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    Im in the slightly cold city of Calgary Canada for a few weeks and Im hoping to visit some games stores and buy some things maybe.
    Is there anyone that could recomend some places to go ?
    I dont know the city so addresses or a google earth map reference would be helpful.

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    Saxon Angel lives in Calgary.
    That\'s one sight worth seeing.


    I\'m talking about her painted minatures you lot. (although she is an attractive woman as well.).

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    Well, I live in Calgary. You definitely have to go to the Sentry Box (biggest game store in North America, so I\'m told). We also have several smaller stores such as Myth Games, Small Soldiers, Games Workshop and Great White. You\'ll have to look up their addresses though. Enjoy your stay.

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    Canadians? Nope, never heard of that store before.;) Once you get in Calgary , its easy enough to just check the \'White Pages\' (telephone book). Go to Sentry Box first as you\'ll probably find all you need there. Anything in particular you looking for, Gnome?

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    yeah Mark has said it... Sentry Box has everythign you could possibly need, plus way more than you could possibly need.

    Check out the Calgary Tower while you are there, and maybe you can see a Flames game too... There are also some pretty nice museums downtown near the Tower.

    If you head north for an hour and a bit, you could visit me LOL

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    Thanks folks. I now have a few places to go and visit. Im in the NW and the people Im staying with know where a few of the places are which is quite good.
    Im not looking for anything in particular, its just I have been in South Korea for a year and havent seen a gaming store for a while so Im quite excited :) Im still living out of a suitcase so nothing too big and heavy at the moment.
    Im trying to get into warmachine so catching a game of that would be a bonus.

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    oops...
    Warmachine is big at Myth Games (weekends) and at Sentry Box (sundays) Both places also carry a large assortment of Warmachine and Hordes.

    Hey Glyn, how you doing? When are we going to see you in Calgary again?

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    Hmmm. I have opened dialogue with Angela about a meet sometime this year. No plans yet. How about coming to Red Deer? Grotscon is this sunday... Big event. Warpstone painting contest even :P

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    Wish I could but just can\'t get away. Let me know if you decide to have a meet here, I\'m very interested.

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    This must be a good time of the year for traveling. An old Aussie friend from Portent is in Edmonton for a few days (a couple hours further north). Hope you enjoy your stay, I\'m not an expert on Calgary tourism so I can\'t recommend much other than Sentry Box.

    The Calgary Zoo is pretty well renowned though, might be worth a look if the weather\'s decent. There\'s a lot of Dinosaur park type stuff in the area as well if that\'s your thing. The badlands in Alberta are pretty famous for fossil beds.

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    Bah! It\'s not cold here. Sheesh! This is Chinook weather. We had -30c a couple of weeks ago.

    So for games or miniatures you MUST visit http://www.sentrybox.com/
    a.k.a.
    Biggest Games Store in Canada

    Bring your wallet. ;)

    If you\'re into Out of Print stuff. Just ask one of the (older) employees about it and say where you\'re visiting from. They have a number of storage areas that hide product that spans the store\'s 25 year history. There\'s also a historicals model section that\'s within but separate from the rest of the store too.

    If you\'re into the \"walking the mall\" thing, Chinook Centre is kinda cool with the usual North American shopping centre fare. There\'s some nifty metal sculptures of dinosaurs and mechanical weird flying things near the food court that\'s worth a peek if you happen to be there. The mall also has our only remaining Games Workshop store.

    There a couple of small hobby stores around too, but Sentry Box kinda tends to kill competition because they carry most everything already (and at lower prices). Some are not bad though, like the previously mentioned Small Soldier and such.
    http://www.smallsoldier.ca/

    Chinook hobby is more for model trains and plastic kits. (could be one of the worst web sites ever too!) It\'s old and dusty, the employees are about the same too. But I make a trek across town every once in awhile to buy the majority of my hobby tools there.
    http://www.chinookandhobbywest.com/

    Great White has some decent painted armies on display, but is pretty much a stock GW store except they have some other hobby related items like puzzles and lego and wooden trains....

