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Title: WSC Sylvan Lake 2016 Meet - Update w/ Plan & Location Info.
Post by: kijho on January 22, 2016, 01:44:24 PM
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Hey everyone,

I've been reading through the discussion of the previous WSC Super Meet (2013) and am interested in coordinating another Super Meet for this year, 2016! (It's been a while since the last!) Our group is continuing the grow, and many members have changed cars over the past two years - I think it would be fantastic to bring together the folks from across the province for a 2016 Super Meet!! I'd really hope nobody would feel any objection in attending based on the car they now currently drive. This would be absolutely open to all WSC members, regardless of vehicle!

I know people don't really like seeing chaotic discussions about planning meets.. So, I'm creating this discussion thread which I will take firm initiative in managing a list of polls that will actively engage members to allow everyone to have a say in aspects of the 2016 Super Meet. If anyone wishes to further support in planning this meet, please add me on Facebook to easily discuss (PM me if you don't already have me!)

Below is this list of items that needs to be finalized. I will add a poll to this thread for each discussion - and final decisions (based on polls) will be updated below in this post. My current plan is to obtain approval from Parkland Mall in Red Deer (previous venue). I will update when I have further details on exact location, but it will be in Red Deer as that is the most central location between Edmonton / Calgary.

Once all items have been confirmed, I will post an "official" thread.



1. Location: Red Deer, Parkland Mall parking lot. Travel to Sylvan Lake. Currently in discussion - Kijho

2. Date: Poll currently open to voting above
Red Deer Mall: 10:00am
Depart to Sylvan Lake: 11:00am



I'm really looking forward to us all working together to plan an extremely successful event! I know the last meet had were some pretty cool prizes and charity involvement, if anyone has any suggestions on how we could incorporate similar ideas please comment below or let me know.  If any individuals or vendors would like to support this and become more involved in the planning, please also let me know!
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: 10secdream on January 22, 2016, 02:43:59 PM
Exciting news. 8)

I am thinking Reflectiveautodetailing can bring something to the table.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: canehdianJ on January 22, 2016, 02:55:29 PM
ah hah!  Dates for Summit 2016 have been announced.   >:D
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: kijho on January 22, 2016, 03:15:18 PM
ah hah!  Dates for Summit 2016 have been announced.   >:D

I'm not too familiar with the previous SubMit meets, and everything that occurred in the past with them. But, I'm hopeful that as a community, WSC can bring together the Edmonton & Calgary guys for a WSC exclusive meet (yes.. exclusive.. to all of us on here who talk everyday!)

I don't want to turn this into a discussion about the previous SubMit meets, but if anyone has any suggestions to ensure the success of this, I'm all ears.  I'm going to do my very best to coordinate and plan a fun meet, to put faces to many of the names of people (we) don't all know, and to bring together our Edmonton & Calgary members for an afternoon!
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: RedBimmer93 on January 22, 2016, 03:54:24 PM
I'm not too familiar with the previous SubMit meets, and everything that occurred in the past with them. But, I'm hopeful that as a community, WSC can bring together the Edmonton & Calgary guys for a WSC exclusive meet (yes.. exclusive.. to all of us on here who talk everyday!)

I don't want to turn this into a discussion about the previous SubMit meets, but if anyone has any suggestions to ensure the success of this, I'm all ears.  I'm going to do my very best to coordinate and plan a fun meet, to put faces to many of the names of people (we) don't all know, and to bring together our Edmonton & Calgary members for an afternoon!

"SubMit" and "Summit" are two completely different things  ;)
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: kijho on January 22, 2016, 05:03:49 PM
"SubMit" and "Summit" are two completely different things  ;)

Ahh, the relevance/ joke flew past me... Not sure what it's about then....

ah hah!  Dates for Summit 2016 have been announced.
Ha ha ha.

If you're not interested in participating and contributing to bringing together the WSC group - that's totally fine, I get it, not everyone may be interested.

I'm making an actual effort to organize something like this, so if you don't wish to participate or support my efforts please don't clutter the thread!  I've made tons of great friends on here over the past three years of Timmies' meets, and it would be awesome to have a large meet with everyone enjoying our collective passion for our cars.


