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YYC Fall Do - 7th Annual Burgers & Scotch Evening - November 5, 2022

Old Oct 25, 22, 2:25 pm
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Calgary Fall AC FT Do - 7th Annual Burgers & Scotch Evening

Location: Buchanan's (738 3rd Avenue SW)
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Boarding Time: 18:00
Reservation is under Adam Smith; we'll be in the private room (after entering the restaurant, turn right and walk directly through the bar)

Current Availability
J9 C9 D9 Z9 P9 R0 I0 O0 E0 A0 N0 Y0 B0 M0 U0 H0 Q0 V0 W0 S0 T0 L0 K0 G0 F0 X0
This is a Signature Class event, limited to J, C, D, Z, and P booking classes.

Confirmed pax (HK status)
  • Adam Smith
  • recreationaltimetraveller (Friday AC555/AC224 LAX-YVR-YYC; The Dorian; Sunday AC223/AC558 YYC-YVR-LAX)
  • D582 (Saturday AC8648 SFO-YYC; The Dorian; Sunday AC223/AC572 YYC-YVR-SFO)
  • folkart
  • Bohemian1 +1 (Saturday AC208 YVR-YYC; Westley; Sunday AC223 YYC-YVR)
  • canadiancow Friday DL 1203 / AC 8740 SFO-LAX-YYC; Hyatt Regency; Sunday AC 223/572 YYC-YVR-SFO
  • American Bovine (same as canadiancow)
  • Saydie11
  • BlondeBomber
  • HerpaYvr Nov 5th AC210 YVR-YYC & Nov 6th AC8393 YYC-YLW
  • canopus27
  • Melville
  • King Chung Huang (Saturday AC 227 YYCYVR; leaving around 7:30-ish)
  • SearsTower
  • FlyWhere
  • YYC3722 +1 (Screw F1 and the Killers, we are having too much fun in the snow and don't want to miss the legendary Do)
  • Mrs. Smith

Signed up for EF alerts on Do availability, but not yet committed to the Do (HL status)
expert7700 +2
YYCnoob
Diabeetus
WaytoomuchEurope
HamptonIce
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Only come to Dos with T-shirts / don't like burgers or Scotch / committed to eating burgers and drinking Scotch elsewhere that night (UC status)
YOWGary
FlY2XS
tcook052
yyckiwi
nomadic.relief
CdnFlier
YYC3722 +1
fbrdky
painintheuk
yyznomad
zkzkz
yyckerr
boomerfss

(Cancelled due to lack of interest) Pre-flight entertainment - 2 PM meet at Simmons Building for coffee/sandwich, then Studio Bell (National Music Center)
fbrdky (organizer)


Important Event Notes - FAQ
  • Its in November. Thats not really fall, is it?
    Yes, technically its still fall until December 21.
  • Will the YYC Fall Do offer superior dining and beverage service?
    Yes. The restaurant has a very long whisky list and the best burgers in town. You can savour a sit-down meal from the la carte menu crafted for the Do.
  • What if I like hockey puck beef?
    Then you're a weirdo, but I guess you can ask them to do it.

Important Event Notes (real ones this time!)
  • The burger and Scotch theme is purely optional. Those are the specialties of the restaurant, but you're free to have a salad and a Coke Zero, fish and white wine or whatever floats your boat.
  • We will have access to a few of the restaurant's recent Whisky Wednesday tasting menus which offer a flight of 3-4 whiskies at a reduced price. For past Do attendees, this is the same as previous years
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YYC Fall Do - 7th Annual Burgers & Scotch Evening - November 5, 2022

Old Oct 27, 22, 3:07 pm
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Sorry I'll miss it!!! The last one I attended (March 2019 I believe) was a great event!
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Old Oct 27, 22, 5:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith View Post
Sorry to hear that! After all these years on FT and being in YYC, I was hoping we'd finally get a chance to meet

If anything changes, you know where to find us
Thanks! I was looking forward to meeting everyone, and enjoying my two favorite food/drink items!
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Old Oct 28, 22, 2:00 am
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Originally Posted by fbrdky View Post
This site is the bus to the town of Banff. And then the regional bus will get you to a couple of trailhead like Johnson Canyon and Inkpots (moderate hike) and Sulfur Mountain (summit hike) as well as Lake Louise
Thanks, this would totally be the kind of thing I would be interested in.

