Archive for July, 2010

New Osprey Village Farmers Market Opening in Pitt Meadows

By Kristina, July 19th, 2010

To Market, To Market… you won’t find a fat pig as the song goes, but you will find freshly picked vegetables, fruit, free range eggs, hot bannock, chai tea, smoothies and more at the new Osprey Village Farmers Market, every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, August 1st through to September 19, located in Pitt Meadows at the south end of Bonson Road.

This new farmers’ market is a pilot project of the Haney Farmers Market Society who manages the popular Haney Farmers Market in Memorial Peace Park on 224th in Maple Ridge which runs every Saturday from May to November as well as the Port Coquitlam Farmers Market on Thursday afternoons.  “We were invited to put on the Market by the Osprey Village Business Association and the Society felt that Pitt Meadows is a great place in which to expand.  Osprey Village has the charming old world feel that makes the market experience so special” said Eileen Dwillies, Market Manager.  “Its location by the Fraser River beside the beautifully kept walking trails will make shopping for fresh produce a pleasure.  And farmers’ markets are more than just a place to shop; there is music, entertainment, children’s activities, a chance to meet your friends for a conversation and time to just wind down.”

Opening ceremonies will be at noon on Sunday, August 1st with a welcome by Mayor Don MacLean and Chief Jay Bailie of the Katzie First Nation who will then do a Blessing.   The Farmers’ Carrot Cake will be cut by Miss Pitt Meadows, Katie Bachmann, herself a farmer’s daughter from a long line of dairy farmers.

For a small donation, the street hockey group will provide a bicycle lock up for those who prefer to pedal to the market.  Be sure to bring your own shopping bags.

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Meadows Featured in the 9th Annual BC Cultural Crawl

By Kristina, July 17th, 2010

Click here to see Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows featured in the 9th Annual BC Cultural Crawl!

Stanley Cup Coming to Maple Ridge!

By Kristina, July 09th, 2010

Come to Planet Ice July 18th  from Noon to 2pm to see Andrew Ladd and the Stanley Cup!!!

8 Ways to Cool Off in Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows

By Kristina, July 08th, 2010

1.    Head over to Davidson’s Pool to go swimming or tubing for the day! Located on 128th Crescent, Maple Ridge, Davidson’s Pool is a popular and scenic place in Maple Ridge to hang out during the summer.
2.     Don’t like swimming? Want to cool off indoors during the hot weather? How about heading over to the library! Maple Ridge Public Library and the Pitt Meadows Public Library have fun events going on during the summer. Check out for more information!
3.    Rent a pedal boat at Alouette Lake! Whether you’re going with a friend or the whole family, Alouette Rentals has hourly, daily and group rates for canoes, pedal boats and kayaks. Don’t forget to slap on some sun screen and a hat while spending time outdoors in the hot heat!
4.    Golden Ears Provincial Park is a great place to hike during the hot summer days. Its scenic and its shaded trails allow you to keep hiking and exploring this summer. If you plan on spending a lot of time at Golden Ears Provincial Park, get your annual BC Parks Parking Pass at the Tourism Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Visitor Centre for only $25!!
5.    Check out the spray parks in Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows. The Kinsmen spray park and outdoor swimming pool is located at Maple Ridge Park and is open to the public on a weather permitting, seasonal basis. The Pitt Meadows spray park and outdoor pool is located at the Harris Park at 12460 Harris Road.
6.    Dogs get hot during the heat too! Do you need somewhere to take your dog to cool off? How about heading up to Golden Ears Provincial Park and letting your dog off-leash in either the North Beach day-use area near the outflow area of Gold Creek into Alouette Lake or the Alouette day-use area between the boat launch and the canoe rental shop.

7.    Need somewhere to bring the whole family? What about heading over to Hammond Stadium located in Maple Ridge on 20601 Westfield Avenue. It has a baseball field, a basketball court, tennis court and a swimming pool to cool off!

8. Come say hello and enjoy the air conditioning at the Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Visitor Centre located at 12492 Harris Road!