Community Champions

Community Champions
Do you know a Maple Ridge artist, athlete, volunteer, storyteller or barrier breaker? Maybe you even know someone who fits more than one of those categories!
We are currently looking for nominations for Community Champions. These people should be someone who inspires you and who deserves recognition for what they do in and/or for our community. There is no age limit - we encourage you to nominate Community Champions from all walks of life.

While we will be recognizing all successful nominees in various ways, four individuals will be selected to appear on the cover of one of four of our Maple Ridge Parks, Recreation & Culture Program Guides in 2019. They will receive a framed copy of their featured guide upon its release.

Submission Deadline:

July 22, 2018 at 11:59 PM
Nomination Form
  1. What is a Community Champion?
  2. Rules & Regulations

What makes someone a Community Champion?

We have created a few categories to help inspire your nominations!


Whether your nominee paints, draws, takes videos, is a personality on social media, creates things digitally, writes, plays music or creates custom outfits for pets… we want to hear about them! 

The term “artist” is as diverse as our community. If your nominee identifies as an artist, use the nomination form to tell us about their art form and direct us to where we can view/listen/learn about their art where possible.


Do you know a budding professional soccer player, senior canoe expert or perhaps someone taking wheelchair basketball to the next level? 
“Athlete” can refer to anyone who lives and breathes their recreation passion. 


Does your nominee take time out of their busy lives to help others? Perhaps they help out at the local animal shelter or volunteer during Civic Events to ensure community celebrations are successful.
“Volunteers” eligible for Community Champions are those who volunteer within our community.  


We owe so much to those in our community who tell our story – Maple Ridge is a diverse community full of people who share their own story and how it is intertwined with our City.

We would love to hear from the “storytellers” in your life, be they a First Nations Elder, a youth growing up in our community, or a child who loves exploring Maple Ridge.

Barrier Breaker

“Barrier Breakers” are individuals who challenge norms and who break down obstacles that keep themselves and/or others from participating, voicing their opinions, or accessing our beautiful City. 

Do you know someone who is making a difference by questioning “norms”, pushing the envelope, or taking action for a cause? We would love to recognize their hard work and leadership in Maple Ridge.