Thanks to the 7 people have supported this and voted so far!
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: darthekai on January 22, 2016, 05:48:08 PM
whats the concept? cruise + park hard + eat?

summit is kind of a joke, in the past, a bunch of WSC members that didnt want to go to Submit went and did their own thing. I say its a great idea. Ill bring the mustang.  ;D
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: kijho on January 22, 2016, 05:50:59 PM
whats the concept? cruise + park hard + eat?

summit is kind of a joke, in the past, a bunch of WSC members that didnt want to go to Submit went and did their own thing. I say its a great idea. Ill bring the mustang.  ;D

I think like in the past if the Calgary people setup a cruise to come up, that's awesome.  I'd love to film like a super dope cinematic video of everyone's cars all together in big place... Something cool that shows some of the good vibes within our community (I know the Timmies' meets are pretty awesome in those late warm summer evenings at sunset when 20+ people show up)..

With that said, I'd probably have to arrive fairly early to setup. I've engaged the Parkview Mall, and requested if we would be able to use some of their barricades to block the area off.. Will update on that as it progresses.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: jakesubie on January 22, 2016, 05:58:40 PM
should be fun im down
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: Jesse.Korpan on January 22, 2016, 06:04:48 PM
If you'd like some help with things like raffle license, food permit,contacts at the mall I'm the admin for SubMit 86 I'm more than willing to help were I can.

Diving in the first time is a huge undertaking.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: RedBimmer93 on January 22, 2016, 06:42:30 PM
FYI i might possibly tag along. I voted for two of the saturdays, because autoslalom events usually fall on Sundays and I would rather they don't conflict with that.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: SnowBreeze on January 23, 2016, 03:39:18 PM
This should be fun!
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: kijho on January 23, 2016, 03:45:55 PM
If you'd like some help with things like raffle license, food permit,contacts at the mall I'm the admin for SubMit 86 I'm more than willing to help were I can.

Diving in the first time is a huge undertaking.

I'd like to avoid making this that large-scale of an effort, and more so just a gathering of our community to bring together the two major cities our group is made up of!  I mean, if everyone wants to spot in $5 and we all collectively buy some burgers/ hotdogs and someone has a small portable grill we can setup - and we have a cooler with some soda's / waters.. I think that would be awesome. 

In terms of a raffle, not too sure on that.. might need some more input. If we require legal licensing to do things like that and accept currency - It would be cool if we had some stuff that wasn't particularly expensive and if we have to be non-profit in doing so, proceeds could all go straight to a charity (Ie. Tickets $1 ea. for a photo-shoot session etc.)

We have lots to determine and discuss still, but I'm hoping by posting this so many months in advance we can achieve success!!  I've emailed the general management email on their website, do you have any other contacts that might be better?
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: kijho on January 25, 2016, 07:46:22 AM
I'll leave the dates open to discussion & voting for a few more days still, it looks like July 23rd is in the lead currently!
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: Stehle on January 25, 2016, 09:29:30 AM
July 23rd is my day of birth, and I don't know how I feel spending it in Red Deer.

Looking forward to this, though!
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: RedndWhite on January 25, 2016, 09:57:20 AM
July 23rd is my day of birth, and I don't know how I feel spending it in Red Deer.

Looking forward to this, though!

Avoid everything between Highway 11 and Gasoline Alley ;)

Except for that K_Lx guy, he's cool.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on January 25, 2016, 10:00:49 AM
Avoid everything between Highway 11 and Gasoline Alley ;)

Except for that K_Lx guy, he's cool.

He drives a Lancer, how cool could he be?
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: oilersman7 on January 25, 2016, 10:25:41 AM
Sounds awesome! Wanting to meet the guys and gals that make up WSC!
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: kijho on January 25, 2016, 12:12:40 PM
I'm not sure why there's some negativity coming up with this. It's a little sad knowing/ seeing some members display their views on such a meet, perhaps resulting from previous events/ meets.

After talking to Cole over the weekend on Ghost Lake about the last SubMit (and then Summit meet that Curtis took initiative to create), I understand the past disappointments and why there may be some negative towards those events.

I should re-emphasize, this is a WSC only meet. It's NOT only for Subaru's, but it's only for our members, our fellow enthusiasts who we talk to everyday on this board, many whom I'd consider friends.

If people aren't interested / don't want to bring together our Edmonton & Calgary groups, that's totally fine. You're absolutely entitled to your opinion on such a meet, but it's kinda lame to bring that negativity forward and potentially ruin it for the rest.. if nobody's interested, I'll cease my efforts now.

