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Welcome to the June / July Issue of... Contents Community Calendar 5&7 Beach Party 8 What’s On at the Library 9 Canada Day 11 Caribbean Festival 13 Country Fest 13 Cheers to the Planet 16 Haney & Pitt Meadows Farmers Markets 17 SWATT ATV Poker Ride 18 Rotary Duck Race 19 Pitt Meadows Day 21 Pitt Meadows Paddling Club 22 Maple Ridge T-Ball 23 Bard on the Bandstand 25 Block Party Grants 25 Adstock 26 Come Race the Bear 27 Art in the Park 28 What’s on at the Maple Ridge Historical Society 29 The Garden Club Tour 31 Pitt Meadows Regional Airport Day 32

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This isn’t all though! Check through the magazine for other events... June 1st Wednesdays & Fridays from 7pm to 8pm - Envision Twilight Concert Series Now in its 21st year of entertaining local families, Twilight Concert Series is a place where families can gather under the stars, enjoy some incredibly talented artists, and most importantly, support a worthy cause. Heritage Park, Mission. For more details contact: 604.826.0277 or visit June 4th Saturdays from 9:00am to 2:00pm Haney Farmers Market Children’s crafts at every market Story Time at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. First Saturday in every month, Garibaldi Art Club display and exhibition June 4th Saturday from 7am Pitt Meadows Day Come to meet as a community and enjoy a celebration of events and summer fun for the whole family! Start the day off with a delicious pancake breakfast then watch the parade .The event ends with a spectacular fireworks finale. For more details: contact Richard at or George at June 4th Saturday from Noon to 6pm Pitt Meadows Day Youth Fest After the Pitt Meadows Day parade, join us for events that feature live youth bands. For details, call Adam at 604-465-2447 or email June 6th Monday from 10am to 11:30am Intro to Infant Massage This class will go over the benefits of Infant Massage. Infants 1 to 10 months old welcome, along with mom, dad or primary caregiver. Cost is $15. Contact Liana Bakker at 604.809.1511 to register or visit for more info. 22353 McIntosh Avenue, Maple Ridge (in the Maple Ridge Naturopathic Clinic) June 7th Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm Song Stage with Ivan Boudreau The Songwriters Association of Canada and the Vancouver Regional Writers Group presents “SongStage at the ACT”. SongStage is an open mic session where songwriters get to perform their original songs in front of an audience. Stone Poets performing. After-Hours @ The ACT. FREE evening of entertainment. For more details: http://www.theactmapleridge. org/home

June 9th Thursday from 12pm to 3pm A free resource fair along with delicious strawberry shortcake, tea and coffee. Tea from 1pm to 3pm. In the gym at the Pitt Meadows Family Rec. Centre

June 19th Sunday at Noon Father’s Day Fish Release Maple Ridge Park. Presented by the Alouette River Management Society. Call 604-467-6401 or email for more info.

June 11th Saturday 5pm – 9pm Cruisin’ the Dub/Car Hoppin’ at A&W #100 - 22805 Lougheed Hwy. The Greater Vancouver Mustang Association will be joining our cruise night - a must for any Mustang lover! For other Cruisin’ Nights see below – Every Thursday. For info: 604 463 5712

June 21st Tuesday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm Summer Wrap Up Concert The Maple Ridge Concert Band’s annual wrap up concert; our last concert before the summer; come out enjoy the warm weather and an evening of music. Free for everyone. The Bandstand (11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge) For more info call 604-477-2016 or visit

June 15th Wednesday 5:45pm - Breathing 101 Do you know how to breathe properly? Come to learn the basics of good breathing which can help alleviate stress, anxiety & depression. This is a FREE event, however you must pre register as space is limited. Contact Liana Bakker at 604.809.1511 or visit to learn more 22353 McIntosh Avenue, Maple Ridge (in the Maple Ridge Naturopathic Clinic) June 16th Thursday Hockey Day at Osprey Village For details contact: Hanna Vorlicek at June 17th Friday Wear Your Pants Backwards Day! Wear your pants backwards for a chance to win a ticket to the Mission Folk Festival on July 21st – 24th. Take a photo of yourself with your pants on backwards somewhere in the community and send it in to whatsonbc@live. ca by July 1st. The winner will be contacted to claim their prize by email. HAPPY BACKWARDS PANTS DAY!!!

