Memorial Peace Park Bandstand
The Maple Ridge Concert Band presented the Bandstand as a gift to the people of Maple Ridge on May 7, 1994.
George Price offered his considerable talents for fund-raising and on-site construction began in March, 1994 taking a remarkably short 8-1/2 weeks to complete. This included ordering the decorative columns from Oregon, letting the contracts for the structural steel work, renting a large warehouse for the assembly of the acoustically-engineered ceiling (the acoustic design was completed by the same firm that designed the acoustics for the Orpheum Theatre), painting the decorative railings and ironwork, painting the ceiling panels, and countless meetings with the general contractor.
In the end, the final costs of the project (including donated materials) amounted to $192,000. This did not include more than 1,300 hours of volunteer time (176 person-days) and the value of the land donated by the Municipality. The Provincial Government donated a grant in the amount of $50,650.