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Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation Annual Fund Run Lace up your runners for health care! The annual Fund Run raises funds to purchase essential equipment for health care in your community. Lots of food, fun and prizes! Walk, Run, Just have Fun at Fairview Elementary School! For more information call 604-466-6958 or www.rmhfoundation.com Bard on the Bandstand - Fundraiser Annual fundraiser for Emerald Pig Theatrical Society. Bring your friends and join us at the Maple Ridge Legion, 12101 224th Street on Saturday, June 12th. Tickets only $20.00 and include your dinner, first drink, entertainment, dancing and more! Call Kathleen to reserve your tickets at 604-466-5526 www.emeraldpig.ca June 13, Sunday (7:00 am - 3:30 pm)

Alouette Lake Fishing Derby 2010 Chamber of Commerce Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows 2nd Annual Fishing Derby Set for June 13, 2010! Enjoy a fun filled day of fishing in Golden Ears Provincial Park at Alouette Lake. Tons of fun for the whole family including family activities, over $5,000.00 in great prizes and an outdoor education centre. For full details contact the Chamber at 604-463-3366. Space is limited to 75 boats so reserve your spot today. www.ridgemeadowschamber.com June 26, Saturday (12:00 am - 11:45 pm)

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Webster’s Corners Day - Dewdney Trunk Road & 256 Street, Maple Ridge Webster’s Corner Community Association members and local residents join forces to celebrate its community’s heritage. This annual family event features games and interactive activities for kids of all ages, including a pie eating contest. For more information contact Mary Robson Tel: 604-463-3333 ext. 2 July 1, Thursday (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Canada Day - Memorial Peace Park Celebrate Canada Day at Memorial Peace Park. Begin your day with a visit to the Haney Farmers Market, followed up with lots of interactive activities for children and families. The official ceremonies, flag-raising and awards will begin at 12:30 pm. Entertainment, singing, dancing, activities, food and fun continue throughout the day. Don’t forget to participate in our neighbourhood “Show Your Colours for Canada Day” contest. For more information call 604-467-7325

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Canada Day - Haney House Museum - 11612 224 Street, Maple Ridge Come for an old-fashioned tea and tour of the Haney home. Activities for children include face painting and dress up clothes. Try the stilts too! For more information call 604-467-7325 July 4, Sunday (12:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Adstock 2010 - 11995 Haney Place Maple Ridge Adstock is a free, outdoor, alternative music festival in the heart of Maple Ridge at the Gazebo/Bandstand on 224 Street. The show highlights youth bands and acoustic acts and will also host some of the best bands in punk, metal, ska and hardcore that Vancouver has to offer. For more information E-mail: burning _ ray@hotmail.com July 10, Saturday (9:00 am) - July 11, Sunday (9:00 pm)

Maple Ridge Caribbean Festival - 224 Street, Maple Ridge - See Page 32 Live Caribbean Bands, colourful costumes, dancing, arts and crafts and delicious food! Draw prize is a trip to the Caribbean! Celebrate in the sun at the Caribbean Street Festival. For details, call Deddy at 604-467-5535. www.caribbeanfest.ca July 12, Monday & July 26, Monday - (7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Music on the Wharf - Port Haney Wharf - Foot of 224 Street, Maple Ridge Join us for a summer music series held on Monday evenings that celebrate historic Port Haney. Concerts are held bi-weekly on the Port Haney Wharf. Visit the Maple Ridge Museum website for a list of performers. www.mapleridgemuseum.org July 16, Friday - July 17, Saturday 12007 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows July 22, Thursday - July 25, Sunday 11900 Haney Place, Maple Ridge

Emerald Pig Theatrical Society presents Bard on the Bandstand - The Tempest This is a free family event! Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, your family and a donation for the Friends in Need food bank 604-466-5526. Come early to get a good spot! Pre-show entertainment: 6:30 Show time: 7:30 www.emeraldpig.ca July 24, Saturday (12:00 am) - July 25, Sunday (11:45 pm)

Country Fest - 23448 105 Avenue, Maple Ridge - See Page 33 Formerly the Maple Ridge Fair, this is a free celebration of rural living. The event features 4-H youth shows, Fibre Art show and demonstrations, ‘Fun Til You’re Done Farm’ featuring baby animal displays, sheep shearing and sheep dog demonstrations, horse shows, home arts competitions, first class stage and roving entertainment, festival food and a midway. www.mrpmcountryfest.com July 31, Saturday

Ridge Meadows Heritage Day - Memorial Peace Park The Ridge Meadows Seniors Society, the Maple Ridge Historical Society and the Mayors’ Heritage Day Society invite you to join them to celebrate our local history. There will be a Pioneer Parade, a Farmer’s Market, great food, traditional midway games for the young and young at heart, and constant entertainment on the bandstand.

