Your 2020 photos in Hope and area
Moon, a female Maltese poodle, gets some time in with Hope’s most famous celebrity John Rambo July 8, 2020. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard Hope’s three-person summer trail crew Angus Stromquist, left, Nic Kamp and crew leader Rebecca Arrowsmith begun their first day of work June 22. Sponsored by the district and the Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest, the crew started by cleaning brush in Hope’s bike park and will soon move on to creating a brand new hiking trail at Silver Creek. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard Hailey, left, and Danny Swadden put the finishing touches on a new paint job for Danny’s Pizza & Pasta on Wallace St. Thursday, June 25. The business has kept its doors open throughout the pandemic, Danny said.
Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard Wild rhododendrons are blooming like crazy, all the same pink colour, at Manning Park’s Rhododendron Flats. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard Jean Harrison turned 90 just after Canada Day, last Friday. Harrison has lived at Riverside Manor for 16 years, the longest-term residents at the Manor, having moved in July 1, 2004. Submitted/Benjamin Neufeld photo After a meal at Rolly’s, this group of visitors made a mandatory stop at the Rambo cut-out beside the Hope Visitor Centre for some fun photos on July 8, 2020. They are, from left, Tara Farrell (holding Moon), Adrian Paredes and Diksha Gupta (holding Jackson). Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard A water lily in bloom in a pond at Tuckkwiowhum Village near Boston Bar. The village – popular with school groups and tourists – is closed to visitors this year, yet work is ongoing behind the scenes to prepare for 2021. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard Scott Medlock, left, is presented with the Community Futures Sun Country Volunteer of the Year award by Victor Smith, right. Medlock was most recently a key organizer of the 2020 Canada Day car parade and fireworks show with the Hope Motorsports Group. Submitted/Victor Smith photo David Kim sent us this photo of hiking, climbing and hunting for agates, opals and petrified wood, and staring up at hoodoos in Princeton, B.C. (David Kim photo) Jackie Miller sent us this photo of her silly kitty, adding ‘this one keeps me goin!’. (Submitted/Jackie Miller photo) Leila Craig sent us this beautiful shot from a recent sunrise on the Coquihalla River. (Submitted/Leila Craig photo) Karen Knott sent us this summer photo from Ross Lake. (Submitted/Karen Knott photo) The newest addition to the Hope Fire Department’s fleet has arrived in town –shiny, new and emblazoned with the words ‘professionally staffed by volunteers.’ For those of you social media savvy folks, Engine 1 has its own Instagram account (hopeengine1) that chronicles its journey from Winnipeg to Hope. (Facebook/Heather Leech photo) ”You may remember Malcolm back in March with his snowman,” Bobbie-Lee Poljanowski stated, referencing a photo published in the April 9 edition of the Hope Standard. “Here he is now, just turned six with his summer snowman friend.” (Submitted photo) Gordon Cook captured this cedar waxwing at Thacker Marsh, noting that the bird likes to sit on dead branches observing then ‘suddenly swoop and dive, catching bugs.’ “While watching the Cedar Waxwings swooping and diving, two of them almost collided into each other,” he noted. “Perhaps they need a traffic controller.” (Father Gordon Cook photo) On July 29, an impromptu live performance, “Olson Fest”, was held outside a home in Hope. A small group, spaced apart, listened to the music of local artists John O, on guitar, Jill Last, on keyboard and djemba and ‘Hey Old Man’ Pasquale Pascucci on guitar. (Submitted/Denise Pascucci photo) Jacob Musgrave, second from left in cycling gear, surrounded by his support crew during a stop in Hope on the first day of his cross-Canada cycle. Musgrave is cycling over 6,000 kilometres for his father Randy, who died of leukemia when Jacob was 8 years old, while raising funds and awareness both about COVID-19 (he wears a mask while cycling) and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. (Submitted/Sam Masterton photo) Film crews spent a day shooting The Big Sky at the Silver Creek Travel Centre Sept. 1. The ABC drama, originally meant to be shot in New Mexico and Nevada but transferred to B.C. during the pandemic, centers around sleuths searching for two girls kidnapped by a truck driver in Montana. