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Banff
Board: Province: Alberta
Sep 20, 2008 6:09pm
We are making arrangements for our very first time in Cananda for the summer of 2010. I have noticed that there aren't very many LB listed in the area... is there another internet site with more Alberta, Canada Letterbox listings?
Calgary Carving Mini-Meet & Exchange
Board: Province: Alberta
Oct 5, 2011 4:18pm
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Hosted by Water Lily at 2140 Brownsea Dr. NW Calgary AB. (Yes, it's the Scouts Canada building, where I work). Nov. 5, 2011 10am-2pm. Bring lunch, your carving tools, logbooks, and ideas. Get to know other local LBers.
Re: Calgary Carving Mini-Meet & Exchange
Board: Province: Alberta
Reply to: #645225 by Water Lily
Oct 5, 2011 6:05pm
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I wish I could join you, but it's a wee bit too far to drive. :( I hope you have a great turn-out and get some new 'converts'. lol
Re: Calgary Carving Mini-Meet & Exchange
Board: Province: Alberta
Reply to: #645255 by RubberRabbit
Oct 6, 2011 9:54am
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Well, I have discovered 2 other established LBers in Calgary. So that is at least a start. And we'll just have to grow from there!!
Re: Calgary Carving Mini-Meet & Exchange
Board: Province: Alberta
Reply to: #645225 by Water Lily
Oct 7, 2011 10:24am
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Sounds like fun! I'll see you there.
APAL Challenge
Board: Province: Alberta
Dec 13, 2011 8:15am
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So..... my fellow Albertans. I have a challenge for you. I moved from Ontario where each year they celebrate a winter Plant a Letterbox Day to encourage the planting of winter friendly letterboxes. While you might not feel like getting out there in -20 weather, we have plenty of chinook days where an outing would be much welcomed. So.... winter friendly boxes are those that are NOT buried under a pile of logs frozen beneath a pile of snow. Think.... hanging in trees, stuck under a park bench or even an indoor box (or boxes). The day is FEB 2, Groundhog Day.

So... when you have 2 weeks off over the holidays with nothing to do (ha! ha!!), think about getting out your carving tools and getting started. Plan to launch your APAL2012 Box (pronounced like apple) on February 2. (You can plant it earlier and then just list on the 2nd). Let's see how many winter friendly boxes we can come up with.

BTW... when you post your box, don't forget to use the winter-friendly (that's the snowflake) icon, so we all know we can rush out and get it on one of those nice Feb/March days.
Re: APAL Challenge
Board: Province: Alberta
Reply to: #662185 by Water Lily
Dec 13, 2011 12:37pm
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You go gettem!

Cheers, Jiggs (and the rest of the LB ON mob)
Re: APAL Challenge
Board: Province: Alberta
Reply to: #662185 by Water Lily
Dec 14, 2011 9:47am
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Sounds like something I could do. Gotta love those -20 days, though, when the air is crisp and the sun bright. The crunch of boots on snow is something to cherish. Spirit Bear
Re: APAL Challenge
Board: Province: Alberta
Reply to: #662423 by Spirit Bear
Dec 14, 2011 11:02am
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Gotta love those -20 days, though, when the air is crisp and the sun bright. The crunch of boots on snow is something to cherish.

It's not too bad if you do a quick ink-up with a stamp pad, but colouring a stamp with markers when you can hardly take the gloves off is a challenge. I'm like you though. I love the crunchy snow with sunlight sparkling off it.
Calgary Event Stamp Update
Board: Province: Alberta
Dec 16, 2011 7:03am
To all who attended the Calgary Mini-Meet in November. The Calgary Event Stamp has been removed from the ScoutShop at 2140 Brownsea Dr. I am still there Tues, Wed & Thurs most weeks (in the office downstairs) and I can certainly bring it and leave it through a weekend. So if you don't yet have it and want to come get it, just give me a few days advanced warning and I will make sure it is available for you ~ along with the markers.

Looking forward to some new winter friendly plants in Calgary (in Feb) and to seeing you'all at the next LB event next spring.... (I'm currently thinking May).
Re: APAL Challenge
Board: Province: Alberta
Reply to: #662434 by Water Lily
Dec 19, 2011 2:14pm
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I'm thinking of knitting some fingerless gloves. :-) I also learned on a cold day in Denver one must huff on even stamp pad ink.
Re: APAL Challenge
Board: Province: Alberta
Reply to: #663437 by Spirit Bear
Dec 19, 2011 3:26pm
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I'm thinking of knitting some fingerless gloves. :-) I also learned on a cold day in Denver one must huff on even stamp pad ink.

Ah yes, the old huffing trick!! Works every time!
Re: APAL Challenge
Board: Province: Alberta
Reply to: #662185 by Water Lily
Jan 15, 2012 12:36pm
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My letterbox is planted and waiting for the Feb 2nd launch date. Santa brought me lots of letterboxing supplies.
Re: APAL Challenge
Board: Province: Alberta
Reply to: #669755 by Spirit Bear
Jan 15, 2012 6:28pm
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Sweet. I have 2 ready to go. (They aren't hidden yet). I also have some library boxes ready, but I haven't yet been able to convince a library to let me hide them there.... hopefully this week!!

