A Calgary social media influencer appears to have gotten under the skin of Calaway Park officials by taking to the airwaves complaining about the cost of the facility, just west of Calgary.
Local TikTok star Callum has been on a tirade against Calaway Park for their $47.95 entrance fee, noting Canada’s Wonderland, a much bigger facility in Ontario, charges basically the same.
He has made three TikTok videos mocking the park for their pricing – but this week park officials fought back.
In a phone call Callum recorded, a male and female park official can be heard telling him to cease and desist with his social media criticisms or face the consequences.
Neither of the park officials will identify themselves when asked by Callum, who thought they may have been phoning to offer him free tickets to try and quell the feud.
“We will not be giving you free tickets. There are going to be consequences if you continue,” the man tells Callum.
“To your TikToks video, to your continuing defamation… we’ve got it all documented. All we’re trying to do right now is common sense and have some adults in the room. We are giving you this as a courtesy call.
“I won’t give you my name, at this point you can choose…. if you want to proceed. It’s up to you, Callum, we’re giving you this opportunity.”
The woman then tells Callum they are upset about comments he made about Calaway Park “going under” and how “it sucks.”
The man then appears to threaten Callum with legal action if he continues making his TikTok videos.
“We’ll spend some time and spend some money on this if you would like us to,” he tells Callum.
“We are asking you to be professional if you’re in the media… and also being an adult in the room.”
When informed by Callum he would likely be posting their conversation online, the Calaway Park official quickly ends the call.
The Western Standard has left a message for Calaway Park management, but it has yet to be returned.
And the TikTok beats likely go on.
Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard
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