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Calgary memories, 70's & 80s
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u***@gmail.com
2013-02-26 08:45:54 UTC
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This is @ Rat Patrol,

Thank you for including my grandfather in your collection of Calgary memories.
It humbles me to hear that people still to this day remember him to the man that he was.

Thanks again,

S.
Okay, You asked for it.
Steve Pappas' White Spot > Corner of 4th St & 12 Ave sw
Sheraton Summit Hotel Freshly Built Calgary's ROUND Hotel.
St George's Island Camp Ground
Forest Lawn > Bowness > Montgomery > Midnapore were small towns.
The Beautiful CPR Railway Station ( On the Palliser Square Spot)
Robin Hood Flour Mills where Gulf Canada Square sits.
Cinema Park >Parkdale Blvd across from the old Licensing Office
Sunset > Edmonton Trail and 36 ave .
Corral > McLeod Trail where Anderson LRT station is.
17 Ave Drive-In & 45 st sw > Present day > AMA Main office.
Strand,Palace,Grand,Cinema Blue + Cinema Red,
Roxy,Marda Theatres
Ice Palace > Skating Rink
The property where Mayfair Place sits was a Golf Driving range after
the Horse Stables and race track closed.
Community of Haysboro was Hays Farms & the property across Elbow was the
Cross Ranch.
Bus fare for a
Child was a Nickel
Student 7 cents
Adult a Dime
Trolley Car crashes into The Rexall Drug store at 14 th st & 17 ave sw.
Hy's Steak house burns to the ground.
The Tiki, Tiki Burns to the ground.
9 ave sw between 11 st & 4 st were all Warehouses ,Factories, and Lumber
Yards
The Bow River Lumber company restaurant was a small diner by itself.
With the CT Bus barns on 2 ave & 3 st sw.
The Greyhound Bus Depot at 6 Ave & 1 St sw( presently Telus)
That's all for now.
JD Ratt
How about GTO - Good Time Oldies ?
Ok folks,
Time to ligthen up the mood. I'm doing a little writing and I
could use your valuable input if you're all interested. This
really applies to all who have lived here a few years... well okay quite
a few years.
Who remembers CKXL 1140, that radio who had one of the highest
Canadian ratings in the 70s and early 80s? All that
cool music they played then? Cars, Gary Numan, Devo, B52s, Pretenders,
Bob Welch, ELO, Boomtown Rats? I am after all talking the early days of
New Wave and such.
How 'bout CJAY 92's early days? Dieter Staschow's very
informative album rock show: Sterotypes? Used to be on every
weekday evening at 6 PM for an hour, way informative.
The clubs and bars then? The Beacon on 16th Ave? the Polo Club
on 10th Ave? Majestic (Magic Stix)?
Those risque strip clubs. I believe the Pink Panther was one of
them, I need help here.
I look forward to anyone's memories... it would be helpful and
enjoyable. We can go back even earlier if you want.
best regards,
Francois
(a native Calagrian...honest)
h***@gmail.com
2013-04-02 13:19:50 UTC
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Ok folks,
Time to ligthen up the mood. I'm doing a little writing and I
could use your valuable input if you're all interested. This
really applies to all who have lived here a few years... well okay quite
a few years.
Who remembers CKXL 1140, that radio who had one of the highest
Canadian ratings in the 70s and early 80s? All that
cool music they played then? Cars, Gary Numan, Devo, B52s, Pretenders,
Bob Welch, ELO, Boomtown Rats? I am after all talking the early days of
New Wave and such.
How 'bout CJAY 92's early days? Dieter Staschow's very
informative album rock show: Sterotypes? Used to be on every
weekday evening at 6 PM for an hour, way informative.
The clubs and bars then? The Beacon on 16th Ave? the Polo Club
on 10th Ave? Majestic (Magic Stix)?
Those risque strip clubs. I believe the Pink Panther was one of
them, I need help here.
