Barry Stewart

Pauline Johnson has been logging lots of low-impact kilometres on her newly-acquired Street Strider

Keep fit with a cross trainer on wheels

Local woman is logging kilometres on an elliptical trainer

Pauline Johnson has been logging lots of low-impact kilometres on her newly-acquired Street Strider
Kayden Araki aims his hit

Minor softball a big hit in Hope

League returns after five-year absence with 135 players

Kayden Araki aims his hit
Bob Melnik and Jim Toy brought back two of Hope’s eight medals

Hope athletes bring home medals

Golf and card players lead medal haul at BC Seniors Games

Bob Melnik and Jim Toy brought back two of Hope’s eight medals
Lloyd Forman

Chiefs kick off hockey season in Hope

Community Tailgate Party hosted at the rec centre before game

Lloyd Forman
The Chilliwack Chiefs play a preseason exhibition match at Hope Arena on Aug. 27 against the Coquitlam Express. The evening kicks off with a tailgate party in the rec centre parking lot at 5 p.m.

Chiefs plays preseason match in Hope

Community celebration planned in advance of exhibition game

The Chilliwack Chiefs play a preseason exhibition match at Hope Arena on Aug. 27 against the Coquitlam Express. The evening kicks off with a tailgate party in the rec centre parking lot at 5 p.m.
A wet-footed hike to American Creek Falls is a refreshing way to spend a hot summer day. For an extra jolt of invigoration

Exploring a little-known local jewel

American Creek Falls near Hope offers pristine swimming water

A wet-footed hike to American Creek Falls is a refreshing way to spend a hot summer day. For an extra jolt of invigoration
Mixed two-pitch will be back for Brigade Days this year

Ball tournament returns in September

Ten mixed two-pitch teams are signed up for Brigade Days event

Mixed two-pitch will be back for Brigade Days this year
Barb Sharrers gets ready to drop the ceremonial “puck” for Jeff Hoggan (right) and his brothers Marc and Aaron at a street hockey tournament in Memorial Park on Saturday. Jeff captained the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins to a Calder Cup win over the Syracuse Crunch in June and brought the Calder Cup home to Hope over the weekend.

Hoggan brings Calder Cup to Hope

Hope Minor Hockey product comes home for a visit and old-time street hockey tournament

Barb Sharrers gets ready to drop the ceremonial “puck” for Jeff Hoggan (right) and his brothers Marc and Aaron at a street hockey tournament in Memorial Park on Saturday. Jeff captained the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins to a Calder Cup win over the Syracuse Crunch in June and brought the Calder Cup home to Hope over the weekend.
Test-pilot Amber Brown of Chilliwack touches down in one of the mud holes that will be featured in the first annual Unbridled Mud Trials at Island 22 on Sept. 28. Over 400 racers

Muddy mayhem planned at Island 22 park

The first Unbridled Mud Trials are set for Sept. 28

Test-pilot Amber Brown of Chilliwack touches down in one of the mud holes that will be featured in the first annual Unbridled Mud Trials at Island 22 on Sept. 28. Over 400 racers
General manager Mike Barker (light blue shirt) and his staff want to announce that Manning Park Resort is finally open. After four years in receivership

Manning Park open for business

Under new ownership, staff rebuilding and retrofitting resort

General manager Mike Barker (light blue shirt) and his staff want to announce that Manning Park Resort is finally open. After four years in receivership
Garry Race of Chilliwack hammers a jump at the new $200

New Island 22 Bike Park appeals to riders of all levels

Facility was designed and built with $200,000 in funding from the City of Chilliwack

Garry Race of Chilliwack hammers a jump at the new $200
Travis Potgieter of White Rock puts his Kawasaki through a hot run on the Popkum motocross track on Canada Day. The facility is attracting a lot of interest in its second year — and will soon be offering dirt bike rentals and lessons  for beginners.

Popkum Motor Park continues to expand

Park has signed a long-term deal with Honda Canada

Travis Potgieter of White Rock puts his Kawasaki through a hot run on the Popkum motocross track on Canada Day. The facility is attracting a lot of interest in its second year — and will soon be offering dirt bike rentals and lessons  for beginners.
Seven-year-old Skyler Duncan recently met with Bobby Orr and Cassie Campbell-Pascall at the Richmond Oval

Hope hockey player wins prize draw

Skylar Duncan recently met Bobby Orr and Cassie Campbell-Pascall

Seven-year-old Skyler Duncan recently met with Bobby Orr and Cassie Campbell-Pascall at the Richmond Oval

‘Overwhelming response’ for softball program

About 120 kids are currently signed up for the Learn-To-Play program

Hope Minor Hockey product Jeff Hoggan captained his Grand Rapids Griffins to a championship win over the Syracuse Crunch in the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup finals

Jeff Hoggan wins the Calder Cup

The Hope Minor Hockey product plans to bring the trophy to Hope this summer

Hope Minor Hockey product Jeff Hoggan captained his Grand Rapids Griffins to a championship win over the Syracuse Crunch in the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup finals
Grade 10 Hope Secondary School student Blake Deschenes placed sixth at the B.C. high school provincial championships in decathlon.

Track athletes represent Hope at B.C. championships

Blake Deschenes is Hope's first decathlon challenger since 2010

Grade 10 Hope Secondary School student Blake Deschenes placed sixth at the B.C. high school provincial championships in decathlon.
Tammy Shields with her kids Quinlan and Taylor at Coquihalla School’s field

Hope mom helps organize local softball program

Lessons get kids on the field and learning basic game skills

Tammy Shields with her kids Quinlan and Taylor at Coquihalla School’s field
Jason Bailey directs his 1968 Saab 96 Deluxe around the rallycross course

Rallycross event coming to Hope Sports Bowl

West Coast Rally Association brings its motorsports event to town on June 9

Jason Bailey directs his 1968 Saab 96 Deluxe around the rallycross course
Golf instructor Valerie Beebe

Junior golf lessons set to start June 3

Summer program helps kids develop their golf skills

Golf instructor Valerie Beebe
Aaron Striker (left) and Damian Stephenson fight for the ball during a Steve Nash Youth Basketball game at Hope Secondary School. There are 30 boys and girls registered in the program and attending regularly. Organizer Jeff Kuhn is already planning for next year.

Youth sports program has 30 participants

Steve Nash basketball workshop in Hope focuses on developmental learning

Aaron Striker (left) and Damian Stephenson fight for the ball during a Steve Nash Youth Basketball game at Hope Secondary School. There are 30 boys and girls registered in the program and attending regularly. Organizer Jeff Kuhn is already planning for next year.