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The BOchelor party

by Derek Jory / Vancouver Canucks
When a buddy gets engaged, one of the first things that spring to mind is the bachelor party.

When Ephraim Fung got engaged, James Lewis, Tim Ainge and Matt Desmarais began planning something a little different – a BOchelor party.

The idea was as simple as it was original: throw a Bo Horvat themed stag in Las Vegas. A BOchelor party, if you will.

Hey, it’s catchier than a Radim Vrbachelor party.

“We’re big fans of Bo, he’s probably one of the most exciting players in recent memory on the team,” said Lewis, a producer with Global BC. “He’s a relatable guy in the sense that he’s having the time of his life playing for the team and following his passion. He’s easy to cheer for.”

For three of the four party animals, the BOchelor party travels began in Vancouver. Donning their matching Canucks Horvat 53 jerseys, they made their way to the airport on public transit, unexpectedly turning heads.

“It’s funny, we actually got more questions about why we’re wearing Canucks jerseys in late April in Vancouver than we did in Vegas,” laughed Lewis.

Four guys wearing Horvat jerseys, carrying cutouts of Bo’s face, had a memorable time in Vegas, including a stop at the Grand Canyon. Lewis tweeted their travels, hoping to catch the attention of Horvat and of course he responded to the shenanigans.

“That was one of the highlights for us! We got a response from Bo, it’s the closest any of us have ever gotten to meeting him.”

“The cherry on top would have been Bo showing up at the reception.”

That would have been a BOnus, you mean.

Congratulations to Ephraim and his lovely bride Sophie!

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