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Women Helping Women and Girls. Soroptimist International Ridge Meadows welcomes all women interested in making a difference in our community. Soroptimist International was founded in 1921 after women were refused membership to Rotary International. Approximately 50,000 Soroptimist women locally and internationally, strive for human rights for all people. In particular, to advance the status of women. Soroptimist International Ridge Meadows was chartered in January 2009. Since chartering we have held two very successful fundraisers, the recipients of which were Cythera Transition house for abused women in Maple Ridge and the Rwanda PREFER project assisting women and girls recover from the genocide that took place in Rwanda. A local woman was also the recipient of our first award, The Women’s Opportunity Award. She received $1,000 towards her post-secondary education. We are holding our third Fundraiser on June 5th A Divas Eve. Women of Ridge Meadows please join us for an evening of Glamour, Laughter and Chocolate. The recipient of this fundraiser will be The Friends In Need Food Bank serving the communities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. The fundraiser is specifically to raise funds for personal hygiene items for the food bank. If you turn in a personal hygiene item at the door you will receive a free raffle ticket. Not only will there be a variety of entertainment we have electrolysis, local hairdressers and make up artists to primp and pamper you. A Silent Facials, but waxing, Auction, Door and Fabulous Raffle Prizes are also to be had. Bring your friends and Yonka skin care, Prizes massage, relatives out to have an evening full of fun while supporting your local Friends in Need Food manicure, pedicure, beauty Bank. For tickets please & spa treatments contact Shannon @ 778-232-6346 or Shannon.cote@shaw.ca. Visit our website for moreinformation: www.wcsoroptimist.org

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I wandered lonely as a cloud that floats on high o’er vales and hills When all at once I saw a crowd A host of golden daffodils...Wordsworth Spring arrives and suddenly daffodils appear, nature becomes alive again and with the springtime comes the Canadian Cancer Society’s annual Daffodil campaign. A time when 20 thousand volunteers become visible across Canada raising funds to fight cancer. This year the Society added another symbol, the Daffodil Pin. This was a pilot project in B.C. and the Yukon and backed by newspaper and T.V. promotions. The Society wanted everyone to wear the pin to show those stricken with cancer were not alone in their fight against cancer. The pins were available from donation boxes in over 50 locations in Mission thanks to the support of businesses. All door to door canvassers wore the pins in the Month of April which was declared Daffodil month. We also had Connor, a Great Pyrenees, as the Mission Unit Mascot on scene at many locations during the campaign. This pilot project was an outstanding success throughout BC. Thanks to all the volunteers and the public for their generous support. The Canadian Cancer Society, Fraser Valley Region, has volunteer unit offices in Hope, Chilliwack, Mission, Abbotsford, Langley, Surrey and Tsawwassen. The following services are available through the unit offices: Drivers’ program taking patients to and from treatment centres - Lodges in larger centres where patients can stay during treatment sessions, or for family members - In some cases assistance with medical costs can be provided. The Society also has supportprograms through the Cancer Connection at 1.888.939.3333. During the year, volunteers organize a variety of fund raising events in their communities - Weekend pole sits at malls or other area centres - In June, Relay for Life Rallies are held in Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Langley - In September, Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley is held. The R.C.M.P. on bicycles, travel from Tsawwassen to Boston Bar stopping at most locations along the way, visiting schools and rallies at each location. All these proceeds are for support of kids with cancer - Volunteers are also seen at most community events throughout the year, giving out information and raising awareness of the Society’s work. If you are interested in volunteering with the Society or need information, please visit the C.C.S. website at www.cancer.ca – www. cancervolunteer.ca Mission Unit is located at 33079 First Ave. 604-820-3166 or email: mission@bc.cancer.ca Fire Fighters collected donations & distributed Pins & daffodils on location at The Junction Mall in Mission.

