The Maple Ridge Sport & Physical Activity Strategy (“the Strategy”) was developed to create a road map for discussion, action and change; taking sport to that “next level” and to continue the dialogue of prioritizing health and activity as paramount in community well being. As was evident in the process, sport plays a vital role in building social capital, connected community networks and life-long relationships. A key outcome of this strategy is to identify and address barriers and continue to provide opportunities for every resident to be physically active and increase participation in sport. The implementation of this strategy will rely on the foundation of which it was built. It acknowledges community leaders, School District 42, local health agencies, physical activity advocate agencies and Maple Ridge Parks, Recreation & Culture.
For present and future sport and physical activity: Maple Ridge will strengthen our community by providing lifelong sport and physical activity opportunities so that all residents may experience the joy of participating in sport, and achieve their full potential in the areas of sport skill development, excellence and sport leadership.