June 21st Tuesday (7:30 pm) - Jul 19th (9:00 pm) Twilight Tuesdays Annual Twilight Tuesday concert series in the Memorial Peace Park Bandstand. Presented by the Maple Ridge Concert Band. The Bandstand 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge. Free Event. Contact Noreen Moss at 604.467.9159 June 25th Saturday - Webster’s Corners Day This annual family event features games and interactive activities for kids of all ages at the Webster’s Corners Elementary School (256th Street& Dewdney Trunk Road). For details, call Mary at 604.466.3333 or Simon at 604.809.1329

June 19th Sunday 10am to 2pm Pitt Meadows Farmers Market Join us every Sunday at Spirit Square Cake cutting at noon on June 19th

June 26th Sunday from 9am to 4pm Maple Ridge Garden Club 5th Annual Country Garden Tour 2011 Explore and enjoy eight private gardens all located in the Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows area. All the funds raised from this tour will be donated to The Sunshine Foundation “Dreams for Kids”. Tickets are $15.00 each and include a beverage and a goody. Trice Farms Ponds & Garden Centre, Triple Tree Nurseryland and Amsterdam Greenhouses & Garden Centre or contact: Gayle 604.467.2956 or Margaret 604.467.1885

June 18th & 19th Sunday Bear Mountain Bike Challenge Bear Mountain Challenge is back for it’s 15th year in 2011. Whether you’re a Pro racer, just want to have fun, or somewhere in between, you won’t want to miss out! Location: By Millpond off Dewdney Trunk Road, north of Mission. Visit: for more info.

June 26th Sunday from 10am to 4pm Pitt Meadows Regional Airport Open House Participate in a free family event to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP). Don’t miss two aircrafts from Vintage Wings Canada and activities for the whole family. Visit for more info.

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Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows July 1st Friday from 12:30pm to 4pm Canada Day - Maple Ridge Memorial Peace Park The official ceremonies, flag-raising and awards will begin at 12:30. Entertainment, singing, dancing, activities, food and fun continue throughout the day. For more details, call Pat Rorick at: pat.rorick@ 604.467.7417 July 1st Friday from 10am to 4pm Canada Day - Pitt Meadows Celebrate Pitt Meadows Canada Day with a 8 km. walk/run beginning at 8 am and an official Canada Day ceremony at the cenotaph next to City Hall beginning at 10:30 a.m. July 1st Friday from 1pm to 4pm Canada Day – Haney House Come for an old-fashioned tea and a tour of the Haney House Museum. Activities for children include face painting and dress up clothes. Try the stilts too! Join us at Haney House Museum at 11612-224th Street Contact 604-463-5311 for more details. July 3rd Sunday from 1pm to 8pm Adstock ‘11 Adstock ‘11 is an annual free outdoor music festival that showcases local youth bands at the Memorial Peace Park/Gazebo. For details email Adam at burning_ray@hotmail. com or go to the Facebook page under “Adstock Maple Ridge” July 5th, 12th & 19th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm - Twilight Tuesdays The Bandstand – Memorial Peace Park, 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge

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July 11th Monday from 7:30pm Music on the Wharf - Marty Bernard & The Bloo Zebras Join us for a summer music series held on Monday evenings that celebrate historic Port Haney. For details call the Maple Ridge Museum at 604-463-5311 or email Visit www. for a list of performers. July 11th -15th Monday – Friday 9:30am to 3:30pm - Wacky Wildlife Daycamp Calling all kids! Come explore wildlife in their own habitat. Ages 6-12. 24959 Alouette Road, Maple Ridge. Presented by the Alouette River Management Society. Register with MRPM Parks & Leisure: Call 604-467-6401 or email for more info. July 14th – 16th Thursday - Saturday Bard in the Square– A Comedy of Errors Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, your family and a donation for the Friends in Need food bank. For details, email or visit July 21st – 24th Thursday - Sunday Bard on the Bandstand – A Comedy of Errors Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, your family and a donation for the Friends in Need food bank. For details, email or visit .

July 23rd & 24th Saturday & Sunday Country Fest Family oriented, national and provincial award winning and agriculturally educational annual July 6th Every Wednesday - August 31 7:30 event recognized as “one of the best”. Join us for lots of fun! This is a FREE event! pm to 9:00 pm - Summer Serenade For details, call Lorraine at 604-463-6922 or The Bruce James Orchestra presents this summer music performance in the Pitt Meadows visit Spirit Square 12027 Harris Road (beside the July 25th Monday from 7:30pm - Music on Family Recreation Center). Every Wednesday the Wharf - Steven Hansen & The Grove there will be a musical group performing from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm (weather permitting) Check Merchants Join us for a summer music series held on to find out the Monday evenings that celebrate historic schedule of performers. Port Haney. For details call the Maple July 9th & 10th Saturday & Sunday 12pm to Ridge Museum at 604-463-5311 or email . 9pm - Caribbean Festival Visit for a list of The 11th annual Caribbean Festival features performers. live Caribbean bands, colourful costumes, dancing, arts and crafts, a draw for a trip to July 31st Sunday from 10am to 3pm (Race the Caribbean, and delicious food! For details, call Deddy at 604.467.5535 or visit at 1pm) Rotary Duck Race Public and participants invited to cheer on their ducks at a free, fun family event with a festival

