News

2015

Maple Ridge launches ‘Strong Kids Team’

December 9, 2015
The Maple Ridge Resilience Initiative Strong Kids Team was formed to ensure that children and youth in our community have the best environment to grow up and thrive in. The team is inviting the community to participate in two surveys that will provide the foundation for a community forum... read more

Project HELLO Christmas cards connect lonely Vancouver residents with lost loved ones

December 4, 2015
CBC News The Christmas season is often about spending time with family and loved ones, but that can be a difficult task for some residents of Vancouver’s impoverished Downtown Eastside. “I’m missing home. I haven’t, in two years, spent Christmas with anybody,” says Janet Brown. “I’ve been by myself.... read more

Eric Langton meal program gets boost from Maple Ridge Community Foundation Grant

November 25, 2015
Eric Langton Elementary has received a generous $2,750 grant from the Maple Ridge Community Foundation to support the school’s meal program. The program feeds hungry children a nutritious breakfast and lunch, and also provides access to recess snacks as needed. “We are thrilled that the Maple Ridge Community Foundation... read more

Pedal desks help kids break fidget cycle

November 15, 2015
By Glen Schaefer – The Province Maple Ridge elementary schools have found that raised desks equipped with bicycle pedals help fidgety students focus on their studies. “They’re happier because they’re moving, they love to move,” said Laity View elementary principal Shelley Linton, adding that students have told her they... read more

Local students ‘desk-pedalling’ their way to better learning

November 12, 2015
By Mike Lloyd and Martin CacMahon – News 1130 It’s now fairly well-established that kids learn better when they are active, but how do you let them move while keeping down the chaos in the classroom? One local school is letting students pedal their way through their learning day... read more
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