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Old 02-01-2019, 10:46 PM   #1541
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remember the exciting Kingo Bingo with Don Wood, I believe as the caller. that was exciting TV
Kingo Bingo was awesome. We never won, but came really close quite a few times.
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Old 02-02-2019, 06:19 PM   #1542
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Not exactly nostalgia related but does anyone have any info on the Beddington/Deerfoot interchange? I'm really curious why the engineers and city would approve an interchange that doesn't access all four directions? I would assume that if they tried to do something like that again the public would be largely against it during open house sessions.
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Old 02-02-2019, 08:40 PM   #1543
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Not exactly nostalgia related but does anyone have any info on the Beddington/Deerfoot interchange? I'm really curious why the engineers and city would approve an interchange that doesn't access all four directions? I would assume that if they tried to do something like that again the public would be largely against it during open house sessions.
Gonna bet that it had to do with the fact that there wasn't much of anything north of Beddington back when it was built, and with the railroad tracks and Nose Creek, the extra bridge would have been an expense that everyone paid for, but few benefited from. And now that 96th/Airport Tr. is built, they'll simply never build what you're talking about.

There's a similar situation with Stoney and 96th ave NE. They only built the NB-WB and the EB-SB ramps, so if you're SB on Stoney, you can't go WB, and if you're EB on 96th, you can't go NB. But with that one, they've actually graded the ramps, just not actually built/paved them. They're just putting it off so that parasites like me don't have easy access to Saddleridge Safeway.
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Old 02-03-2019, 08:47 AM   #1544
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I remember Woodwards at the south end. It had both a clothing/department store section and a grocery store. You could put your bagged groceries into a large plastic bin and it went through an underground roller chute and you could pick them up at the little station at the far end of the parking lot.


Holy cow that’s a flashback. I used to shop at that Woodwards quite often!
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Old 02-04-2019, 10:11 AM   #1545
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I didn't grow up in Calgary but did spend a couple of summers here, and would periodically pass through town at Christmas if we went skiing to Banff. But do have a couple of memories/nostalgia items:

1. remembering fondly the arcades and head shops that used to be on Stephen Avenue and in the vicinity. My cousin and I spend a lot of time playing video games in them the two summers we were living here.

2. thinking how awesome it was when John Laurie Blvd was built and we could bypass most of Calgary when heading west coming from the north by taking McKnight-John Laurie-14 Street NW - 16 Ave. That seemed to much faster than having to come all the way down to 16th.

On the topic of the TV channel that just had news etc., did Calgary every have one that had airport arrival/departure info? I recall Edmonton having one but never spent enough time in Calgary during the era to see if Calgary had an equivalent.
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Old 02-04-2019, 11:07 AM   #1546
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Are you old enough to remember when the zoo had a playground that was on water? Like you'd play around on this big fake boat or something, then you'd jump from block to block on these little ~two foot square islands dotted all over the water. If you missed a landing, you were in the pond soaking wet. I remember my cousin falling in once. What a hilarious way to make a playground. Would have been around 1981 it was like that.
Didn't it have displays for ants in it too?
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I still remember that text based news channel on TV. My parents used to watch it all the time.
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:04 PM   #1548
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:12 PM   #1549
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40 years and nothing has changed in that part of the world.
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:22 PM   #1550
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Remember when the Score (channel 30) only gave box scores and then later highlights. Then they ruined it by having live people on. and then crappy wrestling.
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:29 PM   #1551
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Remember when the Score (channel 30) only gave box scores and then later highlights. Then they ruined it by having live people on. and then crappy wrestling.
Yes, do you remember when they first first started and only gave game odds?
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Old 02-04-2019, 01:57 PM   #1552
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Yes, do you remember when they first first started and only gave game odds?
I remember when that first came on I thought "What a stupid thing", then ended up watching it for hours. Just looking at the scores and stats. I remember waiting the see a Flames result or whatever and I'd leave the room and miss it, then have to wait for it to come around on the rotation again.
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:38 PM   #1553
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When driving down Macleod Trail, will flash back to when their was a Dennys, which I think is still there around 70th Avenue? and the Fullers restaurant pretty much next door. Cant recall if I ever saw another Fullers. If I recall, it was rather Dennys like?
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:07 PM   #1554
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When driving down Macleod Trail, will flash back to when their was a Dennys, which I think is still there around 70th Avenue? and the Fullers restaurant pretty much next door. Cant recall if I ever saw another Fullers. If I recall, it was rather Dennys like?
the Fullers family went on to found the restaurant chain known as Earls
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:34 PM   #1555
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And then we had Talking Yellow Pages. The Yellow Pages had that directory of 4-digit codes where you could listen to things like weather, news, sports scores, horoscopes, and other mundane things. In my pre-internet youth I thought that was so modern and current and on-demand.
521-5222

I remember going to work with my parents back in the day and i would use that thing to play these touch tone role playing games...I could check the Flames score (updated every 30 minutes!!!!)...movie reviews...top 10 songs...joke of the day. I could entertain myself for hours with those little 4 digit codes.

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Yes, do you remember when they first first started and only gave game odds?
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:07 PM   #1557
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Anyone remember the old White Spots. Not the ones now but the old chainthsg was a steakhouse with kick ass salad bar
There was one on 16th ave where there is a pub now and one on 33 ave sw.
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:45 PM   #1558
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Anyone remember the old White Spots. Not the ones now but the old chainthsg was a steakhouse with kick ass salad bar
There was one on 16th ave where there is a pub now and one on 33 ave sw.


Yes!! I remember the one on Richmond road vaguely as a small child... I always assumed it was white spots first attempt at expansion? So it wasn’t the same white spot?!!
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I remember driving past the White Spot in Forest Lawn and seeing the aftermath of the kid that had been sent on fire. memories
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Anyone remember the old White Spots. Not the ones now but the old chainthsg was a steakhouse with kick ass salad bar
There was one on 16th ave where there is a pub now and one on 33 ave sw.
Worst steak i had ever been served in my life. The one on 16 Ave.

It was like a chunk of salt lick that they charred and served as meat.
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