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Every Tuesday: June 21st Tuesday (7:30 pm) - Jul 19th (9:00 pm) Twilight Tuesdays Annual Twilight Tuesday concert series in the Memorial Peace Park Bandstand. Presented by the Maple Ridge Concert Band. The Bandstand 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge - Free Event Contact Noreen Moss at 604.467.9159

Every Thursday: June 2nd - July 28th Cruisin’ the Dub/Car Hoppin’ at A&W #100 - 22805 Lougheed Hwy. Every Thursday starting May 26th **On TWO Special Nights - Saturday, June 11th & Sunday, August 14th - the Greater Vancouver Mustang Association will be joining our cruise nights - a must for any Mustang lover!**

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ADULTS BooksonFilm Tuesdays, June 7–July 12, 6:00 p.m. Bring your friends and spend a cool relaxing evening at the library with a great film. Friends of the Library will sell refreshments at intermission.


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Sizzlin’Storytimes Tuesdays, June 14–August 16, 10:15 a.m. Thursdays, July 7–28, 10:15 a.m. Sizzling outside? Refresh yourself with a cool story. Come to the library and enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that will entertain and delight you. All ages welcome.

Wednesday, June 8, 7:00 p.m. The Maple Ridge, Pi Meadows, Katzie Seniors Network invites you to an information session on topics of interest to local adult children of aging parents, including care support, transportation, seniors housing and community resources.


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Tuesday, July 26, 1:00 p.m. Memorial Peace Park Bandstand Mike Larson will bring along his reptiles, amphibians, birds, insects, arachnids, crustaceans and mammals and promises to delight, educate and amaze you.

Monday, June 20, 7:00 p.m. Debbie Miller from the Katzie treaty team will provide an overview of First Nation treaties in British Columbia, share Katzie First Nation’s experiences in treaty negotiation, and answer any questions. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.


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Wednesday, July 6 and 20, 6:45–7:15 p.m. Memorial Peace Park Bandstand Pack you dinner and come and meet the library’s smallest stars. Our talented puppets and puppeteers will tell all types of tales to amuse the whole family! ˜ The Frog Prince Meets Godzilla, July 6 ˜ Deep in the Jungle, July 20

Wednesday, June 29, 4:00–5:00 p.m. The start of summer vacation is here! Celebrate at the library with some pizza and games. For grades 4 and up.

BeadmakingWorkshop Wednesday, July 27, 4:00–5:00 p.m. Running out of things to do during summer vacation? Drop by the library and learn to make beaded jewelry. For grades 4 and up.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2:00 p.m. Join Al Smith and the Silvertones Senior Choir for an aernoon of stories, laughter and songs about all things green. Refreshments will be served.

Slumachandthe PittLakeGoldMine Saturday, July 16, 1:00 p.m. Award-winning local historian Fred Braches will be talking about the history and legends surrounding Slumach and the Pi Lake gold bonanza as well as the current efforts to find it using new discoveries from historic records.

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This year Canada Day will be bigger and better than previous years. There will be a new main stage in front of the ACT and a smaller sidewalk stage. These venues will have multi-cultural dance and a wide variety of culturally diverse music throughout the day. The food vendors, Farmers Market, various Maple Ridge organizations, crafts for the kids and other displays and demonstrations throughout the day. Canada Day begins at the Memorial Peace Park at 10:00 am and the opening ceremonies will begin at 11:00 am. We are still looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please contact Pat at



Pitt Meadows CANADA Celebrate Pitt Meadows Canada Day with a 8 km walk/run and an official Canada Day ceremony at the cenotaph next to City Hall. Activities in previous years have included a pancake breakfast, a kids zone, an Athletics in Kind Kids 1 & 2 km race, displays, entertainment, art contest, award presentations, a First Nations blessing and more. Contact the Festivals Office at 604-467-7459 for more info. To register for the Pitt Meadows Canada Day 8K walk/run and Kids Fun Run go to

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The Annual Caribbean Festival will again take place in the Downtown Core of Maple Ridge on 224th Street and Peace Park. 2 stages with 15 live bands from the lower mainland’s Caribbean community entertaining. REGGAE, CALYPSO, SALSA and SOCA MUSIC.