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The Ridge Meadows South Asian Cultural Society (RIMSACS) held its 3rd annual Gala on the 6th of March this year, where it wined and dined the lord mayor, local councillors as well as numerous local dignities. Since its inception, the organisation has held in high esteem its desire to demonstrate the willingness of the local South Asian community to reflect the rich diversity and heritage of the people of South Asia and their contribution towards Canadian society, whilst upholding the very best values of its own culture and that of Canada. The theme for the evening was one of highlighting the importance of continued integration and development through forging new relationships here in Canada whilst consolidating existing relationships with family and friends back in India. The evenings key note speech Delivered by Paul Gurm addressed the importance of developing these relationships and their benefits to us all, which was followed by a number of traditional South Asian dance routines and musical melodies, not to mention the stream of excellent food which has now become customary at the eagerly awaited Gala. During the evening, the non profit making organisation made two generous donations equalling $14,000 from the profits generated from this year’s event, the grateful recipients were Maple Ridge Hospital Foundation and Cythera House. Representatives from both organisations were present to receive their donations and express their appreciation and explained how the funds would be put to good use. The organisation sees itself building on the strong foundations its founders have laid down and looks progressively towards enhancing its efforts and contributions within the local community it represents and the social fabric of the community that it resides in. For information please contact Rand Sanghera at 604-614-6565

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Now taking registrations for Summer Dance camps and the 2010/2011 Dance Season Pre-dance - Primary - Jazz - Lyrical - Ballet - Modern - Tap - Hip Hop - Musical Theatre & Stage - Acro - Ariel Silk - Special Needs - Adult Classes & More! PROUDLY Associated with Westcoast Contortion and Aldeana’s Acrobats

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21Broadway, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 6P6 #108 - 1525 www.coastaledgedancecentre.ca Phone: 778-285-3300


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Pitt Meadows Paddling Club

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With the warmer weather and longer daylight hours, members of the community will start to see more paddling activity on the Alouette River. The Pitt Meadows Paddling Club is a registered not for profit organization and all of our coaches are certified under the National Coaching Certification Program. We offer both recreational and competitive programs for all ages at our site just west of the Silver Bridge on Harris Road. We are a SPORT FOR LIFE believing that SPORT SKILLS ARE LIFE SKILLS. Our days are quickly filling up with school groups either training for the BC School Dragon Boat Championships, learning through place based ecological education with our partners at the Alouette River Management Society or celebrating the end of the school year. Dragonboat sessions for new and experienced paddlers are happening just about every night of the week and on Saturday mornings. Participants may sign up for a season, a month or a session. We have lots of new faces this year are looking forward to establishing a few more competitive crews. Registration for the CanoeKayak Canada signature CanoeKids summer day camps is now open at www.pmpc.ca. Participants between the ages of 9 and 14 will find fun, friends and challenges at these camps trying various types of paddle sport boats. Those with cognitive or physical challenges are invited to join our PaddleALL program on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Gather a group of friends/neighbours and try our 6 person outriggers! Want to try a racing kayak? Call 778-899-8879, visit www.pmpc.ca or drop by the club if the gate is open for more information.

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New Owners: Robert Klaus & Chris Roper

$15 Off a Dinner for 2, Monday through Thursday Only on regular menu items based on 2 maincourses- expires July 31st, 2010 Open For Lunch Monday - Fri 11:30am to 2pm Dinner Monday to Saturday 5pm to close Everything you love about fine dining matched with the comfort, fun and value of casual dining

22590 Dewdney Trunk Road - 604.476.0056 - lavadininglounge.com

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eat, drink & be merry

eat, drink & be merry

Sudoku Solution 2 Large Any Kind $27.99 2 Medium Any Kind $22.99 2 Small Any Kind $17.99 FREE Medium Pepperoni Pizza when you buy 1 Large Specialty Pizza at Regular Price

Dressing 1 tsp Djon mustard 1 tsp sugar 150ml olive oil 3 tbsp white wine vinegar 2 tbsp chopped parsley 2 tbsp boiling water seasoning

604.476.0443

Store Hours: M - Th 3pm - 11pm F - Sat 11am - 12pm Sun 3pm - 11pm Order on-line at pappajohnspizza.ca Offer expires August 30th, 2010 Delivery charge may apply Limited delivery area

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Be Inspired! Be Entertained! Learn New Skills! Taste Unique Dishes! Enjoy an Evening Out!

