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May/June 2012

What’s On

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows

Mother’s Day Lions Breakfast

Youth Fest Rick Hansen Relay

Father’s Day Fish Release

Pitt Meadows Day June 2nd

And More...

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MOTHERS MOVE FOR DAY HEALTH

FATHERS PITT MEADOWS DAY FISH RELEASE DAY

Visit: www.whatsonmapleridge.ca CONTENTS: Eco School Mother’s Day Lions Breakfast Maple Ridge Museum Where to Eat Maple Ridge Library Maple Ridge Concert Band Pitt Meadows Museum Sundays Hospice Vista Run Pitt Meadows Community Association Maple Ridge Rec and Leisure BCRPA Move for Health Day

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Webster’s Corners Day 24 Canadian Tire, The Library, Visitors Centre, Both Cythera House Sidewalk Sale 24 7/11’s, The ACT, Flying Wedge Pizza, The Lottery Booth in Valley Fair Mall, A&W, McDonalds, The Rick Hansen Relay 25 Keg, Swiss Cottage, Fox’s Reach, Marino’s Gelato, Pitt Meadows Day 26 Bruce’s Market, Kanaka Coffee, Albion Pizza, Roast Bistro, Dairy Queen, Shoppers Drug Mart, Blenz Chamber Business Excellence Awards 27 Coffee, Fit City, Fitness Unlimited, The Lunch Doctor, Ridge Meadows Senior Society 28 Stomping Grounds Coffee House…plus many, many more locations - look out for our holders! Father’s Day Fish Release 29 Or download a copy online at www.whatsonbc.ca Pitt Meadows Library 30 For more info call us on: Pitt Meadows Airport Day 31 Youth Fest 31 Iolanthe 31 or send us an email: whatsonbc@live.ca

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r a d n e l a C t n e Ev 1st Tuesday of Every Month at 7pm Liberal Party of Canada Coffee Meetings Open discussion of policy and politics – open to any and all interested in polite debate about the serious issues facing Canada and the World. Meadowvale Starbucks, 19150 Lougheed Hwy Conact: Cory Cassel ccassel@pmmliberals.ca 604-832-3130 2nd Tuesday of Every Month at 7pm Liberal Party of CanadaCoffee Meetings Open discussion of policy and politics – open to any and all interested in polite debate about the serious issues facing Canada and the World. Bean Around Books 22626 Lougheed Hwy Conact: Cory Cassel ccassel@pmmliberals.ca 604-832-3130 1st and 3rdTuesday of Every Month 1pm to 3pm The Ridge Meadows Home School Walks These walks are open to ALL Homeschooling families in the area. Methods of homeschooling and ages of children varies. Location changes each time. Contact Leah at lpillet@hotmail.com for current details.

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Sundays Museum Sundays @ Pitt Meadows Museum See Page 20 May 4th to 6th Ridge Meadows Home Show Come out to the annual Ridge Meadows Home Show at Planet Ice and the Albion Fairgrounds. For more information visit www. ridgemeadowshomeshow.com May 4th to 6th Funzone Family Fest Come to the Maple Ridge Fairgrounds to enjoy three days of fun, stage performances and activities for the whole family. For details email thefunzone@shaw.ca May 7th & 14th, Monday 10:15-10:45 am Peek-a-Book Babytime Maple Ridge Library 604.467.7417 May 8th to 25th Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays 10:15-10:45 am You, Me and the Li-bra-ry Storytime for little ones. Maple Ridge Library 604.467.7417 May 10th, Thursday BCRPA Move for Health Day See Page 23

Wednesdays May 9th to June 27th 1:30pm-2:30pm Mommy Connections Ridge Meadows Post Natal Programs. We provide educational and social connections for the modern family before baby and beyond! My Gym on Dewdney Trunk & 207th To register visit www.mommyconnections.ca Saturdays 7pm CEED Centre Dinners Come and join other people in the community for dinner at the CEED Centre on Saturday nights. Creating a sense of community while providing much needed food to those in need. Much needed donations of food or money can be directed to Terry at 778.809.4610 or terim100@shwa.ca Last Saturday of Each Month 2pm to 3:30pm Free Family Swims Bring your family and enjoy a swim and fun activities courtesy of West Minster Savings. Maple Ridge Leisure Center. Call 604.467.7322 for details.

