This weekend marks our Annual Parent and Billet Parent Appreciation Weekend where our organization gets an opportunity to thank our great families for all that they do. Without the PONTIAC Billet Families opening their homes to our players, who come to Bonnyville throughout North America, we would not be able to sustain a franchise in our great community.
On Friday the moms and dads were invited to take part in “A Day in the Life of a Bonnyville PONTIAC” where they could participate in our pre-practice talk, our on-ice practice, our team workout and end with our team video and daily team building. Last night an Appreciation Dinner was held and combined President, Head Coach/General Manager and Player speeches to reinforce the importance and appreciation to both the parents and billet families. Our moms were presented with roses and our dads Bonnyville PONTIAC ball caps.
Today the parents and billet parents attended our pre-game skate in preparation of our game against the Whitecourt WOLVERINES and are invited into our Player Lounge before the game and in between periods for refreshments and food.
Our Appreciation Weekend caps off on Sunday with game two of our double header against the Whitecourt WOLVERINES.
Often overlooked is the role that billet families play in our team’s success and our player’s personal growth. Our Billets are the reason that the Bonnyville PONTIACS continue to grow.