(Tom, simply for "sport" I'm not done sarcastically kicking this thread around. BTW, not trying to be an a-hole... ok... maybe I am.... )
Gliderport in Hope? Seriously? It didn't work the first time around when the towing operation was there.... back then hangs already sniveled it's too far to get to Woodside, another hours drive would be unthinkable. Besides, if the hangs have to drive that far they might as well join the Hope club and fly sailplanes (btw, if they want to fly sailplanes they should brush up on their German and learn some good old fashion military discipline).
To be fair, the winch operation at Hope did work in the sense it created a few students, provided a few tandems and did prove it could work in cooperation with the glider operation and airport administration (and believe me the cooperation alone is a real big thing). The problem with Hope is it may work as a flying site for the sailplane guys but it wont work at a reliable soaring site for Hangs. Too far from Vancouver, Too windy and too limiting for hangs to make contact with reliable soaring conditions (ask anybody who has arrived at Hope, low, your not likely going to get back up!)
The only hope for Hang Gliding in the Vancouver area is an Aerotow operation within a reasonable drive. Hanger and storage with conditions that could lead to some airtime. There may be a few locations where this could work but it won't happen... simply not enough dedicated pilots that could support the very expensive costs of running such an operation. Toss in Airspace and the ever increasing numbers of sniveling Fraser valley, "want to own land" owners, I doubt you could ever find a secure home that would not piss off somebody...
Like I said, hang gliding is hard, people are lazy. If your hang glider pilot, suck it up and quit sniveling and just do it. If your a hang pilot and can't get out to Woodside for at least 20-30 hours of airtime per year you should switch to paragliding or video games.
Can the sport be saved? nope and no one cares. I'm I going to quit one of the greatest experiences of my life? Not a chance! I will take airtime in my hang anytime over my bag any day. I will reserve (pun intended... get it ?... "reserve".... ) paragliding for the hike and fly and for the times my air yacht is moored in Mansfield awaiting my next epic cross country.