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DGrimm39
newbie
Location: Canada
Member Since: 29th Oct 2004
Total posts: 11
Posted:weavesmiley weavesmiley weavesmiley weavesmiley

[color:blue][B]DGrimm[/B]cool[/color]

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Yex
Yex

Member
Location: Kamloops BC
Member Since: 23rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 97
Posted:calgary has the best transportation system i've ever seen in a canadian city. it doesn't really matter where you are in the city the c-train will take you where you want to go.

"Not all who wander are lost. "

J.R.R. Tolkien

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Drayce
Drayce

newbie
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Member Since: 12th Aug 2005
Total posts: 3
Posted:Wow does there ever seem to be alot of people from Calgary.
After spending this past weekend at the Connect X festival in Saskatchewan, I've developed an interrest in learning poi. Anyone mind of a newbie joins them in practice?


There is no such thing as Good or Bad,
There is only Fun and Boring.

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Blayze
Blayze

Doesn't play well with others...
Location: CANADA
Member Since: 28th Jul 2005
Total posts: 187
Posted:I would LOVE someone to practice with....and I'm pretty new myself! What part of the city are you in?

I smile because I have no idea what is going on...

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Drayce
Drayce

newbie
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Member Since: 12th Aug 2005
Total posts: 3
Posted:I'm in the southwest, down near WestHills shopping center. I also have another friend who lives within walking distance of Sandy Beach in fish creek park. We were actually thinking of going down there to practice some spinning.


where are you?


There is no such thing as Good or Bad,
There is only Fun and Boring.

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Mand
Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada
Member Since: 24th Oct 2003
Total posts: 2317
Posted:Wohoo!

We arrived! biggrin

We are officially living in Canada! (well, once we find somewhere to live, that is!)

bounce bounce2 bounce



Hmmmmm.... cold here, isn't it? umm


Lets steal a spaceship and head for the sun, and shoot the stars with a lemonade ray gun.

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BansheeCat
veteran
Location: lost
Member Since: 29th Jul 2005
Total posts: 1247
Posted:Its cold? It was 30 degrees there last week! And it is about that here this week( west coast) . Hmmn. Maybe you are comparing it to Texas?
Welcome! Sorry I missed you. I was just there, but back home now.
Good luck getting settled
~a


"God *was* my co-pilot, but then we crashed, and I had to eat him..."

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Mand
Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada
Member Since: 24th Oct 2003
Total posts: 2317
Posted:Yeah, it is actually fairly mild here.
But... when you come from 98 deg Texas heat, it's pretty chilly here.
We'll get used to it- hopefully pretty quickly!


Lets steal a spaceship and head for the sun, and shoot the stars with a lemonade ray gun.

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Drayce
Drayce

newbie
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Member Since: 12th Aug 2005
Total posts: 3
Posted:Welcome to Calgary!
The weather can be really uh.. interesting, here. Mostly I find it inconsistent, so it can be a little tricky to get used to. Heck, I've been here for 6 years and still haven't really gotten used to it *grin*

If there is anything you want to know about the city, please feel free to ask. Post, pm, email whatever, I'll do the best I can to help out. wink


There is no such thing as Good or Bad,
There is only Fun and Boring.

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Mand
Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada
Member Since: 24th Oct 2003
Total posts: 2317
Posted:Well, it turned out that Friday was just one random cold day.
Or maybe yesterday was just one random really hot day.
Or maybe the weather really is a bit wacky up here.

Thanks Drayce. We've actually got a few friends up here- one of whom we're currently staying with- who are showing us around.

biggrin


Lets steal a spaceship and head for the sun, and shoot the stars with a lemonade ray gun.

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Blayze
Blayze

Doesn't play well with others...
Location: CANADA
Member Since: 28th Jul 2005
Total posts: 187
Posted:ooooops
Haven't been here in a while.....sorry. I'm in the NW. I usually practice at Princes Island or Bowness park ('cause it's close). We should figure out a day for all of us to get together somewhere...
...soon....before the snow.


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Mand
Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada
Member Since: 24th Oct 2003
Total posts: 2317
Posted:Blayze- someone we met up here mentioned that a lot of people spin at a park on Sunday night. I'll find out which one and PM you (when they get back from burning man).
Yes, spinning will have to be done before the snow and the cold. smile


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Blayze
Blayze

Doesn't play well with others...
Location: CANADA
Member Since: 28th Jul 2005
Total posts: 187
Posted:That sounds awesome! I think there quite a few of us in Calgary that are looking to get together! I can't wait! grouphug

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zig4ya
zig4ya

newbie
Location: Grand Forks, BC, Canada
Member Since: 17th Aug 2005
Total posts: 3
Posted:ya your right mand sun nights at riley park. its just off 14th st at bottom of hill from sait nw, i think 10th or 12th ave somthing like that. listen for the drums. well hopefully its not too cold tonight, its not looking so nice right now. last sun was great, even had hoola fire dancers. most likely ill b down there tonight. peace

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Blue48
Member
Location: London
Member Since: 13th Mar 2005
Total posts: 36
Posted:Hey everybody,
I can't believe what a nutter I am. I've spun in Riley park a couple of times in the last two weeks, but I never see anyone else (except the people who come up to me and tell me they have friends who spin). Let me know what time you're planning on heading out, and I'll be there on Sunday for sure!


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ImmortalAngel
Scientist!
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: 19th Jan 2004
Total posts: 578
Posted:Anyone in the Toronto area, free up the following dates;
Tuesday the 20th; Cherry Beach, there's a drum circle on the tuesday of the week of the full moon, there's alot of drummers and a few fire spinners, I hope to increase the amount of fire spinners!
24th and 25th weekend: Our fellow Canadian spinner and priorly mentioned Nick Woolsey will be doing his weekend retreat/workshop here in Toronto. For more details check out www.playpoi.com/touringpoiworkshops.htm.


Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> STAY SAFE! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug.gif" alt="" />

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Meenik
Meenik

enthusiast
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Member Since: 7th Nov 2001
Total posts: 272
Posted:Hi there, anybody want to be part of the Great Canadian Poi Adventure?

My little brother, a video artist, and myself are traveling coast to coast, leaving on the 15th of september. I'll be teaching workshops in a bunch of cities, and we're generally looking to make friends and have adventures. Dates/places are posted on playpoi.com.

Just thought I'd letcha know.

n


"They're interdimensional fractal intelligences. That's why they wear funny shoes."

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Mand
Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada
Member Since: 24th Oct 2003
Total posts: 2317
Posted:For anyone in 2 minds about doing one of Nicks workshops... do it!
I've only ever met Nick once, at uberpoi, but found him to be very patient and an excellent teacher.
In one workshop (45 mins or so?), he gave me enough stuff to work on to last a good many years of poi spinning- things I wish I'd been taught as a beginner.
I'm incredibly sad that I fly out of Calgary the day before Nick arrives, so won't be able to attend his workshop... believe me, I will be making the journey out to one of his poi retreats.
Please make him feel welcome in Calgary!
biggrin


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Mand
Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada
Member Since: 24th Oct 2003
Total posts: 2317
Posted:Oh, and, for anyone in Calgary who's interested...
We're going spinning tonight at Princes Island Park. There will be me, Spitfire, Blue48.... and maybe Blayze?
So (as long as it doesn't rain), bring your fire toys, your glow toys, or anything else you'd rather play with ( eek ).
We'll be there from 8pm. (Well, 8ish- we have to find our way there without getting lost first!)

biggrin


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Blayze
Blayze

Doesn't play well with others...
Location: CANADA
Member Since: 28th Jul 2005
Total posts: 187
Posted:stormclouds + too much work = me not being able to go out and play. ubbcrying
Hopefully Sunday at Riley will work out!


I smile because I have no idea what is going on...

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Mand
Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada
Member Since: 24th Oct 2003
Total posts: 2317
Posted:Yeah, I'm not liking the look of the clouds right now. frown
Definitely see you on Sunday night though (if it doesn't rain! rolleyes )


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Blayze
Blayze

Doesn't play well with others...
Location: CANADA
Member Since: 28th Jul 2005
Total posts: 187
Posted:For sure. Sounds like it should be warmer by then.....I hope!

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Blue48
Member
Location: London
Member Since: 13th Mar 2005
Total posts: 36
Posted:Wait - are we cancelling tonight? (I'm still in my office, and it looks fine from here)

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Mand
Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada
Member Since: 24th Oct 2003
Total posts: 2317
Posted:Nope, not cancelling!
Be there!
The weather is fine, and if it rains we'll go drink beerchug
biggrin


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Mand
Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada
Member Since: 24th Oct 2003
Total posts: 2317
Posted:Well, last night was lots of fun, and the first time I've spun fire in a few months. biggrin
The really light sprinkling of rain did good to keep us cool, and stopped whilst we played with fire.
I'm definitely going to be there on Sunday. biggrin


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SpitFire
Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 2723
Posted:Thursday night as a lot of fun....and I'm looking forward to tomorrow...if it stops raining.


I'm also looking forward to the visit by Nick! Yay!


Solitude sometimes speaks to you, and you should listen.

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Blue48
Member
Location: London
Member Since: 13th Mar 2005
Total posts: 36
Posted:What time is everybody planning on showing up at Riley Park tonight?

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Nove
Nove

Unremarkable
Location: Cochrane
Member Since: 21st Aug 2003
Total posts: 277
Posted:I feel sad I just found this thread now...

I was in spinning Kananaskis all by my lonesome for a year and a half and then I leave for a year and all you spinners materialize in Calgary!
Bah.

I'll get together with y'all when I come back-- catch a ride into Calgary and stay with my sister for a night or two.


"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."

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Blue48
Member
Location: London
Member Since: 13th Mar 2005
Total posts: 36
Posted:Nove - When are you coming back? More people to spin with is always a good thing!

Blayze - Glad to have finally met you. Hope you had fun with the fire; somehow I missed actually seeing you spin...


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Blayze
Blayze

Doesn't play well with others...
Location: CANADA
Member Since: 28th Jul 2005
Total posts: 187
Posted:It was good to finally meet everyone on Sunday!
Blue - I left right after I saw you spin (you're awesome by the way). Erin and I were frozen, so i didn't stay to spin...although lighting myself on fire would have warmed me up. smile
I have so much to learn from you all! redface
Sorry all for being somewhat anti-social....I promise I'm not a snob...just shy!
Hope to see you all at the workshops this weekend!
sunny Think warm thoughts sunny


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Mand
Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada
Member Since: 24th Oct 2003
Total posts: 2317
Posted:I had great fun on Sunday night (despite the cold! eek ).
There was a good atmosphere, people were friendly, and the drummers made spinning a whole lot more enjoyable. smile

Blayze- I still have to figure out who you are. I know I blinded you with my headtorch when I was hunting for my fuel (sorry redface ), but didn't really get a chance to chat with you.

Well, as from Saturday, I'm away on travels for the next 2 weeks. But after that I'll be back at the park, with 50 layers on, and as much fire as possible to keep me warm! biggrin


Lets steal a spaceship and head for the sun, and shoot the stars with a lemonade ray gun.

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