Great volunteers, great Brigade Days

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The board of Hope Brigade Days would like to extend their appreciation to everyone who took part in making this year’s event a great success. From organizers to volunteers, from sponsors to participants; we couldn’t do it without you. It takes many volunteers to put on an event of this size and we would like to give special mention to a few.

We would like to thank our many sponsors for their continued support. Without their generosity we could not make this event happen. From monetary donations to in kind services and products; every contribution is truly appreciated. We cannot forget our community partners. Special thanks to the District of Hope and their staff for going the extra mile. Also, to the Hope &District Recreation Commission and their staff who continue to go above and beyond. Many thanks go to John Fortoloczky and Shawn Eldridge for organizing the parade, to Hope Motorsport Group for putting on a great show, and to the Hope Lions Club for doing a bang up job in the beer garden. We would also like to thank our local talent that entertained us in the beer garden for the weekend; Dominic Palladino, Robert Rowan and friends along with Zhero and Sound Asylum. We can’t forget to mention Chris Miller for his electrical skills that gave us power to the stage and to food trucks. To the many event organizers like Dusty Smith and Dan Small for organizing the Caesar Soares memorial ball tournament, Tyler Brown and Dean Friesen for helping with the Boondock Bike Jam, Steve Patterson for his countless hours helping organize Briggie X and to Lenora Poulin for putting together the Hope Hustle. We thank you. And to our little helpers who helped with garbage pick-up, the Hope RiverMonsters Swim Club and Mr. Poulin’s class, you guys rock!

I can’t forget to thank my board; Mark Petryk (vice-president) Lori Isbister (Secretary) Kay Boutin (treasurer) and all the directors, Deb Romano, Dave Mawhinney, Rob Isbister, Crystal Peters, Kevin Araki, Katie Talarico, and Jim Lasser. They worked many long hours to make this one of Hope’s best Brigade Days. This team of people cares about our community, and put a lot of effort into making this event a success. I am thankful to have been a part of another successful year. Onwards and upwards for next year’s 50th!

Thanks for coming and celebrating all that Hope has to offer.

Zane MacDonald

President, Hope Brigade Days

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