Barry Stewart

Long-time SFU and Canadian national women's basketball coach Allison McNeill (centre) and daughter of Hope resident Alvin Towriss will be inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame in June.

Basketball devotee inducted into Hall of Fame

SFU and Canadian national women's basketball coach Allison McNeill has made a career out of her lifelong passion

Long-time SFU and Canadian national women's basketball coach Allison McNeill (centre) and daughter of Hope resident Alvin Towriss will be inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame in June.
Valley Choppers forward Yvon McKay leaps to avoid captain Zane MacDonald’s shot in the Choppers’ 6-2 win over Alta Pacific

Decisive win for Choppers over rivals

Opponents pay the price for being unable to field a full team

Valley Choppers forward Yvon McKay leaps to avoid captain Zane MacDonald’s shot in the Choppers’ 6-2 win over Alta Pacific
Former Hope resident Cody Amey won the men’s overall bodybuilding championship at the Ontario Physique Gala in November. Amey now lives in Toronto and plans to compete at the Nationals in Winnipeg next July.

Hard work pays off for former Hope resident

Athlete, raised in Hope, looks toward the national finals

Former Hope resident Cody Amey won the men’s overall bodybuilding championship at the Ontario Physique Gala in November. Amey now lives in Toronto and plans to compete at the Nationals in Winnipeg next July.
The Hope group's campfire was a popular place to hang out during the Venturer Scout 'Rainbucket' campout at Popkum.

Rainbucket proves campworthy

A scout campout called Rainbucket, demonstrates that a little rain never stopped anyone from having a good time

The Hope group's campfire was a popular place to hang out during the Venturer Scout 'Rainbucket' campout at Popkum.
Kelley Cook leads

Hudson’s Bay Company Heritage Trail Complete

Thousands of hours of paid and volunteer labour came to a close with the completion of the legendary Hudson's Bay Company Heritage Trail

Kelley Cook leads
Mom and daughter duo

Romping in the rain

Walking enthusiasts enjoy the varied weather while out for a walk at Flood Falls

Mom and daughter duo
The Wild Katz' Crystal Pablo shields the ball from Trisha Roberts of Kiss My Pass in women's Friday night ball hockey at the Ag Rec Hall in Chilliwack.

Wild Katz take Kiss My Pass

Friday night is alive and well with women's ball hockey at the old Ag Rec Hall in Chilliwack

The Wild Katz' Crystal Pablo shields the ball from Trisha Roberts of Kiss My Pass in women's Friday night ball hockey at the Ag Rec Hall in Chilliwack.
Miranda Cowan (left) and Brenda Deschenes have done at least 30 minutes of activity on every day since last November — and they are now upping the challenge to 60 minutes per day for the coming year.

Friends in fitness for life

Two bosom buddies are committed to achieving continual fitness goals together with a daily exercise regiment

Miranda Cowan (left) and Brenda Deschenes have done at least 30 minutes of activity on every day since last November — and they are now upping the challenge to 60 minutes per day for the coming year.
An avid fisherman displays the specimen of a resident coho salmon at Kawkawa Lake. The coho is known for its spots from head to tail.

Heading up the creek on cue

The fall run of kokanee and coho salmon are heading up the creeks in time for prime fishing this season

An avid fisherman displays the specimen of a resident coho salmon at Kawkawa Lake. The coho is known for its spots from head to tail.
An exhibition game placed a combined team of HSS girls and boys against HSS grads

RCMP and HSS soccer face-off

An exhibition game between students and the local RCMP boasts soccer moral

An exhibition game placed a combined team of HSS girls and boys against HSS grads
The Boondock Bike Jam was the first-ever Hope Bike Park competition during the 47th annual Brigade Days. The event was a success as organizers elicited 30 participants for three different categories

Boondock Bike Jam rocks the bike park

The first-ever bike park competition in Hope, showcased a host of talented young competitors.

The Boondock Bike Jam was the first-ever Hope Bike Park competition during the 47th annual Brigade Days. The event was a success as organizers elicited 30 participants for three different categories
Grade 6 Dara Clark gets a helping hand from principal Monique Gratix in giving the vice principal Peter Flynn a face wash with cream

A pie in the face for Terry Fox

During the Terry Fox pre-run festivities at Coquihalla Elementary School — a few pie in the face casualties occurred.

Grade 6 Dara Clark gets a helping hand from principal Monique Gratix in giving the vice principal Peter Flynn a face wash with cream
Friends from Calgary and Surrey work together to bring in a 7Kg spring salmon on the Fraser River

Red, white and pink up for grabs in the Fraser River

Salmon fishing makes an appearance this season with the reopening of the Fraser fishery.

Friends from Calgary and Surrey work together to bring in a 7Kg spring salmon on the Fraser River
Steelhead trout are putting on a show for visitors at the Coquihalla Quintette Tunnels. The fish have to make it up a seemingly-impassable 3-metre rise to gain access to spawning grounds above the falls.

Steelhead trout struggle to emerge during spawning season

Steelhead trout have met their match in the Coquihalla River as they battle to reach the place they started out as fry.

Steelhead trout are putting on a show for visitors at the Coquihalla Quintette Tunnels. The fish have to make it up a seemingly-impassable 3-metre rise to gain access to spawning grounds above the falls.
Josh Hanley of Pitt Meadows takes a leap into the Coquihalla River at the mouth of Sucker Creek on Saturday. Hanley and 19 of his friends were staying at the Coquihalla campground over the long weekend.

Get a new perspective on the place you live

Visitors to the area point out the exceptional beauty of Hope.

Josh Hanley of Pitt Meadows takes a leap into the Coquihalla River at the mouth of Sucker Creek on Saturday. Hanley and 19 of his friends were staying at the Coquihalla campground over the long weekend.
Coach Trish Kjemhus sets the pace with her drum

Drumming for success on the waterways

The eleventh annual Harrison Dragon Boat Regatta took over Harrison Beach on Saturday.

Coach Trish Kjemhus sets the pace with her drum
Mason Hemelspeck masters the rope swing at the Tram Bridge Pool on Monday

A river adventure on the Coquihalla

Death defying acts of ropery abound to combat the intense summer heat.

Mason Hemelspeck masters the rope swing at the Tram Bridge Pool on Monday
Sol Pereda tries to avoid being touched by Lucas Binette's foam sword in the 'Jousting Game' during the iRide bike skills camp on Monday. Children from age 8 to 12 have fun while learning cycling skills and safety.

Training tailor-made for young riders

A cycling skills camp provides the foundation necessary to succeed on wheels.

Sol Pereda tries to avoid being touched by Lucas Binette's foam sword in the 'Jousting Game' during the iRide bike skills camp on Monday. Children from age 8 to 12 have fun while learning cycling skills and safety.
Hope Secondary School graduate and soccer phenomenon Ionela Garret successfully finishes the year with Hope Minor Soccer. She is expected to begin new adventures with Chilliwack's Special Olympics soccer program.

Ionela casts eyes toward Special Olympics

19-year-old Hope resident is slated for Special Olympics soccer after a strong finish with Hope Minor Soccer.

Hope Secondary School graduate and soccer phenomenon Ionela Garret successfully finishes the year with Hope Minor Soccer. She is expected to begin new adventures with Chilliwack's Special Olympics soccer program.
Jarek Inancsi

Hope Secondary student wins Bronze

Local teen makes a solid showing during the provincial senior decathlon at the Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford.

Jarek Inancsi