recreation

Athletes can put all their pandemic practice to good use as games are re-allowed in provincial recreation restart. ( The News files)

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows ready to wake from recreation hibernation

City parks and rec directors share what’s expected as summer approaches

 

Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Maple Ridge joggers grateful to see and be seen

Running pair welcomes waves and kindnesses as they pursue fitness

  • Apr 28, 2021

 

Aqua fit classes will be among the activities offered when Hammond Outdoor Pool opens on May 3. Registration begins on Sunday. (The News files)

Hammond Outdoor Pool set to open on May 3

Registration begins Sunday for Maple Ridge’s summer season facility

 

There’s room for all users on the dikes and trails in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Everyone just has to be aware and courteous of one and other. (HUB’s Janet Dwillies/Special to The News)

CYCLING: Increasing use of dikes and trails sparks quick review of trail etiquette

Long-time cycling advocate speaks of new bike maps, HUB website, and resources available this spring

  • Apr 5, 2021
There’s room for all users on the dikes and trails in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Everyone just has to be aware and courteous of one and other. (HUB’s Janet Dwillies/Special to The News)
Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (DFO/Special to Black Press Media)

New recording tool available in time for fishing season

Anglers can now use an ‘easy’ online system to take note of fish they have caught, as per DFO rules

  • Apr 5, 2021
Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (DFO/Special to Black Press Media)
Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Paintball defender reacts to Maple Ridge man’s letter

Previous letter asked city not to approve paintball facility. Advocate cries foul

  • Mar 23, 2021
Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or in writing.

LETTER: Paintball is not about violence, it’s a sport that’s fun

Local reader takes offence to views on a proposed new business in Maple Ridge

  • Mar 21, 2021
Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or in writing.
A local resident became concerned when he saw a development application for a paintball facility in the community. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Maple Ridge should turn down proposed paintball business

Local letter writer dismayed that city may allow recreation based on pointing guns at people

  • Mar 20, 2021
A local resident became concerned when he saw a development application for a paintball facility in the community. (Black Press Media files)
Kids enjoy playing in the water at the Albion Sports Park but there’s an age limit for spray parks that exclude tweens. (The News files)

LETTER: Maple Ridge student laments lack of spray park play

Recreation facilities built for little kids and adults but what about those in between?

  • Mar 19, 2021
Kids enjoy playing in the water at the Albion Sports Park but there’s an age limit for spray parks that exclude tweens. (The News files)
Sugar Lake is just as sweet in winter, with a variety of cool-weather activities to enjoy.

Summer is sweet at Sugar Lake (and winter’s pretty cool, too!)

Year-round memories await at your lakeside Okanagan cabin

  • Mar 1, 2021
Sugar Lake is just as sweet in winter, with a variety of cool-weather activities to enjoy.
The Harris Park pool in Pitt Meadows will not be open for the 2021 season. (The News files)

Pitt Meadows closes pool for the coming season

COVID-19 safety measures would limit swimmers at Harris Park pool

The Harris Park pool in Pitt Meadows will not be open for the 2021 season. (The News files)
Maple Ridge released its winter program guide recently. (Special to The News)

City unveils numerous winter programs and activities

Maple Ridge unveils guide that takes into consideration COVID-19

  • Jan 17, 2021
Maple Ridge released its winter program guide recently. (Special to The News)
The process will include a review of all the city’s parks, recreation, arts and cultural facilities.. (The News files)
The process will include a review of all the city’s parks, recreation, arts and cultural facilities.. (The News files)
The Maple Ridge Leisure Centre has adjusted its programming to align with new provincial guidelines. (The News files)

What’s open and what’s closed in Maple Ridge

City advises on availability of its programs and services after latest B.C. COVID-19 guidelines

The Maple Ridge Leisure Centre has adjusted its programming to align with new provincial guidelines. (The News files)
Maple Ridge city hall

City cancels group programs and closes facilities

Response to COVID-19 public health orders

Maple Ridge city hall
A group of four is doing a 70-kilometre hike on Friday, Sept. 18 in memory of Brook Morrison, who went missing in Abbotsford on Sept. 1 and whose body was found three days later.

Fraser Valley foursome to hike 70km over mountains in memory of friend

Friends from Abbotsford and Langley to hike from Hope to Tulameen for Brook Morrison

A group of four is doing a 70-kilometre hike on Friday, Sept. 18 in memory of Brook Morrison, who went missing in Abbotsford on Sept. 1 and whose body was found three days later.
LETTER: Priority should be given to locals accessing Golden Ears park

LETTER: Priority should be given to locals accessing Golden Ears park

Maple Ridge residents should be able to reserve new day passes ahead of out-of-towners: one local

  • Aug 8, 2020
LETTER: Priority should be given to locals accessing Golden Ears park
The water feature at Albion sports park is one of many places to cool down this weekend . (The News files)

Best spots to cool off in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows

The two cities have no shortage of wonderful places to escape from the heat

  • Jul 17, 2020
The water feature at Albion sports park is one of many places to cool down this weekend . (The News files)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
During COVID shutdown, Maple Ridge city staff are having some more work done to the leisure centre pools. (Fred Armstrong/City of Maple Ridge)

Maple Ridge’s indoor pools undergoes work during COVID shutdown

While the leisure centre is being prepared for re-opening, staff undertake warranty work

  • Jun 18, 2020
During COVID shutdown, Maple Ridge city staff are having some more work done to the leisure centre pools. (Fred Armstrong/City of Maple Ridge)