May 12th, Saturday 9am-5pm Royal LePage Day at Cythera Thrift Shop Join us for lunch and a great cause. Huge sidewalk sale! Call 604.467.4671 for what to donate and more info. May 12th,Saturday 7:30 pm Bells Galore! Handbell Concert St. Andrew’s United Church Hall 22165 Dewdney Trunk Road Maple Ridge Tickets available from the church office or at the door. Call for more details 604.463.9611 May 12th 9am-2pm Antioch Medieval Festival On May 12 Antioch comes to the Haney Farmers Market. Come see The Society for Creative Anachronism in their middle ages costumes and watch them perform dances and other activities. For more information on the SCA visit www.lionsdale.net/antioch May 13th, Sunday 9am Vistas Run See Page 20 What’s On at The Maple Ridge Library? See Page 18

Saturdays May 12-October 29 (excluding August 11) Haney Farmers Market Join us every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm beginning in May and ending in October in Memorial Peace Park. The market features locally made baked or grown products. For details visit www.haneyfarmersmarket.org

May 13th, Sunday 11am-3pm Mother’s Day Tea Maple Ridge Museum-Haney House Enjoy tea and treats on the veranda, alongside guided tours of the house. Admission is $6. please Contact Allison at 604-463-5311

May 16th & 17th Man in Motion Rick Hansen 25th Year Anniversary Tour See Page 25 May 23rd, Wednesday 6pm to 8:30pm Heart Link Women’s Networking Join other great women business owners as they network and connect to build great relationships and business. Call Sarah @ 604.612.5844 or email at anythingispossible@shaw.ca Register online today to reserve your spot www. v2w1a9.theheartlinknetwork.com May 24th, Thursday 7:30pm “Bringing Our Ancestors Home: The Nisga’s Museum and Odyssey of Repatriation in Northern British Columbia. Don Luxton will be speaking at the monthly Maple Ridge Historical Society member’s meeting on “Bringing Our Ancestors Home: The Nisga’s Museum and Odyssey of Repatriation in Northern British Columbia. Location: St. Andrew’s Heritage Church (22279 116th Ave) May 24th, Thursday 6pm to 8:30pm Heart Link Women’s Networking Join other great women business owners as they network and connect to build great relationships and business. Call Sarah @ 604.612.5844 or email at anythingispossible@shaw.ca Register online today to reserve your spot www.v2w1a9.theheartlinknetwork.com What’s On at The Pitt Meadows Library? See Page 30 May 26th, Saturday 9am-2pm History Goes to Market Join the Maple Ridge Historical Society for a blast from the past at the Haney Farmers Market. For more information on the event or the Maple Ridge. Museum visit www. mapleridgemuseum.org May 31st – July 5th Thursdays 7-8:30pm Pre-Natal Program Location: My Gym - 20644 Dewdney Trunk Road Couples Price $125 The Mommy Connections Pre-Natal program was designed to do more than just educate moms and dads about the birthing process. It is designed to connect parents and create a support network before the babies are even born! Include expert speakers, child birth education, relaxation techniques, pre-natal exercises and more. A swag bag is included for each family. Visit www.mommyconnections.ca for more details.

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June 7th, Thursday 7:00 pm Canada Pension and Old Age Security Join a Citizens Service Specialist from Service Canada to discover the benefits available under the each program. Maple Ridge Library 604.467.7417 June 11th, Monday 10am-1pm JJ’s Playzone Kids Fun Day Presented by Mommy Connections, come and enjoy making a craft for dad, eating cupcakes, face painting, games and goodie bags. Bring your own lunch or purchase snacks. $12/ child and $9.00 for 2nd and so on (children 11months and under free) +Taxes Pre- register @ mommyconnections.ca/sessions or by phone at JJ’s Playzone 604-465-0505 June 12-26, Tuesdays 10:15-10:45am Sizzlin’ Storytimes Maple Ridge Library 604.467.7417

June 2nd, Saturday Dawn to Dusk Pitt Meadows Day See Page 26 June 2nd, Saturday Youth Fest See Page 31

June 13th, Wednesday 7:00 pm eBook Seminar Learn about the variety of eReaders available. This information session will show you how they work and how to download free library eBooks. Maple Ridge Library 604.467.7417

June 21st, Thursday 6pm to 8:30pm Heart Link Women’s Networking Join other great women business owners as they network and connect to build great relationships and business. Call Sarah @ 604.612.5844 or email at anythingispossible@shaw.ca Register online today to reserve your spot www.v2w1a9.theheartlinknetwork.com June 23rd, Saturday 11am-3pm Family History workshop The Maple Ridge Historical Society will be hosting a Family History workshop hosted by the Family History Group. A beginner’s start to tracing their family history. Location: St. Andrew’s Heritage Church (22279 116th Ave) Contact Allison at 604-463-5311

June 13th, Wednesday 2:00 pm Strange but True: Stories from our Past Join us for this lively presentation on local history that you’ll have to hear to believe! Maple Ridge Library 604.467.7417

