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by CdnChick
Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: 2-4 Virgin Albertans looking for rides to this years event
Replies: 11
Views: 2272

FYI - Kanuckistan is only one camp of AB folks, so use the links Aviax posted. I highly suggest any burners attend the regional burn in June to meet other burners and network. I know several people that have made connections in the past that resulted in shared rides and plans from this event. Good l...
by CdnChick
Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Edmonton Regional??
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Confirmed: Freezing Man is not associated with Burning Man.

For AB info: http://www.albertaregionalburn.org/

Alberta Regional is called Freezer Burn and is held in usually in June.

:)
by CdnChick
Mon May 03, 2010 8:10 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: 6 Virgins from Canada
Replies: 35
Views: 4281

http://www.albertaregionalburn.org/

Come to Freezer Burn and meet your local Burner community!
by CdnChick
Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Dust & Illusions, 30 years of BM history April/May/June
Replies: 9
Views: 2545

Saw this is January. Interesting perspectives.

Definitely worth checking out!!
by CdnChick
Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Van rental rates skyrocket?
Replies: 26
Views: 5417

i dont see what the big deal is with telling people where you are going. it's none of their business! maybe with the smaller mom and pop rental companies but when i deal with Thrifty to rent my van they never ask me where i'm going nor do i tell them. just make sure you clean it thoroughly (i pay t...
by CdnChick
Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Tag & Release Canadians
Replies: 86
Views: 27364

Kudos to gyre for finding all those videos!

As I have been bring more Canadians to the playa every year, I may need to start tagging them myself.

We need to be easily identifiable since we can always find the best beer!
by CdnChick
Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: 6 Virgins from Canada
Replies: 35
Views: 4281

Tix for Freezer Burn go on sale April 1. It's a nice way to meet other AB burners. If you're on facebook, the group name is "Alberta Regional Burning Man )*(". Freezer Burn will be on the weekend of June 11/12/13 about 40 minutes east of Red Deer. I know several friends who were able to meet other f...
by CdnChick
Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:00 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Looking for an adventure buddy(s) Shambhala-Burning Man 09
Replies: 4
Views: 1289

That FB group is very handy! I'll host a Shamburner meet and greet and discuss on that FB group if anyone is interested :)
by CdnChick
Thu May 28, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Goggles over glasses
Replies: 14
Views: 3840

Global Vision All-Star goggles seem to work for me.
by CdnChick
Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Burning Man on a budget....
Replies: 33
Views: 11059

I'd suggest thinking about: what can you really live on for a week? Like boxed pasta and canned goods you can get on sale and stock up. I'm not saying eating KD for a week would be ideal, but it would be cheap and wouldn't rot. It would also allow you to bring a smaller cooler (transportation space ...
by CdnChick
Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme
Topic: REPO!: The Genetic Opera
Replies: 17
Views: 6057

I love Repo! Most people haven't heard of it because it was VERY limited release. In many cases, only at a small indy theatre for a week in most cities. It actually didn't even come to Calgary. I was in AZ and happened to catch it the last day I was there in January, and just got the Blu-Ray. Really...
by CdnChick
Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: The dreaded border crossing....
Replies: 32
Views: 5072

by CdnChick
Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: The dreaded border crossing....
Replies: 32
Views: 5072

I've been going to the Burn from Calgary since 2004. I've never had a problem. There are a few key items to note to make your life easier: 1. Tell them you are going camping. This is not a lie, but also does not arouse suspicion. 2. Purchase your tickets with will call delivery. A quick stop on the ...
by CdnChick
Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Alberta burners event
Replies: 0
Views: 718

Alberta burners event

In case you don't know where to find the AB FB group...

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/grou ... 2030595183

There is an event coming up on March 12 in Calgary. You can find the link off the group page.
by CdnChick
Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Burners in the Vancouver area needed!
Replies: 2
Views: 1236

Try this thread - it appears to have some Vancouver links tht may be helpful.

http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=28271

Good luck!

CdnChick
Veteran burner from Calgary
by CdnChick
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Shambhala!
Replies: 7
Views: 2646

I think that it may be an "or" event rather than an "and" event. ;) It depends - in 09 the events are a week farther apart than usual. If one can take that much time off work, it almost worth turning it into a month-long journey. It's easier for me with more recovery time between the 2 events, but ...
by CdnChick
Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Shambhala!
Replies: 7
Views: 2646

I've gone to Motion Notion, Shambhala, and Burning Man... and in the last 2 summers I did all 3 festivals. Very tiring...

