Longtime Maple Ridge resident, former mayor of the city, Ernie Daykin took a selfie outside the Haney House Museum as part of the Historic Places Days contest, while encouraging others to get out and explore the rich heritage of the community. (news special)

Visiting local museums could pay dividends

Taking a selfie in front of a historic site in Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows could net $1,000

Anyone wishing to visit a historic site in Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows over the next week and share a selfie could win an additional $1,000.

The Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Historical Society participates in the National Trust for Canada Historic Places Days initiative and encouraging locals to visit the Maple Ridge Museum, Haney House, Pitt Meadows Museum or Hoffmann and Sons Store and a social selfie (with the hashtag @nationaltrustca) no later than July 31 to be vying for the money.

The national initiative (more information on line) is designed to encourage people to visit more historic places in Canada.

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Speaking of getting out to explore Maple Ridge’s heritage, the historical society hosts monthly walking tours.

Local history expert Erica Williams, president of the society, offers tours of downtown maple ridge the first Sunday of each month, and likewise it offers walking tours of the Maple Ridge Cemetery the first Saturday of the month.

For those who want to learn a little more about the community’s past this summer, they can visit the museum’s website: mapleridgemuseum.org/events.


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