June 23rd Webster’s Corners Day This annual family event features games and interactive activities for kids of all ages at Webster’s Corners Neighbourhood Park (256th Street and Dewdney Trunk Road). For details email mrmuseum@ uniserve.com or call Val at 604-463-5311 or Mary at 604-466-3333 June 5 – July 10th, Tuesdays 6:00 pm World Films Spend a relaxing evening at the library with a must-see film. Contact the information desk for a schedule. Maple Ridge Library 604.467.7417 June 6th, Wednesday 7:00 pm Carla’s Creative Drawing Workshop Brush up on your drawing skills with local artist Carla Dearman. This special workshop is full of sketching tips, tricks and treats. For teens in grades 8 and up. Registration begins May 1. Maple Ridge Library 604.467.7417 June 7th, Thursday 2:00 pm Estate Planning Learn how to provide for dependents, guarantee fair treatment of beneficiaries and minimize income taxes and delays in the settlement of your estate. Maple Ridge Library 604.467.7417

June 17th, Sunday 11:30am Fathers Day Fish Release See Page 29 June 21st, Thursday 2:00 pm Seniors Social with the Silvertones Spend a lovely afternoon at the library with tea and cookies, poetry reading and the wonderful music of the Silvertones choir. Maple Ridge Library 604.467.7417

June30th, Saturday 3pm & 7pm Iolanthe @ The ACT See Page 31

June 20th, Wednesday 6pm to 8:30pm Heart Link Women’s Networking Join other great women business owners as they network and connect to build great relationships and business. Call Sarah @ 604.612.5844 or email at anythingispossible@shaw.ca Register online today to reserve your spot www.v2w1a9.theheartlinknetwork.com

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opportunities for learning in the urban areas of Maple Ridge/ Pitt Meadows await the students. As we near the end of this academic year and look forward to the next we are reminded of a simple question:

“Whoever decided that the best place to engage in learning was in a classroom?” Dr John Telford, SFU For more info about the Environmental School visit www.sd42.ca

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“Mother’s Day Not Just Pancakes Breakfast” MAY 13TH HAMMOND COMMUNITY HALL 8AM TO 12PM Great breakfast includes pancakes, sausages, bacon, scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, coffee, tea & juice. All for $6.00 adults $5.00 seniors & children. We have the “Mother of all Raffles” a basket filled with wonderful stuff for mom and family valued at approx $1000.00

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We’re a diverse community, comprised of members from various age groups, professions and walks of life. We meet once a week to rehearse, sharing our love for music with each other and the community. We’ve been around and back again, with a rich 50 plus years of history behind us. We are always accepting new members of any age with previous band experience. We play a variety of music, from symphonic works for wind ensemble to big band swing, traditional hymns to dixieland, and Sousa to Broadway musicals. “But I’ve never seen or heard of you before, where do you perform?” you may be asking, well, look around you, the Maple Ridge Concert Band has already infiltrated many of the regular events you know and adore, such as your beloved Pitt Meadows Day Parade on June 2nd, and the Annual Ladner Band Fest a mere week later on the 10th. In fact, we were even in the Santa Clause Parade last year, is it vaguely coming back to you? Yes WE were that marching band, but that’s only a small taste of the entire MRCB event pie.

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Every Sunday afte afternoon between 2pm and 4pm

May 6th – Mother’s Day y Madness Leave mom at home to relax and come out to the Museum to make her that perfect Mother’s Day gift.

May 13th – Ice Cream Sunday I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. For our last official session of the season we will be making everybody’s favorite tasty treat as well as doing a little something special to celebrate International Museum’s Day (which falls on Monday) May 20th – Closed for the Long Weekend Spend a Sunday afternoon making the perfect Valentine and watch it shrink. There will be plenty of lace and paper for more traditional fare as well. May 27th – “Carnival” We will have a booth at the Pitt Meadows Community Association’s “Carnival and Family Skate” that is being held at the Twin Rinks facility between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Come on out to the carnival, visit our booth and meet our 2012 summer students.

June 2nd – Pitt Meadows Day Both our sites will be open from 11:00 to 3:00 p.m. There will be activities, blacksmithing and our new temporary exhibit -- “Pitt Meadows: Believe it or Not”. July 1st – Canada Day Come to Canada Day at Spirit Square and visit the Museum’s booth. There will be “wash day””, bubbles and lots of fun sampling a craft from our 2012 Heritage Thursdays for Children program. July and August Heritage Thursdays for Children takes place every Thursday afternoon starting July 12th and running through August 15th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “The Best of the Best” taking the favorite sessions from 16 years of the program and reinventing them for the children of 2012. Pre registration is required and a fee applies. Contact the Museum for more information. For more information about Museum programs please contact us at 604-465-4322

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Free Family Swims Last Saturday of each month Between 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm bring your family and enjoy a swim and fun activities courtesy of Westminster Savings.

