The Mile 0 post for the Hope Princeton Highway. (Ray Daws)

70th anniversary of Hope Princeton Highway celebrated with installment of a ‘Mile 0’ post

Sponsored by Hope Communities in Bloom, post marks start of highway, distance to foreign cities

With a goal of beautifying the community for everyone who either lives here, or chooses to pass through while on vacation, the local Hope Communities in Bloom organization has solidified the history of the Hope to Princeton Highway with the installment of a Mile 0 post.

“It was great to be there to celebrate Hope’s history at the 70th anniversary of the Hope Princeton Highway Mile Zero event,” said Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament (MP) for Chilliwack—Hope.

And “thank you to Victor Smith (and) the Hope Communities in Bloom committee and everyone (else) who came out to be a part of it,” Strahl continued.

The towering post is located at the corner of Old Hope Princeton Way and Sixth Avenue, and has signs pointing in the direction of far-off locations, such as Santa’s Workshop, Los Angeles, and Auckland, New Zealand, which is almost 12,000 km away.

“It was a special event celebrating a milestone achievement in our community’s proud history,” Stahl added.

Jackie Tegart, the Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Fraser-Cascade electoral region was also in attendance, as was Hope’s mayor, Peter Robb, and many interested community members.


 

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Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack—Hope, speaks at the unveiling of the Mile 0 post for the Hope Princeton Highway. (Ray Daws)

Hope’s elected officials—Mayor Peter Rob, MLA Jackie Tegart, and MP Mark Strahl—stand next to the Hope Princeton Mile 0 post. (Ray Daws)

Crowds gathered at the unveiling of the Mile 0 post for the Hope Princeton Highway(Ray Daws)

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