Volunteers needed for the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest

July 8, 2021

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest is in need of volunteers.

Lorraine Bates, executive director of the fair, says they will take as many people as they can get.

“If they’ve only got two hours on a Saturday or three hours on a Sunday, we’ll put them to work,” said Bates.

Volunteers are primarily needed for the fair set up and tear down, a role that was filled in the past by inmates at Fraser Regional Correctional Centre.

However, this year they are unable to help out because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Normally the Fraser Regional Correctional Centre (FRCC) Community Work Crew has a partnership with the City of Maple Ridge to conduct parks maintenance, clear trails and help out with other community projects, said Travis Paterson, media relations with the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, speaking on behalf of BC Corrections.

Source: Maple Ridge News