Calling all Teens! Join us at the Leisure Centre for our Teen Swims on the third Friday of each month from 8-10pm.

Registration for Summer Programs Check out our Summer Arts and Recreation Guide hot off the presses May 2nd! Online registration begins May 8th and full registrations kicks off on May 10th.

Ongoing Programs Fitter, Faster, Stronger Personal training provides motivation and support whatever your fitness goal. One-on-one personal training sessions include an individualized program to suit your needs. To book a consultation or for additional info please call 604-463-9968.

Early Morning Aquafit Start your day off right by joining us in the Competition Pool for Aquafit. Monday & Wednesday 6.15-7am and Saturdays 8-8.45am.

Parent & Child Playtime Join us Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.3011.30am for open gym time for parents with children aged 0-5 years. Admission is $1/child.

Youth Gym Calling all youth aged 13-18! The gymnasium is open from 3-5pm and an assortment of sports is available. Regular admission rates apply.

Drop-in Volleyball Welcome to all levels 16 years and up. Tuesdays nites from 8.30-10pm. Regular admission rates apply.

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For more information call: 604.467.7322

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Summertime Dance Half-day & Full-day Dance Camps Pre-School (3-5 yrs), Primary (5-7 yrs) Pre-Teen (8-12 yrs), RAD Vocational

In just 30 minutes you will punch, kick, sweat, & smile your way to results you never thought possible! Visit www.30minutehit.com

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...with support from Healthy Families BC Thursday May 10th 2012 Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Parks and Leisure with Golden Ears Physiotherapy will be holding a free Community Orientation at the NEW Outdoor Fitness Park in Webster’s Corner. Parks and Leisure and Golden Ears staff will be on site providing free orientations for each piece of equipment for people of all ages and abilities. Refreshments, healthy snacks and fitness related prizes will be provided. Contact rbrummer@mapleridge.ca or 604-467-7498 for more info.

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New Venue for the 13th Annual Webster’s Corners Day This year, members of the Webster’s Corners Community Association and local residents will join forces to celebrate its community’s heritage in the new community park located next door to Webster’s Corners Elementary. 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.

Join us:

Saturday June 23rd 11 am to 3 pm at the new Webster’s Corners Neighbourhood Park just west of 256th Street on Dewdney Trunk Road. Contact Simon Challenger 604 833 0243 for more information.

Royal LePage Day at Come join us on Saturday May 12th For a sidewalk sale 9am-5pm • Join us for lunch and a great cause • Lots of great bargains and lots of fun • Hot hot sales, and Hot hot dogs!

Brookside Realty, Maple Ridge

in conjuction with

For this ONE special day ONLY there will be FURNITURE for sale!

Declutter for a Cause Donations can be dropped off Mon to Sat form 9am to 5pm, Sunday from 10am to 4pm at Cythera Thrift Store #140-22255 Dewdney Trunk Road

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Cythera Transition House Society and Royal LePage Brookside thank you for your support.

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Preschool: Morning or Afternoon preschool classes for 3/4 year olds, 2 or 3 days per week.Our structured classes include a gymnastics tumbling program and a phonics program year round. After School Care: We offer a structured Out of School program year round with a rate of $450 per month January thru December. Lots of good old fashioned fun and TLC

We specialize in custom cake pops, cupcakes and all things baked!

Catering to all events birthday, baby showers, weddings and any celebration you have we can accommodate! 778-888-6600 www.carmensediblecreations.com carmensediblecreations@gmail.com

Daycare: For children 2 1/2 years up to and including kindergarten children. Clean bright classrooms with E.C.E. trained staff. Structured programming includes preschool curriculum. 23500-23550 Dewdney Trunk Road Maple Ridge 604.463.4919 604.463.4882 www.alouettekids.ca

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74 Annual

Pitt Meadows Day

In June 2011, Pitt Meadows Day attracted the largest crowd in the history of the event. Thanks to the contribution made by local businesses, an estimated 25,000 residents and visitors of all ages enjoyed that celebration. Established in 1938, the Pitt Meadows Day Society has been active each year in organizing the festivities at Harris Road Park and other sites in the City. The dawn-to-dusk day starts with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Pitt Meadows Lions, followed by a parade through town to Harris Road Park, where families can enjoy the opening ceremonies, rides, activities and entertainment for all ages. The day ends with a Salmon and Chicken Barbeque followed by the Family Dance. At dusk, citizens can enjoy a fireworks display at Bonson Road Park. As a tribute to a deceased volunteer of Pitt Meadows Day Committee the Lynn Papp award is presented to a deserving youth who selflessly contributes their time to the community. NEW COMMEMORATIVE AWARD: A trophy for “parade entry demonstrating best community spirit” will be awarded in memory of the late Ron Morrisette, who was an enthusiastic organizer and volunteer for Pitt Meadows Day for many years.

