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Dog owners growling at closure

Two petitions and a Facebook page have been launched, and now a rally is planned in an effort to keep canines off-leash at Volker Park.

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Wayne Clark knows the importance of having a safe place for dogs to run free. It was a couple years ago that the Maple Ridge retiree lost a one-and-a-half year old puppy when she got out of her harness at Jerry Sulina Park and was hit by a car on Neaves Road. And this is a main reason Clark said that the Volker Park off-leash area should remain as it is. “Dogs have to have somewhere they can be let off leash,” he said. “Somewhere with a fence (like Volker) that they can’t just take off.” Clark is just one of a number of dog owners who object to the District’s plan to close the Volker Park off-leash area on June 10. Now, a Facebook page devoted to saving the off-leash area as well as two separate petitions are making the rounds in the community. “Losing a designated off-leash park will just mean more off-leash dogs in undesignated areas,” said Rebecca Lee. Lee is the creator of the Facebook page “Volker Dog Park Refugees.” She explained the idea for the page came from “the fact there was a bunch of rumours going on at the park, and no one really knew how to connect with one another.” Lee said the ultimate purpose of the page is to change the mind of the District and the parks commission and keep the off-leash park open. “The people who oppose the dog park have had their say, now we want ours.” She added that the page is also a response to the fact that “dog owners were never given a say, never knew anything, and never got the chance to say ‘hey, maybe we can compromise’.”

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Park user Simon Matthews said he has been bringing his small dog to the park for three years and has met a number of the neighbours. “I’ve spoken with them, and they tell me they love seeing my dog,” he said. But parks facility director David Boag said complaints from neighbours regarding barking and noise levels were a key factor in the decision to close the park. “If it’s that big of an issue, why was there no bylaw noise warning, instead of a sudden closure?” asked Nancy Patrick, who’s also created a paper petition. “I’ve never been approached by a park

neighbour resident or seen any type of check on noise levels,” added Lee, who said she has been coming to the park for the past three years. She said a rally is now planned for May 10, at 10:30 a.m. at the park where people can come and show their opposition to the closure. Mayor Ernie Daykin acknowledged there has been some unhappiness and frustration by residents in the neighbourhood since the park opened, “in spite of the fact there was, what I believe, a fairly extensive process.” However, Stacey McKitch, a 17-year-

resident of the neighbourhood, doesn’t feel there was any consultation before the dog park went in. “We woke up one day to the erect posts and fences,” she said on Facebook. Daykin, who did not support the closure, pointed out that dogs will still be allowed at Volker once the fences are torn down – just on leashes. He also encouraged concerned dog owners to let their voices be heard. Boag estimated that the operational cost to remove and store the fencing would “be in the region of $2,500.” •More at www.mrtimes.com, seach ‘Volker”

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Ex-mayor mourned Services were held Tuesday for the former mayor of Maple Ridge, Danny Griffin. The celebration of life was held in the very church that Griffin founded when the Edmonton native moved here to raise his family some 50 years ago. Griffin will be Danny Griffin remembered for his 1931-2014 years on council: 14 as an alderman and four as mayor; as well as his tenure as a realtor, and his volunteer duties as a chaplain at the local hospital. • More at www.mrtimes.com

MP Kamp runs again Randy Kamp, who has been the member of Parliament for four terms, was acclaimed as the Conservative candidate for next year’s federal election. The riding will be adjusted to only include Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge. • More at www.mrtimes.com Lori Graham Is the economic development coordinator for Pitt Meadows. Contact her at lgraham@ pittmeadows.bc.ca

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They’ve had fire – a heat exchanger blew up atop Planet Ice once. They’ve had a flood – a fairgrounds tap burst and filled the grounds with water. And, they’ve had wind – specifically a mini tornado that breezed through the site last year. “Can’t help but wonder what’s coming next. Locusts?” queried Cass Winder, organizer of this weekend’s Ridge Meadows Home Show – which is running May 2 through 4 at Planet Ice. “So far, we’re just dealing with the usual – everything that comes with working in a flood plain in spring. We’ve spent the last couple of weeks up to our ankles in muck, spreading 27 yards of gravel into low spots, leveling ground, laying turf – the fairgrounds are not exactly turnkey,” she explained. It’s the end results that count, though. And the grounds, she said, are “looking great… We’re just hours away from a really great show and we’re excited.”

In 2000, the home show moved outdoor furniture. It made sense. It to Planet Ice when its former was a natural progression.” home in the old Cam Neely Arena Expansion outdoors gave them in downtown Haney was set for what she calls a bigger, better demolition. That relocation preshow and also alleviated the pressented a whole new series of chalsure in the buildings. lenges and opportunities, said the “We get so many people through long-time organizer. our event that in years past, the One of the biggest hurdles buildings were jammed packed through the years has been runwith wall-to-wall people. The ning out of space for the growing home show experience is a lot number of exhibitors and events. more comfortable today, with the While the home outdoor segment show component of allowing more “We spent the last the weekend was space to mill about, couple of weeks up to browse, shop and originally packed into the two ice our ankles in muck…” see what’s new.” rinks of Planet Ice Of course, it’s Cass Winder and the Golden been a pricey Ears Curling Rink, endeavour getting Winder said the only place to grow the grounds into shape for regular from there was out. And a few spring use. years ago now, they did just that, Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Home adding more exhibitors and interShow Society has invested more active displays outside and augthan $100,000 in grounds upgrades menting the carnival and Family in the last decade, Winder said. Fest that were already being run The non-profit society first spent on the fairgrounds. $75,000 to upgrade electrical and “It’s the move [outside] that’s install lighting on the grounds. really ramped up our pizzazz facThen two years ago, they invested tor, particularly the Everything another $30,000 into grounds Backyard section,” Winder said. improvements, said Winder. “After all, it’s definitely the time of • The show runs Friday from 4 year people want to look at barbeto 9 p.m., Saturday, 10 to 8, and cues, hot tubs, pools, firepits, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Three sisters and their relationships are the central theme of a play that balances comedy and tragedy, opening tonight (Thursday) at Hammond Community Centre. The Maple Ridge-based community theatre group, Emerald Pig Theatrical Society, is staging The Attic, The Pearls, and Three Fine Girls. The play is directed by Amy Starkey, who played Lady Macbeth in Emerald Pig’s Bard on the Bandstand production last summer. This is Starkey’s second time directing a play and her fourth season with Emerald Pig. Community theatre members often choose safe, mainstream theatre pieces to stage, but Starkey thinks the plays Emerald Pig chooses attracts actors from across the Lower Mainland.

