|Project 365.4 the neighbours boys at Sledfest|
|Ian giving Tyler the thumbs up|
Tyler was up next for his first race...
Josh up again for his second round
But was really disappointed with how the prize was awarded.
I was shocked.
She then went on to say those of you that add things to the internet please only post positive things as we would like to do this again. She thanked many people who helped then started calling out names, handed them their plaque and quickly moved onto the next name. It was so fast that by the time I raised my phone, Josh was already leaving the doorway.
I think Sledfest is a great family community event and would like to see it continue on but tired or not she could have put a bit more effort into acknowledging everyone's accomplishments. Josh is 11 amongst a group of men who raced. He was so excited to participate and winning was even more excited. He should be proud that he beat all those men he raced against.
Josh with his winning plaque...
Surely with all the donations to make this event happen, with the entrance fees and spectator fees they could have put first place on the plaque at least. I have no idea how many thousands of dollars it cost to put on this event (an article I read said it can cost up to $40,000) but surely putting 1st place on a plaque wouldn't have busted the bank.
The boys planned on entering tomorrow too but really lost their motivation after this few minutes of having the awards passed out.
I hope Sledfest comes back again next year but I hope they put a little more time and energy into awarding everyone's successes and accomplishes so sorry lady if my post is negative but I don't believe in rewarding bad behaviour with positive reinforcement. I do thank Wasaga Beach for allowing this to happen and all the behind the scenes people who helped as I know it took a lot and i do hope to see this event or similar ones back again next year. I'm a summer girl and to get me to stand outside for 8 hours in the freezing cold is a major accomplishment :)
Congratulations Josh O'Leary for winning your 500 Studed stock race (or what ever it's official title was)!!! We are proud of you!