Maple Ridge 150

Hey, Maple Ridge! There’s a lot to Celebrate in 2024.

Maple Ridge 150 Logo

Maple Ridge is gearing up to celebrate its 150th anniversary with a series of vibrant events and activities including a new street banner design developed in collaboration with Indigenous partners. Maple Ridge’s largest-ever community event and public art and heritage initiatives.

Maple Ridge, situated on the traditional territories of the Katzie (q̓ ic̓ əy̓ ) First Nation and the Kwantlen (qʼʷa:n̓ ƛʼən̓ ) First Nation, was incorporated as a District Municipality on Sept. 12, 1874 and became the sixth local government in the Province of B.C.

New Banners Design Honour Indigenous Heritage

In recognition of the heritage of Indigenous communities and their deep cultural roots, new Maple Ridge 150 street banners will be featured throughout the city. The banners were designed in collaboration with Joshua Carr, Kwantlen band member and with his partner, Amber Oliver, to acknowledge that the Kwantlen First Nation and Katzie First Nation have been here since time immemorial.

The new banners were approved by Kwantlen First Nation and Katzie First Nation leadership and will adorn over 200 banner stands in downtown Maple Ridge and throughout the community and will be featured on a new special events stage at community events throughout the year.

"Our concept represents our deep connection to the river," shared artists Carr and Oliver. "Since time immemorial, our people have travelled and fished the Fraser River to create sustenance and abundance for our communities, as well as build relationships with one another. We wanted to create a design that embodied our traditions, as well as honours the relationship between Qw’ó:ltl'el, q̓ic̓əy̓ and the City of Maple Ridge. Our design uses the river as that connection, representing the bond between the people and the salmon and the harmony of the moon and the tides. We give thanks to all that the river has to offer us. hay ce:p q̓ə."

Mark Your Calendars for a Year of Celebrations

  • Public art projects at Rock the Block events
  • Performing arts projects
  • Scenic frames that highlight the city's natural beauty
  • A signature event on September 14 
  • And more!