I just thought it would be a fun afternoon to bring together the weekly Edmonton Boston Pizza meets & the Calgary Timimes' Meets for everyone to hangout, take some cool photos, maybe have a small BBQ where we all collectively pitch in... but again, if people think this is a stupid idea then cool I won't waste my time or yours!
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: 10secdream on January 25, 2016, 12:43:31 PM
I know for fact that the regulars at the Edmonton BP meets would be down for a drive to Red Deer for the morning/afternoon. I would even be down just to meet at a restaurant or Tim Horton's and hang out.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: RedndWhite on January 25, 2016, 12:50:23 PM
It's previously been held in Jasper or Banff in the past, before SubMit or whatever happened. And it's as good idea, I'd like to have something where we, as a group of friends, can meet people who are only avatars and "oh yeah, he drives that WRB STi..." and put a face to them.

With groups this large, its inevitable that some ideas of what and where everyone should me will arise.

I'd like to suggest somewhere other than Red Deer.. as There's parking lots... and.. meh. Not much for scenery, nor is it much fun to drive there.. from either Edmonton or Calgary. Go back to Jasper or Banff, where there's sights and attractions for the family, as many members do have, and a place where having a BBQ or restaurant, or whatever.

Granted, it is a little further away for a day trip.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on January 25, 2016, 12:53:17 PM
Typically, when I ran the Honda cruises, we'd always go to Sylvan Lake. Close enough to Red Deer that it's central, and as long as the weather cooperates, beach. It's less of a car meet, and more of a "let's meet up and hang out" at that point. The water park would be crazy on a Saturday, but the beach could be done, and they have fire pits, or you could bring some portable bbqs.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: Markkas on January 25, 2016, 12:56:27 PM
I really wanna make one of these. Hopefully this is the year. Subbed.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: Midnightsky on January 25, 2016, 01:30:09 PM
Love the idea of this meet but I must also agree that Red Deer seems like a boring destination......too simple? Here is a few ideas off the top of my head,

-Westerner during an autocross weekend

-Penhold Autocross(would have to talk to Red Deer club first)
 
-Drumhellar near the proposed new race track(there is helicopter tours available nearby too)

-Castrol during an event weekend? Camping overnight?(its been done before by others car clubs)

-West of Red Deer towards the mountains(national park or recreational area? Better photos, better overall environment)

-Camping near Drumhellar?(This would help to include our Southern Alberta members and hell maybe a few members in Saskatchewan would pop over for the meet.  I know of a large car club who did this quite successfully a few years back, even had ppl up from the USA for the meet)
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on January 25, 2016, 01:46:28 PM
I think most of those are viable options. I'd tend to wander away from an already existing event, as we don't want to pull attention away, or ruin another club's event with the potential attention this could attract, and I'd abstain from going too far from Calgary/Edmonton, as those are our primary user bases, and we've typically kept these meets as a day trip more than anything. I'd say anything around Red Deer, or further west, that's more of less an equal distance would be ideal.

The less straight roads, the better.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: Stehle on January 25, 2016, 01:51:36 PM
I like the Sylvan Lake proposal.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: Midnightsky on January 25, 2016, 01:55:24 PM
I like the Sylvan Lake proposal.

The one thing I caution if this becomes the end destination, the RCMP there are giant aholes to auto enthusiasts.  Cant even begin to count how many stories ive heard of car clubs going to Sylvan only to have everyone given tint/exhaust/ect tickets.   Parking in Sylvan......where? For such a potentially large group I think Sylvan is the last place we should be considering. 

I think most of those are viable options. I'd tend to wander away from an already existing event, as we don't want to pull attention away, or ruin another club's event with the potential attention this could attract, and I'd abstain from going too far from Calgary/Edmonton, as those are our primary user bases, and we've typically kept these meets as a day trip more than anything. I'd say anything around Red Deer, or further west, that's more of less an equal distance would be ideal.

The less straight roads, the better.

I like the idea of going West of Red Deer best.  If we did something at Castrol we would not necessarily be infringing on another event/club.  For a Castrol idea to work we would only have to plan it on the same weekend as a track event.   That way we can still plan/book a section for us to have our meet but also enjoy the track event available for us to spectate
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on January 25, 2016, 01:57:34 PM
The one thing I caution if this becomes the end destination, the RCMP there are giant aholes to auto enthusiasts.  Cant even begin to count how many stories ive heard of car clubs going to Sylvan only to have everyone given tint/exhaust/ect tickets.   Parking in Sylvan......where? For such a potentially large group I think Sylvan is the last place we should be considering. 

