Something’s not right with Challenge Penticton

There seems to be a strange odour coming from the offices of Challenge Penticton.

There seems to be a strange odour coming from the offices of Challenge Penticton.

Is it just me or does there seem to be very little communication between the board of directors of this community owned race and the community? Am I wrong, does the city now not control the franchise or the rights to our event? How is registration doing?  Do we have major sponsors secured? Are we going to wait for June or July to market the race?

Why were Laura and Barb unceremoniously dumped? It was stated in the papers that the board had decided to change direction and that sounds pretty damn lame to me.

Having worked with them over the years and seeing what they accomplished in one short year, I am befuddled, why would you release all the knowledge, the contacts and amazing work ethics of these two?

Since they have been let go there does not seem to be any direction or communication from the board.

I also thought Judy Sentes was appointed to be the city’s representative on the board and it would appear they are not communicating with her either. Someone who has a library full of contacts from all over the world and was involved with Ironman since it’s inception, why would you not use that knowledge?

Perhaps this so-called board believes this is their race now, well here is a news flash for you, it is our event and right now it would appear the people in control definitely do not know what they are doing because the silence is deafening.

Last report that I heard when Barb and Laura were still there was that we only had somewhere just over 300 registered, that is so not enough.

I think the people who have the most to lose, if this event fails, need to wake up and start asking questions of this board and the city council.

Please correct me if I am wrong.

George Bergquist

Penticton