To the organizers of RibFest 2022,
I was turned away from RibFest because I chose to bring our family dog with me to Rocky Point Park.
Additionally, your employee was aggressively rude and condescending regarding the matter.
You may wish to emphasize to your employees that when dealing with unhappy prospective customers at events held at Rocky Point Park, it is inadvisable to immediately become argumentative.
This is not a private nightclub on Granville Street; it is a public park operated in trust by the municipality on behalf of local ratepayers and citizens.
RibFest operates as a guest of the municipality, not the other way around.
As a homeowner in Port Moody, I cannot support the takeover of our community amenities by organizations running events that exclude family pets, especially when held in parkland that is routinely used for dogwalking by hundreds of locals, especially on weekends.
I hope RibFest revises their policy for future events.