Over 200 entertainers in all, 60 to 70 street vendors at the Caribbean open air market. Food vendors will be offering authentic Caribbean foods. Large Kids Zone featuring rides and street entertainers. This great family event attracted up to 18,000 festival goers last year and has become one of the favourite summer festivals in the lower mainland. Saturday July 9th

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BOUNTY HUNTA (aka Jamaican Pizza Jerk) Vancouver’s first-ever Reggae recording artist Bandstand.

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TROPICAL HEAT. BC’s hottest steel drum band Festival Stage

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Costume Parade - Bandstand Including Abbotsford Caribbean Dance Crew-a group of elementary school children - Out of Many Kids Zone

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MAFFIE AND CREW A high energy performance including a mix of dancehall, Reggae and Soca - Festival Stage

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RUMBA CALZADA one of Canada’s finest Latin bands - Bandstand

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The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Agricultural Association has worked hard to develop a National and Provincial award winning, family oriented, and agriculturally educational annual event and is recognized as “one of the best”. For the third year we will feature a FREE gate to give all families the opportunity to attend. Join us for our third year of fun featuring: • 4-H Shows • Award Winning “Fun Til You’re Done Farm” • Home Arts & Gardening competitions • Classic Cars • West Coast Amusements • Free Kids Activities • Beer Garden • Remax Balloon Rides • Commercial & Food Vendors and much more! Visit our website for updates on programming and extra details:

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Haney Farmers Market, 2011 Market Events Memorial Peace Park, Lougheed Hwy and Dewdney Trunk Rd on 224th Street in Downtown Maple Ridge every Saturday from 9 - 2, May to October Children’s crafts at every market: Story Time at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. First Saturday in every month, Garibaldi Art Club display and exhibition. June 4

Art at the Market with our own local artists, woodworking demonstrations, and exhibits featuring the Garibaldi Art Club.

July 2

A Healthier You, Wellness at the Market, Lite is Rite cooking demo 10:30

June 11

Kid’s Day at the Market and a Senior’s Tea in the Bandstand youth vendors, interactive food games, learn about farm animals. Face painting, crafts, receive a Country Fest Prize book to enter in the Fair July 23/24.

July 9

Market in front of The ACT Pirate’s Day! Wear a costume, win a prize, follow the Treasure Map to the gold! Draw for the $100 Farmers Market Shopping Spree, noon

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June 25

National Aboriginal Day with special events, music, dancing and fun. Strawberries are here! Cookbook exchange, bring a book take a book or make a donation to the Friends of the Library

July 23

Music at the Market. Bring a Friend who has NEVER been before and win a prize. Our Market is about more than food, come and find out.

July 1

Canada Day 10 - 4

July 30

History Goes to Market

Celebrate with us

Pitt Meadows Farmers Market, 2011 Market Events The Osprey Village Farmers Market is becoming the Pitt Meadows Farmers Market and is moving to Spirit Square next to City Hall from 10 am to 2 pm on Sundays. Our mandate is to provide farmers with a venue in which they can connect directly to the consumer. Here at Spirit Square we have lots of parking! The season begins with a bang on Father’s Day, July 19 and carries on until September 11th. Join us for the opening ceremonies at 11:30 and treat Dad to a Sizzlin’ Smokey Dog and a FREE piece of cake! Spirit Square next to City Hall, 12007 Harris Road, Every Sunday from 10 – 2 p.m. June 19 to September 11, 2011. Children’s crafts at every market. June 19th

June 26th

It’s Beginning Day, Opening Ceremonies at 11:30 a.m. and we’re celebrating Father’s Day. Bring your Dad to the Market for a fabulous Smokey dog and a FREE piece of cake. Art at the Market. Fabulous works by local artists, potters, woodworkers and more. Strawberries are here! Cookbook Exchange, bring a book – take a book or make a donation to the Friends of the Library.

July 3rd

Music at the Market – our Market is about more than food, come and find out!

July 10th

Pirate’s Day, come in costume and win a prize! Follow the treasure to the GOLD!

July 17th

Bard at the Market, Join in with Shakespeare at the marketplace

July 24th

A Healthier You, Wellness at the Market. Lite is Rite Cooking Demonstration 11:30

July 31st

Bring a friend who has NEVER been before and receive a gift. It’s blueberry season! Enter the Blueberry Muffin Contest, judging at 12:00 (register on July 24)

Draw for $100 Farmers Market Shopping Spree, 12 noon.

Put your name in a draw for a $100 Market Shopping Spree. Only new $10 Friend of the Market memberships purchased between April 16 and July 9 are eligible. Draw for the $100 Spree at the Haney Farmers Market will be on July 9 at noon. Draw for the $100 Spree at the Pitt Meadows Farmers Market will be July 10 at noon.

