Okanagan Hockey School maintains its commitment to becoming a primary tenant in a prospective dormitory development to house its students who are now billeted in homes.
OHS had entered into a non-binding term sheet to become a tenant if the company – Okanagan Elite Hockey Association (OEHA) – had been successful in building a dormitory on land currently owned by the City of Penticton adjacent to the South Okanagan Events Centre.
OHS is not connected with the ownership or operation of Okanagan Elite Hockey Association and does not plan to enter into any future agreements with the organization. With the expiry of that deal, OHS continues to be open to discussions with a developer who will purchase land and build and appropriate dormitory facility that could provide housing for its academy and hockey school students
“This is an addition to our business that will ensure the long-term sustainability of OHS in Penticton while providing affordable, secure, safe and comfortable housing for our students who are mainly from outside the area,” says OHS president Andy Oakes.
Okanagan Hockey School has been operating with the highest professional standards for the past 50 years. Its Okanagan Hockey Academy offers high school education and hockey training for up to 120 male and female students at a time. Students attend Penticton Senior Secondary through a partnership arrangement with the Penticton School District 67. The company’s operations are located in the South Okanagan Events Centre where students receive their hockey training.
See Hockey dorm put on ice for details about what’s happening with the dormitory project