Challenge Penticton offering homestay program

Challenge Penticton has homestay program for locals to welcome athletes into their homes

Valley First Challenge Penticton (VFCP) has started a home stay program for professional athletes.

The program allows athletes to visit the city when they normally may not due to accommodation cost or availability. It will also allow the host family to learn about another city or country’s culture. The homestay program is available to international as well as Canadian pro athletes in VFCP Canada. Triathlon athletes visit from all over the world and some prefer to stay with a family.

Homestays are offered out of generosity by local homeowners who would enjoy the experience of hosting an athlete (with spouse or trainer) and bringing the excitement of VFCP into your home.

Only bedroom facilities, access to a bathroom and a kitchen is required.  Homestay hosts are not obligated to prepare meals or offer transportation assistance.  However, they may do so if they wish. Homestay stays range from one to seven nights during the dates of the VFCP  race dates to include Aug. 24. Once an athlete that fits a residences’ requirements is found, and a compatibility is established, contact information is shared. Athlete and residence can then set up the details required to make this a great experience for everyone.

To house an athlete, a questionnaire needs to be filled out. Contact Kelly Hopkins at or call 250-276-2163 to get a questionnaire.