Organizer apologizes for chaotic Easter egg hunt

There were some very upset children and parents at an Easter egg hunt in Laval over the weekend. The organizer has taken to Facebook to apologize for lax security.

Thousands of people turned up for the Cocothon hunt at a nature centre and there was some impatience as it got underway. Some parents sent their children around the barriers to grab eggs before the official start.

In some cases, children who'd found some eggs and put them in their Easter baskets had them pilfered when they turned their backs.

As well, Video of the event shows some children and adults trampling bushes at the nature centre in their hunt for eggs.

The organizer says she is left with a huge debt and a bitter taste in her mouth.

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  1. Nicolas posted on 04/21/2014 09:14 AM
    The kids will get over it.
  2. John F. posted on 04/21/2014 09:47 AM
    This is a perfect example of a "Me, Myself & I" generation teaching the future generation the same principals. Who cares about any rules or anyone else, just go and get the "prize" anyway you can no matter what damage is caused.

    What a pathetic society we live in today.

    My sympathies to the organizers whom didn't realize that security for a so-called family event in today's world requires the "riot squad" to be present.

    No apology necessary from them but one from the "families" would be appropriate.
    1. Sic posted on 04/21/2014 11:26 AM
      @John F. Teaching the next generation indeed. There is a saying that goes you plant cucumbers you get cucumbers . People with no manners cannot teach their children to have some.
  3. Jack posted on 04/21/2014 02:43 PM
    First world problems.
    1. Karyn posted on 04/21/2014 04:51 PM
      @Jack First world problems. ????
  4. Kathy posted on 04/21/2014 05:58 PM
    If you were not there they you don't know how long of a wait there was. I left after one hour and was no where near the start line. Don't blame the parents or kids for the way the event turned out. There was a major lack of volunteers and ticket sales were still being advertised a half hour before event began so there had to be some way the event coordinator was aware of how many tickets purchased on line. The location where eggs were scattered was way too small and no wonder the hunt lasted 2 minutes. Priority should have berm given to those who purchased on line before letting in onsite ticket sales in before those who had their tickets! I can't imagine having cavies and toddlers waiting for 2 hours getting close to lunch time cranky kids so don't judge!
    1. Sic posted on 04/22/2014 08:41 AM
      @Kathy Everyone else's fault , typical.
    2. dave posted on 04/22/2014 12:07 PM
      @Kathy srsly? people showed up three hours early. you show up at 9:30 for something starting at noon, you're gonna have to wait hours, that's basic math.
  5. Elizabeth posted on 04/21/2014 07:24 PM
    1. Laval
    2. Pathetic parents with their devil-spawn
    3. It's all about how MUCH they can teach their kids to have. It's not about anything related to community spirit, but greed, pure and simple.
  6. Caroline posted on 04/22/2014 04:21 PM
    Pathetic bunch of people and shame on you all. An organization tries to do something decent for others and this is how it turns out - animals all of you. I even read somewhere where parents demanded their lousy $3 bucks back. Nice. Teach your children well. This whole thing sickens me.
  7. Richard posted on 04/25/2014 09:46 AM
    The everyone gets a trophy generation are now having kids
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