Friday, March 4, 2016
Vipers Hosts Engagement:
Vipers hosts engagement
by Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star
Mar 4, 2016
Tony Kerby thought, while in Canada, go to a hockey game and propose to his wife, Marlies Hoogeboom.
The British pair, visiting Vernon on a ski holiday from their home in Surrey (not that one, the one outside London), were receiving well wishes from everyone around them in Section F after Kerby slipped an engagement ring onto Hoogeboom’s finger in the first intermission of Feb. 26’s Vernon Vipers’ regular season home finale at Kal Tire Place.
“We’ve been together since 2000 and we got married four years ago in New Zealand but we never had a proper engagement,” beamed Kerby, 35, a police officer. “I felt like she deserved a proper engagement.”
“I had no idea he was going to do this,” said Hoogeboom, 40, an accounts director for a facilities management company.
It’s the first engagement for both.
The couple, married four years ago, celebrated their first anniversary Monday.
They married on Feb. 29.
The pair came to Canada to ski but, as long as they were in the country, why not go to a hockey game? That’s where Kerby got the idea to propose to Hoogeboom.
Neither had been to a hockey game before. Unfortunately, the home team lost 8-1 to the Wenatchee Wild.
The couple was heading to Fairmont and Lake Louise after Silver Star Mountain Resort left a lasting impression.
“I’ve skied all over the world, in eight countries, probably at 35 different resorts, and Silver Star is, by far, my favourite resort,” said Kerby.