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GETIFest 2022 at Memorial Peace Park Bandstand

September 17, 2022 from 10am to 2pm
GETI Fest is back and we are bringing an exciting new look to our festival. This year's theme is Everything Is Connected. We will highlight connections between the environment, food security, local economy, social collaboration, housing, transportation, health and wellbeing and more. the festival will include a Town Hall meeting focused on solutions to climate issues and will guide visitors to action groups, community groups, and local sustainable businesses where they can learn more and…See More
Aug 21, 2022
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Earth Day 2022 - "Pathways to A Better Normal" at Memorial Peace Park

April 23, 2022 from 10am to 2pm
This year, the Celebrate Earth Day Planning Committee is encouraging residents to journey down “Pathways to a Better Normal.” We are planning an in-person Earth Day celebration at Memorial Peace Park from 10am – 2pm on Saturday, April 23, 2022 to kick off festival season in Maple Ridge.Our 2022 theme, Pathways to a Better Normal, is designed to encourage people to take small, simple steps toward the world they want to create. We will explore pathways and invite people to journey with us into…See More
Mar 31, 2022
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GETI Fest 2020 Virtual Festival at http://goldenearsfestivals.org

September 19, 2020 all day
GETI Fest 2020 is a community festival celebrating its 10th anniversary in Maple Ridge and comes to you virtually on September 19th. It will showcase organizations, businesses and individuals that are involved in making our community a better place to live, work, and play, and will look at food security, local economy, the environment, social collaboration, transportation, housing, health and wellbeing, and more.Join us on the Golden Ears Community Festivals website (…See More
Sep 13, 2020
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"Maple Ridge 101" Bike Ride at Memorial Peace Park Bandstand

June 30, 2019 from 2pm to 4pm
This is an inclusive bike ride that's all about showing off routes for getting around by bike in Maple Ridge. You may not know it, but chances are there's a bike path in or near your neighbourhood that can connect you to shops, restaurants, and community centres.Our route takes in downtown Maple Ridge and areas to the west. We'll meet at the Bandstand at Memorial Peace Park, cycle through downtown, head past the hospital toward Hammond, then head north past Westgate, turn east, and head back…See More
Jun 2, 2019

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Earth Day: HUB's Cycle Recycle

HUB Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows is getting ready for the fourth year of our Cycle Recycle. We collect donated bikes as well as bikes from the Recycle Depot. We'll clean them up and do some minor repairs before giving them away through a draw at the Earth Day event on April 18. 

If you have any used bikes to donate, please contact Jackie at jchow23708@yahoo.ca or…


Posted on March 15, 2015 at 10:18pm — 1 Comment

Development proposals for highrises in downtown Maple Ridge; file # 2013-019-RZ

A development proposal for an 18-storey tower is on the agenda for the upcoming Public Hearing on December 9, 6 pm.

This is for one of 4 towers in the pipeline for the Brown/Edge/Dewdney area, and in another 5 years or so from now a developer is expected to move ahead with 5 more towers between Brown and Dewdney, west of 224th.

These highrises will have a major impact on density in the town core, as well as on our road system, since most people still rely on their cars quite a…


Posted on December 5, 2014 at 2:47pm

Municipal election 2014 / Vote to Bike

HUB Cycling has just published the responses to the two-question questionnaire sent out to candidates across Metro Vancouver.

The first question was specific to each community:

In the case of Maple Ridge:

"Do you agree that it's absolutely critical that we start to apply the principles of Smart Growth not only in the Town Core, but within the urban boundary, so that we can build a healthier, more sustainable community where people are…


Posted on November 3, 2014 at 5:00pm

Help wanted for Bike Tune-up Workshop

Our Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows HUB committee is planning a Spring Bike Tune-up Workshop and is looking for people who feel they have some skills to share. If you know how to fix a flat, adjust/fix brakes, change brake pads, lube and do other minor bike repairs and would like to teach others, we’d love to hear from you! Date still to be determined, but most likely at the Haney Farmers Market on a Saturday this Spring. If you can help, please send me an e-mail at jchow23708@yahoo.ca, or…


Posted on January 30, 2014 at 2:13pm — 2 Comments

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At 11:41am on November 18, 2010, Oosha Ramsoondar said…
Welcome on board, Jackie. There are lots of interesting groups and initiatives here.
At 8:18pm on November 21, 2010, Oosha Ramsoondar said…
Looks good to me Jackie. You can invite others in you emil contacts to join. Oosha.
At 10:49pm on January 10, 2011, Christopher Moerman said…
Hi Jackie,
Do you know if the city has any plans to connect the Abernathy bike lane at 224th to the Golden Ears Way bike lane?
At 8:33am on January 11, 2011, Christopher Moerman said…
An up and coming roadie. Sure, you can send me update emails. good to hear that is going to happen as that stretch of old Dewdney is so narrow.
At 11:07pm on December 23, 2017, Randy Chatterjee said…

Replying to your long ago message about my CarFree Day experience in Vancouver.  

Yes, I lived in Vancouver for a dozen years and was directly involved in the expansion of the first CarFree Day into the 4-site experience it is today.   I made a film about that "Unleashing", which has been used to teach CFD's unique organizational model for mass public events.  I was also asked to present this film (20 mins) at a World CarFree Cities Conference now nearly a decade ago.

I finally realized Vancouver was anti-green, anti-heritage, anti-middle class, anti-working class, anti-human, and the biggest carbon polluter per capita in Canada.  (Think embodied carbon!)  The city is also dying socially and politically, and is obviously totally unaffordable.  

So I moved to Coquitlam two years ago to see if suburban life with an electric car could possibly be better, greener, more fun, and affordable.  I've known Gerry for years as we both started Transition movements.  GETI was then the closest to me and I went to several meetings. 

Now I've just moved to Courtenay, where housing costs 1/5 of the Lower Mainland, people are nicer, the towns more close to nature and both food and energy resilient, and there is honestly lots of hope.  City Hall here is doing all of the right things and developers do not own Council.  It is just a healthier place.  

That's all.

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