Friday, November 28, 2008


I've been meaning to post this (part of an e-mail, below) for a few months. It was sent by a parent of an athlete new to triathlon, to the OAT office. There are many things we can do to improve the quality of our programs in Ontario, but at the end of the day, we're involved in a great sport, with hard-working athletes, and great people. Thanks to everyone who worked hard to make the 2008 season a success. (Edit: especially the coaches and parents who scrambled to pull the Ontario Games course together at the last minute!)

Dear Linda,

Again, thank-you for all of the hard work you and everyone put into the KOS Series, and more specifically the Ontario Games this season. My son had an absolutely awesome summer. As a parent, when I talk to some of his friends ("How was your summer?", What did you do?", etc.) I got a number of "Oh, not much", "slept till 3", and "played a lot of Xbox".

My son was up biking at 6 - swimming and running and some golf each day. The difference was amazing.

He got to see many places in the province that he had never seen and meet some pretty amazing people - all of whom have a common interest.

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