Make sure to LIKE us on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/PittMeadowsDay

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to the 2011 Business Excellence Award Winners Ridge Meadows Chamber of Commerce www.ridgemeadowschamber.com • (604) 463-3366 jesse@ridgemeadowschamber.com • Jesse Sidhu, Executive Director

1-20 Employees - Fuller Watson John Becker

21+ Employees - Nurse Next Door

Love That Deal

& Home Care Services

Easy Daisies

Ridge Meadows Recycling

Stomping Grounds Coffee House

Steam Car Wash

& WildPlay Adventure Park

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RMSS is a vibrant organization for seniors 55+ Membership Fee: hip Our yearly members fee is just $22.00/yr.

OUR DROP IN ACTIVITIES We offer an array of Fitness programs, Dance activities, Educational programs such as computer classes, Social programs such as Karaoke, and pub nights, card games like bridge, crib and scrabble, arts and crafts, and special theme teas, Gentle Joint & Yoga. We also provide support services for seniors such as the Caregiver program and a health and wellness clinic.

VOLUNTEERS OPPORTUNITIES We need volunteers for our new Pitt Meadows Seniors Centre opening in the fall. Opportunities range from help with reception, clerk typists, volunteers for our lounge area and more. We also need volunteers for our Maple Ridge Site. If you are interested please contact Paddy: 604-467-4565 for further information.

Watch for Our Seniors Week RMSS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; RENTALS RMSS has space available to rent. Spaces include a large hall with stage, and several rooms for a range of 20-50 participants. For further information contact the ofďŹ ce: 604-467-4593.

WE HAVE TWO LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU:

Ridge Meadows Seniors Society 12150-224th St. Maple Ridge 604-467-4993 28

Seniors Lounge 12027 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows 604-465-2478

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Fathers Day Fish Release We are celebrating the life of the Chinook salmon on Father’s Day. Chinook are one of the seven species of salmon found on the Alouette River. Fry and parr (young fish) usually stay in freshwater 12 to 18 months before traveling downstream to estuaries, where they remain as smolts for several months. Chinook salmon may spend 1 to 8 years in the ocean (averaging from 3 to 4 years) before returning to their home rivers to spawn. Chinook spawn in larger and deeper waters than other salmon species and can be found on the spawning redds (nests) from September through to December. The health of our waterways along the Alouette River strongly affects the salmon’s lifecycle. The Alouette River Management Society is hosting its annual Chinook salmon release on Father’s Day (Sunday, June 17). Come on out and bring your dad to watch the Chinook get sent off for their journey out to sea. The release will be held in Maple Ridge Park at 11:30 am. For more info visit: www.alouetteriver.org What’s On? • www.whatsonmapleridge.ca

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STORYTIMES:

Games Nights

Mumble Jumble Storytimes

Second and fourth Wednesday of the month, 5:30–8:30 pm Come and play a variety of board games and enjoy some light refreshments. Drop in.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Mar 6–Apr 26, 11:00–11:30 am Enjoy puppets, books, rhymes and songs. Drop in.

French Storytimes

PITT MEADOWS PUBLIC LIBRARY Visit our new location at 200 – 12099 Harris Road.

Fridays, Mar 2–Apr 25, 10:15–10:45 am Kids of all ages and stages can enjoy a variety of French stories, rhymes and songs. Drop in.

Pajama Storytimes Wednesday, Apr 4, 6:45–7:30 pm Wear your PJs, housecoats and slippers, and bring your family to hear bedtimes stories. Drop in.

Purple Pirate Spring Break Special Thursday, Mar 22, 11:00–11:45 am The Purple Pirate is coming to town! He’s hunting for treasure and needs first mates to help.

Pitt Meadows Library Book Club Third Wednesday of the month, 7:00–8:30 pm Join us to discuss our monthly book club choice. Registration required.

Summer Adventure Camp 2012 Edith McDermott Elementary, July 3rd thru August 24th. KinderHeart Montessori School-Age program located in E.M.E. in Pitt Meadows is hosting a weekly Summer Camp program for children from grades K-6. ture camps only $165/wee k Adven

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