Calgary Community Network Association
July, 2001

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Volunteer Opportunities

The Calgary Community Network Association is currently looking for volunteers for the Helpdesk. Good interpersonal skills, wide computer experience (or someone keen to learn), and a willingness to help beginner Internet users would make you an asset.

The Calgary Community Network Association has several other volunteer opportunities available, as well. Take a look at our Volunteer page, or for more information contact our Office Manager:

Join the Community!

The Calgary Community Network Association is easy to join. Memberships are $10.00 a year!

You have the opportunity to take advantage of great rates on various Internet connection accounts. Non-Profit organizations that become Information Providers have access to unlimited web page space. Newbies to the Internet can take advantage of our experienced volunteers. Plus we are involved in projects that could benefit from your support.

The Calgary Community Network Association was established in 1995 (originally as Calgary Freenet). Isn't it time you joined?

Contact our Office Manager for more information.

How to Save Money at the Calgary Stampede

Taking in the "Greatest Outdoor Show in the Universe" shouldn't cost the entire ranch. Here are some tips to hopefully make your fun at the Stampede more affordable.

Stampede Parade

Start the festivities off, July 6 morning, by watching the Calgary Stampede Parade -- marching bands, horses, cowboys, First Nations, horses, floats, dignitaries, horses, celebrities, more horses, street cleaners, clowns, clubs and associations, and even more horses.You can join millions world-wide by watching it on the local television stations, but it's much more fun joining the thousands that line 6th and 9th Avenues downtown. People usually start snagging a curbside seat around 7:00 or 8:00 AM.

Entry Fees

Entry fees are $10, $5 for children. You can save money by going on value Days:

  • Thursday, July 5, 2001 - Sneak a Peak - $5.00 - Gates open at 5pm
  • Sunday, July 8, 2001 - Family Day - Free admission to Stampede Park until 9:00am
  • Tuesday, July 10, 2001 - Western Heritage Day (Seniors Day) - Free admission and extras for those 65 and over
  • Wednesday, July 11 - Kids day - FREE admission for children 12 and under and accompanying parents until 9:00am

Take advantage of the free stampede breakfasts around town. All breakfasts run from 9am-11:30am.

  • Sat., July 7 Marlborough Mall
  • Sat., July 7 Cochrane
  • Mon., July 9 North Hill Shopping Centre
  • Mon., July 9 Lakeview Shopping Centre
  • Tues., July 10 Westhills Town Centre
  • Tues., July 10 Beddington Town Centre
  • Wed., July 11 Southcentre Shopping Centre
  • Wed., July 11 Market Mall Shopping Centre
  • Thurs., July 12 The Shops of Mount Royal Village
  • Thurs., July 12 Southland Leisure Centre
  • Fri., July 13 Sunridge Mall
  • Fri., July 13 Britannia Shopping Centre
  • Sat., July 14 Eau Claire Market
Food on the grounds is expensive. Bringing your own lunch and water/pop will save you lots of money.

Free Shows

On the Stampede grounds
There are always lots of free shows on the Coke Stage. Here is a list of some of the performers.
  • Thursday, July 5. - TEMPLAR
  • Friday, July 6. - THE MOFFATTS
  • Saturday, July 7 - FINGER ELEVEN
  • Sunday, July 8. - BIF NAKED
  • Monday, July 9. - GOB
  • Tuesday, July 10 - WILKINSONS
  • Wednesday, July 11 - NICKELBACK
  • Thursday, July 12. - 54-40
  • Friday, July 13 - TEA PARTY
  • Sunday, July 15. - COLLECTIVE SOUL
Check out The Calgary Stampede - Coke Stage Events page for more info.

The Calgary Exhibition & Stampede Downtown Attractions Committee plan all kinds of entertainment and activities on the Stephen Avenue Mall; from free pancake breakfasts to square dancing. Visit their Downton Attractions page for schedules.

Also, enjoy great Calgary talent like DAN THE ONE MAN BAND, LOS MORENOS and more daily on the Stephen Avenue Mall (8th Avenue between MacLeod Trail S.E and 4th Street S.W.).

There are also special events happening at lunch-time on Olympic Plaza (8th Avenue and Macleod Trail S.E.).

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Stampede Rides

If you are planning to take in all the rides, an "All Day Midway Rider" pass is $28.00 "All Day Midway Rider" does not include gate admission and are valid only on these days:

  • Thursday, July 5;
  • Friday, July 6;
  • Monday July 9 to Friday, July 13.
On July 11th, Kids Day Midway Special purchase 30 credits for $15.00.

Getting Around

Calgary Transit is the best deal for getting around.

Fare Rates:

  • $1.75 for Adults
  • $1.10 for Youths
  • FREE for Kids 6 years of age

  • $5.00 for an Adult Day Pass
  • $3.00 for a Youth Day Pass
The C-Train is FREE downtown on Seventh Avenue between 10th Street S.W. and Macleod Trail S.E.

The Calgary Stampede runs from July 6 to July 15. Thursday July 5 is Sneak-a-Peek Thursday. For more Stampede information visit:

WWW Sitings -- Wild West Links

Calgary Community-Net : Calgary Community
for links to
Calgary and neighbouring communities.

Virus Alert!

Snow White & the Seven Dwarves

Watch for this annoying virus. It makes itself known every full moon and is difficult to get rid of. It attaches itself to e-mail attachments, ensuring its spread. Delete it without opening it.

Visit the McAfee AVERT page for more information on the Snow White virus, including how to remove it from your system.

Little Ha-Ha's

For more laughs
visit the Calgary Community-Net
Humour SIG

Your Input

Here's where you tell us what you think!!

What would you like to see in your newsletter? Do you have a story or an experience that you would like to share on the Internet? Drop us an e-mail and we'll post it here! Contributions may be subject to editing.

The CCNA Newsletter Committee
consists of:

Michel "Move 'em Out" Selim
Greg "Gunslinging" Sherwood
Peter "Pony Up" Sadlon
Wanda "Wild Cat" Martin

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