Bobbing Barrel Races @ The Ward Tea House
Aug 11 – Aug 12 all-day

The Yale and District Historical Society along with the Hope Lions Club is bringing back the Bobbing Barrel Races for 2018! Businesses and individuals are invited to sponsor a barrel for our fun filled fundraiser!

Your $200.00 sponsorship package includes…obviously a barrel!!! But…there is more…!

You get to enter you barrel into the Saturday “Best Bedecked Barrel Bash” with prizes to be won for Crowd Pleaser, Best Dressed and Most and Least Likely to Succeed! Judging is by the public and this event is being held at the Hope Visitor Centre between 11am and 1pm. There will also be hotdogs, drinks and popcorn for sale!

On Sunday you get two tickets to the ‘Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed’ Barrel Breakfast at the Ward Tea House, located across the street from the Yale Historic Site (8:30-10:30am). From there bop on down to Yale beach at the foot of Front and Albert Street to watch Hope Search and Rescue toss your barrels into the Fraser River for their race to Hope. Beware of those bothersome back eddies!

Finish off the festivities at Wardle Street Park between 3-6pm (7th and Wardle) with two Lions Burger Combo tickets for the Big Barrel BBQ, a kid’s zone and entertainment. Lots of fun for the whole family!

Finally you have the chance to win cash prizes of $500 for first place, $300.00 for second place and $100.00 for third place! Plus gloating rights for the whole year!!!

Old Fashioned Christmas @ Yale Historic Site
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Enjoy an afternoon of shopping, food and entertainment.

From 12-3, the site will host local artisans selling a variety of items for your Christmas shopping pleasure. Jewelry, handcrafted signs, fresh baking, tea, crocheted and knitted items and much more.

The Ward Tea House will be open for lunch with a special menu of fresh sandwiches, panini’s and soup.

At 4:00 pm join us at St. John the Divine for our Old Fashioned Christmas. Sign carols, listen to Christmas stories and learn of the traditions that brought us the Christmas celebrations we know today.

Visitors are welcome to dress in Victorian period clothing.

Yale Historic Site Celebrations