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Our Community. Our People. Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are two unique and distinct communities that share many of the same values, goals and history. Surrounded by some of the most majestic natural forests, rivers, lakes, mountains and marshland, the community and its people are inextricably linked by its diverse geography, common history and boundless potential. Our community and the lifestyle it offers appeals to many people of different backgrounds who come to explore and often end up staying, drawn by the affordable housing, business opportunities, recreational facilities and proximity to nature that so few Lower Mainland communities can still provide. that Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows have produced a disproportionate number of elite athletes, artists, musicians, and businesspeople. There are many successful family businesses now being run by the second, third and fourth generations of the original proprietors, and pride, trust, loyalty and friendships run deep. But it’s the people who really make our community unique. In my relatively short time here, it has become apparent This publication is our attempt to feature some of the people who have left, or might yet leave their mark on our community. We’ll look at some of the people who helped build the foundations of success, some who are making a difference today and others who may lead us into the future. We would never presume to tell the complete story of such a diverse area, but hopefully you will enjoy the perspective that we offer in “Our Community. Our People”. Serving Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows since 1978 Jim Coulter Publisher I=:C:LH

Our Community 2011

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