Submitted by Wade Dubielewicz
General Manager Columbia Valley Rockies
Junior Hockey Club
The Columbia Valley Rockies are in desperate need of billet homes. We are reaching out to the community to ask for help. We are bringing our kids to town for the upcoming season on September 12 and we are 8 beds short of fielding a team.
Billet families receive a $600 stipend per month per player for providing a bed. We ask that billets also provide dinner and have food available for the kids. Families will have guaranteed complimentary access to home games.
In many cases, the players form a lifelong relationship with their host family. Our players are involved in the community and strive to be role models within their households. These players are looking for a home away from home as they embark on their Jr Hockey careers. They have team curfew and expectations in billet homes including helping out with daily household chores and keeping their spaces clean and tidy.
Players are kept busy throughout the day with off-ice training, practice and community volunteering. They are generally out of the house Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturdays are game days. Sundays are usually off. Players are usually away 1-2 days per weekend when the team is on the road.
The season runs from September 12th until mid-March based on playoff success. They head home for Christmas break Dec 19-29th. Respite care is available should families be out of town for an extended period of time.
Please consider opening your home and providing these young men with a place to stay. We really would appreciate it. If you know of someone who would be interested please feel free to forward this information.
Thank you for your consideration.