Calgary Meet Up !!!!

Old Oct 24th 2007, 9:32 pm
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Hi,

just wondered if there was a Calgary meet up planned for the future. If not is anybody interested in one?

The reason I ask is that we, ( me,hubby, 3 yr old,and babe to be born) will be in Calgary for about 3 months from mid November....hoorahhhhh

Apart from looking forward to our new Canadian arrival, we would love to meet some of you.

Flying out on 9th Nov, baby due mid dec and fly back to UK ( only cause we have to) on 26th Jan08.

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Old Oct 24th 2007, 11:18 pm
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We would love to!! We have a four year old and a one year old...so sounds as though we are about a year ahead of you....lol

We've been in Calgary since July, so still finding away around...and it would be great to put a few faces to names!!

So....who else is up for it??

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we're new in calgary too (been here since August)
Got a 2yr old and a 6mnth old.
Give us a shout if you get anything planned
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So....who else is up for it??

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Hello!
We would be up for a meet up too!
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Can we find a pub with a play area and a creche??

We'd be up for that too - I'll put my 9 year old in charge of Children's Entertainment!

Seriously - some pre-Xmas socialising would be lovely if we can throw some dates into a pot .....

I've just had an idea - depending on how 'due' you are in mid-December, perhaps we could book a room at the hospital and we could have a 'quiet' little get together to wet the baby's head? They wouldn't mind, I'm sure. Twenty people you've never met before, and their various offspring, wandering the corridors looking for the knackered, excited new mum ... looking and feeling your best, of course.... just a thought ?!

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Can we find a pub with a play area and a creche??

We'd be up for that too - I'll put my 9 year old in charge of Children's Entertainment!

Seriously - some pre-Xmas socialising would be lovely if we can throw some dates into a pot .....

I've just had an idea - depending on how 'due' you are in mid-December, perhaps we could book a room at the hospital and we could have a 'quiet' little get together to wet the baby's head? They wouldn't mind, I'm sure. Twenty people you've never met before, and their various offspring, wandering the corridors looking for the knackered, excited new mum ... looking and feeling your best, of course.... just a thought ?!

Thanks for replies, keep them coming...

Wow Ann, what a fab idea!!!! OMG what a thought!! I am so looking forward to a good few glasses of wine...

I have no idea where to meet up, somewhere with a childs area etc would be great....

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Sorry to burst your bubble, but Canadian pubs don't admit children, and they don't have children's areas. It is one of the eternal complaints, like the lack of good cheese, lack of good haircuts, two weeks' annual leave, yadda, yadda, yadda.

It may not sound romantic to some of you but, if kids are going to be involved, how about a family diner, like White Spot or Smitty's? If people want to find out what Cochrane is all about, how about the Smitty's in Cochrane? It's the best Smitty's I've ever been into. I know it's not central to Calgary, but it does kill two birds with one stone (it admits kids and it enables you to check out Cochrane at the same time).

You don't mind an alcohol-free get together, do you? After all, so many of you cite the drunks in the UK as one of your motivations for moving to Canada.

Anyway, regardless of what type of a get together it is, I'm up for it (if it's during the evening or on a weekend).
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Sorry to burst your bubble, but Canadian pubs don't admit children, and they don't have children's areas. It is one of the eternal complaints, like the lack of good cheese, lack of good haircuts, two weeks' annual leave, yadda, yadda, yadda.

It may not sound romantic to some of you but, if kids are going to be involved, how about a family diner, like White Spot or Smitty's? If people want to find out what Cochrane is all about, how about the Smitty's in Cochrane? It's the best Smitty's I've ever been into. I know it's not central to Calgary, but it does kill two birds with one stone (it admits kids and it enables you to check out Cochrane at the same time).

You don't mind an alcohol-free get together, do you? After all, so many of you cite the drunks in the UK as one of your motivations for moving to Canada.

Anyway, regardless of what type of a get together it is, I'm up for it (if it's during the evening or on a weekend).

Hi Judy,

So glad you are about to sort us out, sounds good. Yes if a weekend or evening suits you that is good for us.It would be lovely to meet you.... will check out how viable it is for us to come to Cochrane.

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will check out how viable it is for us to come to Cochrane
Just for clarification, Top Cat, I live in the southwest quadrant of Calgary, so please don't feel obliged to hold the get together in Cochrane on my account. (Cochrane is a satellite town to the northwest of Calgary.) However, with that said, I will drive to Cochrane if others have a burning desire to hold the event there.
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Judy, I know that you are the undisputed 'font of knowledge' for all things Calgary, but if a bar or pub has a restaurant licence, then it can admit kids.
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Judy, I know that you are the undisputed 'font of knowledge' for all things Calgary, but if a bar or pub has a restaurant licence, then it can admit kids.
Since you've weighed into the discussion, oh wise one, how about suggesting a place?
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How about Brewsters in the SE ?

It has a kiddie area and an "adult bar". Like a Wacky Warehouse in the UK but without the Wacky Warehouse

http://www.brewsters.ca/locations.html

I have only been to the Bonavista location so can't comment upon the others
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Judy, I wasn't trying to 'shoot you down' at all, just wanted to clarify that it wasn't simply a case of saying it had to be non-licensed. Certainly no offence was meant.

I've taken my kids into the Spaghetti Factory at Eau Claire, where they got colouring pencils, and we had a okay meal. Decent family style restaurant, though gets horrifically busy at the weekends.

And quite a bit more upscale is Buchanan's pub/restaurant on 3rd Ave SW - the kids got given crayons and felt tip pens to draw on the tablecloths. That made their day, I can tell you! They also have a private room, and quite possibly the best wine list and whisky bar in Calgary.

Here's a list that people might want to read... hope it helps.
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I've taken my kids into the Spaghetti Factory at Eau Claire, where they got colouring pencils, and we had a okay meal. Decent family style restaurant, though gets horrifically busy at the weekends.

And quite a bit more upscale is Buchanan's pub/restaurant on 3rd Ave SW - the kids got given crayons and felt tip pens to draw on the tablecloths. That made their day, I can tell you! They also have a private room, and quite possibly the best wine list and whisky bar in Calgary.

Here's a list that people might want to read... hope it helps.
Thanks for the suggestions, Jingsamichty. Both Spaghetti Factory and Buchanan's would be convenient for people who wanted a central meeting place.

Thanks also for the attachment listing child-friendly restaurants in Calgary. It's a useful list.

Almost Canadian's suggestion of Brewster's is good too. I imagine people with children would appreciate the kiddie area.
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