“I think it’s because Emerald Pig chooses material that is a little out of the ordinary for community theatre,” Starkey said. The play was borne out of improv, written by Jennifer Brewin, Leah Cherniak, Ann-Marie Macdonald, Alisa Palmer, and Martha Ross. While the subject matter is serious, the death of a father, the nature of the play is comedic, even clownish, Starkey said, balancing comedy and tragedy. The play mines the sibling rivalry aspect of families to comic effect, Starkey said, but there are still “really poignant moments between the three [sisters],” she added. The three sisters closely mirror the three sisters in King Lear with the youngest, favoured daughter, and the two “mean” older sisters. There are also references to the three weird sisters from Macbeth. The play runs from May 1 to 3 and May 8 to 10 at 8 p.m. at Hammond Community Centre, 20601 Westfield Ave., Maple Ridge. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.com and at the door. The Emerald Pig ticket reservation line is 604-476-1984

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155 years of service

Church still on the move by Roxanne Hooper rhooper@mrtimes.com

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Much like his predecessor Rev. William Burton Crickmer had to do back in 1859, the current day minister at St. John the Divine Church in Maple Ridge has to get out in the community and work hard to draw potential parishioners in to his Anglican church. Admittedly, Rev. Charles Balfour doesn’t have to stand on a barrel in the middle of a “wild west” town preaching to guntoting trailblazers of Derby [now Fort Langley]. There was concern by the church authorities in England over the spiritual welfare of the suddenly booming population in this gold rush town, so Crickmer was sent in 1859 and the Lower Mainland’s first church was erected. Of course, the boom in this region was short-lived, and Derby was all but vacated. In 1882, the empty church View ended up being partially disVideo & mantled and floated across the Photos Fraser River on a raft of its with own timbers and with rollers, bull teams, and windlasses drawnit up the slope 200 feet to its present location – what is now know as the corner of Layar or River Road and Laity Street. online Having served the past 19 years as the reverend of this historic Anglican church, Balfour finds it somewhat ironic that he’s facing many of the same hurdles around engaging people as the church’s first reverend did 155 years ago. Part of the church’s community outreach today includes the creation of a website [stjohnmr.com], reaching out to

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Commitment continuing Birthdays and anniversaries are a great time to review goals and accomplishments: look back at where you’ve been, take stock of your current situation, and put some thought into prospects for the future. As it happens, today is our birthday. The first edition of the Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows TIMES hit the streets on May 1, 1985 – exactly 29 years ago today. A lot of water has passed under the bridge since then… in fact, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge are now served by two new bridges that are sure to have an increasingly important economic role in the development of our communities: the new and improved Pitt River Bridge, and the long-promised and still relatively shiny Golden Ears Bridge that has opened a new access across the Fraser River to Langley and Surrey and beyond. A lot of figurative water has passed under the bridge for your community newspaper, too. The TIMES began with a mission to serve the community. Granted, there have been many changes through the years – for instance, the Internet was barely a twinkle in the eye of some very progressive and forwardthinking university professors when that first edition of the TIMES came off the press, and now our online edition and social media sites are important to our communication with our readers. But our commitment to serve Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows with a fair and honest reflection of the communities and the people who depend on us to keep them informed has been unwavering throughout our nearly three decades on your doorsteps and online. And today, on the 29th anniversary of the TIMES as an important part of the communities of Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge, we are renewing that commitment. Thank you for standing by us, and we pledge to continue to serve. – B.G.

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Teen sisters rap age of spirits The world is a web of strange But during its glory years, connections – like the connection spiritualism and seances conbetween two bored 19th century vinced many people. Part of that adolescents and one of the greatprocess was that mediums came est comedies of the past few up with many new techniques, decades. or borrowed them from stage Ghostbusters is pretty good, magicians, to demonstrate their right? Second best Bill Murray contacts with ghosts. Table rapmovie (after Groundhog Day), in ping was similar to what the Fox my books. But why ghosts? Why sisters did, but there was also slimy ectoplasm? What’s with levitating tables (usually with those cards with the wavy lines? a foot or an assistant) making by Matthew Claxton Let us begin at the beginning, objects float around the room or maybe just a bit further back. (wires) and even producing a In the early 1800s, western New York State weird, gooey substance they dubbed ectoplasm. was the site of new religious movements popping Sadly for those who would like to believe in up left, right, and centre. There were folks preghosts, every time a skeptical researcher got dicting the return of Jesus (with exact dates and their hands on some of the stuff, it turned out to times, which led to the Great Disappointment), be cheesecloth or chewed paper. Some mediums the origins of the Mormon church, and the could swallow and regurgitate ectoplasm and Oneida community, a communal utopian sex cult other items. that also made quality flatware. While magicians and escape artists like Harry Out of this milieu, in the 1840s, came Kate and Houdini often debunked such tactics, the showMargaret Fox, two teenaged sisters who seemed manship convinced a lot of people, including to be followed around by loud rapping noises. prominent ones like Arthur Conan Doyle, author They said the noises were spirits, which began of the Sherlock Holmes stories. answering neighbours’ questions in the one-forAnother supporter back in the glory days of yes, two-for-no style. Kate and Margaret’s grown spiritualism was apparently Dan Aykroyd’s sister Leah promptly moved the two into a bigger great-grandfather. Aykroyd is a fourth-generation town where they could help people with their believer in spooks, spectres, and phantasms. So gifts, or possibly, make a bit of cash. when he wrote a movie script that featured his In 1888, widowed, alcoholic, and racked with family’s enthusiasm, he put in a lot of details doubts, the two younger Fox sisters would pubthat come from spiritualist and psychic beliefs licly acknowledge that they’d faked the raps. – ectoplasm, Zener cards, poltergeist activity. A Both of them could crack their toes – like cracklot of the weird jargon was Aykroyd dredging ing your knuckles – at will. They recanted their through things he believed for weird words and ability to communicate with the other side. the oddly specific details that made the humour It was way too late for that. come alive. Combine that with his co-writer In the intervening 40 years, spiritualism had Harold Ramis, who grounded the story in the become a major social force, and had in some creation of the Ghostbusters team, and you had a ways broken out to become either a new religreat script. gion, or an odd offshoot of Christianity. You may have guessed that I don’t believe in There are still spiritualists and spiritualist ghosts one bit, and certainly not in seances. churches today, though the movement died But they make for great movie characters, down after the 1920s. whether you believe or not.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

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Volker Park

Dog owners denied rebuttal

Dear Editor, As a taxpayer in Maple Ridge, I am flabbergasted at the apparent lack of process in the parks comto missioners’ decision to close the the off-leash dog area at Volker Park. It was reported the commissioners received a compelling presentation on why the dog area should be closed. At this point, a democratic governing body should ask the public for input, after which a decision can then fairly be made. The biggest complaint seems to be barking from the dogs. When I’ve been at the park, most of the noise is from the kids in the park and the neighboring elementary school. Children and dogs playing in a park! Ya! We’ve got to stop that, and can’t allow input from the public.