    .great white

    The folks at PM hobbycraft have earned the local nickname of PMS hobbycraft due to their moody employees and confusing logo. It\'s a pretty wild store for anything related to plastic kits, ship building stuff, RC cars, slot cars, trains. Some GW products and Andrea paints can be had here, it\'s a nice bright warehouse type store in the north east.
    http://www.pmhobbycraft.ca/

    There are others, just check the phone book. But make sure you see Sentry Box for absolute sure. ;)

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    For tourist stuff:
    If you can handle dodging the bums downtown, the Glenbow museum is okay. There are a number of (modern) art galleries dowtown too. Further east from the core is the zoo, especially if you\'re with kids it is worth a peek too.

    Unfortunately our historical sites and parks are still pretty much closed right now, because it\'s still technically winter.

    If you\'re really brave, get down to Canada Olympic Park and strap on a pair of skis, or even do a bobsled run.
    Or ta hell with the city bull**** and go one hour west and visit the rocky mountains. There\'s a number of world class ski resorts and some of the finest landscape in North America.

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    Again thanks for all your help, some stirling suggestions there.
    I went to the chinook centre - its pretty big innit? Wandered into GW and wandered about and looked at the models and things and as I couldnt buy anything in my state of traveling limbo it wasnt that fun. There seems to be more gaming space than actual product on the shelf.
    Also passed PM hobbycraft place on the way to cosco, which is also rather large, in the biggest redneck truck I have ever seen let alone ridden in.

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    Good steak
    A great pub called the drum and monkey
    a great tattoo convention in early sept.
    But Im sure you were probably talkin\' minis.

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    ... and Canadian Beer!!!:beer:

    Its not German beer, but damn its good anyway.

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    Originally posted by Thunderhawker
    ... and Canadian Beer!!!:beer:

    Its not German beer, but damn its good anyway.
    Sorry but unless there\'s been an influx of high quality Micro Breweries since I was over in \'01 there\'s no such thing as a good Canadian beer.
    It\'s the one failing of an otherwise superb country and people.

    Plus as was on the news recently, who is in Calgary but the one and only Eddie \"The Eagle\" Edwards.
    The man who showed the world what true sportsmanship was like in the Ski Jump.
    He sucked as a ski jumper but did it with such style and aplomb. Made you proud to be a Brit and fail that day.

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    You have to grade Americans on a curve DR. American beer is shite. I found that out when I moved to BC.

    But when I was in Hong kong I got tot try some bitters from England. I think they were. That was nice.

    Originally posted by Dragonsreach
    Originally posted by Thunderhawker
    ... and Canadian Beer!!!:beer:

    Its not German beer, but damn its good anyway.
    Sorry but unless there\'s been an influx of high quality Micro Breweries since I was over in \'01 there\'s no such thing as a good Canadian beer.
    It\'s the one failing of an otherwise superb country and people.

    Plus as was on the news recently, who is in Calgary but the one and only Eddie \"The Eagle\" Edwards.
    The man who showed the world what true sportsmanship was like in the Ski Jump.
    He sucked as a ski jumper but did it with such style and aplomb. Made you proud to be a Brit and fail that day.

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    BTW Gnome. The package arrived safely. I didn\'t open it. I just tucked it in with my stuff. there is still a good chance it might come up \'missing\'.

    If you see some Iron Hands stuff, could you tell me and picked them up? We might be able to work out cost and stuff like that. Rememebr I have all of your stuff and it will be part of the negotiations.:D

    Originally posted by Gnome
    Im in the slightly cold city of Calgary Canada for a few weeks and Im hoping to visit some games stores and buy some things maybe.
    Is there anyone that could recomend some places to go ?
    I dont know the city so addresses or a google earth map reference would be helpful.

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    [quote]Originally posted by Ebonbuddha
    You have to grade Americans on a curve DR. I was talking about Canadians ;) I grade Americans as individuals based on the participants of Coolminiornot. But can I class that as an \"average\" sampling lol
    American beer is shite. I agree most American beer is Sh*t.
    I found that out when I moved to BC.


    But when I was in Hong kong I got to try some bitters from England. I think they were. That was nice.
    Ok you get over here and we\'ll ensure that you get to sample some Real Ale. There\'s quite a few Beer Festivals in this region and I know a Gamer who\'s religion is the pursuit of Ale.(Time to stock up on the ADVIL, metinks)

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