Hope will hold a fireworks display this Canada Day, even as most July 1 celebrations are cancelled.(Kelsey McLean photo)

Hope Canada Day celebrations to include 10 p.m. fireworks show

Hope Motorsports Group are organizing a classic car cruise and a fireworks display this July 1

Not content to just organize a car cruise through Hope this July 1, the Hope Motorsports Group added a cherry (bomb) on top by announcing that they will host a Canada Day fireworks show.

Organizing a fireworks display during a pandemic involves making every effort to ensure people don’t congregate. What this will look like in Hope this July 1 is the fireworks launching from a no-go-zone, entirely fenced off, at the ball fields on 6th Avenue.

The display is a “high elevation fireworks display,” meaning it will be seen from many locations. Hope Motorsports is urging people to stay home if they think they will be able to view the fireworks from where they live. If not, options are to park nearby and watch from a vehicle or, as a last resort, watch from along the fence line while making sure people stay physically distant and stay in their ‘bubble.’

“As always, keep your pets safe, they are safest at home,” organizers urged.

“These might be the only fireworks we see this year so please share this,” the organizers said. “We need to get the good news shared all around Hope and only have a few days to do it. We want everyone that wants to see them to know about the display.”

The fireworks are put on by the motorsports group and sponsored by AdvantageHOPE, Envision Financial, Hope Brigade Days, Hope Lions Club and Hope Towing.

Canada Day in Hope and area:

Hope classic car cruise: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. along a parade route that will pass downtown Hope, Kawkawa Lake and Silver Creek. (You will find a copy of the route map below and in this week’s Hope Standard (flip the Canada flag over.)

More details about the car cruise here

Canada Day Fireworks: 10 p.m., visible from many places in Hope.

More details about the fireworks here

Decorating contest: The regional district is inviting people to parttake in decorating their homes and themselves, and win prizes. Contest entries must be in by July 1, emailed to leisure@fvrd.ca, with name and contact details. Winners will be chosen in the following categories: Winners will be chosen in the following categories: best dressed, best decorated (residential) windows, best decorated (residential) outdoors space, best decorated business and best sidewalk chalk art.

More details about the decorating contest here

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The route for the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Canada Day car cruise, which will see classic cars, hot rods and motorcycles loop around Hope’s neighbourhoods. Hope Motorsports Group map

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