Several teams and individuals took part in the first Slopes for Hope at Hemlock on Sunday

Hemlock helps with Hope

Slopes for Hope inaugural event raises $11,000 with help of Hemlock skiers

Slopes for Hope is a fundraising event where people from around B.C. come together to ski and snowboard in order to raise funds to fight cancer. And on Feb. 10, that fight came to Hemlock Valley.

Hemlock is a very small community with less than 50 full time residents but they came out  in large numbers to support this inaugural event.

As of Feb. 11, the Hemlock groups participating had raised $11,280.

The groups participating had set themselves a goal of skiing the vertical height of Mount Everest, 8,848 metres (29,029 ft).

Each run down the slopes at Hemlock is the equivalent to 1,200’ (366m), with a total of 24 individual runs down the slopes.

Some set this as an individual goal and others set it as a team goal.

The teams each picked a theme and then dressed to fit the theme, bringing a wide selection of different types of dress up onto the slopes for the day — and in the end a large number of very weary skiers and boarders.

Funds raised through Slopes for Hope 2013 support the Canadian Cancer Society’s mission to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer.

Fire Chief Marty McKinney said he is hoping residents of all communities to join Hemlock in this new opportunity to fight back against cancer.

Just Posted

UPDATE: Tsunami warning cancelled for coastal British Columbia

Warning issued following 7.9 earthquake off Kodiak, AK

UPDATE: Police probe fuel truck and train collision in Port Coquitlam

CP Rail reporting no injuries, driver of truck is safe.

Knitting for a cause

Tamara Cockroft knits “warm hugs” for babies

‘Restless night’ for Semiahmoo First Nation after tsunami warning

Alaska earthquake puts Semiahmoo First Nation on notice

UPDATE: Pioneer Ave filming to include snow effects, stunt driving and fire arms

Pioneer Avenue to be backdrop for scenes set in 1950s

Week in Review – January 19

Movie filming, water upgrades and more

B.C. Liberals get one last prime-time pitch

Leadership campaign to be decided in Feb. 3 vote

Homeless evicted from First Nation reserve land say they have nowhere to go

‘Why not just let us stay until spring?’ one camper at Chilliwack site pleads

Andrew Scheer on trade, Trump and Trudeau

Canada’s Conservative leader begins three-day visit to B.C.

Victims restrained, sex toys and cash stolen from B.C. adult store

Armed suspects sought in adult store robbery

UPDATED: 10 Safeways in Lower Mainland to close

Locations in Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, Coquitlam, Richmond and Mission slated to shut

Vancouver Islanders ponder need for tsunami siren song

Alarm sounds in Port Alberni but not at the DND base in Esquimalt

Five charged in bid to shut pop-up pot market in Vancouver’s Robson Square

Marijuana flower, edibles, money and some weapons were seized as part of weekend raid

Babcock, Goyette and Smyth honoured at Order of Hockey in Canada

Mike Babcock, from Saskatoon, guided the Detroit Red Wings to a Stanley Cup in 2008

Most Read