As a new dog owner who has not had a dog for about 15 years, I have been impressed that most dog owners respect the leash law and utilize the off-leash parks. If off-leash parks are not available, dog owners will be forced to find other ways to exercise their dogs, which may not be acceptable to all the parties. As a retiree, I have the time and resources to travel outside my community. Many others do not. I will have to travel further, because I feel gated dog parks offer protection to my pet and give owners a place where they can legally exercise their dogs. If there had been a more inclusive process, dog owners could have put forward their own compelling presentation. Gordon Westrand, Maple Ridge

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Dear Editor, Your editorial wrongly suggests the recent designation of the North Pacific humpback whale was not based on sound science [Whale status about tankers, April 24 Our View, TIMES]. When assessing species under the Species at Risk Act (SARA), our government relies on the expert advice of the independent Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). In the case of the humpback whale, based on significant growth of the population in recent years, COSEWIC advised the government that it no longer met the criteria of “threatened,” and should be upgraded to “of special concern.” This is an important milestone in the recovery of the species, and it shows the

Species at Risk Act is working as it should. I can assure Canadians that, as a species of special concern, the humpback whale population will continue to benefit from conservation measures outlined in the management plan required by SARA, and the Fisheries Act and the Marine Mammal Regulations will continue to apply. In addition, the Government of Canada’s recently announced world-class tanker safety system increases the environmental safeguards and protection mechanisms in place, to ensure an increase in tanker traffic can be safely accommodated. Our government is committed to protecting Canada’s wildlife and biodiversity. Randy Kamp, MP, Pitt Meadows-Maple RidgeMission and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans

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company was repatriated to England, the Royal Engineers built the new colony capital and completed most of the land survey plot from the Lower Mainland all the way to the Cariboo gold fields (and when they had spare time, they acted as the area police services). When the company was repatriated, a number of the sappers took the option to take a discharge and remain. Three of them helped form the cadre for No. 1 Company of the New Westminster Volunteer Rifles. If your sources can indeed confirm that Mr. Bonson and Mr. McKenney are two of those former sappers, then well done. As a proud former serving member of that unit’s lineal descendant, the Royal Westminster Regiment, I would be remiss if I failed to correct what is to the military a very important historical point. As a side note, last year that regiment celebrated its 150th anniversary on Nov. 20. Pro Rege et Patria – “For King and Country!” James Cooley, Port Hammond Gordy Robson responds: Hi James, Thank you for your keen observation. I used the word “disbanded” incorrectly. I should have used the word “discharged.” Apparently, when they were discharged, they were allowed to claim land. The ones who claimed land in Pitt Meadows included James Normancell, Louis Bonson, Alfred Howse, Charles Schmidt, James Lindsay, John McKenney, and Colonel R.C. Moody. Other military land grants were given to Charles Digby, John Cox, Philip Czart and John Foster. Thank you for reading. Gordy For more letters to the editor visit... www.mrtimes.com – Click on Opinion/Letters.

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Emmeline Mohun was one of the first female landowners in B.C. And this weekend, a park named after her will open in Hammond where she owned 555 acres in the late 1800s. “It was unusual [for property] to be in a woman’s name,” said Sylvia Pendl, with parks and leisure services, about the historical time. The new park, at 20208 Wharf St., was an empty lot just a year ago, before the District of Maple Ridge cleared away the blackberry brambles and other growth and built the park. The ceremony to officially open Emmeline Mohun (pronounced “Moon”) Park takes place from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 3 with a drumming ceremony attended by local dignitaries. The ceremony will be followed by refreshments and a wishing tree activity.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

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It was the “unique” flavour of GM Restaurant’s vegetarian chili that won over the a hit with judges this past weekend at Maple Ridge’s Earth Day. The restaurant is celebrating 20 years in business this year. Rick Moyer/TIMES

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t appears that the first a variety of categories as time’s a charm for well. Joginder and Swamjit In a “blind” taste test, Shah. the media panel of judges The husband-and-wife determined their favourite to owners of Maple Ridge’s be Big Feast Bistro, with the GM Restaurant took a top Billy Miner Alehouse comspot in the Maple Ridge ing in a close second. Earth Day Iron Chef-style Big Feast took top spot in competition for most origintwo other categories, too: al and unique dish, as voted most comforting/like home, by Eric Zimmer by the public. followed once again by “It was our first cooking Billy Miner and Greystone View competition,” explained Joginder. Manor who tied for second. Big Feast More It likely won’t be their last though. was also named most eco/sustainPhotos Asked whether he’d consider comable, followed by none other than GM with peting in a future cooking competiRestaurant. tion, Joginder simply replied, “yeah Big Feast is located at 11920 227th for sure.” St., and folks can find the Billy Miner Born and raised in the Punjab state, at 22355 River Rd. Layar or the duo made their way to Maple The event was also a fundraiser for online Ridge in 1994, where their original the Friends In Need Food Bank and restaurant was one of a Europen raised more than $2,000, said Rebecca theme, and featured things like quiches, Awram, coordinator of the Iron Chef-style lasagnas, and the like. competition. However, they soon changed the focus “Kudos to everyone for participating,” of their business to reflect their heritage, she added. and chose the name GM restaurant after “The samples were spectacular and the their sons Gourav and Mandeep. chefs went above and beyond to create The restaurant, which can be found at interesting, awesome, and unique chili 20726 Lougheed Hwy. will mark 20 years dishes.” in town this June. She added the event exceeded her “We love and appreciate everyone here expectations and the effort expended was in Maple Ridge,” said Joginder. “Thank “truly commendable by all involved.” you very much to everyone for all the • Stay tuned next week as we keep support.” the Indian restaurant theme going. I’ll GM was one of seven local restaurants give you the low-down on another newly that took part in the Earth Day chili cookopened eatery that’s bringing even more off. Southeast Asian flavours to our communOther restaurants took top accolades in ity. www.mrtimes.com

