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      07-29-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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Calgary BMW / Mini Summer Mega Meet (August 4th, 2012)

Hey Everyone!
This is going to be our first summer mega meet this year and hopefully it will be bigger than the spring meeting we had! We are going to see a variety of BMWs in this meeting (X1, X3, X5, X6, M3, M5, 1 Series, 3 Series, 5 Series, etc.)




Initial Meeting Details:

Initial Meeting Location: The parking lot across BMW Gallery (650 Crowfoot Crescent NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3G 4S3)
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM






Lunch Details:
We are going to eat at Balkan: http://www.banffbalkan.ca/
It is long weekend on August 4th, so I am not sure if we can make a reservation for 20-30 people, but I will call and try to book a reservation. We might have to break into few smaller groups for lunch.

Time: If we leave on time, we should be there around 1:30 PM
Route:
BMW Gallery
650 Crowfoot Crescent Northwest, Calgary, AB T3G 4S3, Canada

1. Head southwest on Crowfoot Crescent NW toward Crowfoot Way NW
350 m
2. Continue onto Crowfoot Cir NW
110 m
3. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit
140 m
4. Turn right toward AB-1A W
210 m
5. Take the ramp onto AB-1A W
71.5 km
6. Turn left onto AB-1X S (signs for Seebe)
3.8 km
7. Take the AB-1 W/Trans Canada Highway ramp

450 m
8. Merge onto AB-1 W
48.1 km
9. Take the exit toward Banff
230 m
10. Turn left onto Mt Norquay Rd (signs for Banff)
950 m
11. Continue onto Gopher St/Lynx St
Continue to follow Lynx St
700 m
12. Continue straight onto Bear St
170 m
13. Turn left onto Buffalo St
110 m
14. Take the 1st left onto Banff Ave
Destination will be on the right
120 m
127 km – about 1 hour 52 mins
Balkan Restaurant
120 Banff Avenue, Banff, AB T1L 1B6, Canada
15. Head north on Banff Ave toward Caribou St










Driving Details:

We are going to drive to Lake Louise after lunch.

Time: Hopefully we will leave Balkan by around 2:30 PM.
Route:


Balkan Restaurant
120 Banff Avenue, Banff, AB T1L 1B6, Canada
15. Head north on Banff Ave toward Caribou St
120 m
16. Take the 1st left onto Caribou St
170 m
17. Turn right onto Lynx St
600 m
18. Continue onto Mt Norquay Rd
950 m
19. Turn left onto the AB-1/Trans Canada Highway ramp to Lake Louise

210 m
20. Merge onto AB-1 W
54.4 km
21. Take the Bow Valley Parkway exit toward Lake Louise/Promenade de la vallée Bow

500 m
22. Turn left onto Bow Valley Pkwy/AB-1 Alt W

230 m
23. Continue onto Lake Louise Dr
4.0 km
61.2 km – about 49 mins
Lake Louise, AB
Canada










Weather Forecast:

It seems like weather gonna be nice as well (Sunny, 24 degrees).





A few pictures from our last year meeting:





Please make sure:

1) To bring Camera, take as many pictures as you can and share them among members here
2) To obey Traffic Laws and Speed Limits all the time in this meeting.
3) Tell all your friends with BMW or MINI to join us.
4) Share your phone numbers with few members (in case you need help or you get lost)
5) Have lots of fun


Cheers,
Mo

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Hey guys, please check everything to make sure everything is all right
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Woah! Where did this meet come from?
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Woah! Where did this meet come from?
Discussion threads were here:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=708999

http://www.projecttechnik.com/forum/...php?f=4&t=5315
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Looks good Mo! Thanks for planning everything!

ive updated the FB event

link to the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BMW.alberta/

link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/389859431062939/
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The only thing i feel we should change is to eat in Calgary before we go for the drive. The parking in Banff is going to be crazy. Also people that dont want to come for the drive still can join us for lunch. What do u guys think?
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Cant make it i'll be racing in Fort McLeod the whole weekend...
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i can drop down for a quick visit to the parking lot but can't go on the drive , heading out for vacation at 2pm.
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The only thing i feel we should change is to eat in Calgary before we go for the drive. The parking in Banff is going to be crazy. Also people that dont want to come for the drive still can join us for lunch. What do u guys think?
well seems like theres not much interest for the drive so far so might not be too many ppl coming. if thats the case parking in banff might not be an issue.

that being said...to be safe we could eat in calgary and then drive.....its all the same to me

i think theres a joey's in that area
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well seems like theres not much interest for the drive so far so might not be too many ppl coming. if thats the case parking in banff might not be an issue.

that being said...to be safe we could eat in calgary and then drive.....its all the same to me

i think theres a joey's in that area

Yeah Joey's should work.

I might not be able to join for the drive as well. I will definitely attend the meeting though
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Yeah Joey's should work.

I might not be able to join for the drive as well. I will definitely attend the meeting though
Seems like it might be better to just cancel the drive and do the meet only
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Seems like it might be better to just cancel the drive and do the meet only
I have friends coming from out of town, that's why I can't join for the drive.

We should let people in the meeting decide I guess. There might be a lot of them that still want to go for the drive.
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I have friends coming from out of town, that's why I can't join for the drive.

We should let people in the meeting decide I guess. There might be a lot of them that still want to go for the drive.
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meet for me, and a couple pics of cars that show up. i'd like to see some of these cars together.
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Ive put out a big word to E46 Fanatics. and some other local members on M3Fourms. Couple people that work near me have BMW's as well and should be going. Hopefully we can get a good turn out. Ill be doing the drive even if its just me going lol.
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Well if u leave now, you may be able to make it......lol
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Well i found that the Meet and cruise was substatial. Was not a horrible turn out but wasnt a massive turn out either. Grizzly Paw in Canmore had excellent food. Good to see this time the pace was more consistent and we had a good group of people watching there spacing between the cars this time, and waiting up for the whole group to join up was cool to see as well. I must say the drive back on Highway 1A was Alot of fun. Light traffic and got to push the car hard on them bumpy twisty roads. Found the car understeering a little bit but nothing to big. All in all it was good time and thanxs for the trip and friendly converstations everyone.

I got some pics up here. Pics were taken with my Phone as the GF had the camera for the weekend












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How the hell did I miss this?! Gotta check this forum more often. Looks like the drive would've been fun. Want to see more pics. Maybe we can squeeze in 1 or 2 more meets this year.
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