Can't wait!
Event
Board: Province: Alberta
Jan 15, 2012 6:37pm
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Just a quick note to everyone to let you know that I've posted a spring event for Alberta for the first weekend in May. (I chose this weekend to avoid 1. Mother's Day 2. Victoria Day 3. mosquitoes). Hope you can all plan to make it. For details see... http://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?gEventId=2367
Re: Event
Board: Province: Alberta
Reply to: #669831 by Water Lily
Jan 16, 2012 2:16pm
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I'm so sad that I won't be able to make this event. I'll be out of town that weekend.
Re: APAL Challenge
Board: Province: Alberta
Reply to: #669824 by Water Lily
Jan 16, 2012 2:18pm
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My daughter-in-law planted a box in a library but did so without receiving permission. She lives in Denver and wasn't the first to do such a thing. The one she planted in a coffee shop was done with permission so I guess it must depend on what you consider public and private.
Re: APAL Challenge
Board: Province: Alberta
Reply to: #670007 by Spirit Bear
Jan 17, 2012 8:55am
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Yeah, there was one in Owen Sound already that was planted without permission. But I couldn't figure out how to get the hollow book onto the Reference shelf without the library staff knowing about it. Maybe I'll just have to go and see what their spine labels look like and do one up that's "similar". I may resort to that if I don't hear back from the librarian shortly.
Re: Event
Board: Province: Alberta
Reply to: #670006 by Spirit Bear
Jan 17, 2012 8:57am
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I am planning on leaving many of the boxes out there permanently, so you'll be able to pick them up another time.
APAL Day is fast approaching.... are you ready?
Board: Province: Alberta
Jan 30, 2012 4:57am
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Don't forget that Feb 2 is APAL day (that's Alberta Plant a Letterbox Day). I planted 2 more boxes yesterday in addition to those already hidden and in place. One left to go (I know exactly where it needs to be) and I'm just finishing up the clues. Look for a "slew" of new winter friendly stamps to find this weekend and beyond!!!
Re: APAL Day is fast approaching.... are you ready?
Board: Province: Alberta
Reply to: #672774 by Water Lily
Jan 30, 2012 9:49am
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I have one planted. I'll never keep up with you, but I'll try to plant a few more once my life settles down a bit.

BTW, my daughter-in-law used a small metal box with a magnet to fasten her box to the back of a library shelf. It is small enough to be missed.
Re: APAL Day is fast approaching.... are you ready?
Board: Province: Alberta
Reply to: #672824 by Spirit Bear
Jan 30, 2012 2:43pm
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I don't expect anyone to keep up with me. I hope to inspire some to do more, that's all!! Trying to work out with the library to hold a workshop to recruit some newbies.... not much success yet.

You should see how small my library stamps are!!!

I'm looking forward to searching for yours!!
Re: APAL Day is fast approaching.... are you ready?
Board: Province: Alberta
Reply to: #672869 by Water Lily
Feb 8, 2012 2:03pm
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I had hope to get to yours this week. Perhaps Friday, now. Not sure where the time goes but it seems to whip by me. Thanks for the inspiration.
Re: APAL Day is fast approaching.... are you ready?
Board: Province: Alberta
Reply to: #674798 by Spirit Bear
Feb 8, 2012 7:24pm
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I'm planning to stop by Arbour Lake on my way in tomorrow morning to pick up yours!!! Can't wait.

Which ones are you headed for first?? Or are you going to try to pick up all 24?

Gwen (aka Water Lily)
Where are you Alberta?
Board: Province: Alberta
Apr 20, 2012 9:12am
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Hey... where is everyone? The weather is gorgeous and I'm looking for some more LB's to find. Who's planting? (OK, you've had all winter to carve and plan!!!!!)

Just kidding!! Anyone else getting the bug?
Re: Where are you Alberta?
Board: Province: Alberta
Reply to: #694015 by Water Lily
Apr 23, 2012 9:39am
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I'm hoping to get some planted this week. I've been laid low with a horrid cold that has lasted 3 weeks. I blame my grandson's friends for gifting the bug to me. I have 6 carves ready to plant and I must replant the 'beacon' one that someone trashed. We'll see how far I get with my planting plans. :-)

Spirit Bear
Re: Where are you Alberta?
Board: Province: Alberta
Reply to: #694735 by Spirit Bear
Apr 23, 2012 1:07pm
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Yeah!!! I can't wait. The weather has been gorgeous the last few days. I planted 2 more of the Green Meadows and Green Forest characters on Saturday.... up to 10 now. I've got another series I want to do next before I go with more GMF characters, to get folks out of the city.

Sorry to hear you've been feeling so lousy. I thought you were heading out of town for a bit? Has the cold put off your travel plans or are you just hoping you're over it before you need to go?
Re: Where are you Alberta?
Board: Province: Alberta
Reply to: #694816 by Water Lily
Apr 24, 2012 8:15am
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Yeah I'm off to Amsterdam next week for a week and maybe to Banff in mid-May. My grandsons live in Denver so I was there over Easter and caught this bug there. I want to do your GMF series and had plans earlier this month to do it when I returned from the States but of course, my illness put the kibosh on that.

I'll give you a head's up when I've planted my boxes.
Arbour Lake Beacon
Board: Province: Alberta
Aug 22, 2012 1:24pm
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For those who attempted this letterbox, you'll be happy to know it is alive and well once again. Twice the box has been trashed so I'm hoping this is third time lucky. It was my first carve so I hope it succeeds as a viable letterbox. Spirit Bear
Re: Arbour Lake Beacon
Board: Province: Alberta
Reply to: #724704 by Spirit Bear
Apr 7, 2014 12:27am
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Loved your box in Waterton found oh so long ago!