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December 26, 2017 11:30 am
Updated: December 30, 2017 7:14 pm

What are your hopes and dreams for 2018?

What are your hopes and dreams for 2018? Share the thing that has you looking forward to the new year by using the hashtag #2018hopesdreams

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A new year brings the promise of fresh starts and the anticipation of what the next 12 months will bring. Anything is possible.

Maybe there’s something in particular that you are looking forward to in 2018. A new job perhaps, or a new baby. Are you celebrating a milestone birthday or special anniversary? Or planning a major trip, or training for a marathon?

The most anticipated event of 2018 doesn’t have to be personal. Maybe you’re already looking forward to the Winter Olympics in February or the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May.

As we collectively gear up for another turn around the sun, Global News would like to hear what you’re hoping and dreaming that 2018 will bring.

The format is up to you: Write a sentence, a paragraph or even a poem about your top 2018 hopes and dreams.

Or paraphrase a meaningful song, like this submission quoting Reba McEntire’s “Back to God.”

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Images can say so much; send a photograph or video that conveys what is most likely to put a smile on your face in the coming year.

If you’re one of those who truly embraces the concept of an uncertain future, maybe there’s no specific event or thing that gets you excited about the year to come. If it’s more of a feeling, or a prediction or general trend, that’s fine too. As long as you can put it into words (or photos or a video), then we encourage you to share it.

Email with the subject line “2018 hopes and dreams,” comment below, or share on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using the #2018hopesdreams hashtag. (Just make sure your settings are public so we can see the post.)

We’ll share some of your hopes and dreams for 2018 in future coverage, so keep checking back.

Here’s what Global BC News Hour Anchor Chris Gailus is looking forward to:

2018 is a big year for our family, with some nice round numbers we look forward to celebrating!  Jane and I will be married 20 years in June, her father is turning 80 in February and the whole family is going to Mexico together.  Also, Jane celebrates a milestone birthday (I’m too much of a gentleman to mention the number. Ha!) and we’ll make sure that milestone is celebrated appropriately!  Life moves so quickly these days we want to try to be more mindful of quality family time together and show gratitude for the blessings in our lives.

In terms of NEWS, I look forward to seeing how new technology influences our lives in new and different ways in 2018.  From advancements in electric vehicles and autonomous driving impacting how we move around, to blockchain technology (like Bitcoin) changing how we save, spend and use money.  I think 2018 will be an exciting year for technological advancements in many different areas!

Wishing you a Happy New Year!



And here are some thoughts from Melanie Martin, Host of Big Mornings with Kris & Melanie on 101.1 BIG FM.  

I’m looking forward to a year filled with adventure! A trip to Bali will kick things off, and I hope to spend some time reflecting on all the things I’m grateful for. I hope to kiss someone who thinks I’m wonderful, laugh a lot, surprise myself in some way and create!

Wishing you all a wonderful 2018!



Here are some submissions from Facebook:


Here are some of the ones that have come in via so far:

My hope for 2018 is an elimination of partisan politics, provincially and federally with shared remedies to solve the inequalities which currently exist in Canadian society!

— Dave Martinuk


More yoga.

Less TV.

Smaller wine glasses ;)

— Carolyn Monaghan in Summerland, B.C.


Hi everyone!

My hope is to come out to more people, family in particular, as I continue to grow as a transgender woman.

Happy New Year!

— Tami

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