Call for vendors: We are now accepting applications for our 2011 season. We’re Hiring! Are you passionate about farmers’ markets? We want you! Haney Farmers Market in Maple Ridge is looking for a Market Coordinator. Call Eileen at 604-467-8424 for a job description. 604-467-7433

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Poker Ride South Western All Terrains Trails Ride at Hemlock 2nd, 2011 - July 1st to 3rd, 2011 Fundraiser to maintain and expand trails in Lower Mainland BC Online Registration NOW open!! This will be our first Poker Ride and we’d like to see this made into an annual event. It’s a great opportunity for ATVer’s to socialize, win some great prizes and ride the great trails in the area. Everyone in the Quad community is welcome! The event will be held at the Hemlock Resort, in the Fraser Valley. The skiers parking areas, will be used to allow dry camping and other events planned throughout the weekend. Events & Activities The event will be limited to 750 ATVs, pre-registration is required. Book early, so you will not miss out, on the largest ATV event on the West Coast. Come and enjoy live music, along with a licensed bar (will be open for business on event days). Lots of fun ATV events, ATV riding demonstrations, as well as ATV Dealer and Manufacturer Booths For those who pre purchase a dinner ticket for Saturday night, enjoy a Pig Roast & Turkey Dinner! **The Poker Ride will be on Saturday July 2nd, 2011 Poker Ride Hands can be purchased at the event. Dry camping is available from June 29th to July 4th, 2011 and is $30 flat fee, (must be purchased in advance) ATV and Side X Side owners only due to insurance reasons, no dirt bikes allowed. All Riders and Passengers will be required to pay a $10 Registration Fee and Fill In a Registration Form. Lunch on the trail is included with your registration fee. Visit for more info and how to register.


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1st. Maple Ridge Chrysler: 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport (Value: $24,692.64) 2nd. Holland America & Hagen’s Travel: One Week Luxury Cruise for two Ocean view or better with no expiry date (Approximate value $3,200) 3rd. Mark’s Work Warehouse: $2,500 Gift Certificate (No cash value—expires within a year) 4th. Fuller Watson: G.E. Stainless Fridge, Stove & Dishwasher (Approximate value $2,500) 5th. Meyers Norris Penny Chartered Accountants: Apple i-Pad (Approximate Value $850) 6th. Haney Sewing & Sound: 32” Flat Screen TV (Approximate Value $550) 7th. Meadow Gardens Golf Course: 3 Rounds of Golf for Two with Cart (Approximate Value $575) 8th. Lordco Auto Parts—Car Top Carrier (Approximate Value $500) 9th. Pick-up truck Box Liner - - Rebel Coatings Inc (Approximate value $500)

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Retire here make friends, have fun.

Your rst month is free... Vibrant and worry free living • 24 hour concierge service and on site security personnel • Full kitchens in most suites • Restaurant style dining with two menu choices at every meal • Delight in the aroma of fresh pastries and a cappuccino in the 24 hour Bistro • Enjoy Tai Chi and water wellness instruction in our soothing therapeutic pool • Care for your “Mind, Body & Spirit” with our on-site Chiropractor, Physiotherapist, and Oasis Spa Wellness team • On-site physician • DD’s Hair Salon • Lots of activities and entertainment

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Celebrate Pitt Meadows Day June 4th History: The event originally started as a Strawberry Tea during the Great Depression and grew from there. This year we celebrate over 70 years of community spirit. Schedule of Events: • 7:00 am to 10:00 am: Bring your whole family to enjoy pancakes and syrup made by the Pitt Meadows Lions Club. • 9:00

am: Parade participants checkin at the booth on the south east corner of Blakely Road and Hammond Road.

• 11:00

am to 12:30 pm: The parade starts at Blakely Road and Hammond Road, goes west on Hammond Road and north on Harris Road to end at the Heritage Hall.

• 12:30

pm to 5:00 pm: During the afternoon enjoy free activities at Harris Park including face painting, baseball games, rock wall climbing, crafts display and purchase, live music, historic car display.

• 1:00

pm: Opening Ceremonies and crowning of Pitt Meadows Day Queen.

• 12:30

pm to 6:30 pm: Rock with up and coming bands at the Youthfest at the Civic Centre outdoor plaza on Harris Road.

• 5:00

pm to 7:00 pm: Salmon and chicken barbeque dinners in the downstairs room of the Heritage Hall. The Pitt Meadows Volunteer Fire Department have been preparing and cooking the salmon for at least 40 years.

• 6:30

pm to 8:30 pm: Groove at the family dance in the upstairs room of the Heritage Hall.

• 10:00

pm to 11:00 pm: Gather at the Pitt Meadows Athletic Park where the Pitt Meadows Volunteer Fire Department put on a fabulous display of fireworks. fireworks.

