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Municipal Elections

The local government election will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The citizens of Maple Ridge elect one mayor, six councillors and five school trustees (for School District No. 42).

On Monday, June 4, 2018 the City of Maple Ridge held a Candidate Information Session where the following presentation was shared with the audience.

For more information visit our website or contact the Election Office at 604-467-7423 or by email.
Parks, Recreation & Culture

Parks, Recreation & Culture

MACAI 15th Annual Accessibility and Inclusiveness Community Celebration Awards

On May 28, 2018 the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Municipal Advisory Committee on Accessibility and Inclusiveness (MACAI) hosted their 15th Annual Accessibility and Inclusiveness Community Celebration Awards. Thirteen individuals, businesses and organizations who demonstrated their commitment to building an accessible and inclusive community were recognized and celebrated. Congratulations to all our winners and a special thank you to our evening’s guest speaker, Kevin Priebe, for sharing his story with us.

MACAI would also like to recognize and thank SPARC BC and the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction for their cash donation and ongoing support of Access Awareness Day.

The winners were:

  • Pitt Meadows Arena – Nustadia
  • Bev Schmahmann Ridge Meadows Seniors Society
  • Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre – Fitness Centre, Linda Bagg
  • Dollar Tree Store, Jeanne Greene Customer Service Representative
  • Reitman’s Clothing Store
  • Phil Brian Town Square Cobbler
  • Heather Treleaven Coordinator - Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows & Katzie Senior Network
  • Discovery Daycare
  • Starbucks - Pitt Meadows
  • Elena Di Giovanni District Helping Teacher - Learning Services Department School District No. 42
  • Salvation Army, Ridge Meadows Ministries
  • Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program
  • Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows KidSport Chapter
MACAI Awards

Free Admission at Hammond Pool

Since the opening of Hammond pool on April 30, the overall reception from public and user groups has been positive and well received. Aquafit programs have been well attended and the attendance for registered, public swims and drop-in programs continues to grow as the word spreads.

With the summer weather upon us, take advantage of our free admission and come in for a quick dip, a drop in class, or just pop by to say “hello”. Hammond pool is located beside the Hammond Community Centre and only a short 10 minute drive from the Leisure Centre. Please see our Hammond pool schedule online.


Volunteer Information Session June 12, 2018

Volunteering a few hours of your time can reap tremendous benefits including new friendships, school credits and job experience. A variety of interesting and diverse roles are available for volunteers at Canada Day, Celebrate the Night and other Maple Ridge festivals. Come find out more about getting involved in community events and projects by attending the Information Session. Everyone is welcome!

Event organizers will be on hand to provide details about their festivals and the ways in which volunteers can assist with setting up chairs, manning a booth, planning kids’ activities, handing out festival information and more. Let us help you find your fit with your talent, time and skills. To register please email or call 604 467 7325.

Location: Fraser Room, Maple Ridge Library
Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Time: 6:30 8:00 PM
Maple Ridge Trail & Park Guide

New Online Trails & Park Guide

The new Trail & Park Guide is now available online for viewing and downloading. The print version is currently available at the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre, City Hall and the Economic Development office. The new guide is a highly anticipated resource for citizens and staff alike and features a variety of outdoor opportunities for citizens of varying abilities and interests.

Leisure Centre Public Art Call - Finalists

Leisure Centre Public Art Call - Finalists Selected

A good range of qualified submissions from across Canada were received for the Leisure Centre Public Art Call. The selection panel shortlisted four artist teams to Stage Two, and concept proposals will be on display in the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre from June 4 to 10 for public feedback.

Comments will be shared with the selection panel for their consideration, with the award to be made within the next few weeks.
Annual Sports Fields Maintenance

Annual Sports Fields Maintenance

Over seeding of the City’s sports fields is currently underway by turf maintenance staff. Each year staff over seed sports fields with approximately 13,000 pounds of grass seed at a rate of eight pounds per 1,000 ft2, which is blended specifically to endure high traffic such as sports activities. This is necessary to maintain turf density, reduce weed growth and ensure that the field can withstand the high frequency use of a wide variety of sports activities throughout the winter months when the grass is generally unable to recover as a result of the wet weather season and colder temperatures.

June Showers Bring Beautiful Flowers

Horticulture crews have been busy with installations of both the seasonal hanging floral baskets and bedding plant displays in Memorial Peace Park and downtown boulevards. The pictures show recently planted Osteospermun “Grand Canyon mix”, the “Batting Eyes” mix of million bells baskets, and Maple Ridge staff making it all happen.

Hanging Baskets

Lions Park Pump Track & Sports Court

Check out the newly installed basketball court, pump track and junior scooter course at Lions Park located at 12100 Laity Street. This project was part of a lifecycle replacement of the old tennis and basketball courts. Neighbourhood consultations suggested the idea that a pump track and scooter course would be a great fit for the neighbourhood.
Lions Park
Infrastructure Projects

Infrastructure Projects

Samuel Robertson Technical (SRT) Field Replacement

The synthetic field at SRT is in the process of being removed and recycled as part of a lifecycle replacement project. The turf first gets cut into strips, the infill material is separated and then the carpet gets rolled up into lengths to be transported to a recycling facility.

Specialized equipment makes this process manageable and efficient. The gravel subsurface and drainage system will be inspected before a small gravel layer is removed to accommodate the depth of a new shock pad that will be added to the field.

SRT Synthetic Field Replacement
Council Meetings & Agendas

Council Meetings & Agendas

Council is committed to conducting business in a manner that permits public participation at every opportunity. The public is invited to sit in on any of the following meetings of Council.


Dates of meetings for 2018 are listed on the 2018 Meeting Schedule and the 2018 Council Yearly Meeting Calendar.


Current Meetings & Agendas

Live Coverage

Council meetings are broadcast via live streaming. For new users, we suggest that you go online before the meeting and test out the existing collection of videos to ensure that the streaming service works for you.


TV Coverage

Council meetings are broadcast on Shaw TV cable 4 at 2:00 pm on the Saturday following the Council meetings and rebroadcast on the following Monday at 7:00 pm.
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