RCMP Musical Ride a highlight of Brigade Days

The two performances attracted about 3,000 spectators

Hope Brigade Days featured two RCMP Musical Ride shows this year

Hope Brigade Days featured two RCMP Musical Ride shows this year

A rainy start to the 45th annual Brigade Days in Hope didn’t put a damper on the weekend festivities.

The celebration included fireworks, a softball tournament, parade, vendors, chainsaw wood carving, kids games, a theatre performance, live music, sheepdog trials, and motorsports events. This year also featured two RCMP Musical Ride performances (which attracted about 3,000 spectators) and the RCMP Regimental Ball.

“So much hard work and effort went into everything so that our wonderful community could enjoy yet another volunteer-driven Briggy event,” said Michael Kropp, Hope Brigade Days president. “Without the unbelievable contributions from the small volunteer group we have had the honour of working with, truly there could be nothing accomplished. It has been so fantastic to see what Hope can do if we work together and stay positive.”

The Sports Bowl once again was a big draw at Brigade Days, offering audiences flying trucks and plenty of crushed steel. Organized by Hope Motorsports Group, the annual event featured 17 4×4, 14 mini stock, and 25 demolition derby entries this year.

(For more photos of the event, visit facebook.com/hopestandard)

4×4 races:

Short Box

1st – Cam Friesen

2nd – Fred Laramie

3rd – Troy Black

 

Competition Modified

1st – Jeff Cole

2nd – Rob Dufault

3rd – Steve Duke

 

Long Box

1st – Cody Leach

2nd – Don Davis

3rd – Aaron Harris

 

Bob Tail

1st – Pat Kirksey

2nd – Shane Pasemko

3rd – Gordon Farley

 

Hard Luck

Tim Francis

 

Crowd Pleaser

Katie Fry

 

Mini stock:

Heat 1 A

1st – Dave Talarico

2nd – Nick Theobald

3rd – Jackie Robson

 

Heat 1 B

1st – Roger Schmidt

2nd – Cody Leach

3rd – Nicole

 

Heat 2 A

1st – Dave Talarico

2nd – Jackie Robson

3rd – Chelaine Hahn

 

Heat 2 B

1st – Roger Schmidt

2nd – Cody Leach

3rd- Scott Medlock

 

Finals

1st – Chelaine Hahn

2nd – Dave Talarico

3rd – Roger Schmidt

 

Demolition Derby:

Heat A

1st – Mike Theobald

2nd – Scott Meloshinsky

3rd – Eron Couch

 

Heat B

1st – Randy Mackowsky

2nd – Brad Mulder

3rd – Rick Pemble

 

Grudge

1st – Dusty Smith

2nd – George Dover

3rd – Jason Renker

 

Finals

1st – Randy Mackowsky

2nd – George Dover

3rd – Jason Renker

 

Crowd Pleaser

Randy Mackowsky

 

Best Looking

Scott Meloshinsky