Hockey Greats Fantasy Camp 2010!
The third annual “Hockey Greats Fantasy Camp” is nearly upon us. And yes I did say that with Christmas-Eve-ish excitement.
I’ve been really fortunate to have been absorbed into the organizing team, and to have had the opportunity to partake last year and this year. Basically an all-inclusive hockey vacation, our registrants are granted the opportunity to 1) golf Shannon Lake Golf Club in West Kelowna 2) board a houseboat cruise of Okanagan Lake, provided by The Boardroom including an open bar, and being catered by Original Joe’s Restaurant, where Clark Gillies may or may not do this again:
3) play three days of hockey practice, scrimmage, and a final showdown for the VT Cup (a replica Stanley Cup, complete with engraved names of past winners) in a charity game 4) be accomodated at 5 star The Cove Resort in West Kelowna, and participate in all our social activities (hint: the event is also sponsored by Okanagan Spring Brewery and Ex Nihilo Winery), where Bryan Trottier may or may not shave his signature moustache as part of an impromtu midnight charity auction again to the tune of a karaoke’d rendition of Sweet Home Alabama:
Oh, I forgot to mention, they get to do all these things with NHL Hall of Fame Legends Bob Bourne, Clark Gillies, Dale Hawerchuk, Billy Smith, Dave Semenko, Bryan Trottier, Larry Melnyk, Steve Shutt, Ron Flockhart, and Doug Bodger, who by the way, are all still really good at hockey. Our players also recieve 2 personalized jerseys (home and away, with choice of number), a free stick and gloves, and various other freebees of all kinds. For a hockey fan, it’s a pretty big deal.
While it’s too late to sign up or sponsor for this year, you my loyal readers, can still purchase tickets for the VT Cup Championship game, of which 100% of ticket sales will directly
benefit the Rick Hansen Foundation. Tickets are $7.50, pretty freaking decent to see that amount of NHL caliber in one game. The game is a lot of fun for players and fans alike; we’ll have some local personalities provide in-game entertainment, so bring your friends, family, kids, and of course yourself for a great afternoon of entertainment. Puck drops at 1:00 PM at the Royal LePage Place Arena in West Kelowna on August 7th. There will be an open autograph session for any and all fans to get all the pros to scribble on whatever you want at noon as well.
Hope to see you all there!