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Old 03-28-2019, 07:14 AM   #1601
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Also didn't realize the first design was scrapped because the dies for the original coin were lost in transit before reaching the Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg.
This case has always interested me, it is surprising that all these years later the dies have never turned up. I like to think someone out there has the most interesting paperweight in Canada.
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Old 03-28-2019, 08:53 AM   #1602
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Does any one remember what was at northland before debajis market was there?
I seem to remember there used to be a Beaver Lumber outlet at the north end of present day Northlands......then again maybe Iím having some kind of early 80ís flashback......
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Old 03-28-2019, 08:55 AM   #1603
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This case has always interested me, it is surprising that all these years later the dies have never turned up. I like to think someone out there has the most interesting paperweight in Canada.
A great Canadian mystery!

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Old 03-28-2019, 09:27 AM   #1604
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I seem to remember there used to be a Beaver Lumber outlet at the north end of present day Northlands......then again maybe Iím having some kind of early 80ís flashback......
Wasn't that at the south end of Market Mall?
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Old 03-28-2019, 10:21 AM   #1605
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Old 03-28-2019, 05:47 PM   #1606
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Wasn't that at the south end of Market Mall?
Hmmmmm.....maybe I was having a flashback
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Old 04-09-2019, 04:18 PM   #1607
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Was just shown this in a lecture today, thought it belonged in here. Pretty crazy looking back at what Canada was like during the cold war. Also seeing what I believe to be Tuxedo and the area around Centre and 16th looked like, especially with the newly planted trees that are now dozens of years old.

Interestingly enough AFAIK this was the only bombing evacuation drill to ever happen in Canada during the cold war and they chose Calgary because it was spread out and would look the most organized on film. Vancouver and Toronto were ruled out because they knew it would look like chaos trying to evacuate them and that'd be bad for the trying to inform the public.

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Was just shown this in a lecture today, thought it belonged in here. Pretty crazy looking back at what Canada was like during the cold war. Also seeing what I believe to be Tuxedo and the area around Centre and 16th looked like, especially with the newly planted trees that are now dozens of years old.



Interestingly enough AFAIK this was the only bombing evacuation drill to ever happen in Canada during the cold war and they chose Calgary because it was spread out and would look the most organized on film. Vancouver and Toronto were ruled out because they knew it would look like chaos trying to evacuate them and that'd be bad for the trying to inform the public.
I grew up in Tuxedo in the early 60's. I remember those sirens going off every once in a blue moon. Also St. Paul's was my first school. Neato.
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Old 04-09-2019, 04:28 PM   #1609
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Was just shown this in a lecture today, thought it belonged in here. Pretty crazy looking back at what Canada was like during the cold war. Also seeing what I believe to be Tuxedo and the area around Centre and 16th looked like, especially with the newly planted trees that are now dozens of years old.

Interestingly enough AFAIK this was the only bombing evacuation drill to ever happen in Canada during the cold war and they chose Calgary because it was spread out and would look the most organized on film. Vancouver and Toronto were ruled out because they knew it would look like chaos trying to evacuate them and that'd be bad for the trying to inform the public.
Jesus Christ Calgary blown up and they send you to Innisfail?
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Here is the deal: For one day only, they are bringing them back to Calgary for an event to honour the history and pay tribute to two decades of fun at Klein’s old watering hole.

You can enjoy the races, some chicken and chips and have a few laughs like it was 1985 again.

You will be able to bet like you did back in the old days by listening to recordings of those legendary imaginary horse races as called by George and raise some money for charity.

If you would like to be part of history, shares a few laughs and have a great afternoon, it all happens Friday, May 31, between noon and 2 p.m.

Tickets, which go for $35, are first come, first served at Eventbrite under the title St. Louis Hotel Throwback Horse Racing.

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2 hours? That's barely enoguh time to get started!
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Old 05-02-2019, 02:10 PM   #1613
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2 hours? That's barely enoguh time to get started!
That's about how long it would take to get in the door.
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