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard) Film crews spent a day shooting The Big Sky at the Silver Creek Travel Centre Sept. 1. The ABC drama, originally meant to be shot in New Mexico and Nevada but transferred to B.C. during the pandemic, centres around two sleuths searching for two girls kidnapped by a truck driver in Montana. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard) A Hope resident captured the scene at Thacker Marsh Saturday, Sept. 12 as wildfire smoke from fires burning across the Western United States blanketed the region and obscured the views of Hope’s surrounding mountains. The air quality across the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver ranged from moderate to unhealthy this past weekend. (Gordon Cook photo) A sunny Sunday, Sept. 27 view of Hope and the Fraser River from Mount Ogilvie. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard) A big boulder, painted purple, stands at the entrance to Spuzzum First Nation. The rock is one of several cropping up in the Hope area, part of the October Purple Light Nights campaign that aims to shine a bright light on the issue of domestic violence. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard) A honey bee collecting the last of the summer pollen before winter. (Father Gordon Cook photo) Local photographer Ray Daws captured this scene in mid-October, as he ventured up the ‘Fire Lookout’ road in the Nahatlatch River Valley. (Ray Daws photo) Hope was treated to a magnificent sunset that splashed Mt. Ogilvie in pink light on election night (Oct. 24), just as the last voters were heading to the polling stations. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard) Watchers were treated to a ‘blue moon’ on the night of Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, even if the colour was rather yellow. The ‘blue moon’ gets its name as it is the second full moon in October. It was also the first full moon visible in Western North America on Halloween night in 76 years. (Randall Young photo) The newest addition to Hope Fire Department’s fleet, Engine 1, was put into service Nov. 1 after a ‘wetdown’ and being pushed into service, a nod to the history of the fire department. (Submitted/Hope Fire Department photo) The newest addition to Hope Fire Department’s fleet, Engine 1, was put into service Nov. 1 after a ‘wetdown’ and being pushed into service, a nod to the history of the fire department. (Submitted/Hope Fire Department photo) The newest addition to Hope Fire Department’s fleet, Engine 1, was put into service Nov. 1 after a ‘wetdown’ and being pushed into service, a nod to the history of the fire department. (Submitted/Hope Fire Department photo) Mary Heth turned 100 last weekend and her neighbours arranged for a COVID-19 friendly celebration by walking and driving by with greetings. “She was so surprised and was smiley from ear to ear,” said granddaughter Gerry Dyble. (Submitted photo) After the cancellation of their flagship events and the closure of the gift shop, the Auxiliary to the Fraser Canyon Hospital/Fraser Hope Lodge received a much-needed $500 donation from Buy-Low Foods. Pictured are, from left, auxiliary president Marianne Cameron, treasurer Karin Topnik, Buy-Low store manager Pauline Newbigging and outgoing treasurer Sharyn Harvey. (Submitted photo) A cat that had escaped for five years finally came back to Terri Fleet’s home in May. This November, Fleet provided an update on 10-year-old Lloyd, who is still home, has not tried to escape and has even become quite playful in his senior years. (Terri Fleet photo) Members of the Fraser Valley branch of the BC Hydro Pioneers, an organization made up of retired BC Hydro employees, presents a $935 cheque to Hope Community Services for the food bank on Dec. 10. Pictured, from left, are Ray Daws, Dianne MacDonnell, Denise DeSorcy and Peter Quanstrom. (Submitted photo) Shayla Ross shared this photo of her one-and-a-half year old nephew Axel Howe having a seemingly very serious socially distanced visit with Santa. (Submitted photo) Hope Communities in Bloom were behind the stringing of holiday lights along Wallace Street this December, bringing a festive air to the darkest month of the year. (Communities in Bloom/Facebook photo) A property along Silverhope Road during Hope’s Christmas lights contest, where over 100 homes took part and community members voted for their favourite displays. The winning team was Silverhope Road, and winning individual homes were 65587 Dogwood Dr., 19869 Silverhope Rd. and 591 Fraser Ave. Thank you to all who took part and made our town bright during the dark December nights. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
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