Christmas in July on Maple Ridge main street

Ice hauled in, Christmas trees up in town called Bramble

The movie industry was easy to see this week in Maple Ridge, in a big way. Crews are spending most the week in the downtown, wrapping cotton batten around trees, moving in Christmas decorations and placing Christmas trees in just the right spot along 224th Street.

“We’ve turned this into a town called Bramble,” explained excutive-producer Kim Arnott, from Vancouver with Two 4 the Money Media.

“It’s about a young single mom who travels to a town that’s supposed to be magical.”

The title of the movie, which will be on the Hallmark Movie Channel in the U.S., hasn’t been released yet. It will show this Christmas season.

To create the effect of real ice, the producers used real ice – fish ice hauled in from the docks in Richmond. Crews were busy hauling it around in wheelbarrows and then piling it against street lamps and corners, just like it was the last cold, snowy winter. Movie extras were also bundled up in winter clothing and mixing with pedestrians strolling down Maple Ridge’s main street in summer clothes.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Just Posted

COLUMN: Ontario ride-hailing experience has implications for Surrey

Ride-hailing is now operating in B.C., in a lightning-quick response to the… Continue reading

Two men charged with first-degree murder in 2019 Surrey case

Two men charged with first-degree murder in killing of Andrew Baldwin, 30, in Surrey

Sold-out in Surrey: the ‘Second Coming of Delamont’s ‘God is a Scottish Drag Queen’

‘The title tends to scare a few people away,’ Victoria-based performer says of his hit show

White Rock neighbours to host second-annual ‘Feast for Friends’

Victoria Terrace residents to raise money for food bank

Task force brainstorms on support for Semiahmoo homeless community

Community service providers gather to discuss options for housing, income safety and more

VIDEO: Music stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant at Grammys award show

Music artists including Billy Ray Cyrus, Rick Ross and Kirk Franklin paid tribute to Bryant

Pregnant B.C. woman stuck in Wuhan, the epicentre of coronavirus outbreak

Woman is due to give birth in Wuhan, China unless she can get out

Victoria-area wolf tranquilized after being seen running around neighbourhood

Officials say wolf unharmed during its ‘arrest’

Ontario confirms second presumptive coronavirus case in wife of first patient

Both arrived on a China Southern Airlines flight after having been to Wuhan

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants head coach records 200th win with 3-2 victory in Kelowna

Michal Kvasnica and David Tendeck named stars of the game

Canada’s basketball community mourns Kobe Bryant after helicopter crash

Bryant was an 18-time NBA all-star who won five championships

‘Devastated’: Fans, celebrities remember Kobe Bryant after his death

Bryant played all of his 20-year career with the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers

Investigation launched after six dead puppies dumped in Richmond hotel parking lot

RAPS reminds people they can always give up puppies they can’t take care of

Canadian Lunar New Year celebrations dampened by coronavirus worries

But Health Minister Patty Hajdu said today that the risk of infection is low

Most Read