Canada Day celebrations are back.
There are several ways to gather together on July 1 in and around Hope, in addition to the main celebrations.
You could start your day off with a stroll through the Hope Farmers Market. While it’s not a special Canada Day event, the market runs every Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Wallace Street.
Starting at 10 a.m., Buy-Low Foods will be handing out free slices of Canada Day cake and making Pepsi and rootbeer floats, courtesy of Island Farms and Pepsi.
Supply is limited so come early.
Then over at Mountainview Brewing Co., there will be a concert on the patio. The Bobby’s will play at 7:30 p.m. and False Flags, punk rock band featuring local talent, play at 8:30 p.m.
Up at Manning Park, they are planning a family friendly celebration from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with kids crafts, face painting, Canadian music, community partners and historical entertainers.
This all takes place at the Lightning Lake Day Use area, and includes a barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunshine Valley always finds a way to celebrate within their community. This year is no different and they are hosting their own fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be live roots and blues music from Watasun. All funds raised will go back into the community, and entry is by donation.
Hope River General Store has informed The Standard that they will not be holding their annual salmon barbecue this year, but hope to get back to it next year.