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CEED Centre – Grant Recipient

The CEED Centre Society was recently awarded its fourth grant from the Maple Ridge Community Foundation. The MRCF granted $1,000 to their Seniors Stay Active Program, which represents both the Seniors Activity Group and the Seniors Inclusion Program. This year's grant...

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Friends In Need Food Bank – Grant Recipient

The Friends In Need Food Bank's goal is 'to ensure no one in our community ever goes hungry'. The Maple Ridge Community Foundation was proud to support their efforts with a $2,000 grant in 2016, and others in years past. The 2016 funds were directed to the school...

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Alisa’s Wish – Grant Recipient

For a child who is a victim to, or witness of, abuse the most difficult step is coming forward to tell someone they trust. Historically, this first step was followed by a long, impersonal and often traumatic process for both the victims and their supporters. Jennifer...

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Glenwood Elementary – Grant Recipient

Glenwood Elementary in Maple Ridge serves approximately 330 students. It is considered an inner-city school, meaning students and their families have high needs, and many live in poverty. Many students here deal with anxiety, ADHD, FASD; it is a busy but inclusive...

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Inspiring Philanthropy

We were thrilled to be chosen as an article contributor to Leave A Legacy Vancouver's insert in the Vancouver Sun in April 2017. Click here to read the full article and here to read the full feature, including contributions from many other fabulous local...

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Lorraine Bates: Citizen of the Year 2002

Born In England, Lorraine Bates moved to Pitt Meadows with her family in 1972, where she joined the local 4H club to help her foster son gain confidence and provide him with a place to feel like he could belong. Lorraine was an active leader of the 4H club for 15...

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Margaret Kury: Citizen of the Year 2008

So you think it would be cool to be Maple Ridge’s Citizen of the Year. But do you have what it takes?  Are you passionate about the community? Are you willing to bend over backwards to make the world around you a better place? Are you committed to the cause, whatever...

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The Iron Horse Youth Safe House

The Iron Horse Youth Safe House opened its doors in Maple Ridge in 2005, when the Alouette Home Start Society decided that homeless youth in Maple Ridge needed a place of their own where they could go to get back on track. “Everyone has a right to a home, and youth...

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The Greg Moore Youth Centre

After opening its doors in 2001 the Greg Moore youth centre provides a safe and fun environment for youth to participate in positive recreation activities, and opportunities to make a difference in our community. 10 years later the centre is still considered state of...

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Ridge Meadows Enterprises

RMACL’s Ridge Meadows Enterprises: not your everyday landscaping business The Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living (RMACL) is no stranger to our community. Receiving its funding through Community Living BC – the RMACL empowers those with developmental...

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Tom Cameron: Citizen of the Year 2005

A Gift to the Community The ultimate volunteer and Maple Ridge community member, Tom Cameron, moved to his beloved community in the mid nineteen eighties from Kelowna. As a member of different branches of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 88 prior to moving to Maple...

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The Maple Ridge Art Gallery Society

In 1982 a group of art lovers in the Maple Ridge community founded the Maple Ridge Art Gallery Society. The Art Gallery’s mission consists of two components: To engage the public in the visual arts and visual literacy through ongoing exhibitions, educational tours,...

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Maple Ridge Historial Society

In 1957, the Maple Ridge Historical Society was formed; a group of like-minded individuals who saw the rich culture of the yet-fledgling Haney Port and knew it must be preserved. Forty four years later, Val Patenaude is the current executive director of the Society,...

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Ridge Meadows Recycling Society

The Ridge Meadows Recycling Society is a community-based, non-profit organization advocating Zero Waste through the operation of responsible waste reduction services and environmental education. The Society was founded in 1972 by a group of local environmentalists who...

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Red Cross Health Equipment Loans Program

For over 50 years, the Canadian Red Cross has been offering the Health Equipment Loan Program to support people in a number of communities across the country with a need, often unexpected, for health and medical equipment. A volunteer run program, it depends on the...

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