I never had any issues organizing meets there. Parking was hit or miss, but we did it more for the drive, than the standing in a hot parking lot. Also, beach, lake, sports, suntanning, wymens, dawgs, wymens, ice cream.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: Midnightsky on January 25, 2016, 02:03:36 PM
I never had any issues organizing meets there. Parking was hit or miss, but we did it more for the drive, than the standing in a hot parking lot. Also, beach, lake, sports, suntanning, wymens, dawgs, wymens, ice cream.

Is your vehicle stock? lol cause that'll be the only way they leave you alone in Sylvan from what Ive heard.  That has been said to me by multiple people too, not just 1 or 2 individuals. Anyone else heard bad experiences in Sylvan with a modded car? Ideally half our members would be in "modded" cars so we should confirm this early on if possible.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on January 25, 2016, 02:05:57 PM
No. Not at all. I've been to sylvan many times without issue. I guess if you're a kiddie doing burnouts I could see issues
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: 05LGT on January 25, 2016, 02:06:46 PM
I never had any problems at Sylvan Lake with my RHD S13 with aftermarket exhaust...
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: RedndWhite on January 25, 2016, 02:07:31 PM
I drive through Sylvan frequently, with all of my excessively loud vehicles. They don't care, so long as one doesn't drive or act like a twat, there's no real reason to be pulled over.

That's not the real reason behind this thread, so let's abandon it.

The other thought is Gull Lake, which is generally quieter, less touristy, and still relatively in the middle of Edmonton and Calgary.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: Midnightsky on January 25, 2016, 02:09:10 PM
No. Not at all. I've been to sylvan many times without issue. I guess if you're a kiddie doing burnouts I could see issues

I have not been to Sylvan with any of these groups so I cannot state outright that no burnouts or rev-offs were performed but I was not told of any bad apples in either group that went.  If anyone else has any good or bad experience in Sylvan Lake with a group of modded cars please post up your experience(s).   
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: 05LGT on January 25, 2016, 02:09:50 PM
I was gonna suggest somewhere like Sask River Crossing but that's a bit far for the Edmonton guys.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: Midnightsky on January 25, 2016, 02:09:55 PM
I drive through Sylvan frequently, with all of my excessively loud vehicles. They don't care, so long as one doesn't drive or act like a twat, there's no real reason to be pulled over.

That's not the real reason behind this thread, so let's abandon it.

The other thought is Gull Lake, which is generally quieter, less touristy, and still relatively in the middle of Edmonton and Calgary.

Cold Lake? Plan it during race the base?
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: 05LGT on January 25, 2016, 02:11:40 PM
Cold Lake? Plan it during race the base?

That's way too far for most of us.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: Midnightsky on January 25, 2016, 02:18:51 PM
That's way too far for most of us.

For a day meet, ya potentially a little far, but if camping was planned as part of the meet it can be very successful still.   Perhaps a mid August camping/showNshine meet to compliment this July meet being planned? July meet focus is on getting as many people out as possible(less commitment).  August meet by Drumhellar with less people and organized helicopter tours overhead the proposed new track down there? I think they are breaking ground this summer finally too.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: kijho on January 25, 2016, 02:20:38 PM
Gull Lake looks like a pretty solid option. There's a few smaller roads/ parking areas along the east and west sides of the cost, and a main large parking area at the south entrance (which looks like it has restrooms, garbage bins, benches etc.)
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: RedndWhite on January 25, 2016, 02:21:10 PM
For a day meet, ya potentially a little far, but if camping was planned as part of the meet it can be very successful still.   Perhaps a mid August camping/showNshine meet to compliment this July meet being planned?

If you would like to organize it, go right ahead.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: 10secdream on January 25, 2016, 02:26:33 PM
I was gonna suggest somewhere like Sask River Crossing but that's a bit far for the Edmonton guys.

Depends how far we want to go. Isn't Jasper like the same distance from Edmonton as it is from Calgary?
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: 05LGT on January 25, 2016, 02:31:20 PM
Depends how far we want to go. Isn't Jasper like the same distance from Edmonton as it is from Calgary?

