The Victoria Grizzlies are looking for host families for their players for their upcoming 2017-18 season.
Players are aged 17-20 years old, come from all over Canada and the US for an opportunity to play Junior hockey and are looking for families to welcome them in, to become part of family while they miss their own back home.
Families will receive monthly monetary compensation and a truly rewarding experience helping these young men fulfill their hockey dreams.
John and Lisa Guiney have hosted Victoria Grizzlies and Salsa players for the past 12 years and have found the experience to be very fun and memorable for their whole family.
“When we started billeting, our kids, Nick and Jordan, were 7 and 4, so it was like having an older brother in the house, someone to play road hockey with, or video games. They really are a part of your family.” said Lisa.
“All our billets seem to end up in school and that’s been tremendous role modeling for our kids,” added Lisa. “They’ve all worked very hard and earned their scholarships and are doing a variety of different things.
“We’ve had everything from 16-year-old rookies, like Evan Richardson, to 20-year-old vets. We’ve had great times with guys like the Benn brothers [Jamie and Jordie] and [Tyler] Bozak coming to visit. It’s been fun and very memorable.”
If you would like more information or you would like apply to become a Grizzlies host family please contact Sheryl Williamson at [email protected]