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Hockey Greats Fantasy Camp – The Itinerary


There's a reason a kabillion NHLers live here.


Well, everything is all finalized for the Fantasy Camp.  For our guests that read my blog, you’ll enjoy the rest of this entry.  For the rest of you, hopefully you’ll find it appealing for next year!  Our itinerary!






Wednesday, August 4th – Check-in Day

Whenever-you-get-here-o’clock:  CHECK IN!

Grab a gift bag, get your room key, make yourself comfortable and grab a drink.

4:30 — We’ll have appetizers, beverages and introductions on the patio, and will use tonight as a casual get-to-know-each-other.  There will be an open bar until 8:00p.m, a cash bar after, and all the free beer (and other drinks) you can handle up in the hospitality suite (you’ve got keys and it’s loaded with wonderful Okanagan Spring 1516 and Pale Ale), but don’t feel pressured to keep up with the well-seasoned livers of our ex-NHLers.  (Disclaimer: The Bourne boys will be staying in the hospitality suite, and reserve the right to kick you the eff out when it gets too late.  Sincerely, one of the Bourne boys)

For our guests: we only invite NHLers that are fun, engaging people (with the exception of Clark Gillies who’s here out of family obligation), so introduce yourselves and sit wherever, it’s your camp.

Thursday, August 5th – Hockey & Golf Day

7:00a.m. – 9:00a.m. — At any point in that time-window, a nice Breakfast will be available in the Grand Reserve Room for all our guests (walk out the front door of the lobby and straight into the connected building).

9:00 — Bus leaves for Royal Lepage Place. *BRING HOCKEY GEAR AND GOLF CLUBS

10:00 – 10:45 — On-ice stuff: warm-up, a few drills, a few pulled groins, that sort of thing. If you want extra help or some tips, ask!  Otherwise we’ll assume you prefer to just do what you do.

Ice Clean

11:00 – 12:00 — Scrimmage. Celebrities have been divided into teams, and our guests have both black & white jerseys, so you’ll switch which group of pro’s you play with each day.

12:whenever — Hop on bus to Shannon Lake Golf Course.  Lunch will be provided courtesy Augustino’s Restaurant.  (Note: At this time a limousine will pick-up the wives and other family members for the Okanagan wine tour.)

2:00 shotgun start — A leisurely round of golf (as in, format non-specific. Just enjoy your round)

Free, social evening — Some may need naps, some may need drinks – do your thing, it’s been a long day.

Friday, August 6th – Hockey & Houseboat & Hotstove Day

7:00a.m. – 9:00a.m. — Breakfast

9:00 — Bus

10:00 – 10:45 — On-ice stuff: warm-up, a few drills, more pulled groins, etc.

Ice Clean

11:00 – 12:00 — Scrimmage

*We have a fairly quick transition here – the houseboat is 12:30 – 4:30, so shower up and hit the bus!

12:30 – 4:30 — Aforementioned houseboat, with a great lunch spread provided by Original Joe’s.

6:00p.m. — Down to the patio for the “Hot Stove”, sandwiches, and the open bar.  You’re welcome to ask any and all questions to our group of NHLers – a group that owns over 20 rings and boasts five Hall-of-Famers

Saturday, August 7th – The Big Game

9:00a.m. — 11:00a.m. – Breakfast

11:45 — Pro’s depart on bus for autograph signing with the public

12:45 — Guests depart on bus for arena

2:00 — The Big Game.  We play for the VT Cup (in honour Victor Thomas Bourne), and the right to have your name permanently etched on the side.  Bob Bourne? Two for two. Justin? Oh-fer.  There will be a small crowd, and all ticket sales will go to the Rick Hansen Foundation. (The foundation will have a presence at the camp all week via their ambassadors Jeff Bourne and Stef Barber)

5:30 — Wind-up Gala begins.  As per usual, open bar with wine and other drinks

6:00p.m. — Dinner is served (Carved roast beef & salmon), closing statements and thank you’s.

Mustaches for charity! ...after midnight.



11 Responses to “Hockey Greats Fantasy Camp – The Itinerary”
  1. AiH says:


  2. minnesotagirl71 says:

    Hmmm – player track, wives/family members track…now you need a fan track. It could include seminars on why we shouldn’t blame the refs, why we shouldn’t yell “SHOOOOOOOT!” and why we should never refer to players by their nicknames. You could create your own legion of perfect hockey fans and send us out into arenas to spread our knowledge amongst the uninformed. Ok – maybe not.

  3. crushasaurus says:

    AiH gets “best comment ever”.

    But seriously, apart from all the meat that’s mentioned, this sounds like my 40 year old self’s dream holiday.

  4. Father Jay says:

    I have been cyber-stalking this fantasy camp for two years now. What happens if I’m not, howdoyousay, a golfer. Is it possible to just ride the cart and watch others play?

  5. jtbourne says:

    Ahh, you’d be one of many, good sir. There’s usually a handful of guys that just enjoy an afternoon of drinks and sun. I’ll give you $9 off too, done.

  6. Mike says:

    This looks terrible. So glad I’m not there.

  7. john says:

    wow that sounds like fun. I hope you get some video of the camp and post it up, especially the big game.

  8. Brianna says:

    Here’s a video of the man im “obligated” to call my father… dancing with himself. A little more insight into the happenings on the houseboat…

    (its cell phone quality.. deal with it)

  9. Brianna says:

    and here he is again destroying humanity… i feel i must defend his masculinity after the dancing :)

    ohhh Ryan Walters… you silly, silly man.

  10. Sherry says:

    Oh I am so jealous – and I wish I could golf and/or play hockey. My last few days have been too crammed with work and yesterday I was faced with a literal shit storm when I got home and opened up the room in which the aged dog had been sealed (with her “bankey” and comfy bed mind you) while we left for 4 hours so they could spray for ants. So that was an evening of fun trying to clean that up…

    Sigh, the itin just sounds like too much fun, and it’s so beautiful there. Hope everyone has a great time.

    And Bri – at least you get to watch So You Think You Can Dance unencumbered by Justin’s lack of interest. And speaking of dancing – Go Cla-ark, Go Cla-ark! :)

  11. matt says:

    Sad to say I’m only minutes away, yet not talking part. Stupid blown acl/meniscus.

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