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Mike Lozinski Sears Home Abbotsford

For all your home furni furniture, outdoor patio, air conditioning or barbeque needs, come visit Mike Lozinski at Sears Home Store. Mike Lozinski has 4 years of proven sales experience, working closely with customers to get them what they need. Moving from appliances to the furniture department, Mike is ready to help you get what you need for your home at great prices!

Specializing in leather furniture, custom dining sets and a full line of sleep solutions.

Come on in and ask for Mike.

Sears Home Store 1425 Sumas Way Abbotsford email: 604.852.9222

Ready to Paddle? Visit the Pitt Meadows Paddling Club on Sunday June 12th from 1 – 5 pm as they celebrate WORLD CANOEING DAY with their Annual FREE Open House Event. Big Boats (Dragon boat and/or Outriggers) will be leaving the dock at 1:30 and 3:30. Take the opportunity to give the boats a try, register for a summer camp/program or show off your balance skills at 4:30 when a free membership will be given to a new member who can stay upright in a racing canoe for the longest time. All equipment is supplied and EVERYONE in the community is welcome. PMPC currently boasts one of the largest and most successful PaddleALL/ Para Canoe programs in the country.


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Both recreational and competitive programs are available. Our dragon boats are on the water almost every night with recreational and competitive crews looking to welcome new members. Summer camps will run once again for both half and full day programs. All staff/volunteers have National Coaching Certification Program qualifications and First Aid training. What are you doing this summer?? For more details contact Emma Visser or Rick Hammer Email: 778-899-8879

Give Rugby Register Now!! Summer Camps:

A Try!

July 18 - 22nd July 25 - 29th Aug 8 - 12th

Join the Bruins Rugby Club Youth (Ages 6 to 18) Women’s and Men’s Divisions For Information and Registration Please Visit Our Website

Visit us online for more information: Or call us at 604 463 0575

Maple Ridge

Tee Ball The Maple Ridge Legions 88- Blue Jays Coach, Chris Sterling, and Assistant Coach, Gavin Lovitt, are very excited to be coaching their daughters tee ball team this season. Coach Chris said “All the kids on the team are great!” and Assistant Coach Gavin said “It’s nice to see all the kids having such a fun time playing tee ball together.” Both coaches hope that this first experience, for most of the players, is one that will get the kids back out again next year. Go Blue Jays!! Visit to learn more aboutt Ridge Meadows Minor S Softball!

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We Are Exposed to Chemicals Everyday, It’s Time to Cleanse For Life!

It's almost impossible to know what's getting into your body and the health effects. It's equally impossible to try and shield yourself from all the toxins and impurities that exist in today's world. That's why regular cleansing with the Isagenix Cleanse for Life system is so essential. Age-old traditions of nutritional cleansing have now been combined with modern science and technologies. Isagenix has achieved this task with Cleanse for Life drink specialized to support the liver, the immune system and cellular health with vitamins, herbal teas and other botanical ingredients. The ingredients were chosen to help protect the body from daily pollutants and promote their detoxification. As a dietary supplement, Cleanse for Life can be taken daily for nourishment to help deal with daily toxic load and stresses. Alternatively, when taken as guided in the Cleansing and Fat Burning System— a program rich in nutrition and low in calories—one can reap benefits of "deep cleansing" and a sound approach to weight management. By giving your body the essential nutrients it needs to clean your system naturally, Cleanse for Life isn't a diuretic or laxative like other cleansing products. Instead, it helps flush out unwanted toxins naturally, cleansing your body on the cellular level and giving you the energy you need to get through your day. Discover health and wellness you never knew was possible with Cleanse for Life. Testimonial: “I love the Isagenix products for what they have done for my clients as well as my own body. I have always been fit and healthy but have struggled with the final few pounds. I was able to drop 10lbs and 10 inches on the 30 Day program. In addition to the results, I feel amazing! This is the healthiest I have been in my entire life!” Kyla Liva Personal Trainer Optimum Training Studio

Visit my website! *Learn more our amazing Isagenix products and programs *Free no obligation consultation *Complementary Coaching Included with Program Sarah Copland 604.612.5844


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Bard on the

Bandstand - 2011 “The Comedy Of Errors” – A Gangster Caper directed by John Stuart A hilarious gangster caper placed against the backdrop of the Roaring 20’s, this particular Shakespeare comedy lends itself to a cartoon setting. Two sets of twins separated as young boys wind up in the same territory as the local godfather. With stereotypical characters and snappy music, confusion abounds as the dim-witted hoods try to sort out who they are making deals with and who they owe money to. Add in a little unrequited love and you have all the makings of a fun-filled frolic of “Shakespeare in the park”. Bring a blanket, lawn chair, your family, friends and a picnic supper and join us at Spirit Square in Pitt Meadows from July 14th – 17th and Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge from July 21st – 24th for Bard 2011

Grants Kick-Start

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The summer block party season is in full swing! Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Parks & Leisure Services has a limited number of $100 grants for neighbourhood block parties. Neighbourhoods all around our community are taking advantage of these grants to start new traditions of gathering and socializing.

