#WeAreMapleRidge

Rosangela Atte

Q: How would you describe Maple Ridge?

A: Maple Ridge is a wonderful, tight knit community that is open to new people, new things, and ideas. Maple Ridge is also a very welcoming community where people support local businesses and boutiques.

Coming from Italy, the people in Maple Ridge are warm and friendly to me. It is a beautiful community to live in and I’m very lucky to be here.

Rosangela Atte is the Owner-Chef at Delizie Italiane Bakery and Bistro in Maple Ridge.

Andrea Madden

What do you love most about Maple Ridge?
The thing I love most about Maple Ridge is Golden Ears Provincial Park. I spent many summers as a kid camping there and have so many wonderful memories! Maple Ridge has an amazing natural setting between the river and the mountains, there is something for everyone!

What do you do to keep yourself happy and healthy?
When I’m not working, I love to travel, garden, spend time with family and friends.

What motivates or inspires you to give?
There are so many amazing organizations to belong to but just not enough time. My motivation is being able to make a difference to the community and to the lives of others.

Originally from North Vancouver, I have been fortunate enough to have traveled extensively outside of North America and experienced life amongst several different cultures including studying and living in France, Japan and most recently in Singapore where I worked and lived for 14 years.

Currently I am the Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, one of the things I love most about this job is it allows me the opportunity to meet many of the amazing businesses, professionals and movers and shakers in this community. 

 

Dan Mikolay

Who inspires you?
I’m inspired by all the passionate volunteers who share their time to help make Maple Ridge a better place to live.

What makes Maple Ridge so great?
The passion and caring attitude within the community.

What inspires you to give?
What motivates me are smiles. Seeing people enjoying themselves in a fun, safe way bring real joy to me.

What do you do to keep yourself happy and healthy?
I volunteer with the West Coast Auto Group Football Club.

Do you have any favourite local hangouts?
I like to spend time in Albion Park. My favourite store is Kanaka Creek Coffee Shop.

My name is Daniel Mikolay. I am the Environmental Educator for the Ridge Meadows Recycling Society for the past ten years, and the WildsafeBC Coordinator for Maple Ridge. I have two daughters, and I’m involved with the West Coast Auto Group Football Club.

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