Billet Families Wanted

by | Jul 4, 2023


Billet Families Wanted: Open Your Home to a Promising Hockey Player at Okanagan Hockey Academy

Penticton, July 4th, 2023— Okanagan Hockey Academy, renowned for its exceptional athletic and academic programs, is thrilled to announce the launch of our 22nd year of providing top-quality opportunities to outstanding student-athletes from around the globe. As we gear up for another exciting school year commencing in September, we are actively seeking Billet Families in the Penticton Area to host male and/or female student-athletes and become an integral part of their journey.

With seven teams and a total of 140 talented athletes between the ages of 13 and 17, Okanagan Hockey Academy prides itself on fostering positive personal growth in academics, athletics, and citizenship. We firmly believe that the support and care provided by Billet Families play a vital role in creating a nurturing home away from home for these aspiring young individuals.

As a Billet Family, you will offer a welcoming and supportive environment, ensuring our student-athletes have the stability they need to thrive on and off the ice. By becoming a Billet Family, you have the opportunity to make a significant impact on a student-athlete’s life while forging lifelong connections and memories.

“We are eternally grateful to the Grant’s for taking Jake in and giving him the best experience this year. They are an amazing family that has gone above and beyond to ensure Jake is a part of the family and has what he needs on and off the ice to be successful. Their kindness, generosity and loving and supportive nature has made sending Jake away this year much easier and we’ve hardly ever had to worry about him” -The DeMone family

To show our appreciation for your generosity, Billet Families will receive a remuneration of $775 per month for each student-athlete hosted in their home. This compensation reflects our commitment to acknowledging your essential role in supporting these exceptional individuals’ dreams and aspirations.

If you are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity and how you can open your home to a talented student-athlete(s), we encourage you to reach out to Garth Astles, our Coordinator of Residential Life. Garth is available to provide detailed information, address any questions or concerns you may have, and guide you through becoming a valued Billet Family.

Contact information:

Garth Astles

Coordinator of Residential Life

Phone: 250.487.9322


About Okanagan Hockey Academy:

Established in 2002, Okanagan Hockey Academy is a leading institution providing full-time academic and athletic programs to outstanding student-athletes from around the world. With a strong focus on positive personal growth in academics, athletics, and citizenship, our academy is dedicated to nurturing talent, fostering excellence, and shaping well-rounded individuals. For more information, visit