Maple Ridge Community Foundation Supports Expanded Arts Programming


Support crucial to the success of Christmas and Family Day events

Maple Ridge Community Foundation supported expanded programming at The ACT Arts Centre during the 2018/19 season, granting $2,000 to support annual free-of-charge community events held at The ACT Arts Centre. These events saw adults and children come together to participate in the arts through hands-on arts learning activities

“The demand for arts learning programs is increasing in our growing community,” says ACT Arts Centre Artistic and Executive Director, Curtis Pendleton. “We’ve been able to add more activities thanks to the support of the Maple Ridge Community Foundation.”

There are even more family-friendly events coming up in our 2019/20 season:

Family Fishy Fun: Saturday, September 28, 2019, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Celebrate Culture Days with us as we explore Maple Ridge’s “fishy” past. Try your hand at different crafts and hands-on activities. Take part in our Passport Challenge and be entered into our prize draw for your chance to win exciting prizes! We invite you to join us afterwards for Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s production of the popular children’s book The Rainbow Fish at 3 pm.

Celebrate the Night: Sunday, October 27, 2019, 5:00 pm -8:00 pm| Rain or shine

Come in your creepiest costume and get creative before watching a festive fireworks display from the roof of The ACT Arts Centre! Arrive early and join us for Norm Foote’s Halloween HOWL on the Mainstage at 4:00 pm!

A Christmas Tradition: Saturday, December 7, 2019, 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

A day of festive fun kicks off with Ballet Victoria’s The Nutcracker at 2:00 pm followed by crafts and dance inspired by the beloved holiday tale. Then, take the fun outside to watch the Maple Ridge Christmas Parade from the best seats in town – the steps of The ACT Arts Centre!

Family Day: Monday, February 17, 2020, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Dive into a day of family fun with crafts, art, music and more. Take part in our Passport Challenge for your chance to win exciting prizes!

Canada Day: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 |Time TBC

Celebrate all things Canadian with hands-on activities for the entire family followed by even more birthday fun at Maple Ridge’s Party in the Park, just outside our front doors.

Click HERE to view a complete list of upcoming free events at The ACT Arts Centre.

Pictured from left to right: Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council (MRPMAC) Board Members Gary Cleave and John Ricketts, and Executive and Artistic Director Curtis Pendleton, MRCF Director Roger Cummings, MRCF Executive Officer (Secretary) Ernie Daykin. MRPMAC Board Member (Secretary) Kim Dumore. MRCF Director Kevin Nosworthy MRCF Director Kim Grimbeek, MRPMAC Board Members Susan Chambers and (Vice President) Laura Butler, MRCF Executive Officer (President) Monica Hampu

Alexis Russell