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 “…Maybe Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows can be one city. There would be a lot of technology, the education would be the same, Pitt Meadows Elementary would still be here, but it would look better.” Alexandra Regala, 11

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Looking back, and looking forward

In honour of the Pitt Meadows centennial, The TIMES asked students in Ali Wakeling’s Division 3 class at Pitt Meadows Elementary to share their thoughts on what Pitt Meadows will be like 100 years from now. This is just a sampling of their responses, along with some photos from the Pitt Meadows Heritage Fair and centennial birthday celebrations last Friday. The full versions of all the kids’ answers, as well as more photographs, are online at www.mrtimes.com, search “Wakeling” “I think …there will be more electric cars… as the gas prices go up… I also think that our clothing style will change because in 100 years of Pitt Meadows, clothing had changed quite a lot from 1914. I think the clothing style will be more grey, and tighter…” William Xiao, 11

“I think there will be a higher population in the future and there will probably be a hospital. There will be more electric cars and the City will be more green…” Nicole Rousseau, 12

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Nicholas Rye, 12

“…in the future I’m guessing that Pitt Meadows is going to be as big as Vancouver! Perhaps there will be flying cars and floating buildings…”

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“…all the bad guys are in underground jails, because all the above ground land is used for houses…” Stephanie McNamee, 11

“My prediction is that the Pitt Meadows of the future will be ‘The Technology Place.’ There will be blue hologram screens in mid air where people can tap and swipe them to play video games. The City will be rich because of the technology industry. Starbucks will have robot baristas serving coffee and food. It’s going to be all about electronics and technological advances. We will still have trees and plants but not as many as we have today.” Angelina Kito, 11

Troy Landreville photographs “I …think we will have a zoo because if we keep building houses, stores, apartments, and on farms where will the animals go?”

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

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City Talks May 2014

Thank You Pitt Meadows for Making 100 Years Amazing! Tha

On April 25 and 26, the City of Pitt Meadows celebrated 100 years! On FridayApril 25,thousands visited Spirit Square to enjoy activities and games,vintage cars,a 1917 Sopwith Camel bi biplane, as well as popcorn and birthday cupcakes and free entertainment by children’s entertainer Charlotte Diamond and local singer DaniElle.City Council members and local dignitaries re-enacted the first Council meeting fr 1914, and the newly expanded fitness centre in the Pitt Meadows Family Rec Centre was officially opened. from Many ended the day with dinner at one of the food trucks on site, and fun was had by all ages until dusk. On Saturday, April 26,close to 200 guests dressed in their vintage finest gathered at Meadow Gardens Golf Club at th Centennial Gala for a buffet dinner and dance.The evening included a historical display from the Pitt Meadows the Museum, a photo booth to commemorate the occasion, a toast to the community and dancing to music from the 50 to the present by the March Hare band. 50s Th you to our sponsors, organizers, and many volunteers who made our centennial celebrations a success! Thank Here’s to another 100 years!

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Important Changes to the Provincial Recycling Program Effective May 2014, the BC Government, through changes to the Recycling Regulation, requires producers of packaging and printed paper (PPP) products to be responsible for its collection and processing. Multi-Material BC (MMBC) is a non-profit organization created to represent producers of PPP. Its mandate is to arrange for the necessary programs to recycle PPP, which include most products recycled through Pitt Meadows’ curbside program, with a few exceptions and additions.

Changes to recycling curbside collection include the addition of: • Polycoated boxboard (cereal boxes) • Paper cups • Polycoated milk & milk substitute cartons • Aseptic containers • Multi – laminate paper packaging • Rigid plastic SPI codes #3 (PVC), #6 (polystyrene) and #7 other • Steel and aluminum aerosol cans • Spiral wound cans (steel ends of frozen juice cans) • Bimetal containers/aerosols However, the following items will no longer be accepted and must be returned to your local drop off depot: • Refundable containers • Paperback and hardcover books • Plastic bags • Glass Please continue to follow instructions in the Curbside Calendar. Look for a new calendar delivered to your doorstep in June 2014. You can also download the My Waste app for iPhone or Android from our website under Residential Services > Garbage, Recycling and Food Waste Services.

Special Events this Month

Your local Drop off Depot: Encorp Return-It 19090 Lougheed Hwy Phone: 778-895-8625 Hours of Operation: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm Sun 10am-4:30pm Encorp will be accepting an expanded list of recyclable products starting May 19, 2014. A detailed list of products that will be accepted is viewable at MMBC’s website at recyclinginbc.ca.

There are lots of events taking place this month! For a full event calendar, visit the Parks & Leisure Services website at mrpmparksandleisure.ca.

May 1-7 Youth Week. Find out what’s happening at the ACT by visiting www.theactmapleridge.org/youthweek May 2-4 Ridge Meadows Home Show. With 350 exhibitor booths, the Home Show also features well-attended outdoor events, including Family Fest and the Outdoor Lifestyle and Leisure Show.Visit ridgemeadowshomeshow.ca May 4-10 Emergency Preparedness Week. Learn to be prepared for emergencies. Look for the Emergency Preparedness booth at the Ridge Meadows Home Show on May 2-4. See getprepared.gc.ca. May 18-24 Public Works Week. Showing appreciation for the contribution of public works to their daily lives: planning, building, managing and operating the heart of our local communities and building the quality of life.Visit the Public Works Association of BC at pwabc.ca.

Go Green | Our Centennial Tree. At this year’s Earth Day celebration, we were honoured to plant a tree donated by the Pitt Meadows Garden Club at Spirit Square.The ginkgo tree was planted just outside of City Hall. Learn more about Earth Day at earthday.ca. Funding generously provided by:

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Fundraiser

Concert boosts parade

An event this Saturday will help fund local Christmas festivities.

It’s a bit of Christmas in May. Maple Ridge Christmas Festival Society is holding a fundraiser this Saturday to raise money for its annual parade in early December. The concert, at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Activity Centre, features the Maple Leaf Singers and fiddler Jesse Kazimir. The 18-year-old Kazimir has been fiddling for about 11 years, and used to belong to the North Shore Celtic Ensemble. Although he’s a full-time engineering student at SFU, he still keeps up with his fiddling on the side, and will play at Saturday’s concert. “Music... I’ve decided to keep as a hobby,” he said. Kazimir plays mainly Celtic music, and the tunes he’ll be playing include Rattlin’ Roarin’ Willie and Calliopy and Frank. But he’ll also be playing medleys that he’s put together himself. The Maple Leaf Singers, led by music director Wilson Fowlie, is one of

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May 6: Library

• Emerald Pig Theatrical Society presents The Attic, The Pearls and Three Fine Girls at the Hammond Community Centre, 20601 Westfield Ave., at 8 p.m.

