Danika Hope, 11, swims in her girls 100m freestyle heat on Sunday afternoon at the Hope Swim Meet. Greg Laychak/Black Press

Photos: Hope and the Fraser Canyon this week

A swim meet, protest, graduation and return of a stolen carving some of the many events this week

A very eventful week in Hope and the Fraser Canyon kicked off with a weekend long swim meet which brought around 1,5000 swimmers and their families to town. This was followed by a protest in Memorial Park, the annual Strawberry Social at Yale Historic Site, cadets showcasing their skills and much more.

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Twenty-five people gathered in Memorial Park for a protest Saturday, organized by #takebackHope, a group which began on Facebook and held their first public meeting May 15. The group called the event a peaceful park walk and protest, handing out signs stating the group is “advocating for safe parks and streets through bylaw enforcement, increased community engagement and meaningful change.” Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

Twenty-five people gathered in Memorial Park for a protest Saturday, organized by #takebackHope, a group which began on Facebook and held their first public meeting May 15. The group called the event a peaceful park walk and protest, handing out signs stating the group is “advocating for safe parks and streets through bylaw enforcement, increased community engagement and meaningful change.” Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

Christine, left, and Daniel Tran stopped by Hope’s newest piece of art, a carved bench by Pete Ryan newly installed in front of district hall. The couple, from Australia, passed through Hope Saturday on their tour of B.C., Washington and Alaska. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

Hope’s cadets marched for dignitaries, families and other guests during their annual ceremonial review Saturday at the Hope Legion. There are 20 cadets enrolled in Hope’s 1789 The Royal Westminister Cadet Corps. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

Hope’s cadets marched for dignitaries, families and other guests during their annual ceremonial review Saturday at the Hope Legion. There are 20 cadets enrolled in Hope’s 1789 The Royal Westminister Cadet Corps. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

Hope’s cadets marched for dignitaries, families and other guests during their annual ceremonial review Saturday at the Hope Legion. There are 20 cadets enrolled in Hope’s 1789 The Royal Westminister Cadet Corps. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

Boston Bar Elementary-Secondary School graduation 2018 in the longhouse at Tuckkwiowhum Village, Saturday, June 9. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

Boston Bar Elementary-Secondary School graduation 2018 in the longhouse at Tuckkwiowhum Village, Saturday, June 9. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

Serving up strawberry shortcake for a good cause at he Yale Historic Site Strawberry Social fundraiser. Greg Laychak/Black Press

A visitor looks at some old objects at St John the Divine church at Yale Historic Site during the annual Strawberry Social. Greg Laychak/Black Press

Victor Smith stands beside an eagle carving recovered just under a year after it was stolen from outside the Owl Street Cafe in Hope. Victor said Communities in Bloom, who are the caretakers of chainsaw carvings throughout Hope, is ‘ecstatic’ about having this carving back and thank the RCMP for their work on the file. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

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