Hope Standard Staff

Hope’s Mobilization Day is set for May 5.

Hope’s Mobilization Day set for May 5

Group wants to explore issues effecting community and develop ways to address these concerns

Hope’s Mobilization Day is set for May 5.
Justine Johnson of the North Shore Rebels has the puck knocked off her stick by Fraser Valley Jets opponent Melanie Jue during the South Coast Women’s Hockey League year-end provincial championship tournament at the Hope and District Recreation Centre. (Rick Kupchuk)

Women’s senior AA hockey provincials continue this weekend in Hope

Results from day 1 of South Coast Women’s Hockey League tournament in Hope

Justine Johnson of the North Shore Rebels has the puck knocked off her stick by Fraser Valley Jets opponent Melanie Jue during the South Coast Women’s Hockey League year-end provincial championship tournament at the Hope and District Recreation Centre. (Rick Kupchuk)
Getting muddy with his buddies, Leach takes second in class at Princeton

Getting muddy with his buddies, Leach takes second in class at Princeton

And he’s coming to muck up Brigade Days!

Getting muddy with his buddies, Leach takes second in class at Princeton
Riders will be returning for Brigade Days’ second-ever endurocross event, which gets underway at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9. (Hilary Patterson photo)

Riders return for second endurocross event

The sport is a hybrid of woods riding and motocross.

Riders will be returning for Brigade Days’ second-ever endurocross event, which gets underway at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9. (Hilary Patterson photo)
Silver-Hope Dance Academy’s senior hip hop dancers perform “After Hours” at the PEAK Invitational competition, earlier this year in Abbotsford. The academy is taking registrations for the coming season. (TMM Dance Media photo)

Hip hopping their way to the top

Dance troupe builds on early successes

Silver-Hope Dance Academy’s senior hip hop dancers perform “After Hours” at the PEAK Invitational competition, earlier this year in Abbotsford. The academy is taking registrations for the coming season. (TMM Dance Media photo)
Five and 10K runs planned for next March

Five and 10K runs planned for next March

Prizes to be won!

Five and 10K runs planned for next March
While her swimmers compete at the Fraser Valley regional championships swim meet in Langley this weekend, RiverMonsters’ assistant coach, Anna-Lise Cooke will be jetting to Budapest, Hungary, to compete in the FINA World Masters Championships. (Barry Stewart photo)

RiverMonsters vie for provincial standards this weekend

Capping off their first season of competitive swimming, seven members of the…

While her swimmers compete at the Fraser Valley regional championships swim meet in Langley this weekend, RiverMonsters’ assistant coach, Anna-Lise Cooke will be jetting to Budapest, Hungary, to compete in the FINA World Masters Championships. (Barry Stewart photo)
Floating hazards and a rocky road help keep power-boaters away from Jones Lake, leaving it for more peaceful pursuits. (Barry Stewart photo)

Jones Lake: a nearby “peace” of nature

Looking for a nearby lake that’s a little off the beaten path,…

Floating hazards and a rocky road help keep power-boaters away from Jones Lake, leaving it for more peaceful pursuits. (Barry Stewart photo)
A truck rounds the last turn at Summer Smash on Saturday during the first day of the annual event at the Hope Sports Bowl.                                A truck rounds the last turn at Summer Smash last Saturday during the first day of the annual event at the Hope Sports Bowl. (Greg Laychak photo)

Summer Smash makes big impression

Racers and fans enjoyed sunny weather and a revved-up atmosphere at the Hope Sports Bowl Saturday.

A truck rounds the last turn at Summer Smash on Saturday during the first day of the annual event at the Hope Sports Bowl.                                A truck rounds the last turn at Summer Smash last Saturday during the first day of the annual event at the Hope Sports Bowl. (Greg Laychak photo)
Swimmers compete in an early heat last Saturday morning during the RiverMonsters Invitational swim meet at the Hope and District Recreation Centre (Greg Laychak photo)                                Swimmers compete in an early heat Saturday morning during the River Monster Invitational swim meeet at the Hope Recreation Centre

Hope RiverMonsters’ first meet a real hit

The event welcomed hundreds of people.

Swimmers compete in an early heat last Saturday morning during the RiverMonsters Invitational swim meet at the Hope and District Recreation Centre (Greg Laychak photo)                                Swimmers compete in an early heat Saturday morning during the River Monster Invitational swim meeet at the Hope Recreation Centre
Seventeen runners from Hope took part in Abbotsford’s Run for Water races on May 28.

Hope runners battle the heat at Run for Water

A group of running enthusiasts compete in Abbotsford.

Seventeen runners from Hope took part in Abbotsford’s Run for Water races on May 28.
RiverMonsters bringing swarms of swimmers to town

RiverMonsters bringing swarms of swimmers to town

Fraser Valley swim clubs are converging on Hope this weekend.

RiverMonsters bringing swarms of swimmers to town
Jacob Medlock, Sequel Adamson, Dustin Keyes, Ben Tuivai, Camryn Ogren and Miranda Fischer perform a dance, to earn back their missing gear at last weekend’s Skeeters camp-out on Vancouver Island. Local Venturer Scouts and their adult leaders joined almost 500 other campers for the rain-free adventure. (Crystal Medlock photo)

Tons of fun and sun for local teens at Venturers’ camp

A long weekend of rain-free weather greeted the Venturers.

Jacob Medlock, Sequel Adamson, Dustin Keyes, Ben Tuivai, Camryn Ogren and Miranda Fischer perform a dance, to earn back their missing gear at last weekend’s Skeeters camp-out on Vancouver Island. Local Venturer Scouts and their adult leaders joined almost 500 other campers for the rain-free adventure. (Crystal Medlock photo)
The Fraser Valley Dragon Boat Club will be practicing on Kawkawa Lake at the end of the month, to showcase their sport for local residents. (Barry Stewart file photo)

Dragon boaters return to Kawkawa

They’re drumming up interest in their sport.

The Fraser Valley Dragon Boat Club will be practicing on Kawkawa Lake at the end of the month, to showcase their sport for local residents. (Barry Stewart file photo)
Sara and James Leach pose with their son JJ and dog Paris, showing some of the gear they have for rent, from their new “Hope Bike and Kayak Rentals” business.

Two Hope startups peddle paddles and pedals

Rental bikes and kayaks are here in Hope.

Sara and James Leach pose with their son JJ and dog Paris, showing some of the gear they have for rent, from their new “Hope Bike and Kayak Rentals” business.