May 2 to 4: Anniversary

• St. John the Divine Anglican Church, 21299 River Rd., celebrates its 155th anniversary with an open mike night on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., an anniversary tea on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., and a holy eucharist on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

May 3: Broadway music

• SPECC-tacular Productions presents Nights on Broadway with Broadway musical numbers at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at The ACT, 11944 Haney Pl. Info: 604-476-2787 or www. theactmapleridge.org.

May 3 & 4: Book sale

• Friends of the Pitt Meadows Library hold a library book sale from 1 to 4 p.m. The library is located at #200-12099 Harris Rd.

May 4: Garden planting

• It’s time to clean up the perennial fruit garden and plan summer feasts at Pitt Meadows Museum Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. Info: Jen or Leslie at 604-465-4322.

May 4: Radio swap meet

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May 5: Panel discussion

• A community forum on food co-ops will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Maple Ridge Municipal Hall, 11995 Haney Pl.

May 6: Art club

• Garibaldi Art Club meets at 7 p.m. in the craft room, third floor of The ACT. Info: www.GaribaldiArtClub.com.

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On the Fly by Jeff Weltz

A fly fishing instructor and outdoor writer, Jeff has fished the area since the early 1970s. Contact him at fishingnewsman@gmail.com

Friends fished out This week fishing enthusiast and TIMES columnist Jeff Weltz recalls a road trip and some unexpected help he received. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

Team raises cash Members of the Toronto-bound PMSS and MRSS track teams will host a car wash this Saturday, May 3 to help raise funds for their trip to Toronto, where they’ll compete on May 9. The event is at Home Hardware, 11768 223rd St. and begins at 11 a.m. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

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SFU selects Smith MRSS Grade 12 student Payten Smith will attend SFU in the fall as one of two female wrestlers recruited by the Clan. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

Players qualify Twelve members of MRSS’s badminton team qualified for the Jr. Fraser Valley Championships. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

Send your scores and game reports to sports@mrtimes.com

Track team victorious after 15 years

The Maple Ridge Secondary team made history this weekend. by Eric Zimmer ezimmer@mrtimes.com

It was down to the eleventh hour – literally, for the Maple Ridge Secondary Track team in Chehalis, Wash. this past weekend. For the past 15 years, the team has made the annual trek down to the Evergreen State city to take part in an annual two- day tournament. “Friday is the biggest meet,” explained coach Ken Elphick. “But there’s also a meet on Saturday as well.” And this year, after a full day of competition on Friday, with solid results from both the boys’ and girls’ teams, four female

Maple Ridge Secondary’s Monique Lisek (in red) took part in the hurdles during the track meet in Chehalis this past weekend. Grade 8 athletes took the top-place finish during the day’s final race.

The win gave the school its first-ever victory at the event.

The team had been competing all day, and due to participation numbers,

races continued right into the evening. “The final race was at 11:55 p.m., “ explained coach Ken Elphick. In a race that he siad is now known as the Midnight Express, Grade 8 competitors Brontey Elphick-Miner, twins Brooke and Blythe Parry, and Emily Morley pulled off a victory in the 4 X 400 metre race. Athletes from Grade 8 through 12 all took part in the event, and Elphick called the team “a great group.” He also credited the talent of the younger students giving an extra push to the older, veteran team members as a key to their success. On Saturday, the team posted a solid fourth-place finish in the second meet, and Elphick said overall everyone competed well.

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Polo teams earns top spots at provincials

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Not one, but two top finishes were the name of the game for two different Maple Ridge high schools this past weekend. Garibaldi and Maple Ridge Secondary Schools’ water polo teams made the short trip across the bridge to Coquitlam this weekend, and competed in the B.C. Water Polo Association provincial high school championships. The event took place at the City Centre Aquatics complex, and both schools brought their Agame. MRSS took third spot overall in the province, and rookie player Kealen Osmond, as well as the offensive work of Grade 8 student

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Ava Morrant were credited with helping the team bring home the bronze. Just ahead of them in second place was where Garibaldi Secondary found themselves when all was said and done. “We had two standout Grade 12 players,” said Garibaldi’s teacher sponsor Antony Cowie. The standout pair was comprised of Virginia Smith and Giordano Marconato, who Cowie noted had also represented Canada on the national team. “It’s great to play with that calibre of talent,” he said. “Being in Grade 12, this is sort of their last hurrah with Garibaldi as well.” Though they finished just shy of first, Cowie said this should in no way diminish what they did accomplish. “I’m happy and proud of the team’s performance,” he said. He added that this team was also “non-combined –” meaning

it featured just Garibaldi students, Island. as well as one student from the The team was coached by Tim school’s elementary “feeder team.” Torres of the Haney Neptunes, The tournament was divand the first game was a 16-8 ided into competitions among victory against North Delta comTier 1 and Tier 2 teams, Cowie bined. explained. The second game saw the team Tier 1 is considtake a 12-7 victory ered the higher over Surrey’s Earl performance catMarriot Secondary. “Being in Grade 12, egory, and teams The victory landthis is sort of their last ed them in semimust have at least hurrah with Garibaldi… final contention three members fit the Tier 1 bill to against Victoria, I’m happy and be considered for where they posted proud of the team’s competition. a convincing 27-10 Garibaldi had win. performance.” four. Squaring off Antony Cowie “Last year, we against Port were provincial Coquitlam’s champions in Tier 2,” said Cowie. Archbishop Carney Secondary He said this year the team want- resulted in a final game that was ed to compete in the Tier 1 catback and forth throughout. egory and were happy they were In the end, Carney took the gold able to do so. with a 12-7 win. The tournament featured teams Cowie said the game was “really from throughout the Lower exciting” and “loudly applauded Mainland, as well as Vancouver the performance” of both teams.

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Tapestry artist Barbara Heller has been steadily gaining acclaim for her contribution to the contemporary tapestry scene since commencing her studio practice at the Fibre Art Studio, Granville Island in 1979. The Maple Ridge Art Gallery is honoured to be able to present works signifying key moments in her career that are often linked to war, political aggression and the impact of humankind on the environment. Despite the apparent ‘fall from grace’ underlying many of her works, there are also suggestions of redemption, and it is Heller’s intention that transcendence should prevail in the longer view.

