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The Fraser Information Society forms as a non-partisan,
non-profit society to encourage positive change through
education and non-confrontational problem solving.
Society officially incorporates. Registered charity status
Centre Opened (Earth
The Society takes possession of the Old
Japanese Schoolhouse in 1989, moving it from 232nd and Dewdney
Trunk Road to save the heritage building from demolition.
Vol. 1, Issue 1 of the bimonthly newsletter
reports the grand opening of the CEED Centre on Earth Day.
Other articles focus on food safety (pesticides), buying
locally raised products and an organic growers directory.
A computer bulletin board service (Internet precursor)
is launched to link to the North American environmental
community via ECONET and UBITNET. At the time of publishing,
over 50 subscribers are registered. By Issue 2, the number
rises to 160.
(The Green Desk)
publishing, a relatively new concept, is launched as a service
for the non-profit sector.
friendly goods are the focus of a small retail outlet in
the CEED Centre. A brainchild of Lou-Anne Bryant, the store
focuses on recycled stationery and books and goods from
environmental organizations or small publishers.
department creates "An Overview for Small Business"
for a local accounting firm. It also dubs videos for sister
cities Maple Ridge and Miyoshi, Japan.
held at the CEED Centre, the Society switches venues for
the celebration of Earth Day to the downtown Memorial Peace
Park in 2004. Other organizations join in presenting the
spring festival and begin to coordinate with the Haney Farmers
Market. Live concerts, dance performances and puppet shows
attract thousands of spectators.
Community Forum Broadcasts
FIS begins broadcasting programs over Cable 4 on topical
issues in the 1980s and early 1990s.
ad-hoc group of citizens with first-hand
experience of the dangers of pesticides joins the CEED Centre
to advocate for changes in pesticide use and regulation
in the Districts of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.
This website is launched along with the CPR!MR
subsite (www.cprmr.org) compiled by directors Maria Raynolds,
John Early and Sheila Pratt.
January 20, 2006, the Fraser Information Society officially
becomes the CEED Centre Society. The name changes to boost
community recognition of the centre and the society behind
Alternatives Education Program
Maple Ridge enacts a Pesticide Control Bylaw in December
after many years of advocacy by CPR!MR. The CEED Centre
launches the campaign to create a province-wide education
program called CanadaGrowSmart to raise awareness of alternatives.
Haney Compost Education Garden
Haney Urban Organic Garden
called the CEED Centre Organic Community Garden, the garden
is created by a team of volunteers led by Ted Wooldridge.
Lumber and supplies for the garden are donated by local
businesses. People without gardens where they live can now
enjoy the benefits of working with nature.
Park Community Garden
CEED Centre works with the District of Maple Ridge to create
a community garden in Pioneer Park, adjacent to a seniors
complex by the same name.
Note to Readers
will be adding more to this section as time passes to recount
the activities of the organization. Anyone with more historical
information is encouraged to contact the Executive