Barry Stewart

Nick Pauls

Senior Mustangs fall to alumni teams

More than 100 spectators attended the annual event on Dec. 18

Nick Pauls
Sixty-seven-year-old body builder Lee Naylor of Hope placed fourth out of eight in the age 55+ class at the recent 2014 Sandra Wickham Fall Classic

Hope bodybuilder preparing for competition

Lee Naylor has earned a spot in the upcoming provincial championships

Sixty-seven-year-old body builder Lee Naylor of Hope placed fourth out of eight in the age 55+ class at the recent 2014 Sandra Wickham Fall Classic
Sydne Mitchell (left) and Azalia John put the pressure on a St. John Brebeuf player in Monday’s season opener for the senior Mustangs

Busy opening week for Mustangs

Senior girls prepare for tournament in Agassiz this weekend

Sydne Mitchell (left) and Azalia John put the pressure on a St. John Brebeuf player in Monday’s season opener for the senior Mustangs
Ice and racquet sports will be featured during “Sports Day in Canada” week

Canada Sports Day is back in Hope

Rec centre is offering two days of free activities for local residents to try out

Ice and racquet sports will be featured during “Sports Day in Canada” week
Ashley Biltzan gets pressured by Yvon McKay at a Hope Secondary soccer practice

Soccer team gearing up for new season

Hope Secondary's senior girls' are already prepping for the spring league

Ashley Biltzan gets pressured by Yvon McKay at a Hope Secondary soccer practice
Team F.I.T. leader

Local group takes on November fitness challenge

Team commits to at least 30 minutes of daily exercise

Team F.I.T. leader
Bike park designer Jay Hoots shows his plans to interested bikers during a special information meeting at the rec centre on Friday afternoon. Over 30 youths and about 10 adults attended the indoor session

Youth offer bike park input

Designer Jay Hoots met with interested bikers last Friday to get feeback

Bike park designer Jay Hoots shows his plans to interested bikers during a special information meeting at the rec centre on Friday afternoon. Over 30 youths and about 10 adults attended the indoor session
Kokanee salmon are currently in abundance in the streams on the east side of Kawkawa Lake. The freshwater subspecies of sockeye salmon are taking part in their annual spawn and can easily be viewed while walking along Kawkawa Lake Road between Summer and Johnson roads.

Kokanee salmon spawning in Kawkawa Lake area

The bright red fish with green heads are in abundance in the streams that feed into the lake

Kokanee salmon are currently in abundance in the streams on the east side of Kawkawa Lake. The freshwater subspecies of sockeye salmon are taking part in their annual spawn and can easily be viewed while walking along Kawkawa Lake Road between Summer and Johnson roads.
Hope Secondary defender Jacob Chisholm grimaces from the impact of the ball in last Thursday’s home game versus MEI of Abbotsford. The Mustangs held the visitors to a 1-1 tie with twenty minutes left in the game

Mustangs show talent in tight games

The local squad will on the road for playoff game

Hope Secondary defender Jacob Chisholm grimaces from the impact of the ball in last Thursday’s home game versus MEI of Abbotsford. The Mustangs held the visitors to a 1-1 tie with twenty minutes left in the game
Brenda Deschenes (left) and Elaine Lawton clamber out of a water hole at last Saturday’s 5km Muck MS obstacle race

Local team gets muddy for MS

Hope's Dawson Hollmann finishes the five-kilometre course second overall

Brenda Deschenes (left) and Elaine Lawton clamber out of a water hole at last Saturday’s 5km Muck MS obstacle race
Taking up house painting in his retirement years… Hope Curling Club member Ken Campbell applies a coat of paint

Curling season in Hope has begun

The club is hosting a no-cost funspiel on Oct. 3 to help attract new members

Taking up house painting in his retirement years… Hope Curling Club member Ken Campbell applies a coat of paint
Trish and Dale Kjemhus

Hope athletes compete at BC Senior Games

Local paddlers and golfers bring home medals from event

Trish and Dale Kjemhus
Tomas Chichoni of the Valley Choppers gets bodied off the ball by Kenroc’s Hans Kreitner in Chilliwack men’s soccer league action at Tzeachten field on Sept. 8. Chichoni

Hope Choppers kick off new season

Team has picked up several players including two South Americans

Tomas Chichoni of the Valley Choppers gets bodied off the ball by Kenroc’s Hans Kreitner in Chilliwack men’s soccer league action at Tzeachten field on Sept. 8. Chichoni
Using a little tongue action to guide his throw

Agassiz teams shine at Brigade Days ball tournament

This year's event attracted 14 teams from the Fraser Valley

Using a little tongue action to guide his throw
Paramedic Bob Michell is retiring from full-time duty at the BC Ambulance Service’s Hope station. Michell served as unit chief for 21 years in Hope.

Hope paramedic leaves post

Bob Michell receives biggest call on his last day before retirement

Paramedic Bob Michell is retiring from full-time duty at the BC Ambulance Service’s Hope station. Michell served as unit chief for 21 years in Hope.
Earlier this month

Local swimmer competes at provincials

Rachel Deschenes ends competitive career after two final relays

Earlier this month
Terry Gyorfi of Chilliwack battles with a lively sockeye at the Jones Creek bar on Monday. Thousands of sports fishers are enjoying the best Fraser River sockeye run in four years.

Fraser River packed with anglers

This year’s returning sockeye were spawned from the 2010 run

Terry Gyorfi of Chilliwack battles with a lively sockeye at the Jones Creek bar on Monday. Thousands of sports fishers are enjoying the best Fraser River sockeye run in four years.
Hope’s Denise Pascucci gets to the ball ahead of Yale’s Ionela Garrett at last Thursday’s “World Cup of Hope and Yale.” Yale beat Hope four years ago but Hope turned the tide on the Canyon team

Hope defeats Canyon team

Communities battled it out last week in a local World Cup soccer match

Hope’s Denise Pascucci gets to the ball ahead of Yale’s Ionela Garrett at last Thursday’s “World Cup of Hope and Yale.” Yale beat Hope four years ago but Hope turned the tide on the Canyon team
Al O’Handley

Thirteen teams participate in the memorial tournament

Teams travel from as far as Lytton and Washington state

Al O’Handley
Marcus James of the Hope U-14 Dodgers unleashes a pitch at the BC boys fastball provincials last weekend in Surrey. This was Hope’s first visit to the provincials since 2007.

Hope fastball team competes at provincials

U-14 boys didn't win a game but improved play over the weekend

Marcus James of the Hope U-14 Dodgers unleashes a pitch at the BC boys fastball provincials last weekend in Surrey. This was Hope’s first visit to the provincials since 2007.