The 2020 Citizen of the Year Awards -

Virtual for the times!

The Maple Ridge Community Foundation is a proud, community-based organization and the health, wellness and safety of our Maple Ridge residents is of utmost importance to us.

For this reason, given the current COVID-19 health concerns, to ensure the health and safety of our community, our event will be hosted online, for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home!

At this event we are pleased to recognize three outstanding volunteers with our Citizen of the Year Awards. We will award three individuals in the following categories: Citizen of the Year Lifetime Achievement, 40 & Under, and Youth (18 & Under).


Get ready to join us online in style! From tux and tails to cocktail to country casual…we look forward to celebrating a black and white theme in whatever style you choose to celebrate in! Even though we can't physically be together, and celebrate in the usual dinner & dance fashion, we're bringing the same exciting event to you in the comfort of your home!

Our 2.0 version of our Citizen of the Year event has all the familiar elements of our annual event: dinner* (option to be delivered to your door), recognition of finalists, award presentations in 3 categories, entertainment, silent and live auctions and more! Together, we'll raise funds to continue the work we do, and honour those special people in our community that do so much.

In keeping with our original Black & White event theme, dress in your best black or white ensemble, log on and dine with us in style from the comfort of your own home! Help us build a better community, together. We'll even have a chance for you to WIN by sharing your version of black & white style!

COVID-19 is dramatically affecting the way we live, but it isn’t changing who we are or our ability to celebrate together. Join us on October 24th to showcase our our volunteer heroes and our community's strength and resilience!

*Non-Ridge Meadows residents who wish to attend please contact for event-only ticket options



Get your computer ready and sign into the event with the link that will be emailed to you prior to the event start time. We hope to bring some joy and excitement to you in your living room to bring us all together, even though we're physically apart.

Your ticket purchase includes a 5-star, 3 course catered dinner* hosted by Whisk Catering. Choose your main-course menu option, choose to pick up or have it delivered, and you're all set to enjoy the night!

Your ticket will be a direct and much-needed donation to support community efforts for our local residents, and we thank you for your contribution!



*Non-Ridge Meadows residents who wish to attend please contact for event-only ticket options


Our Community Kitchen hosted by Whisk Catering is proud to offer you the following custom menu to tempt your taste buds & please your palette, using locally sourced produce and product. Pick your meal up from our central Maple Ridge location, or choose to have it delivered!

Your 5-star meal includes appetizer, dessert and your choice of main course:


Beet and goat cheese salad with fresh herb vinaigrette (Beets and herbs grown in the Whisk garden)




All 3 of these choices will come to you in oven-ready containers for maximum quality, temperature and freshness. With heating times between 25-30 minutes, enjoy your appy while your meal is heated to perfection at your convenience...before, during or after the show!



Brisket slow smoked for 18 hours on a wood pellet BBQ, red wine Au Jus

Smoked Gouda Mashed Potato (house smoked Golden Ears cheese)

Home-grown Grilled Vegetables with fresh herbs & local blueberry honey


Grilled garlic prawns

Lemon garlic cream spaghetti with Golden Ears cheese

Fresh baked Tuscan herb focaccia


Layered Ratatouille – roasted tomato, zucchini, eggplant, garlic and chives simmered in a basil marina on a bed of caramelized onion

Cheddar mashed potato

Vegetables and herbs grown in the Whisk garden



Okanagan Peaches & Cream Hand Pies

Choose your meal preference at check out when you purchase your tickets. If you have specific dietary restrictions, please contact us at after ticket purchase to discuss.

*(gluten free options available upon request)



Celebrating community champions in 3 categories:

  • UNDER 40 Teesha Sharma Memorial

Attend to join us in congratulating the winners!


Lifetime Achievement Finalist

Lifetime Achievement Finalist

Lifetime Achievement Finalist

Teesha Sharma Memorial Under 40 Finalist

Teesha Sharma Memorial Under 40 Finalist

Teesha Sharma Memorial Under 40 Finalist

Youth Finalist

Youth Finalist

Youth Finalist

We have 50/50 raffle, silent auction and live auction for your enjoyment!

Honour Roll
Terry Wallsmith
Rick Howard
Executive Assistant Services
Mom&Me Pies
Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the funds being directed?

All proceeds from this event will support the Foundation in continuing the work they do in the community for non-profits, individuals and families in Maple Ridge.

Is the food only available in Maple Ridge?

Unfortunately our delivery option is only available within Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, but you are welcome to visit the Community Kitchen to pick your meal(s) up. We will share the address once your tickets have been purchased. IF YOU RESIDE OUTSIDE OF MAPLE RIDGE OR PITT MEADOWS AND WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR EVENT PLEASE SEE BELOW.

How can we support this event other than purchasing a ticket?

  1. Donate an item or gift-in-kind for our silent and live auctions/
  2. Sponsor our event through any of the levels, or sponsor a unique "specialty area" such as entertainment, delivery or tech.
  3. Donate a ticket to individuals in need that you know would like to attend but do not have the means to do so.
  4. Share the event through social media, email and within your networks to help spread the word.

Can we join from outside Maple Ridge?

Of Course! This event is open for all who want to join, but food delivery is only available within the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows communities. If you are outside the Ridge Meadows area, please contact us to discuss options for participation at

Organized by
Maple Ridge Community Foundation
The Maple Ridge Community Foundation is a registered charitable organization that brings together those who are interested in giving within their community, and registered Maple Ridge charities/non-profit organizations that are in need of financial support. Donations to the MRCF are managed in a series of endowment funds which earn income from interest, dividends and capital gains. ​
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