Ever woken up beside a stranger? What if it was planned that way? Shameless Hussy presents the acclaimed one-woman, 16 character, theatrical tour de force DISSOLVE by Meghan Gardiner. At turns hilarious and heartbreaking, this play follows a young girl on a night out and the people she encounters. Starring Jessie Richardson Award-winning actress, Emmelia Gordon, DISSOLVE is designed to provoke thought and dialogue about sexual consent and challenges us to change our beliefs and behaviour surrounding alcohol, drugs and sexual assault. For ages 13+

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Join us on select Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. for a free evening of entertainment, including the Holy Wow Poets, Songstage with Ivan Boudreau, Golden Ears Writers, and Celtic Jam with Nigel Tucker. Visit www. theactmapleridge.org/lobby-nights for schedule.

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Learn cartooning, acting, voice-over and special effects make-up from five professional artists who will share their experiences and tips for working in the industry. Tickets are $5 and include snacks, swag and a ticket to see DISSOLVE. Participants will be entered to win a Samsung Galaxy 7 plus more great prizes!

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Our Ladies Event Is Back!

THE

ONE MARK DAY ONLY DAYONLY DATE SATURDAY, MAY 3 RD

8AM - 11PM

a n l o 20%* OFF i t i d d a n a Save Including all regular, sal on EVERYTHING in-store! e& clearance items.

REFRESH YOUR

RIDGE MEADOWS HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

PLUS AN ADDITIONAL

20%

WILL BE ON LOCATION SERVING HOT DOGS, COFFEE & HOT CHOCOLATE BY DONATION

OFF!

11AM-7PM

SUMMER WARDROBE A. Knotted Front Maxi Dress

Reg. $59.99 SALE

$41.99

B. Smocked Waist Front-Tie Dress Reg. $44.99 SALE

Hanna High Rise CURVE-TECH Capris

PLUS AN ADDITIONAL

Mia Mid Rise L-pocket Chino Capris

Reg. $36.99-$39.99

SALE $27.74-$29.99

ALL CARHARTT + WORKBOOKS

20

OFF

SAVE 30% 20% OFF!

Men’s Casual Shorts

SAVE 25%

GUYS! WE DIDN’T FORGET ABOUT YOU!

%

PLUS AN ADDITIONAL

OFF!

Hanna High Rise Roll-tab Capris Mia Mid Rise Pull-on Capris

YOUR SOURCE FOR SHORTS!

20%

Mia Mid Rise CURVE-TECH Capris

ONE DAY SALE ONLY!

Reg. $22.99-$49.99 SALE

$16.09-$34.99

ALL DENVER HAYES VINTAGE TOPS AND JEANS AN ADDITIONAL

22722 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge YOUR WORKBOOT EXPERTS

$31.49

20% OFF

604.463.7277 ONE DAY SALE ONLY! No returns, refunds or exchanges on this day.

ONE DAY ONLY • SATURDAY, MAY 3RD • 8AM-11PM


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HOME SHOW: THREE HUGE BUILDINGS BUILDING A BUILDING C

BUILDING B

BUILDING A

DECOR:

EVERYTHING WOMAN:

BUILD, RENO, REPAIR:

KITCHENS BATHROOMS FLOORING WINDOW FASHIONS LIGHTING PAINTING APPLIANCES SLEEP SETS ELECTRONICS and much more

GADGETS COOKWARE HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS LINENS JEWELERY WELLNESS: FITNESS SKINCARE and much more....

LOBBY ENTER HERE

LIONS HANGING BASKET Sale

WINDOWS DOORS HEATING ROOFING SERVICES GARAGE STUFF LANDSCAPING CONTRACTORS BUILDERS and much more...

TASTY

SAMPLING SECTION

Yamaha

MEET THE BREEDS DOG SHOW STAGE & DEMO AREA

Upstairs Curling Rink

MAPLE RIDGE CHRYSLER MAPLE RIDGE VOLKWAGON FIAT OF MAPLE RIDGE

MARINE ONE

Marv Jones HONDA

PSYCHIC FAIR

Mini Moto E H BB V E Rides for ot Q R Kids tu s YT bs De H IN O cks G ut B do Po A NEWSMOBILE o or ls CK OUTDOOR SHUTTLES Fu F YA i R r STUFF! rn e D is pi ATVS, BOATS, hi ts ng MOTORCYCLES s CAMPING

TIMES BBQ SCHOOL

400 exhibitor booths Trends. Products. Services. Everything for you, your life, your family---even your dog. Join us this weekend!

SITE MAP PARKING FREE. $4 SOLO $7 GETS THE ENTIRE FAMILY IN EVERYTHING BACKYARD BOATS, POOLS, HOT TUBS, FIRE PITS, BBQS, FURNITURE TONS OF FREE STUFF FOR THE KIDS TO DO MEET the BREEDS SHOW SAT, MAY 3 12:30 & 3:30 Part of our new feature FOR THE LOVE OF DOGS ACTION SPORTS EXTREME STUNT SHOW BBQ SCHOOL PSYCHIC FAIR & more...

You WILL be there, won’t you?

We’ve been practicing for weeks

FRIDAY, MAY 2 4-9 SAT, MAY 3 10-8 SUN, MAY 4 10-4 PLANET ICE and the MR FAIRGROUNDS

PETTNG ZOO

TUMBLEBUS YUEN’SBOUNCY DOJO

MEET the BREEDs Dog Show Sat, May 3 12:30 & 3:30


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FAMOUS PM LIONS HANGING BASKET SALE

WHAT WHERE WHEN

LANDSCAPING.RENOS.DECOR.GREATGADGETS.HOUSEWARES.GIRLSTUFF.WELLNESS. BOATS.ATVS.BBQS. & MUCH MORE. Access Consciousness Ace Curries To Go Active Life Wellness Clinic ADT Security Advanced Storage Centres ADW Mainland Heat /Air Conditioning: All Points Exteriors Almega Resurfacing Inc Arbonne International Armada Artisan Concrete Lifting Inc As Seen on TV Marketing Ltd Astro Guard Alarms Atlas Vinyl Sundecks Avon Bath Fitter BC Batten Industries Inc: BC Liberals BC Responsible Gambling Beach Comber Coquitlam Beads to Bling Behaviour/Telus: Bell Locksmith Best Custom Computers Inc Big Valley Heating/Sheet Metal Brilliant Cleaning Services Ltd Budget Blinds Caliber West Renovations Canada Furnace Captain Concrete Inc. Captain Recycling Casanova Enterprises Inc Cask & Keg Brewmasters Centra Windows Inc: Certa Pro Painters Checkers Premium Fudge City of Pitt Meadows Coffee R20 Competition Window Coverings Cooking Essence Costco Wholesale Creative Kaos Art Studio Crystal Vision & Hearing CST Consultants Inc Curb Ease Custom Hyde Strapz Cutco Cutlery Daggs Gas Contracting Dead Sea Cosmetics Design Alley Interiors: Design Happens Inc DGL Sports Enterprises Ltd. Direct Buy District of Maple Ridge DLC Foundation Mortgages Driving Unlimited Duraroc Rubber Surfacing Easy Build Structures Eco Paving Envy Fitness Epicure Selections Evolution Initiatives Ltd Expedia Cruiseshipcenters Ezy-Cor Crown Mouldings Inc Fifth Avenue Jewellery Fitness Unlimited & My Gym Forestview Gardens Fortis BC