Roughly 400km for Calgary guys and 365km for Edmonton guys.  Sask River Crossing is 400km for Edmonton guys and 260km for Calgary guys it looks like.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: Midnightsky on January 25, 2016, 02:34:21 PM
I think there is an option between Red Deer and Jasper, roughly 200km total for either Calgary members or Edmonton members.  I remember going thru this with another group but I cannot remember the exact location.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: Canuckrz on January 25, 2016, 02:34:48 PM
I think getting a gauge of how far people are willing to drive in the first place to attend the meet would be more useful than just looking at equidistant venues.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: canehdianJ on January 25, 2016, 02:39:54 PM
id actually be down for jasper.  highway 97 in the summer is no hardship
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: lakelouise02bugeye on January 25, 2016, 02:43:35 PM
if we do end up going to a wilderness location id be willing to flip some burgers or wieners for you guys.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: 10secdream on January 25, 2016, 02:44:52 PM
Drive to Jasper sounds fun. But this now sounds like a 2 day adventure. 8)
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on January 25, 2016, 02:59:32 PM
800km in one day is way too much.

200km each way for me, would be my max.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: canehdianJ on January 25, 2016, 03:06:11 PM
camp.  or hotel.  or camp.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: 05LGT on January 25, 2016, 03:07:11 PM
I do want to organize a WSC camping trip this summer but that's for a different thread...
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: jellynuts on January 25, 2016, 03:07:46 PM
Don't be sad, Spencer.  Considering how Tim's Meets are, I'm sure this will turn out great. 

800km in one day is way too much.

200km each way for me, would be my max.

I agree that Red Deer is boring, but I'm also not in favour of a trip that's more than 2hrs one way. 
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: Midnightsky on January 25, 2016, 03:15:42 PM
Don't be sad, Spencer.  Considering how Tim's Meets are, I'm sure this will turn out great. 

I agree that Red Deer is boring, but I'm also not in favour of a trip that's more than 2hrs one way.

I bet we can figure out somewhere that is 30-40mins West of Red Deer which is a little more lively than a random parking lot inside a city.  A meetup in Red Deer to gather up all groups together for a cruise west with a final destination for a tailgate bbq type afternoon?
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: Perfect Dark on January 25, 2016, 03:24:49 PM
Here's why you go to Red Deer.

1) Space.  You ideally want a large area to park a bunch of cars in...a "parking lot" if you will.  RD has that.
2) Driveability.  Red Deer is just the right distance from the largest two groups that you get a bit of a drive in but still have ample time to hard park and chat.
3) Two lane highways.  Yes, driving through the mountains to Jasper also has that somewhat but it misses on some of the other criteria.  RD is 2 lanes the whole way for pretty much everyone, don't complicate itshay as your cruise with lots of vehicles will just degrade into a complete itshay show trying to stay together as a group.
4) It's easy.  Easy is good.  People will try to complicate things.  uckfay those people.  Drive.  Talk, mock, stick some meat in your mouth.  Drive.  Sounds like a great day to me.

My two cents from a guy who's been to a few of these.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: RedndWhite on January 25, 2016, 03:27:31 PM
https://goo.gl/maps/kEZ6FPv5CQu

There's Three Mile Bend in Red Deer, which is an off-leash dog park, as well as what looks to be lots of parking...

https://goo.gl/maps/Td3TWMxhUK92

It's within most people's range, while still is Red Deer, it's not hard parking in a mall lot.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: Canuckrz on January 25, 2016, 03:30:46 PM
Here's why you go to Red Deer.

1) Space.  You ideally want a large area to park a bunch of cars in...a "parking lot" if you will.  RD has that.
2) Driveability.  Red Deer is just the right distance from the largest two groups that you get a bit of a drive in but still have ample time to hard park and chat.
3) Two lane highways.  Yes, driving through the mountains to Jasper also has that somewhat but it misses on some of the other criteria.  RD is 2 lanes the whole way for pretty much everyone, don't complicate itshay as your cruise with lots of vehicles will just degrade into a complete itshay show trying to stay together as a group.
4) It's easy.  Easy is good.  People will try to complicate things.  uckfay those people.  Drive.  Talk, mock, stick some meat in your mouth.  Drive.  Sounds like a great day to me.

My two cents from a guy who's been to a few of these.
This would also be my opinion. This meet to me seems like its more suppose to be a large community meet, not a giant misadventure.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: 05LGT on January 25, 2016, 03:33:22 PM
giant misadventure.

We should do one of these as well  :P
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: Canuckrz on January 25, 2016, 03:35:41 PM
We should do one of these as well  :P
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-jPAUjRTNU&feature=youtu.be&t=12s
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: kijho on January 25, 2016, 03:42:59 PM
https://goo.gl/maps/kEZ6FPv5CQu

There's Three Mile Bend in Red Deer, which is an off-leash dog park, as well as what looks to be lots of parking...

https://goo.gl/maps/Td3TWMxhUK92

It's within most people's range, while still is Red Deer, it's not hard parking in a mall lot.

