The 2014 Community Resource Fair has come and gone. Feedback and evaluations show that once again the event was a success!
A special thank you to all of our Exhibitors for creating interactive displays that drew visitors in. I heard that there was lots to do and lots to learn. Great displays. It was a pleasure working with each of you to get you to the event and make sure that everything you needed was in place for the event.
To the Elspeth Bowers, Nic and Rachel Renaud, Brianna Carlson, Bob Sutherland & Frank Schartinger, Nicole Chambers, Making Faces Face Painters, and Click and Clown for keeping the crowds entertained and happy. Thank you to the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council for the grant that allowed us to bring these wonderful entertainers to our event. They were all amazing!
To our Volunteers who came from the community, local high schools, PLEA, ISS of BC, and all walks of life to help us make this event so successful. Several exhibitors noted that your enthusiasm and eagerness to help were a definite value-added for the event. Of special note were our volunteer Entertainment Coordinator – Jetty and Volunteer Coordinators – Lynne and Crystal, who helped keep things running smoothly on the day of the event.
To the Organization Committee – what a great team! Everyone contributed, everyone shared, and everyone had some great ideas. The event wouldn’t be nearly as successful or cost-effective without your collaborative spirit! Keep up the good work. Sharon and Bob – I would like to offer up a special thank you for stepping in to manage all the preliminary planning pieces and day-of activities that I couldn’t do from my couch and computer. You are both amazing!
To the organizations who HOST the event every year: Ridge Meadows Fall Prevention, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Katzie Community Network, and the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association. Your leadership continues to bring an important community event to life. Thank you!
To our sponsors – City of Maple Ridge, Social Planning, Vancity, The News, Haney Place Mall, and Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association – who provide the financial backing to continue to offer this fabulous health and wellness fair in our community, a resounding THANK YOU!
Looking forward to seeing you all at the Community Resource Fair in 2015 on October 17th!