I look forward to anyone's memories... it would be helpful and
enjoyable. We can go back even earlier if you want.
best regards,
Francois
(a native Calagrian...honest)
Dino's Hideaway, Blue Mouse, and Marco Polo's (topless) on Center street north. These were the strip clubs in Calgary in those days. The Panther, Mouse, and Hideaway were non-alcohol clubs. One point of interest, the late great Ralph Klein was a guest judge at the first Miss Nude Calgary competition held at the Pink Panther.
t***@gmail.com
2014-10-09 07:22:03 UTC
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I'm wondering if anyone has photos or newspaper clippings from the Miss Nude Calgary competition
c***@gmail.com
2014-03-30 05:09:47 UTC
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Does anyone remember the tradewind a hotel is sw west remember the band that played the awesome Beatles set what was there name ? Stumped but so remember the winds any of you guy's out there remember the bouncer ?
t***@gmail.com
2014-10-09 07:19:01 UTC
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I used to work at the Pink Panther and the Blue Mouse.
laineingrid@yahoo.ca
2016-10-10 06:36:49 UTC
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Post by t***@gmail.com
I used to work at the Pink Panther and the Blue Mouse.
I used to work at both clubs for Bob & while Marg. was a live. Melissa miss nude Calgary passed away a few years ago. We used to keep in touch. I have a magazine with pictures of Dabora & a couple of others who worked at the club.
v***@calgary.ca
2015-07-08 17:17:02 UTC
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Ok folks,
Time to ligthen up the mood. I'm doing a little writing and I
could use your valuable input if you're all interested. This
really applies to all who have lived here a few years... well okay quite
a few years.
Who remembers CKXL 1140, that radio who had one of the highest
Canadian ratings in the 70s and early 80s? All that
cool music they played then? Cars, Gary Numan, Devo, B52s, Pretenders,
Bob Welch, ELO, Boomtown Rats? I am after all talking the early days of
New Wave and such.
How 'bout CJAY 92's early days? Dieter Staschow's very
informative album rock show: Sterotypes? Used to be on every
weekday evening at 6 PM for an hour, way informative.
The clubs and bars then? The Beacon on 16th Ave? the Polo Club
on 10th Ave? Majestic (Magic Stix)?
Those risque strip clubs. I believe the Pink Panther was one of
them, I need help here.
I look forward to anyone's memories... it would be helpful and
enjoyable. We can go back even earlier if you want.
best regards,
Francois
(a native Calagrian...honest)
I remember when we had Blackbeard's restaurant ship downtown- the Tiki Tiki restaurant- The Jean Joint all jeans- Thrifty's jeans - Husky Tower was the tallest building downtown- Radio station CKXL and 66 CFR [miss them] Tivoli Theatre cost 50 cents that included admission, drink, popcorn- Drive In where you hung speaker on window and the Dusk to Dawn all nighters -bus fare was 10 cents- milk delivery to your home and houses had milk shuts to place the milk in I could go on and on. loved it all!
g***@gmail.com
2015-08-13 16:12:38 UTC
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I think his name was Wayne Berry
CKXL = Yellow Sun Spots in Car windows and on Bumpers.
* Wayne ?? was a nightime DJ
Chicken Man>>> He's everywhere .... He's Everywhere !
*FM 95.9* Now FM 96 had a started in a small studio in Westbrook Mall
where the hair salon is now.
Later CKXL & FM 95.9 amalgamated into Moffat Broadcasting
That which included CHED in Edmonton.
GSL used to be on the corner of 8 Ave & Centre St. S
Calgary Motor products was were the last greyhound station used to be at 4
Ave & 1 st sw.
Union Dairy was right acroos the street from the new Telus Convention Centre
on 7 Ave just down from the York Hotel.
The Richmond Canadian Tire site was originally a Horse riding stables and
Pony Palace where kids could go riding with there parents.
JD Ratt
Okay, You asked for it.
Steve Pappas' White Spot > Corner of 4th St & 12 Ave sw
Sheraton Summit Hotel Freshly Built Calgary's ROUND Hotel.