B-31 sample B-28 C-61 A-101 A- 70 & 69, 84 & 85 A-42 C-7 & 8 B-57 C-28 A- 98 C-91-93 B-61 A-92,93 Back B/C C-2,3 B-8,14,52,66,73,74,93 C-97 C-94 C-82-89 B-2 C-72,73,98,99 C-66 C-22 A-11,12 B-60 C-74 A-19 A-2 & 3 A-37 A-43 C-53 B-21 A49,50,79,80 C-21 SAMPLE C34,35 SAMPLE C-56 SAMPLE C-79 C-90 A- 95,96,97 C-23 A-34 B-22 B-82 A-35 B-33,34 C-40-43, 100-104 C-4 C-80 C-12 C-36,37,38 B-81 C-27 A-46 A-51 A-89 B-47,48 B-80 A-108 B-20 A-105 B-4 B-37 C-10 A-13

Fraser Valley Gutter Doctor Inc Fuller Landscaping Garden Hill Funeral Services Genesis Kitchens & Design Glass World: Global Home Supply GR Distributors Inc. Granite Transformations Haney Builders Supplies: Haney Home Hardware Haney Sewing & Sound Hatch Match'r Healthtek Inc Help My Tech High Definition Concrete Home Envy Furnishings Hopcott Premium Meats Industry Workwear Inkmagination Innovative SleepSolutions Interlock Industries International Plant Boosters Investors Group Financial J Massage Tools Jani Clean Janitorial Services Jauita Coffee & Tea Juenesse Global Just 4 Soaps K2 Roofing Ltd Keron Industries Inc. Kitchen Cabinets for Less Kitchen Craft Kitchen Magician Kitchen Makeovers Kristone Designs Kwikfit4u Leafguard Pacific Lens to Canvas Images Loon Lake Luv Your Sandals M&M Interiors Man up Services Maple Meadows Chiropractic Maple Ridge Carpet One Maple Ridge Chrysler Maple Ridge Eye Care Maple Ridge Lighting Inc. MR Paint and Decor Ben Moore Maple Washing Mary Kay Cosmetics Meadow Screens Medallion Healthy Homes Miche Bag- Unidem Sales Inc Mikey's Carpet Care Moya Beauty Ind/ Skincare Moya Beauty Ind/ Haircare Murals & More Decor Natural Light Patio Covers NetworxWindows,Doors,Exteriors Norex Ocean Sales:

Ode to a Bloom Okanagan Wineland Dressing Okanagan Vinegarbrewery Brewery okanaganvinegar Optimera/Nerium Outside The Box Distributors Ltd Oxylift

A-39 A-47,48 C-29 C-51 C-54,55,62,63 A-27 A-28,65,66; B10 C-71 A-52-58,71-77 A-111,112 C-67,68,75,76 A-106 B-29 C-31 A-113 C- 44-45 sample A-40-41 B-71 C-48,69 A-1 B-83 C-33 B-84,85,86,87 B-68 sample B-16 B-62 A-107 A-67 C-13 B-77 C-11 CB-78,79 B-40 A-21 C-65 B-45 B-17 C-52 B-75 B-26 C-47 Park Lot B-41 C-46 C-6 A-44 B-92 C-17 -18 C-18-19 B-64,65 B-76 B-27 B-50 C-77 A-81,82 A-90,91 B-95 A- 9,10,102,103; B-11,42,43,53-55,58,70,97 B-9 sample sample B-88 B-38 B-39

Pacific Star Electric Pacific Trade Routes MkgLtd. Pampered Chef Passion Parties Paverpol PC Gold Buyers Penfold Roofing Pretty Things Primeline Industries Pure Painters Re/Max Ridge Meadows Realty Ready Maid Meals Real CanadianSuper Store Real CanadianSuper Store Redfern Enterprises Ltd: Reed Hein Travel Rhine Land Cutlery Ltd. RidgeMeadowsChildDevelopment Ridge Meadows Recycling Society Riplees Ranch Rite Step Orthotics Rona Royal Lepage Brookside Salt Lamps & More Scentsy Fragrance Scott Security Sea to Sky Seasonings Senametalarts Shaw Cablesystems Simply Delish Soup and Salad Sir William Tile Smart Garage Door Ltd SMI Electronics Softtub/Myka Enterprises Ltd Sonbuilt Custom Homes Ltd Spacial Effects Design Springridge Construction St. John Ambulance Stor X Burnaby Stormless Essence Student Works Painting Sugar & Spice Bath and Bodycare Sun Life Financial Sun Peaks Resort Sundecks Unlimited Sunset Gourmet Sunwood MatureLifestyleCommunity Sutton Realty Swiss Style Nuts Tailored Living Tap to Drain Plumbing Services TD Canada Trust The Cal-Ell Group The Chef Nose Spices The Co-operators The Property Finders Thompson Industries Titanium Exclusive Cookware Town n'Country Curbing Tri Star Tupperware Turner Closets University Sprinkler Systems Warm Hearth Heating Centre Watkins Products West Coast Moss Removal Western Orthotics Ltd. Western Reclaimed Lumber

A-68 sample B-5 B-35 BACK B/C B-96 A- 5 & 6 B-3 A-36 C-5 B-90,91 B-18 sample A-14 A-29,30,59; B- 1,7,12,13 C-20 B-63 C-3 C-39 B-72 B-32 A-60 - 64 C-96,95 B-30 B-44 C-78 sample Front of B C-49,50 B-36 A-88 A-33 A-109,110 A-15,16 A-114 C-14,15 A-38 Front C C-9 B-49 C-64 B-6 C-30 B-59 A- 7 & 8 B-67 C-25 Front of C A-4 C-70 A-94 B-89 A-78 B-15 C-26 C-24 A-99,100 B-19 A-104 A-86,87 B-94 C-16 A-31 A-22-26 B-56 A-32 B-69 C-1