But "Please note our Banff & Canmore service is finished for the season. Service will resume Spring 2023."


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Old Oct 29, 22, 8:19 am
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OK, "Pre-flight entertainment" (2 PM meet at Simmons Building for coffee/sandwich, then Studio Bell (National Music Center) has been added in the Wiki. Please note your attendance in the Wiki or reply here and I can update the Wiki on your behalf.
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Old Oct 29, 22, 8:21 am
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Originally Posted by zkzkz View Post
Thanks, this would totally be the kind of thing I would be interested in.

But "Please note our Banff & Canmore service is finished for the season. Service will resume Spring 2023."


Yes, that would be a problem. Here are two more ways to bus to Banff: 1) Rider Express (Greyhound style), and 2) Brewster Airporter
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Old Oct 29, 22, 8:33 am
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I plan to attend and have booked a hotel. Driving down from YEG so just weather dependant. Can you add me to the Wiki please
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Old Oct 29, 22, 10:07 am
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Originally Posted by boomerfss View Post
I plan to attend and have booked a hotel. Driving down from YEG so just weather dependant. Can you add me to the Wiki please
Done, and looking forward to meeting you
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Old Nov 1, 22, 6:31 am
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I think I'm going to let this go. It got too complicated to try to tag it on the end of my trip and I'm looking forward to being in my own bed this weekend instead after a few weeks on the road. It would have been convenient for reaching 50k -- I'll be 9k short without it which is a bit of an awkward distance to hit.
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Old Nov 1, 22, 10:36 pm
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I would like to attend. Calgary is my home base. This will be my first Do. Looking forward to meeting you all
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Old Nov 1, 22, 11:06 pm
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Looks like it will be negative temperatures and snow... I guess more scotch consumption needed to offset?
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Old Nov 1, 22, 11:15 pm
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Originally Posted by zkzkz View Post
I think I'm going to let this go.
Sorry to hear that. Next time, maybe.

Originally Posted by FlyWhere View Post
I would like to attend. Calgary is my home base. This will be my first Do. Looking forward to meeting you all
Glad to hear it! I'll add you to the wiki.

Originally Posted by D582 View Post
Looks like it will be negative temperatures and snow... I guess more scotch consumption needed to offset?
It's still 4 days away, lots of time for the forecast to change
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Old Nov 2, 22, 9:35 am
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Eureka! Looking at the YYC forecast for today, I think I've just figured out why Adam Smith thinks that November is still Fall.

He actually meant "Snowfall", but in YYC the first part is redundant so they don't say it. Mystery solved!

Stay warm Adam.
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Old Nov 3, 22, 12:56 pm
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Fence-sitters, can we knock a few of you off, in one direction or the other?

@expert7700
@YYCNoob
@Diabeetus
@WaytoomuchEurope
@HamptonIce

It's warming up here, -4C today, 0C tomorrow and Saturday, although supposed to start snowing again on Saturday and get down to -11C on Sunday, so typical fall weather.
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Old Nov 3, 22, 2:05 pm
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I guess I'm out. Was hoping the beuatiful weather we were having would hold. I just bought a new car (retirement present to me ) and the winter tires aren't on it yet. Just summer performance tires (not good for snow or ice). I was looking forward to this.
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Old Nov 3, 22, 2:24 pm
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Originally Posted by boomerfss View Post
I guess I'm out. Was hoping the beuatiful weather we were having would hold. I just bought a new car (retirement present to me ) and the winter tires aren't on it yet. Just summer performance tires (not good for snow or ice). I was looking forward to this.
Even with a basic jack, that can't take more than an hour, right?
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