INTERESTED IN BECOMING A BILLET FAMILY?
The Fernie Ghostriders Hockey Club welcomes young men from throughout Canada and the United States into the community. The players who are selected to participate with the Fernie Ghostriders hockey team are between 16 and 20 years of age, and their stay can last anywhere from a day to an entire hockey season. While they are members of the Fernie Ghostriders, players do not live on their own; therefore, accommodation is required for them.
A monthly allowance will be provided to billets to help offset the cost of food while the player is staying with them, plus two season tickets for each billet home.
When these young men become members of the Fernie Ghostriders organization, they are provided with a billet family to live with throughout their season here in Fernie. We are looking for billet families within the community who are willing to provide a safe place for our players to reside; who can offer a private bedroom, healthy meals and food choices, as well as a positive home atmosphere which will help support these young men in their development on and off the ice.
CREATE LASTING MEMORIES
For many of these young players, this will be their first experience living away from home. Opening your home can help enrich a player’s life, which can also be a very rewarding experience for you and your family, one that creates lasting memories. This experience often leads to lifelong bonds between billet families, the players and their own families, even as the players move on throughout their hockey careers.
If you think billeting is a fit for you and your family, please fill out the Billet Home Application provided.
For any further information or questions regarding the Fernie Ghostriders Billet program, please get in touch with billet coordinator Nicholle Auger at firstname.lastname@example.org