Torchlighting Ceremony Begins Official Countdown to Maple Ridge 2024 BC Summer Games

Maple Ridge, BC (April 17, 2024) – On Saturday, April 27 the Maple Ridge 2024 BC Summer Games torch will be lit, and the countdown will begin! The athletes, coaches and officials will arrive in Maple Ridge on July 17 and the competition will run from July 18 through to July 21.

“I’d like to invite the community to come down to Memorial Peace Park, specifically to the east side of the Bandstand, at 11:45 am to get settled for the Torchllighting Ceremony that will begin at noon,” said Laura Butler, President, Maple Ridge 2024 BC Games Society.

The Torchlighting event on April 27 marks 82 days until it is officially ignited as part of the Maple Ridge 2024 BC Summer Games Opening Ceremony on July 18.

“On July 17 over 3000 athletes, coaches, and officials from around BC will converge on Maple Ridge to celebrate competition and community as we host the BC Summer Games. We’ve already signed up over 400 volunteers and this past weekend we visited all the local venues preparing for the competitions that will be happening in and around our city. The excitement is building, and this torch lighting is the next milestone on the journey to the games,” added Butler.

Taryn Stephenson, Director of Ceremonies & Special Events, for the Games noted, “A huge thank you to the Haney Farmers Market for sharing the park with us for the torchlighting. The ceremony will include the signature sounds of the Maple Ridge Concert Band, some brief speeches, and of course the lighting of the torch. Many Games Directors and Chairs will also be on hand to answer questions about how to get involved.”

Over 2500 volunteers are needed to join Team Maple Ridge and help deliver an exceptional Games experience.

Bring the family and be part of this milestone moment as the City of Maple Ridge counts down the days to the 2024 BC Summer Games.

Memorial Peace Park is located on 224 Street in downtown Maple Ridge between Lougheed Highway and Dewdney Trunk Road. The Bandstand is in the centre of the park, east of the Cenotaph. Parking is available underground, and the first hour is free.

If you would like to be a BC Summer Games volunteer, please visit or come visit us at the Torchlighting Ceremony for more information.

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