Archive for January, 2013

Focusing on the Little Things!

By Kristina, January 30th, 2013

Model Train Construction Water Tower Maple RidgeThis incredible diorama built by the Dewdney-Alouette Railway Society, DARS, is nestled in the lower levels of the Maple Ridge Museum and span’s over 28 years of love filled labor. The attention to historic detail is expressed in the recreation of the Hammond, Port Haney, and Ruskin areas which have been modeled from photographs around the 1930’s.

The fun doesn’t stop there! They have also created surrounding communities and geographical areas which allows each member to concentrate on what they like to do best. This fully functioning model landscape is complete with sound, lights, and interiors that will amaze you!

We have to say that the DARS open house, hosted the last Sunday of each month from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, is a must see for children and adults alike!

Kamloops Vancouver Trainyard creation DARSExtreme Model Train HobbiesModel Train, Cattle Farm DARS Model of Town Lifestyle Campout Bad Dog Griller

For further information please contact Maple Ridge Museum and DARS here

Around Town

By Kristina, January 16th, 2013

Having the opportunity to explore our area is a perfect position to be in to grab a little inspiration!

Alouette River, Harris Road

Amsterdam’s Greenhouses, Harris Road

Alouette River, Harris Road (1) Blueberry Farm, Old Dewdney Trunk Road (2)

Pitt River, Rannie Road

Pitt Lake Walk, Rannie Road

BC Beats at The ACT

By Kristina, January 04th, 2013

BC Beats

BC singer-songwriters Andrew Allen, Laurell and Stef Lang, together in concert deliver an evening of great beats, memorable hooks and honest storytelling.

Andrew Allen has blazed the trail from small town BC to sharing the stage with Bruno Mars, Train and OneRepublic. Making music comes naturally to Andrew. Performing with what seems like limitless energy mixed with his quirky personality, Andrew has a songwriting style compared to that of Jason Mraz and John Mayer. He is the winner of numerous BC Interior Music Awards, was a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition (2009) and has played in more than 250 venues throughout Western Canada and the UK. It is no wonder his recent hit “Loving You Tonight” from his CD The Living Room Sessions has been a leader on the Canadian Charts.

Laurell Barker has an amazing ability to connect with the audience as she shares her stories of life, love and adventure. Having put in thousands of miles on her tour bus, had songs featured on television shows, two top 10 radio singles in 2010, and received numerous accolades including winning the Billboard World Songwriting Competition and Pop Album of the Year at the 2010 Western Canadian Music Awards for her recording “Can’t Stop Falling,” Laurell is known for her infectious pop melodies and award winning songwriting skills.

Stef Lang’s debut album The Underdog was nominated for Pop Recording of the Year at the 2011 Western Canadian Music Awards; her first single “Mr. Immature” rose to #5 on the Billboard Canadian Emerging Artist chart. Stef has recently released Paper Dolls and has been signed to a publishing deal with Nettwerk One/Milk Music. Stef’s star is rapidly rising.

Saturday, January 26 – 8:00 p.m.
Main Theatre

$28 Adults
$15 Students