Ex-Canuck sued over exploding BBQ at his Kelowna vacation property

David Booth played for the Canucks until 2014.
David Booth played for the Canucks until 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

An NHL player is being sued in a B.C. court over a barbecue dinner that, according to court documents, went horribly wrong at a vacation property in Kelowna.

Detroit Red Wings forward David Booth and his wife Ashley Booth are both named as defendants in the notice of civil claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court last Thursday.

Booth played for the Canucks from 2011 to 2014 before being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs. He’s now a member of the Detroit Red Wings.

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According to the court documents, plaintiff Jason Feinstadt and a group of people had rented the Lakeside Road property from the Booths back in June.

Online real estate listings describe the property as a 5,700-square-foot lakeside home valued at just under $4 million, with five bedrooms, an outdoor entertaining area and 500 feet of waterfront.

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Feinstadt claims that while he was at the property, he tried to light the property’s barbecue — only to have it explode into flames, according to the court filing.

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The suit claims Feinstadt suffered burns to his face and neck, both arms, hands and legs.

He further claims he now suffers from anxiety and has difficulty sleeping.

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The suit now alleges that the Booths were negligent in managing the property, “permitting the premises to be… inadequately maintained and in a dangerous condition and a danger and a trap to persons accessing the premises.”

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Feinstadt is asking for general and special damages, along with damages for a loss of earning capacity.

None of the claims have been proven in court.

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