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April 6, 2017

New South Albion School

South Albion School – Maple Ridge

The South Albion area of Maple Ridge is getting a new $24.4 million school with 585 student spaces. It will be located on 104th Avenue and include a new community centre in a partnership with the city.

The city has already committed to the joint project and is currently in the process of getting public feedback.

Mike Bernier BC’s Education Minister was on hand to make the announcement along with Marc Dalton, Doug Bing, and representatives from the Maple Ridge board of education, school district, and city officials.

Bernier said: “We are investing in critical school infrastructure to support B.C.’s rapidly growing communities, families, and student learning.”

This project certainly fits that mold. South Albion is a fast growing area of Maple Ridge and a new elementary school has been a top priority for the school district. Partnering with the city will ensure the whole community benefits from the facility.

Shovels should be in the ground in about a year and the project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2019.

Albion Community Centre

The old Albion Community Hall had to be torn down for environmental reasons

As part of this project It’s being replaced by the Albion Neighbourhood Learning and Community Centre which includes: a community hall gathering place, meeting rooms, programming space, child care space, a kitchen facility and outdoor spaces

According to Paul Fast, from HCMA Architecture and Design it’s very rich natural site so one of the main focuses of the design is to connect people to nature. A natural amphitheatre is a key part of the plans. It will provide an outdoor learning environment.

Maple Ridge is a great place to live and this new school and community centre will only enhance that reputation.

Marc Dalton and Doug Bing are proud of their involvement in this process and the look forward to serving the community in the future.

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