Spirit of Wood

Unveiling Date

: February 16, 2008


: Maple Ridge Library, 130 - 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road,
Maple Ridge, BC

Materials Used

: Basswood

Funding/Contributing Partners

  • Rumer Horwoods
  • Local Artists
  • Master Carvers
  • Community Residents
  • Katzie First Nation
  • School District No. 42 Aboriginal Education Department

Stories Associated

Maple Ridge joined more than 100 communities to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008 by hosting numerous events. The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Spirit of Wood Festival, hosted by the Mountain Festival Society, was a community celebration with a variety of interactive activities focused on the wonder of wood. A highlight of the week was the unveiling of the Community Carving Project, created by 874 local citizens and installed in the library.

The carving depicts the rich and diverse cultural, history and natural surroundings of Maple Ridge.