Westgate Wellness Centre White Smile BC Windsor Plywood Woodopolis: WorksafeT Solutions WR Mattress Gallery Yorkshire Timberwise Your Reno Crew OUTDOOR EXHIBITORS: Albion Flats Bishops Outdoor Living Chipeze Grilling Products Custom Strapz Domionion Flag and Pole Easton LandscapeDesign & Install Finning Canada GA Checkpoint Latin Flavours Fitness Marine One Marv Jones Honda MR Cycle Ridge Meadows Home Show Road Rage Skyview Outdoors Taylor Backyards Center The Backyard Fix BCSPCA Bosley's Pet Food Child Find COPS for Cancer Doggie Detail Pet Services Karan Quality Fashion Mr. Pets Mystic Henna Tattoos & Designs Pawsitively Canine Dog Training Peak Financial Group Pet Access Solutions PIP The Pet Recognition Company Ridge Meadows Home Show Royal Afri The Dog-Gone Grooming Salon Timberline Ranch

B-46 B-51 A-17,18 C-57,58,59,60 A-83 B-23,24,25 A-45 A-20

UNRIVALED SELECTION. BEST DEALS AROUND! Action Sports EXTREME STUNT SHOW Featuring world ranked pros... ONLINE: ridgemeadowshomeshow.com

WHAT, WHERE, WHEN

Ridge Meadows Home Show Friday, May 2 4pm – 9pm Saturday, May 3 10am – 8pm Sunday, May 4 10am – 4pm Everything to renovate, decorate & landscape your home… and so much more! Where: Planet Ice & Golden Ears Curling Rink Admission: $4 Families $7 Outdoor Lifestyle & Leisure Show Friday, May 2 4pm – 8pm Saturday, May 3 10am – 8pm Sunday, May 4 10am – 4pm Where: Albion Fairgrounds. No admission fee. Family Fest Friday, May 2 4pm – 8pm Saturday, May 3 10am - 8pm Sunday, May 4 10am – 4pm Where: Albion Fairgrounds. No Admission Charge. Eat! Tacos, Thai, donairs, gourmet coffee & more. Friday, May 2 4pm – 8pm Saturday, May 3 10am – 8pm Sunday, May 4 10am – 4pm Where: Fairgrounds. No Admission Body, Mind, Sprit Psychic Fair Friday, May 2 4pm – 9pm Saturday, May 3 10am – 8pm Sunday, May 4 10am – 4pm Where: Upstairs Golden Ears Curling Rink. No admission charge. Fee for readings. Westcoast Amusements All your favorite Carnival rides. Friday, May 2 Open 4pm Saturday, May 3 Open 11am Sunday, May 4 Open 11am How to get there… PARK FOR FREE Home Show and its partner events take place at Planet Ice & Maple Ridge Fairgrounds at 23588 105th Avenue, off Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge. The event features abundant free parking. During peak periods, traffic is directed to over flow parking two minutes east of Planet Ice. Free shuttles provided courtesy of The News with volunteer drivers from Macdonald Realty Maple Ridge.

stage and show schedules

KIDS’ MINI MOTO & ATV TRAINING & TEST DRIVES ACTION SPORTS EXTREME STUNT SHOW Friday, May 2 7:00 pm Saturday, May 3 11:00 am Sunday, May 4 11:00 am

4:00 pm 2:00 pm

DESIGN ALLEY HOME MAKEOVER STAGE SHOWS: Friday May 2 6:00 Saturday May 3 12:00 3:00 6:00 Sunday, May 4 11:30 2:30

pm pm pm pm am pm

Colour Confusion Colour Confusion Chalk Painting Furniture Colour Confusion Colour Confusion Colour Confusion

FOR THE LOVE OF DOGS Friday, May 2

6:15 pm

Saturday, May 3 11:00 am 12:00 pm 12:30 pm 1:15 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 3:30 pm 4:15 pm 5:45 pm Sunday, May 4 2:45 pm 1:15 pm 3:00 pm

Dog-Gone Grooming: Parade of Dogs & Grooming Talk Obedience Plus: Nosework Bullinger Shepherds Meet the Breeds Dog Show Meet and Greet the Breeds Good Dog: Learn Agility & Obedience Pawsitively Canine: First Aid for Dogs Meet the Breeds Dog Show Meet and Greet the Breeds Obedience Plus: Obedience & Protection Dog-Gone Grooming: Parade of Dogs & Grooming Talk Obedience Plus: Detection Good Dog: Dog Communication

PSYCHIC FAIR UPSTAIRS CURLING RINK Friday, May 2 Saturday, May 3

Sunday, May 4

7:00 pm 7:30 pm Noon 12:30 pm 4:30 pm 5:00 pm Noon 12:30

Demonstration of Tarot amd demonstration:of Intuitive Readings Demonstration of: Mediumship Demonstration of Mediumship and Demonstration ofTarot/Intuitive Demonstration of Healing Demonstration of Tarot/Intuitive Demonstration of Healing Demonstration of Healing Demonstrations of Mediumship and Demonstration of Tarot Intuitive

ON THE STAGE Friday, May 2 Saturday, May 3

Sunday, May 4

4:30 pm 5:00 pm

Latin Flavors Zumba Norden the Magician

11:30 am 2:30 pm 3:00 pm 5:15 pm 7:00 pm

Norden the Magician RONALD MCDONALD Obedience PlusNosework and Tracking Norden the Magician Latin Flavors Zumba

11:00 am 11:30 am 1:45 am

Latin Flavors Zumba Norden the Magician Norden the Magician

TIMES BBQ SCHOOLWITH CHEF DEZ Friday, May 2:

5:30 pm 6:45 pm Saturday, May 3: 1:15 pm 4:30 pm 6:15 pm Sunday, May 4: Noon 2:00 pm

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The Secret to Moist BBQ Pork Back Ribs Steak 101 with Grilled Asparagus Steak 101 with Grilled Asparagus Beef Souvlaki with Fresh Tzatziki The Secret to Moist BBQ Pork Back Ribs Perfect BBQ Chicken with Grilled Pineapple Beef Souvlaki with Fresh Tzatziki

HEAT UP YOUR GRILLING SKILLS


Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times May 1 2014  

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times May 1 2014

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