If you want to find other Shamburners, I'd suggest the Shambhala boards.
by CdnChick
Fri May 09, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Camelbacks and getting rid of the bad taste
Replies: 48
Views: 4674

A little bit of baking soda and water. Rinse the bladder, tubing, and mouthpiece. Consider soaking the mouthpiece in this to help the taste.

This has worked for me everytime - even if I forget about.

Good luck!
by CdnChick
Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Transitioning from group camping to DIY camping
Replies: 8
Views: 2027

I did the opposite - 1st burn solo and 2nd burn w theme camp. I preferred the theme camp, personally, but there is something to said for being able to say you did it alone ;) PP is right - downer to dismantle by yourself. But with a theme camp there is more to dismantle... i guess misery DOES love c...
by CdnChick
Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Yall bertans?
Replies: 8
Views: 2322

holy old thread batman!

I'm in Calgary, and this will be my third burn. Me and my fiance make it just our SUV, and yes, the trek is lenghty! Are you on the Shambhala board? It may not be your thing, but there is a handful of Sham-burners on there. You should surf and check it out. We do have veteran friends in Edmonton, bu...
by CdnChick
Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Observations on first timers.
Replies: 91
Views: 27127

My first burn was 04. My bf and I went completely alone. We tried to go with a theme camp, but they were only going to allot us 10x10ft, and we were camping in a costco carport, so it didn't work out. We didn't know this until about 1 week before leaving. So we were totally over-prepared, and made i...
by CdnChick
Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Eight month old baby on the Playa?
Replies: 53
Views: 9866

I don't have kids yet, but we're hoping to in the near future. I was concerned about my BM future as I do live in Canada, and the trek itself is quite a trial with just 2 adults. I was mentioning this to my mom, and her response was "That's what grandparents are for!" My mom rocks! **I'm not critici...
by CdnChick
Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: Current Conditions on Playa
Replies: 108
Views: 52090

Granted these aren't aesthetically any better, but have you tried the N95 with the one-way valve in the front? I found those made exhalation much easier.
by CdnChick
Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: Newfoundland Camp?
Replies: 10
Views: 3044

With PolyParadise at G and 9:00.

See you on the playa!
by CdnChick
Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Tag & Release Canadians
Replies: 86
Views: 27364

The island thing

What is it about Newfoundland? (NL) My 2 favourite stories: 1. A family travelling in NL had their passports and wallets stolen. A plea was sent out on the news as they would be unable to return home on their flight as scheduled without passports and other identification. Their items were turned int...
by CdnChick
Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Tag & Release Canadians
Replies: 86
Views: 27364

The last I heard, the eating contest hasn't been around for a while... not that I'm volunteering ;) And before any Canadians get worried about being attacked with tags or offended in some way (is it even possible to offend us?) Americans are really fine when approached in their natural habitat. In f...
by CdnChick
Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: Newfoundland Camp?
Replies: 10
Views: 3044

Ace of Kittens -

I say do it up right. If you REALLY want an experience, try to make it from one end of George Street to the other in St. John's by pub-hopping ;) There's nothing like a mainlander getting screeched in on the rock!
by CdnChick
Sun Aug 19, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: Newfoundland Camp?
Replies: 10
Views: 3044

No - there is no cod kissing anymore. Since the fisheries are all closed now (there is no cod), you must kiss a Puffin's a$$. We usually bring a toy plushy puffin. (FYI - a puffin is a bird) You also need to eat a piece of bologna, wear a sou'wester (hat), do a few jig steps, and say a newfie saying...
by CdnChick
Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: Newfoundland Camp?
Replies: 10
Views: 3044

I'm not in a NL camp, but I am a Newfoundlander. I currently am in Calgary and will be making the trek this year, however, bringing the "screech in" essentials across the border is tough considering it would include meat (not allowed)... unless you know somewhere in the US one can purchase a Maple L...
by CdnChick
Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: firsthand experiences with asthma?
Replies: 20
Views: 3766

I get asthma related to animals, pollens, dust, and over exertion. I didn't need industrial strength masks or specialized stuff, and I didn't even use my inhaler. I did, however, use the disposable dustmasks one level up from the run of the mill - it had a little one way valve on the end to allow fo...

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