St George's Island Camp Ground
Forest Lawn > Bowness > Montgomery > Midnapore were small towns.
The Beautiful CPR Railway Station ( On the Palliser Square Spot)
Robin Hood Flour Mills where Gulf Canada Square sits.
Cinema Park >Parkdale Blvd across from the old Licensing Office
Sunset > Edmonton Trail and 36 ave .
Corral > McLeod Trail where Anderson LRT station is.
17 Ave Drive-In & 45 st sw > Present day > AMA Main office.
Strand,Palace,Grand,Cinema Blue + Cinema Red,
Roxy,Marda Theatres
Ice Palace > Skating Rink
The property where Mayfair Place sits was a Golf Driving range after
the Horse Stables and race track closed.
Community of Haysboro was Hays Farms & the property across Elbow was the
Cross Ranch.
Bus fare for a
Child was a Nickel
Student 7 cents
Adult a Dime
Trolley Car crashes into The Rexall Drug store at 14 th st & 17 ave sw.
Hy's Steak house burns to the ground.
The Tiki, Tiki Burns to the ground.
9 ave sw between 11 st & 4 st were all Warehouses ,Factories, and Lumber
Yards
The Bow River Lumber company restaurant was a small diner by itself.
With the CT Bus barns on 2 ave & 3 st sw.
The Greyhound Bus Depot at 6 Ave & 1 St sw( presently Telus)
That's all for now.
JD Ratt
How about GTO - Good Time Oldies ?
Ok folks,
Time to ligthen up the mood. I'm doing a little writing and
I
could use your valuable input if you're all interested. This
really applies to all who have lived here a few years... well okay
quite
a few years.
Who remembers CKXL 1140, that radio who had one of the
highest
Canadian ratings in the 70s and early 80s? All that
cool music they played then? Cars, Gary Numan, Devo, B52s,
Pretenders,
Bob Welch, ELO, Boomtown Rats? I am after all talking the early days
of
New Wave and such.
How 'bout CJAY 92's early days? Dieter Staschow's very
informative album rock show: Sterotypes? Used to be on every
weekday evening at 6 PM for an hour, way informative.
The clubs and bars then? The Beacon on 16th Ave? the Polo
Club
on 10th Ave? Majestic (Magic Stix)?
Those risque strip clubs. I believe the Pink Panther was one
of
them, I need help here.
I look forward to anyone's memories... it would be helpful
and
enjoyable. We can go back even earlier if you want.
best regards,
Francois
(a native Calagrian...honest)
e***@gmail.com
2015-08-30 16:37:26 UTC
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Ok folks,
Time to ligthen up the mood. I'm doing a little writing and I
could use your valuable input if you're all interested. This
really applies to all who have lived here a few years... well okay quite
a few years.
Who remembers CKXL 1140, that radio who had one of the highest
Canadian ratings in the 70s and early 80s? All that
cool music they played then? Cars, Gary Numan, Devo, B52s, Pretenders,
Bob Welch, ELO, Boomtown Rats? I am after all talking the early days of
New Wave and such.
How 'bout CJAY 92's early days? Dieter Staschow's very
informative album rock show: Sterotypes? Used to be on every
weekday evening at 6 PM for an hour, way informative.
The clubs and bars then? The Beacon on 16th Ave? the Polo Club
on 10th Ave? Majestic (Magic Stix)?
Those risque strip clubs. I believe the Pink Panther was one of
them, I need help here.
I look forward to anyone's memories... it would be helpful and
enjoyable. We can go back even earlier if you want.
best regards,
Francois
(a native Calagrian...honest)
Ok folks,
Time to ligthen up the mood. I'm doing a little writing and I
could use your valuable input if you're all interested. This
really applies to all who have lived here a few years... well okay quite
a few years.
Who remembers CKXL 1140, that radio who had one of the highest
Canadian ratings in the 70s and early 80s? All that
cool music they played then? Cars, Gary Numan, Devo, B52s, Pretenders,
Bob Welch, ELO, Boomtown Rats? I am after all talking the early days of
New Wave and such.