Yamamoto recommends that you start by talking to a few neighbours and recruiting others to help. There is also an information kit available that gives step-by-step guidance. For more information contact Elaine Yamamoto at 604 306-0627 or

“The $100 Neighbourhood Celebration grant is available to any resident for expenses directly related to a neighbourhood party including invitations, food, game prizes and decorations. All we ask is that the party be an alcohol-free, family event that is totally inclusive of your neighbours,” said Elaine Yamamoto, coordinator of the program. “We also encourage organizers to collect contact information so that people can continue to benefit from knowing the people who live on their street or in their building or strata.

These are the people who are nearest to help when you need it. They can keep an eye out for you, your family and your property. They are the people who wave to your children. They’re also the ones who know you are not moving, so that truck loading your household valuables shouldn’t be in your driveway while you are at work.”

Contact Elaine Yamamoto Building Community – One Neighbourhood at a Time. 604 306-0627 (direct)

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k c o t AdS July 3rd Adstock is a, FREE, non-profit, alternative music nt will festival in Maple Ridge BC. Our 7th annual event take place on Sunday, July 3rd, 2011 from 1-8pm at the Gazebo/Bandstand in downtown Maple Ridge. This year will feature punk legends D.O.A., NinjaSpy, Ivy League Brawlers and many more!” The Adstock Maple Ridge Society aims to create a positive venue to both entertain our local youth, with the best alternative bands in B.C. (and beyond), as well as to provide an opportunity to showcase their own talent in our ope opening slots. You can find our facebook page at ww or n the “Adstock 2011” group for more information. find Ad Adstock begun in 05’ as a small get-together to en encourage friends to get together and play music fr freely in the absence of drugs or alcohol. Ever si since then, the concert has found a home at the M Maple Ridge Gazebo/Bandstand and has grown to include a volunteer committee and street te team, a series of fundraising concerts and a g growing annual attendance of 300-400 people. * *Sponsorship opportunities available”

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e h t e c a r e m o C June 18-19 2011 will see the return of thealways fun Bear Mountain Challenge mountain bike race in Mission, BC. The race is now in its 15th year with no signs of quitting. A long running BC Cup, the race will see some serious competition by racers from all over the province. The two day event comprises a Cross Country race on Saturday, June 18 on Red Mt. and a Downhill race on Sunday, June 19 across the road on Bear Mt. Saturday is also downhill practice day with shuttles starting at 8am and it will be a very busy and fun time at Mill Pond, on Dewdney Trunk Rd. The Bear Mountain Challenge proceeds have been paid to local bicycle clubs and trail advocacy organizations who are the bread and butter of the cycling world. Without groups like Abbotsford BMX and the Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Association, the cycling opportunities in the Fraser Valley would be signiďŹ cantly reduced. Spectators and volunteers are always welcome with some great viewing opportunities! Exciting racing, great food, cool bikes, fun people, all in scenic Mission, BC. Come be a part of it all!!!

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The beauty of nature reflected in art Join us at Golden Ears Park in celebration of BC Parks’ 100th Anniversary on Saturday, August 6, 2011. The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council is pleased to present “Artists in the Park 100th Celebration” in Golden Ears Park.

submit an application by June 30, 2011.

Inspired by the natural beauty of the park, artists from different art mediums will treat guests to various activities, displays, demonstrations and entertainment. All interested artists are asked to

Please return your completed application for to Lynton Sudio at 12151 McNutt Road, Maple Ridge, BC V2W 1N6

Please visit for details, requirements and entry forms or call / email Lyn Thomas at 604-462-8380 lyntonart@

EVENT DETAILS DATE: Saturday, August 6, 2011 LOCATION: Golden Ears Park at the Alouette South Beach day-use area. 25 minutes from the centre of Maple Ridge and 15.5km. or Suzette at

TIMES: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Rain or Shine

The ACT Maple Ridge • Arts Centre & Theatre 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6G1 604 476-2787 Fax 604 476-2187

FREE EVENT FOR ALL AGES; PARKING FREE For further information on artists, entertainers or to become a volunteer please visit www.

A schedule for all Arts in the Parks events is posted on the BC Parks 100 website www.