This looks like a pretty good option. Would having a portable BBQ in the lot or near the picnic benches be legal?
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: Markkas on January 25, 2016, 04:11:32 PM
Also down for something further away (potentially in the mountains), but as stated, that can be another trip. The Red Deer area works for people from both Northern and Southern Alberta to meet.

Something to note is that because of the low CAD, I feel that a lot of people are going to be having "Staycations" this summer, and the camping areas will most likely be fuller than usual. This may affect the availability of space in places like Sylvan, Jasper, Banff, etc.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: Midnightsky on January 25, 2016, 05:05:14 PM
Gull Lake looks like a pretty solid option. There's a few smaller roads/ parking areas along the east and west sides of the cost, and a main large parking area at the south entrance (which looks like it has restrooms, garbage bins, benches etc.)

This would be my vote, no misadventure required.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: chico_kj_23 on January 26, 2016, 01:48:08 PM
Red Deer area seems like the best choice. Sure, the road there is boring but that's not what this meet is about. I wouldn't want to drive much more than ~200km each way for a day trip either.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: Midnightsky on January 26, 2016, 02:59:46 PM
Gull lake has a little bit of column A and a little bit of column B, a good compromise imho.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: Perfect Dark on January 26, 2016, 03:03:50 PM
Gull lake has a little bit of column A and a little bit of column B, a good compromise imho.

Going to Gull Lake is a no win situation with a large group.  If you get there early then you become the sholeasays that took all of the parking and only put a negative stigma on a WSC event.  If you come late you won't be able to find any parking and you won't have a good meet at all.

Why are you guys trying to reinvent the wheel here?  Small packs of cars can do these things easily but it's going to be extremely difficult to do with 60-80 vehicles.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: Dylan780 on January 26, 2016, 03:21:26 PM
I'm down for wherever and whenever as long as it is one of the Saturdays.


Also most definitely down for a WSC camping/wilderness trip!
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: kijho on January 26, 2016, 03:24:33 PM
The discussion so far is fantastic, I don't think we're trying to re-invent the wheel - but a change is a fantastic idea. Something new and exciting for the group.  I really like the idea of a lake day.. People could even pack their own foods and such, chips, pops, some "lunch" stuff, and if we can legally get a BBQ going somehow - we could do burgers and such.

I don't think we'd have 80 people coming then. Perhaps this thread could be moved to a thread not view-able to the public as to not attract outsiders/ unwanted attention to the meet (then have 80 people show up, kinda like guests to a party they weren't invited to trashing the house!).

A WSC "lake day" is pretty awesome.. We don't necessary even have to all be hard-parked together. I'm sure there's somewhere around the outside of these lakes (Sylvan, Gull, and there's some others a little north) that we could all meetup at? 

This does sound quite a bit more fun as a group than parking in the mall parking lot under the hot sun all day!
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: e13tankbuster on January 26, 2016, 06:40:06 PM
Interested. Is there any other location available in Red Deer other than that mall?
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: lakelouise02bugeye on January 26, 2016, 10:38:14 PM
The discussion so far is fantastic, I don't think we're trying to re-invent the wheel - but a change is a fantastic idea. Something new and exciting for the group.  I really like the idea of a lake day.. People could even pack their own foods and such, chips, pops, some "lunch" stuff, and if we can legally get a BBQ going somehow - we could do burgers and such.

I don't think we'd have 80 people coming then. Perhaps this thread could be moved to a thread not view-able to the public as to not attract outsiders/ unwanted attention to the meet (then have 80 people show up, kinda like guests to a party they weren't invited to trashing the house!).

A WSC "lake day" is pretty awesome.. We don't necessary even have to all be hard-parked together. I'm sure there's somewhere around the outside of these lakes (Sylvan, Gull, and there's some others a little north) that we could all meetup at? 

This does sound quite a bit more fun as a group than parking in the mall parking lot under the hot sun all day!

at least its something to do, you can only walk around everyone's cars for a certain amount of time before you get bored
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: Midnightsky on January 26, 2016, 11:37:45 PM
at least its something to do, you can only walk around everyone's cars for a certain amount of time before you get bored

Exactly, who wants to drive 2hours just to walk around cars for 1-2 hours and then turn around drive 2hours home.  If we want a more successful meet we need to have more than a traditional hardpark.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on January 27, 2016, 07:01:42 AM
Exactly, who wants to drive 2hours just to walk around cars for 1-2 hours and then turn around drive 2hours home.  If we want a more successful meet we need to have more than a traditional hardpark.

