Maple Ridge Celebrates Canada Day with Festivities and Community Spirit

Image
three girls wearing canada day cowboy hats

Maple Ridge, B.C., June 10, 2024 – The community is invited to celebrate Canada Day in Maple Ridge with live music, food, dance performances, a kids zone and family activities to celebrate the nation’s birthday. This year’s event incorporates Maple Ridge’s 150 anniversary since its incorporation and Katzie First Nation and Kwantlen First Nation since time immemorial.

The event takes place in Memorial Peace Park from noon to 6:00 p.m. on July 1, showcasing Maple Ridge’s community spirit and diversity. This year’s free celebrations will feature various activities, including four entertainment stages, a 224 Street Party, a Climbing Wall, a Kids Zone, food trucks, and more. Aché Brasil is the lead act, combining acrobatics, martial arts, Afro-Brazilian dance, and hypnotic rhythms to create a sizzling performance.

“Canada Day is always a popular time for our community to come together to reflect, appreciate our shared values and celebrate our rich diversity and heritage,” said Mayor Ruimy. “As part of our 150 celebrations, this year’s events will be bigger and better than ever, with something for everyone to enjoy. Come join us and enjoy the festivities marking our nation’s birthday.”

Event Highlights:

  • Four stages of entertainment, including diverse dance, music, and magic performances
  • A Kids Zone with a dedicated games area including face painting, inflatable obstacles and a tot hockey rink
  • Eat Street showcasing a variety of food trucks catering to diverse tastes.
  • Family activities, including Zumba and dance for all ages.
  • Monster Foam and the Rock Wall.
  • Vendors and community stations.

Visit mapleridge.ca/canadaday to check out the schedule of activities and entertainment.

Thank you to our sponsors

The event is funded by the Government of Canada with sponsorship from Maple Ridge Downtown Business Improvement Association, ACT Arts Centre, Maple Ridge Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and RE/MAX. Partners include Ridge Meadows Sports Clubs, Indigenous groups, the BC Summer Games Society, and various community organizations.

- 30 -

For additional information, contact:

Russ Brummer, Manager of Arts, Culture and Events
T 604 467 7498 E rbrummer@mapleridge.ca