LET’S GET COOKING! Visit our website for complete class schedule ...MORE than just FINE WINE! www.onceuponavine.com

PICNIC TIME!

Healthy Veggieslaw 1/4 small white cabbage - shredded 1/4 small red cabbage - shredded 2 x carrots - grated 1/4 cauliflower - cut into small florets 2 sticks celery - sliced 1/2 red onion - finely chopped 100g mixed nuts (cashews & almonds) 100g raisins

604.460.8463

Westgate Centre (right next to Starbucks), 203rd & Lougheed Hwy Maple Ridge

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Heat a small non-stick frying pan until hot, add nuts and brown, keeping the nuts moving to prevent burning. Remove from heat and chop (or batter with a rolling pin!). Mix all the veggies together in a large bowl. Add the nuts and raisins. For the dressing put mustard, seasoning and oil in a clean jam jar or small bowl. Add vinegar, parsley and boiling water - put the lid on the jam jar and shake or whisk the ingredients in the bowl until cloudy. Pour dressing over salad and mix thoroughly. Chill for at least 20 mins. Mix again before serving.

Millionaires Shortbread Base 150g plain flour 55g caster sugar 115g butter Top 55g butter 55g soft brown sugar 397g can condensed milk 200g milk chocolate

At last summer is here and the picnic baskets have been dusted off! These recipes are all tried and tested and there is something here for everyone. Enjoy! Honey Chicken Wraps (Makes 6) 2 chicken breasts (skin on) 2 x garlic cloves - crushed 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp soya sauce 3 tbsp clear honey 6 tortilla wraps shredded iceberg lettuce mayonnaise Mix the garlic, soy sauce, lemon juice and honey pour over the chicken breasts. Leave to marinate as long as possible (overnight in the fridge is best). Heat oven to 220°C. Put chicken into an oven proof tray and cook for 25 mins or until cooked and slightly blackened. To serve, slice chicken into strips, spread some mayo on the wrap, add some lettuce and chicken to the top centre of the wrap, fold the bottom half up and the two edges into the centre. Fasten with a cocktail stick (remember to let your guests know about this!)

Spicy Bean Pate

1 x tin of mixed beans 1 tbsp chopped coriander 2 x tsp sun-dried tomato paste juice of half a lime sweet chilli sauce (to taste) Blend all the ingredients together with a hand blender or use a potato masher for a courser texture. Once well mixed, refrigerate until required. Serve with crusty bread Grease and line an 8” square cake tin. Heat oven to 170°C. Rub butter and flour together until well combined. Add sugar and mix together. Spread into base of tin and cook in oven for 35 mins until golden. For the topping - put sugar, butter and condensed milk into a saucepan. Heat, stirring all the time until the mixture thickens and goes a golden colour (about 10 minutes). Spread over the base and leave to cool. Melt the chocolate and pour over the top. Leave to set then cut into small squares.

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s w o d a e M CLEANERS For All Your Dry Cleaning & Alterations 2 Locations to Serve You!

Maple Ridge: 604-463-6958 470 - 22709 Lougheed Hwy (In ValleyFair Mall, next to Starbucks) Pitt Meadows: 604-465-6933 12157 Harris Rd, (In 7 Eleven Plaza) Hours: Mon-Fri: 7:30 am - 6 pm Sat: 9 am - 5 pm

For that fresh smell everytime and to help save the planet... We are Ecofriendly Cleaners. Garments are cleaned using EcoSolv Dry Cleaning fluid which is 100% biodegradable.

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Wedding Gowns $20.00 OFF Cleaned & Preserved in a Keepsake Box

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Rain & Winter Coats $18.00 EA Regular $25.00

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Sleeping Bags, Down Filled Blankets & Quilts IN STORE SPECIAL

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