Festival

Pitt Meadows Mayor Bill Dingwall (right) posed with mascots Pee and Poo during Metro Vancouver’s Meet Your Local Leader event at the Fair at the PNE. The program, which connected residents from across the region with local leaders, was part of the Metro Vancouver: Together We Make Our Region Strong exhibit that wrapped up Sept. 6. (Metro Vancouver/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows had presence at PNE

Hundreds of locals attended the annual summer fair in Vancouver

 

Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)

Merritt country music festival’s ‘crazy-ass scene’ recalled in photographer’s new book

Campground C party zone and more remembered in Dee Lippingwell’s third book

Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)
Brooke Olson-Fougerd, 17, of the Pitt River 4H Swine Club, competes with her pig named Bean, in the market class at a previous Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest. (The News/files)

Volunteers needed for the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest

Volunteers needed for pre-show set up and post-show tear down

Brooke Olson-Fougerd, 17, of the Pitt River 4H Swine Club, competes with her pig named Bean, in the market class at a previous Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest. (The News/files)
A COVID-style two week version of Country Fest, from July 17-29, is still in the works. (The News files)

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest still welcoming 4-H clubs from across B.C.

Organizers hope provincial travel restrictions are lifted on time

A COVID-style two week version of Country Fest, from July 17-29, is still in the works. (The News files)
The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest will be a two-week long event this year . (The News files)
The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest will be a two-week long event this year . (The News files)
BC Place Stadium in a photo posted to cisc-icca.ca.

Roof of BC Place a stage for performers during online music festival

‘This will be the first time any artists have performed from the 204-foot iconic Vancouver rooftop’

BC Place Stadium in a photo posted to cisc-icca.ca.
The Abbotsford Tulip Festival is permanently closing, with plans to eventually set up in Armstrong, B.C. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford Tulip Festival is closing, with plans to rebloom in Armstrong

Event organizer says pandemic and sale of land were factors in decision

The Abbotsford Tulip Festival is permanently closing, with plans to eventually set up in Armstrong, B.C. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Maple Ridge’s Christmas in the Park and Santa Claus Parade will take a different form this year at the Albion Fairgrounds. (The News files)

Maple Ridge Santa Claus Parade will be drive-through event

Drive-through for Santa Cause will take place at the Albion Fairgrounds

Maple Ridge’s Christmas in the Park and Santa Claus Parade will take a different form this year at the Albion Fairgrounds. (The News files)
Lynell Adams loves dressing up for a good cause. (Lynell Adams/Special to the Maple Ridge News)

VIDEO: Creative response to cancelled Caribbean fest

Maple Ridge resident, Lynell Adams, recorded a song expressing her dismay at postponed party

Lynell Adams loves dressing up for a good cause. (Lynell Adams/Special to the Maple Ridge News)
A young 4-H participant showing off some cows at the 2019 Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Country Fest. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Country Fest goes online for 2020

Two day festival will feature musical acts streaming live from the Albion Fairgrounds July 25-26

  • Jul 15, 2020
A young 4-H participant showing off some cows at the 2019 Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Country Fest. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
Bags of cranberries are sold at each year’s festival, all proceeds to the Fort Langley BIA to enable them to host the one-day event. (Langley Advance Times files)

Popular Lower Mainland Thanksgiving festivities cancelled by COVID

Fort Langley’s 25th annual Cranberry Festival put off until 2021, to avoid spread of virus

Bags of cranberries are sold at each year’s festival, all proceeds to the Fort Langley BIA to enable them to host the one-day event. (Langley Advance Times files)
A caravan of vehicles – including new and old fire trucks – weaved through the streets of Pitt Meadows Saturday evening in what was dubbed a Pitt Meadows Day drive-by cheer. It was an impromptu event devised at the last minute since the traditional Pitt Meadows Day parade and festival was not possible this year due to the COVID pandemic. (City of Pitt Meadows/Special to The News)

LETTER: Drive-by cheer brought Pitt Meadows couple to tears

Readers heard noise and rushed out Saturday at 7 p.m. to wave their Canadian flag and take in ‘parade’

  • Jun 9, 2020
A caravan of vehicles – including new and old fire trucks – weaved through the streets of Pitt Meadows Saturday evening in what was dubbed a Pitt Meadows Day drive-by cheer. It was an impromptu event devised at the last minute since the traditional Pitt Meadows Day parade and festival was not possible this year due to the COVID pandemic. (City of Pitt Meadows/Special to The News)
LOOKING BACK: Pitt Meadows Day can’t afford another five-year hiatus

LOOKING BACK: Pitt Meadows Day can’t afford another five-year hiatus

A flood in 1948 derailed this community festival for five years, now 68 years later COVID does same

  • May 30, 2020
LOOKING BACK: Pitt Meadows Day can’t afford another five-year hiatus
This years Lantern Festival takes place Feb. 28. (Contributed)

Light up Haney Place Mall at this years Lantern Fest in Maple Ridge

The festival will include a lantern making workshop

This years Lantern Festival takes place Feb. 28. (Contributed)