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Park commissioner steps down from PNE board after incident at Fright Night

November 6th, 2009 · 44 Comments

Boy, I can’t believe what local politics are coming to. I hope that everyone out there has confessed to all childhood shoplifting incidents or the time they were overheard calling their office-cubicle neighbour “a dork.”

Anyway, here’s the latest from park board commissioner Raj Hundal, via the constantly employed Ian Baillie.


On the evening of Sunday, October 25, I went to the PNE’s Fright Nights with four other members of my extended family.  At approximately 8:15, our group went through a haunted house. On exiting the attraction, a Fright Night actor dressed as a mental patient came close to a member of our group, as is expected at Fright Night. While I am unclear as to what startled him, I understand that my cousin pushed the actor away from him.  A complaint of assault was then logged by the actor with PNE security. My relative was asked to leave the premises as per the zero tolerance policy at the PNE and he did so. The rest of our group was allowed to remain in the theme park and we did so.

I sincerely regret the actions of my cousin. As a member of the board for the PNE I have a duty to set a high standard of conduct for the organization. I have an old fashion view of responsibility and while I had no role in the incident, I am concerned that my role on the board has been compromised. To protect the integrity of the PNE board and to eliminate any perceived conflict of interest due to this incident, I have stepped down from my position as a member of the board of directors for the PNE.

In closing, let me state that I have the highest personal regard for all PNE staff and I am still very upset that this incident occured. I want to thank PNE security for their professionalism and apologize for any confusion the disturbance caused. In addition I want to extend my apologies to the staff member. I hope this actor will continue to do excellent work at the PNE in the years to come.

Raj Hundal
Park Board Commissioner

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