Hope’s first chainsaw carving of John Rambo is removed from in front of district hall, to save the carving from winter weather. (Rambo ‘First Blood’ Tourism/Facebook photo)

Hope’s first chainsaw carving of John Rambo is removed from in front of district hall, to save the carving from winter weather. (Rambo ‘First Blood’ Tourism/Facebook photo)

Hope’s Rambo carving tucked away for the winter

Not to worry, the $10,000 statue has not been carted away by thieves

Have you noticed a conspicuous absence of a certain gun-toting action hero in front of Hope’s district hall?

Not to worry, the $10,000 cedar chainsaw carving of John Rambo from the First Blood franchise hasn’t been removed by thieves. It has instead been taken down and stored away, to ensure no damage is done to the carving over the winter months.

Communities in Bloom volunteers Victor Smith and John Mason removed the carving Tuesday, Oct. 27. They’ve taken him somewhere “cozy for the winter but don’t worry, he’ll be back in the spring!” a post on the Rambo “First Blood” Tourism Facebook fan page read.

When the carving was unveiled in August, it garnered international media attention and even a nod of approval from actor Sylvester ‘Sly’ Stallone who portrayed Rambo in the First Blood film.

Read more: Hope B.C.’s new Rambo carving is Sly-approved

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