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Calgary Transit GM Fishbowl #1046 Fantrip - Saturday, August 28, 2021 (OFFICIAL THREAD)

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The long awaited Calgary Transit #1046 fantrip is coming this Summer! This will be the official update and discussion thread for all pertinent information regarding this event. 

To reserve your spot, send a PM to either me or @yvarushin. We will send you your charter ticket after you e-Transfer your payment (see cost below) to yvarushin@gmail.com. Spots will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be implemented if the charter sells out. 

Below are some important charter details, and you will also find COVID-19 related info towards the end of this post.

TICKET COST: $50 per person. e-Transfer ONLY, send payment to yvarushin@gmail.com. If you cannot e-Transfer, send a PM to @yvarushin for alternate arrangements. Payment MUST be submitted by end of day August 14, 2021 (2 weeks before the charter), exceptions may be granted without guarantee. If we don't have your payment or otherwise confirmation of attendance by then, your spot will be given to a waitlisted attendee. Tickets will be e-mailed to you upon payment and you can either print it or show it on your phone on charter day. Payment is refundable until charter start time.

DATE: Saturday, August 28, 2021

LENGTH: 6 hours

START/END LOCATION: Whitehorn CTrain station (Blue Line), bus loop on west side of station

START TIME: 5:00 PM. Please arrive at Whitehorn station at least 15 minutes prior to ensure an on time departure.

END TIME: 11:00-11:15 PM

This will be the first time a GM Fishbowl has been chartered for a fantrip in Alberta in nearly 8 years. Our bus will be Calgary Transit's one and only preserved heritage bus, 1980 GMDD T6H-5307N #1046.

This charter will take place in the evening, meaning about half of the charter will be at night, allowing for some interesting photo opportunities. We will have many original photo stops across all quadrants of the city. Each stop will be complete with destination sign readings, many of which will be historic routes and destinations.

The charter will start and end at Whitehorn Station in northeast Calgary. The station is served by the Blue Line of the CTrain as well as by the major bus routes 38, 43, and 57. A free Park n' Ride lot is also located at the station for those driving.

A 1 hour lunch stop will be provided at Westhills Towne Centre, a shopping district with many restaurants.

Free info booklets for the charter will be included.

Yigal @yvarushin will be the accountant for this charter, handling all payment and ticket-related issues. PM him if you have any questions regarding payment or ticketing.

Anyone is free to leave the charter at any time and any photo stop. For those who will not make it to Whitehorn for our start time and wish to board the charter further down the line, PM me and we will make arrangements.

All information is tentative. Any and all updates to information will be posted in this thread as necessary. If you have any questions, post them in this thread or send me a PM.

We hope to see you all there! 😎


Due to the ongoing Canada-US border closure, unfortunately, this charter is only open to Canadian members of this community at this time.

Masks or face covering will be MANDATORY. Free masks and hand sanitizer will be provided and available to all attendees.

Please do not board the charter if you are feeling sick, or have any signs/symptoms of COVID-19 such as a fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Any attendees exhibiting such symptoms will be asked to disembark. 


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Spots are filling up fast! As of this post we have 10 seats remaining. However at least a dozen people on our list have asked to be put down as tentative and haven't paid yet. Since it's so early and we know it is often impossible to know for sure this far in advance if you can come, if you don't want to send your payment yet but want a spot on the charter, feel free to send me or @yvarushin a message if you haven't done so already and we'll reserve your spot as tentative. Remember that we'll need all payments by 2 weeks before the charter so we'll still have a good idea at that point how many spots we really have left. 

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Hey all. Posting to let everyone know that the #1046 charter has been CONFIRMED with Calgary Transit for Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM. All info in my previous announcement still applies.
If you're interested in coming on the charter but don't have a spot, please contact me or @yvarushin to reserve a spot or be placed on our waitlist with 2 weeks notice on whether or not you'll have a spot. 
As of now it's 100% a go, but we will give no less than 3 weeks notice if we have to postpone the charter for any reason including lockdowns. Payments (or confirmation of attendance) from all attendees are required 2 weeks before the charter.
Hope to see everyone there!
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#1046 Charter - NEW DATE
Hey everyone. After reviewing Alberta's latest reopening plans from the lockdowns, and getting feedback from several attendees, we have made the difficult (but in my opinion, good) decision to reschedule the April 10th #1046 fantrip.
The new date for the charter will now be Saturday, August 28th, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM.
If you have previously paid or asked to have a seat reserved, and you can make the new date, no action is required on your part, as we're still keeping everyone on the list. Deadline for payment submissions is now August 14th, 2021. All other information in my original announcement still applies.
I realize this may be disappointing to some (it is for me too) but I think this'll be a much better time to have the charter, considering everything from weather to scenery to the possibility that some of us might even be vaccinated by then. I appreciate everyone's patience, hang in there and we'll be sure to have an absolute banger of a fantrip come August!
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