The Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association is encouraging all
businesses to decorate the window of their business with red and white for the Show Your Colours for Canada Day contest.
It could be flags, or red and white products, or a mural. For example, Seamless Alterations on 22388 119th St. next to the bingo hall, had a mural painted on its front window depicting a Canadian theme. They did the mural as a thank you to all of their customers, for making their first year a success, according to owners Fiona and Shawn Pederson.
"It's been a good year. It's busy all the time," said Fiona.
Lynne Bradley, of the BIA, said this window is one of few.
"This year there are not as many businesses participating, which is sad to see, maybe next year there will be more," Bradley said.
On Friday a judging committee will select three winners for the best decorated windows. Each will win a $25 gift card to a downtown business of their choice.
Kudos for two Ridge women
Maple Ridge's J&M Horse Rescue owner and bartender Julie Macmillan teamed up with customer service expert Deb Pinsky and bought into a three-level pub called The Point in Port Moody. Both women hail from Maple Ridge and have joined forces with the Justin Strange Group, which also owns Maple Ridge's The Witch of Endor.
Macmillan and Pinsky welcome Wide Mouth Mason to their pub on Aug. 2.
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