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Seniors will get sneak peek into Maple Ridge’s Countryfest

Annual fair coming July 23 and 24, with July 22 preview for seniors
Countryfest is coming up on the July 23 and 24 weekend, with a Friday preview for seniors. (Special to The News)

Countryfest runs next weekend on July 23 and 24, but there will be a seniors sneak peek offered to qualifying citizens on Friday, July 22.

From 4 to 6 p.m. on the Friday – before Maple Ridge’s annual country fair that has been running since 1901 – senior citizens can visit the Albion Fairgrounds.

For entertainment, there will be some old-time country music offered by Phil Van Loo, and the home arts entries will be available for viewing.

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Organizers promise there will be comfortable seating with free refreshments, and the concessions will be open to those who want more of a menu.

Parking will be at Planet Ice, with golf-cart rides from the parking lot, and the event is free, courtesy of Countryfest and the Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Katzie Seniors Network.

There is a lot for seniors at the fair this year, including the Prime Timers Showdown – which will feature a number of performers from the Ridge Meadows Seniors Society – entertaining the public on Sunday, July 24.

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Neil Corbett

About the Author: Neil Corbett

I have been a journalist for more than 30 years, the past decade with the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News.
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