Thursday, December 10, 2009

How Willie Saved Christmas

We all know Willie Win is the Trot 4 Kids mascot. He appears in races, travels around the country and meets kids from all over. What we didn't know is that Willie Win is a hero! Check out this Christmas poem about how Willie saves Christmas.

Willie's Christmas Ornaments

Have you seen the latest issue of Trot 4 Kids? In our December issue we included Christmas ornament cut outs for your Christmas tree.

Willie wants all the kiddies out there to have their own set of ornaments so he's decided to put the ornaments on his blog!

Simply click on the ornaments to enlarge, print out, colour and hang on your Christmas tree!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Willie's Christmas Card

Willie Win would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays! He's created a super cool Christmas card you can print out and send to all your friends and family.

Don't forget to send one to Willie, he loves to get mail. His address is:

Willie Win
2150 Meadowvale Blvd.
Mississauga, ON
L5N 6R6

Click on the Christmas card to get a full size image, then print! The whole page becomes your Christmas card for you to colour and decorate!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Photos from my trip to the East Coast

I just got back from a whirlwind tour of New Brunswick. While on the East Coast I got to compete in another mascot race, meet the Premier and even got to ride a mechanical bull!!!!! Check out some of my photos from the trip.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mascot Madness at Clinton Raceway!!!!

Willie placed second in the latest Mascot Roadshow Race on Sunday. Mr. Win crossed Clinton Raceway's finish line right behind the winner, CR Trotter . Willie was followed by Sulky Sam in third, Jackpot in fourth and Grandy the Grey in fifth. This was a far different from the earlier race at Grand River which placed Grandy and Sam on the leader board. All this goes to show that the Mascot Roadshow is still anybody's tournament.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Mascot Roadshow Schedule!!!!

Mascot Roadshow Schedule:

Grand River - August 3rd, 2009

Clinton Raceway - August 9th, 2009

Georgian Downs - August 29th, 2009

Hiawatha Horse Park - September 12th, 2009

Western Fair - October 12th, 2009
Willie at Kawartha!!!

Willie would like to thank everyone for coming out to Kawartha on Tuesday. As you can see he had a lot of fun hanging out with you and his other mascot friends like swashbuckler Captain Jack Sparo and Lionel from Boston Pizza!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Mascot RoadShow Opening Race!!!

Willie Win had a blast at Grand River Raceway on Industry Day and he was happy to see all the kids that cheered him on.

Grandy the Grey, Sulky Sam, Jackpot and CR Trotter all showed up for the Mascot RoadShow season opener. Despite this intense competition, Willie didn’t let the pressure of the race get to him as he greeted everyone at the kid-zone and handed out some TROT 4 KIDS gifts. When the mascots were parading to the track the atmosphere became a little tense, but exciting. The mascots all lined up in their post positions behind the starting gate. When asked how he felt at that moment Willie explains, “I no longer cared about anything else in the world. My only concern was closing the gap between myself and the finish line.” Out of the gate in a hurry were Grandy the Grey and Sulky Sam, at that point Willie realized that in all this excitement he forgot to put his Olympic standard running shoes on. At the final length Grandy pulled ahead of Sam to take the win as a disadvantaged Willie continued the deep heated struggle for third against CR Trotter. Sadly Willie came in fourth, but only by a nose. Jackpot, came in a close fifth but quickly exclaimed, “I am happy enough to be invited to this event, especially since I just got my training wheels off.”

The very first Mascot Roadshow was an extremely thrilling one setting the bar high for those to come; it was also an important learning experience for some. “I certainly understand why harness racing values the proper maintenance of racing equipment,” says Willie with respect to his missing running shoes. Willie had such a blast that he didn’t really notice that he came in fourth. He is looking forward to his next race on the Mascot RoadShow at Clinton Raceway on August 16th for Fan Appreciation Day and can’t wait to see all the TROT 4 KIDS fans cheering him on!

The Mascot RoadShow at Grand River Raceway, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Willie to Hangout at Grand River Raceway

Since they will be holding Industry Day and the Battle of Waterloo, Willie will be spending all of next weekend at Grand River Raceway. There will be face painting, balloon artists, a bouncy castle, a jousting ring and plenty of kids’ crafts. You can also take a photo with celebrity horse “Run the Table”! Willie, however, is looking most forward to the Bouncy Pony Stakes where participants bounce inflatable horses along the track. Hopefully you can make it to Grand River Raceway August 2nd and 3rd, ‘cause Willie would really like to see you there!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Anniversary Fun at Kawartha Downs!!!!

On Saturday July 18th, 2008, Willie joined Kawartha Downs to celebrate their 37th anniversary. Over 4,000 fans attended the event. Willie was also joined by Ms. Twist the Balloonologist who used her Ph D in Balloonology to create the most sophisticated balloon buddies in the business. The Kid’s Zone also featured celebrity horse “Goodtimes” who, as you can see, spared a few star struck moments to pose for a photograph with Willie Win. The celebrity horse’s name was quite fitting since good times truly were had by all.

The Kid’s Zone was filled with fantastic giveaways and yummy treats. But most importantly, all of Willie’s friends and fans were there. He hopes to see you all again at other events this summer.