I mean... That's what I said in the first place. But as a counter to that, that's exactly what we've done for years.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: kijho on January 27, 2016, 07:36:56 AM
How about....

1. Meetup Red Deer Mall X time  Here: https://goo.gl/maps/SAaqm6fDpLE2

2. Depart to Sylvan Lake 30 mins later  Fairly straight cruise, but easy .. 23 mins https://goo.gl/maps/wbAGSzvYdSU2  Tons of parking, with this beauty.. https://goo.gl/maps/jnjGjKBNpZ52  ;D
Even if we have to park out a bit, there's many areas within the town.

3. We all have to find parking. Absolutely does not have to be together. Looking closer at the map, there's actually a few massive parking lots / areas within Sylvan and close to the beach. There's also many large grass areas along the shore with benches, some shaded spots, garbage, washrooms etc.  We could say park wherever, and if you want to hangout with the fellow WSC'ers, meetup at "X location".  Make this a "potluck" style, everyone has to bring something to the table for food / drinks (soda's/ waters/ juice) wise.  Checkout this location: https://goo.gl/maps/bLwSVpwnsU92.  Again, we probably cannot expect to park "together," but whatever right, people can park a few blocks down, or in alternate parking areas, and walk up.  It's gonna be mid July, and we'll hope for some awesome weather.

Thoughts? :)
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on January 27, 2016, 07:48:14 AM
I'd actually probably show up to that. I like (some of) you people, I see enough of your cars.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: kijho on January 27, 2016, 07:51:48 AM
If we were to do this, I'm sure our +1's would all be interested in showing up too!  :angel:
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: 10secdream on January 27, 2016, 08:24:47 AM
If we were to do this, I'm sure our +1's would all be interested in showing up too!  :angel:

No chance I am dragging the wife and 3 kids out to this. Call me selfish but this sounds like R&R time to me.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: 05LGT on January 27, 2016, 08:28:23 AM
If we were to do this, I'm sure our +1's would all be interested in showing up too!  :angel:

I could probably convince mine to go, as long as I shielded her STI hating eyes from anything STI-ish...  ::)
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: Midnightsky on January 27, 2016, 12:07:08 PM
I could probably convince mine to go, as long as I shielded her STI hating eyes from anything STI-ish...  ::)

green painters tape over every sti badge ;D she'll never know
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: 05LGT on January 27, 2016, 12:07:33 PM
green painters tape over every sti badge ;D she'll never know

She knows.  Its not just badges.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: darthekai on January 28, 2016, 08:49:43 PM
Sounds like a great idea, but i would suggest 3 times longer in red deer, let people trickle in, let people who want to hard Park look at cars, leave time to round everyone up and make it clear it's time to go, etc. itshay all adds up and if there's a substantial amount of people, it adds up fast.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Red Deer - Polls & Planning
Post by: jakesubie on January 28, 2016, 09:13:49 PM
Sounds like a great idea, but i would suggest 3 times longer in red deer, let people trickle in, let people who want to hard Park look at cars, leave time to round everyone up and make it clear it's time to go, etc. itshay all adds up and if there's a substantial amount of people, it adds up fast.

this. otherwise it all sounds good
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Sylvan Lake - Polls & Planning
Post by: kijho on January 29, 2016, 07:26:25 AM
That's an awesome suggestion, I'm wondering about meeting times now - because we would presumably have better success if we arrived at the lake earlier versus mid afternoon when all other people come for the beach etc.

Meet at Red Deer Mall at 10:00am
Depart to Sylvan Lake at 11:15am   (ish?)
Meet at [open green space w/ benches] if you'd like - bring "beach" kinda style food items to share?
Sylvan - > People leave whenever they wish
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Sylvan Lake - Polls & Planning
Post by: DaDuke99 on January 29, 2016, 10:57:16 AM
I love the idea of an all day bbq at the lake kinda thing... I'm up for anything of the sort.  :)
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Sylvan Lake - Polls & Planning
Post by: canehdianJ on January 29, 2016, 11:13:20 AM
feed meh
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Sylvan Lake - Polls & Planning
Post by: Markkas on January 29, 2016, 03:58:43 PM
Sounds good to me! Maybe send a few cars out from the hard park area to scout things out a little earlier to confirm where we would most be hanging around by the lake.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Sylvan Lake - Polls & Planning
Post by: kijho on February 03, 2016, 11:36:41 AM
Alright guys, July 23 has the most votes currently (20) with July 9 being second with (14) votes.  Another member noticed however that there is another Edmonton/ Calgary car club doing a big Sylvan Lake meetup that day... coincidentally. 