How 'bout CJAY 92's early days? Dieter Staschow's very
informative album rock show: Sterotypes? Used to be on every
weekday evening at 6 PM for an hour, way informative.
The clubs and bars then? The Beacon on 16th Ave? the Polo Club
on 10th Ave? Majestic (Magic Stix)?
Those risque strip clubs. I believe the Pink Panther was one of
them, I need help here.
I look forward to anyone's memories... it would be helpful and
enjoyable. We can go back even earlier if you want.
best regards,
Francois
(a native Calagrian...honest)
My family moved here in 1905 my grandmother mother father and myself went to the same school so I know a little Calgary history. I do know that back in the 60's the Pink Panther was a go-go club . Girls danced in cages with the white boots and mini dresses I know I was one but there was no stripping going on at that time . My bf owned the club so I could dance all night and not be bothered while he worked

Give you a little history you don't find in the Glenbow Museum Do you know where the hookers took their johns in the 1930's ? During the "Dirty 30's there were several women who had to turn to the streets as they couldn't find jobs if they didn't have someone to help them. There was no welfare back then. The women use to sit in Chinatown and drink coffee the soldiers, mostly soldiers would come in and they would go to Centre Street hill and have a little fun In the 40's several girls lived in the Commercial Block on 7th Avenue and 1st
d***@gmail.com
2017-09-01 19:40:57 UTC
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You have to admit, the city's changed quite a bit. Global TV was CHCT channel 2
on Rideau Road in the old Sea cadet hall in the 50s right up until 1981. Does
anyone remember the gruff old sportscaster Henry Viney on CFCN News? Always had
a cigar on air.
Francois
I grew up at the thorougbred racetrack at the Stampede and went to Stampede Wrestling every Friday. Stu and my dad were connected as well as many of the sportscasters in town. When I went to SAIT from 1972-1974 Henry Viney taught a couple of courses in the Television/Radio program. He lived close to our house and on his teaching days he would give me a ride. I smelled like cigar smoke all day even if he did not have one going in the car. We had great chats about Buffalo Stadium which hosted baseball and of course wrestling, horse racing and other sports. His big love was skydiving which he taught in the Canadian Armed Forces during WWII. As well as boxing where he covered fights with Rocky Graziano, Jersey Joe Walcott and Floyd Paterson.
Wow, I am impressed. Do you guys still have teeth? :)
I remember when the Royal Bank downtown used to be the tallest
building. Watched them build the 'Husky Tower' and now even that looks
small compared to the new taller buildings nearby. I remember the zoo
when all the animals were in those tiny barred cages. The old airport
used to be so big.....until they built our present airport.... :)
I'm not sure when all of this happened. I'm not sure I remember a lot
of the late 70's or early 80's either.... ;)
Ok folks,
Time to ligthen up the mood. I'm doing a little writing and I
could use your valuable input if you're all interested. This
really applies to all who have lived here a few years... well okay quite
a few years.
Who remembers CKXL 1140, that radio who had one of the highest
Canadian ratings in the 70s and early 80s? All that
cool music they played then? Cars, Gary Numan, Devo, B52s, Pretenders,
Bob Welch, ELO, Boomtown Rats? I am after all talking the early days of
New Wave and such.
How 'bout CJAY 92's early days? Dieter Staschow's very
informative album rock show: Sterotypes? Used to be on every
weekday evening at 6 PM for an hour, way informative.
The clubs and bars then? The Beacon on 16th Ave? the Polo Club
on 10th Ave? Majestic (Magic Stix)?
Those risque strip clubs. I believe the Pink Panther was one of
them, I need help here.
I look forward to anyone's memories... it would be helpful and
enjoyable. We can go back even earlier if you want.
best regards,
Francois
(a native Calagrian...honest)
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Some mornings, it's just not worth
chewing through the leather straps.
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