6/7 students will carry 4L water jugs for 5 km to raise money for wells

Laity View Grade 6/7 students will carry water to walk a mile in the shoes of kids in South Sudan. (Special to The News)
Navdeep Thandi has recently been “experimenting” with the family’s new drone and managed to capture “a few nice shots” around Maple Ridge, including Alouette Lake and the Thomas Haney Secondary/Telosky Hill area of town. (Special to The News)

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  • May 22, 2021
Navdeep Thandi has recently been “experimenting” with the family’s new drone and managed to capture “a few nice shots” around Maple Ridge, including Alouette Lake and the Thomas Haney Secondary/Telosky Hill area of town. (Special to The News)
The spray parks and water features in Maple Ridge are opening for the first day on Saturday. (The News files)

Maple Ridge spray parks open for season on Saturday

Smaller water features also open to public, no registration required

The spray parks and water features in Maple Ridge are opening for the first day on Saturday. (The News files)
Raman Narang is the coordinator of Caregiver Connections. (Special to The News)

Free support program for senior caregivers in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Provides unpaid care providers with support, respite and social connections

Raman Narang is the coordinator of Caregiver Connections. (Special to The News)
Program to increase digital literacy among older adults to be operated out of Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Community Services. (Special to The News)

New seniors digital literacy program to be offered in Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows

Community Services was one of 29 non-profit service agencies to receive an Active Aging Plus grant

Program to increase digital literacy among older adults to be operated out of Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Community Services. (Special to The News)
Summer Learning programs are open for registration. (File)
Summer Learning programs are open for registration. (File)
FEAST is an anthology of short stories about food. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Maple Ridge author wants readers to enjoy the FEAST

The Man Who Loved Cheese by Jack Emberly is one of 16 stories in anthology

FEAST is an anthology of short stories about food. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
The goals of Go by Bike week are to encourage residents to choose cycling for transportation, workplaces to support employees who want to cycle, and our communities to better support more sustainable and active methods of transportation. ( News files)

Oil up the chain, it’s Go by Bike Week

Annual cycling campaign takes place in Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows May 31 to June 6

The goals of Go by Bike week are to encourage residents to choose cycling for transportation, workplaces to support employees who want to cycle, and our communities to better support more sustainable and active methods of transportation. ( News files)
The Caribbean Festival organizers are still hopeful of being able to host a 2021 event. (The News files)

Organizer not giving up on Caribbean Festival 2021

Concert could be put together quickly, adapted to health orders

The Caribbean Festival organizers are still hopeful of being able to host a 2021 event. (The News files)
Laura May Hansen loves taking photos around town, whether it be adventures in her boat, on her bike, or simply hiking. In this case, she shared a few pictures of osprey spotted along the Pitt River. (Special to The News)

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  • May 18, 2021
Laura May Hansen loves taking photos around town, whether it be adventures in her boat, on her bike, or simply hiking. In this case, she shared a few pictures of osprey spotted along the Pitt River. (Special to The News)
Ethan Page, left, and Nicky Walton received Excellence in Arts Scholarship Awards in music. (Special to The News)
Ethan Page, left, and Nicky Walton received Excellence in Arts Scholarship Awards in music. (Special to The News)
Port Haney Artist-in-Residence Aaron Moran. (Special to the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News)

Personal reflections of Maple Ridge are needed for new public art project

Residents of all ages, backgrounds and abilities welcome to share stories and poems

Port Haney Artist-in-Residence Aaron Moran. (Special to the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News)
Ron Paley took a kayak trip around Siwash Island, off the Pitt River near Grants Narrows. “With life’s turmoil, I find peace on the waters,” he shared. (Special to The News)

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  • May 17, 2021
Ron Paley took a kayak trip around Siwash Island, off the Pitt River near Grants Narrows. “With life’s turmoil, I find peace on the waters,” he shared. (Special to The News)
Shera Morgan, pictured with her children, is being honoured for her work as a volunteer for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Longtime Alzheimer Society of B.C. volunteer honoured for legacy of support for people living with dementia

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will help families at any stage in the dementia journey

  • May 17, 2021
Shera Morgan, pictured with her children, is being honoured for her work as a volunteer for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
The Science Fair Fun Run has gone virtual as Sweatin’ for Science, with over 470 participants logging their activity and collecting kilometres while fundraising for The Science Fair Foundation BC.

Science Fair Fun Run Goes Virtual as Sweatin’ for Science

The Science Fair Foundation BC fundraiser will help make science fairs more accessible

  • May 17, 2021
The Science Fair Fun Run has gone virtual as Sweatin’ for Science, with over 470 participants logging their activity and collecting kilometres while fundraising for The Science Fair Foundation BC.
Pitt Meadows residents can take part in a free online emergency preparedness presentation on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Sign up in advance. (Pitt Meadows graphic)

Pitt Meadows presentation helps residents prep for emergencies

People can sign up in advance for the Tuesday event

Pitt Meadows residents can take part in a free online emergency preparedness presentation on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Sign up in advance. (Pitt Meadows graphic)
The theme for Earth Day celebrations this year is “Emerge”. (Special to The News)

Keeping Earth Day spirit alive in Maple Ridge

Conservation activities contest extends to May 22 and beyond

  • May 16, 2021
The theme for Earth Day celebrations this year is “Emerge”. (Special to The News)
Gerry Jensen had an interesting visitor last month in his backyard near Maple Ridge Park. It was a male pileated woodpecker. “I hear these guys fairly often, but haven’t actually seen one in 25 years or more. I was very surprised to see this one demolishing a suet block hanging in my Hazelnut tree. Their eyesight must be fantastic in order to find a small block like this more or less hidden in the branches.” (Special to The News)

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  • May 16, 2021
Gerry Jensen had an interesting visitor last month in his backyard near Maple Ridge Park. It was a male pileated woodpecker. “I hear these guys fairly often, but haven’t actually seen one in 25 years or more. I was very surprised to see this one demolishing a suet block hanging in my Hazelnut tree. Their eyesight must be fantastic in order to find a small block like this more or less hidden in the branches.” (Special to The News)
This building which was originally built as a Buddhist Temple in the 1930s. (Special to The News)
This building which was originally built as a Buddhist Temple in the 1930s. (Special to The News)