Several local sponsors have jumped on board with the trail kiosk project for Hope Lookout Trail. From left to right

Trail kiosk given green light

Advantage Hope is still looking for sponsors for local kiosk project

Enough funding is now in place to move forward with the construction of a new kiosk for the Hope Lookout Trail.

Envision Financial and Toy’s Pharmacy have signed on as major sponsors, contributing $1,500 each towards the project. McDonald’s Hope, Webco Mill Supply and Hope Signcrafters have also committed to providing annual funding for regular trail and kiosk maintenance by the Hope Mountain Centre. Sponsorship supplies half of the necessary funding for the project, with the remainder provided by the province through a Community Tourism Opportunities grant.

“The kiosk is in a key location in our community where you get a lot of traffic. It’s pretty awesome exposure for sponsors,” said Tyler Mattheis, executive director of Advantage Hope. “It will start to build a common look and feel of infrastructure in the town. We want to get away from these one-off projects and start working towards a common theme.”

The kiosk will profile both community and regional trails, and look similar to the public bus shelter at Memorial Park. Sponsors have been involved in the design of the structure, which will be incorporated into the district’s park plan to ensure long-term sustainability. Local builders Justin Brown and Dan Pereda are constructing the kiosk with the help of mapper Anders Hopperstead.

A kiosk for Rotary Trails is also in the works. Future signs on other popular trails and sites will likely be planned next year, as funding allows. Mattheis said there’s still sponsorship opportunities for both the Hope Lookout and Rotary Trail kiosk projects.

For more information, contact Advantage Hope at 604-860-0930.

Just Posted

Small team makes big splash at Chilliwack meet

Swimmers as young as six and under at weekend meet, next up is August provincials

‘An emporium’: Pennyroyalty Thrift

A tour of shops in Hope and Fraser Canyon giving old stuff a new lease on life

Retail sales of cannabis prohibited in Hope, for now

Councillors want more public feedback as provincial regulations are expected by October

It’s about to get hot: Special weather statement issued for Lower Mainland

Temperatures expected to rise and stick around till next week, Environment Canada forecasts

France doubles up Croatia 4-2 to win World Cup

Played in Moscow Russia, latest Fifa World Cup marks the highest scoring final since 1966

REPLAY: B.C.’s best video this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns in Lake Ontario

Police say the 35-year-old’s death appears to be a ‘case of misadventure’

Air quality statement warns of smoky air for Kamloops area

Environment ministry says area on north side of Thompson River may be affected by wildfire smoke

Pussy Riot claims on-field protest at World Cup final

Russian protest group claimed responsibility after four people ran onto field in police uniforms

Fans party on Montreal streets after French World Cup win

To city is home to nearly 57,000 French nationals

SilverStar officially opens Gondola

The brand-new gondola is now offering scenic rides for visitors on SilverStar Mountain Resort.

VIDEO: Man climbs crane in Abbotsford

Police, fire called to deal with climber last night

VIDEO: Langley City legendary water fight was a soaking good time

And perfectly timed for a hot weather warning

B.C. VIEWS: Making private health care illegal again

Adrian Dix battles to maintain Cuba-style medical monopoly

Most Read