‘Awed by generosity of the community’

Newcomer finds true spirit of Christmas in Maple Ridge

Santa Claus arrived in Maple Ridge Saturday evening during a parade held in his honour. Hundreds of people gathered in Memorial Peace Park to enjoy the festivities of Christmas in the Park and then lined 224th Street for the parade.

Editor, The News:

I am a fairly new resident to Maple Ridge and recently attended the Christmas in the Park and the Santa Claus parade with my eight-year-old grandson.

It was an absolutely wonderful event and I want to express my appreciation for all who contributed and who stood out in the cold to make this such a lovely evening for families.

What impressed me the most is that all of the treats were free or by donation, which made it an inclusive event for everyone who attended.  There were no children who had to miss out on anything due to finances and I was awed by the generosity of the community.

Well done, everyone, and ditto to those who have decorated the streets. Maple Ridge is looking pretty magical these days and it is heartwarming to see that the true spirit of Christmas is alive and well.

Thank you and Happy Holidays to everyone.

Heather Dickson

Maple Ridge

 

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