Enterprising Moms As a mom entrepreneur, you face many different hurdles and challenges than other entrepreneurs.

access throughout the month.

EMN offers you a place to come to remind you that you aren’t alone and that it is possible to be a good mom and a good business woman as well.

Next meetings

We combines topics that are relevant to YOU - from business topics such as marketing, budgeting, loan assistance to health concerns, raising children, and relationships.

June 7 from 7-9 pm The Speaker is Desiree Dupuis.

In addition, we invite dynamic speakers who are leading experts and successful mom entrepreneurs to share their experiences and knowledge with you. EMN has it all - including invaluable networking opportunities, extensive resources and an online forum for you to


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Join us online or at a chapter meeting in your area today and see why EMN is the place to be for all mom entrepreneurs! July 5 from 7-9 pm and the speaker has not been set yet

Desiree Dupuis of Three Sixty Financial will speak on the best strategies for entrepreneurs to take to ensure the continuation of our businesses. She will provide information on the different types of insurance coverages available and what is most important to have in place to ensure uninterrupted success of our businesses.

What’s On

This Summer

with Maple Ridge

Historical Society? The Maple Ridge Historical Society is gearing up for summer at both the Maple Ridge Museum & Archives and Haney House Museum and throughout the community. Here are some events to look for!

History Goes to Market Maple Ridge Museum & Archives is working with the Haney Farmer’s Market to bring historic displays to the bandstand during the market. So look out for us on June 30th with our focus on local food production.

Canada Day at Haney House Museum This Canada Day, join staff and volunteers at Haney House from 1-4pm on Thursday, July 1st and have your chance to dress up in costumes, play heritage games, partake in a guided tour of the house, enjoy refreshments in the garden and even get your face painted too! This event is free.

Music on the Wharf Over-looking the beautiful Fraser River, the “Music on the Wharf” concert series has something for everyone in the family. It started with a local band offering to play a one-time concert and has become one of the Maple Ridge Historical Society’s most popular annual events. This year’s concert schedule is below. All concerts are at the Port Haney Wharf and began at 7:30pm (with exception of August 22nd which starts at 7pm).

July 11: Marty Bernard & The Bloo Zebras July 25: Steven Hansen & The Grove Merchants

For more details on all these events please visit or contact 604-463-5311.

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Mission Oaks Laser & Spa Spa Treatments Full Hair Salon Manicure, Pedicure Foot Treatment Gel nails Facials Hands on Massages Foot Detox Infrared Sauna Natural Herb Steam Swedish Massage Hot Stone Shiatsu & Reflexology

Laser Treatments Hair Removal Hair Restoration Tattoo Removal Wrinkles and Fine Lines Cellulite Inch and Weight Loss Freckles and Age Spots Breast Enlargement Breast Firming Acne and Scars Spider Veins All types of Skin Treatments Skin Tightening Microdermabrasion

$100 for 2 Treatments ($200 value) Upper lip & chin hair removal

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Hair Restoration for Men and Women



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Mark down June 26, 2011 on your calendar because that’s the day for our “COUNTRY GARDEN TOUR 2011”. This is a self guiding Tour of eight private gardens in the Maple Ridge/ Pitt Meadows area. This is our fifth Garden Tour and all funds raised will go to, THE SUNSHINE FOUNDATION ‘DREAMS FOR KIDS”. To date we have raised over $39 thousand dollars for this worthy cause. Each garden has been chosen for its unique beauty. Enjoy peaceful ponds and wandering creeks. Peak through towering bamboo to view a huge “curtain” waterfall or be amazed by the diversity of perennials, “Veggie” gardens and greenhouses. Imagine fields of Lavender swaying in the breeze. Explore “park-like” settings and don’t miss the ducks, bunnies, chickens, Koi and goldfish. These gardeners are delighted to

share their creations with you. Their hard work and devotion is proven over and over in each yard. One of the gardens has been chosen as a “Picnic Site”. A beverage and goody will be provided, so bring along a lunch and Enjoy! Again, the Tour takes place on Sunday, June 26, 2011 from 9:00am to 4:00pm, rain or shine. The Tickets are $15.00 each and can be purchased at: Triple Tree Nurseryland, Amsterdam Greenhouses and Garden Centre, and Trice Farms Pond and Garden Centre. For more information or tickets contact: Margaret 604-4671885 or Gayle 604-467-2956 Please come and support a Good Cause and have a Great Day.

Webster’s Corners Days Webster’s Corners 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. Enjoy a historic display of the community and its pioneers provided by the Maple Ridge Museum. Tea and goodies will be served from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Join us Saturday, June 30 at Webster’s Corners Elementary School. Contact Simon Challenger for more information at 604 833 0243

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