In this TV movie spin off of the hit sitcom Life with Derek, the sibling rivalry continues between Derek (Michael Seater) and Casey (Ashley Leggat) when the McDonald-Venturi kids visit the girls’ hard-edged grandmother, Felicia (Kate Trotter) at her beautiful lakefront resort. Despite getting the cold shoulder from their step-gran, Derek and his siblings are determined to make the most of what the Great Blue Heron Lodge has to offer. Things heat up when Casey meets Jesse (Nico Archambault; So You Think You Can Dance Canada Season One winner), a handsome young dancer working as a waiter at the lodge, while Derek falls for Roxy (Kristen Gutoskie), the rich girl who lives across the lake. When Derek discovers that his new crush’s father plans to buy Felicia’s lodge and develop the whole area, all differences are set aside so the McDonald-Venturi kids can save the lake and show Felicia what being a family is all about. Also starring John Ralston (Living in Your Car), Joy Tanner, Daniel Magder, Jordan Todosey and Ariel Waller.
Vacation with Derek was directed by Michael McGowan (Saint Ralph) and created by Daphne Ballon (Life with Derek).
9o-minute television movie
Family Channel in Canada.
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Shaftesbury Sales Company