Hank and Sara VanDerScheer and young sons, Ryder and Dylan, live steps away from Niagara Academy. They love sharing their home with Academy student-athletes, which they have done now for 6 years. In the summer, they enjoy time at their pool and enjoy hiking, fishing, going for picnics down at the beach.
Carlos and Desiré Lozano, along with daughters, Cara and Daniela, live in Grimsby. Parrots, Barry and Paco, and parakeet Lucho, also share their home. Cara and Daniela are involved in a variety of activities, but take a particular interest in tennis. As a family, they like to go on day trips and go boating, hiking, […]
Fred and Allison Kruitbosch have 6 grown children and 6 grandchildren. They are active members of their church and encourage a healthy life style. They have exercise equipment at home and enjoy sports and outdoor activities. They both have an interest in music and enjoy playing board games and electronic games.
Kent and Lori Heibert love learning about other cultures and in return, teaching students about local culture. Their two children have grown up and are no longer living at home. Kent has a particular interest in music, while Lori likes baking and cooking. Both enjoy sports, gardening and volunteering in local not-for-profit social programs.
Andrew and Jocelyn Dooley live with their youngest daughter, Rebecca, in Vineland. Andrew and Jocelyn work in health care. They enjoy cycling and taking their dog, Max, on walks along the shore of Lake Ontario. They look forward to showing students from Niagara Academy around the local area.
James, Wendy and 15 year-old Max Brook live in nearby Beamsville. In the winter, their passion is hockey, at which James coaches and Max plays goalie. In the summer, the family enjoys their backyard, with their three dogs and a pool, large green space and huge patio that includes an outdoor TV.
Tom and Rina Bergshoeff live in Vineland with their three children. Rina has a particular interest in tennis and is the Office Administrator and Home Stay Coordinator for Niagara Academy. The whole family enjoys spending time outdoors, biking, hiking, swimming and boating.