I don't think we will want to go then at the same time, as it'll just become very busy and potentially very hectic (and attract possible unwanted attention.)
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Sylvan Lake - Polls & Planning
Post by: 10secdream on February 03, 2016, 11:47:27 AM
July 23rd is the Sylvan Lake show and shine

https://www.facebook.com/events/967847369962124/

Last year a bunch of us headed over to the show after Submit because it was on the same day.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Sylvan Lake - Polls & Planning
Post by: Dylan780 on February 03, 2016, 12:33:14 PM
July 23rd is the Sylvan Lake show and shine

https://www.facebook.com/events/967847369962124/

Last year a bunch of us headed over to the show after Submit because it was on the same day.

A couple buddies and me are doing a weekend camping trip for that show. Looks like I will need to plan two Sylvan camping trips this year :)
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Sylvan Lake - Polls & Planning
Post by: kijho on February 03, 2016, 03:13:50 PM
Okay, well - Since July 23rd has most votes, and the people who voted for July 23rd obviously want that date - they presumably didn't have plans to enter the other groups "show n shine" which is I believe in the Walmart lot.  It's a car show, $20 Entry fee I believe, hard-park and get voted on for a trophy I believe.

So after discussing further with 10Sec, we think it's best to leave July 23rd as the top voted option as of right now.
We can then all meetup at "X Location" and socialize, etc.  People can then go to the show n shine to check it out, there is apparently going to be some food trucks/ beer garden there for people.

Tl;DR -  July 23rd remains top voted. Meet @ Red Deer Mall at X time (10am?), depart at X time (11am?).
Cruise 25 mins to Sylvan and find scattered parking wherever we can. Hangout, go to the beach, bring your own food, share your own food if you wish, toss some footballs or frisebee's around, and take advantage of the simultaneously occurring show n shine a few blocks away for enjoyment, checkout the cars, purchase the food, drink a beer (responsibly), everyone has a good time! 
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Sylvan Lake - Polls & Planning
Post by: chico_kj_23 on February 03, 2016, 03:44:09 PM
Tl;DR -  July 23rd remains top voted. Meet @ Red Deer Mall at X time (10am?), depart at X time (11am?).
Cruise 25 mins to Sylvan and find scattered parking wherever we can. Hangout, go to the beach, bring your own food, share your own food if you wish, toss some footballs or frisebee's around, and take advantage of the simultaneously occurring show n shine a few blocks away for enjoyment, checkout the cars, purchase the food, drink a beer (responsibly), everyone has a good time!

Good plan! Could be hectic finding parking with it being a July weekend in Sylvan with all the stay-cations happening this year, but I think we can make it work!   
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Sylvan Lake - Polls & Planning
Post by: 10secdream on February 03, 2016, 03:44:55 PM
Good plan! Could be hectic finding parking with it being a July weekend in Sylvan with all the stay-cations happening this year, but I think we can make it work!

At least we have a backup plan already in place.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Sylvan Lake - Polls & Planning
Post by: kijho on February 03, 2016, 05:06:43 PM
It looks like a super organized event, so perhaps normal human touristy people will know of it and decide to *not* go that weekend/ day.. So perhaps better anyways!
If all else fails, we could all enter the show n shin and take the entire lot over with our cars hahahahaha... (but it's like $20/person soooo...)
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Sylvan Lake - Polls & Planning
Post by: DaDuke99 on February 03, 2016, 05:10:16 PM
I think that it may be worth checking out... maybe not entering ourselves, but I mean how funny would it be if we all showed up a bit early and filled the non-show-car parking with subies!?

Take it in, have a beer and some grub, go off and do our own thing...
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Sylvan Lake - Polls & Planning
Post by: lakelouise02bugeye on February 03, 2016, 05:15:07 PM
I think that it may be worth checking out... maybe not entering ourselves, but I mean how funny would it be if we all showed up a bit early and filled the non-show-car parking with subies!?

Take it in, have a beer and some grub, go off and do our own thing...

they seem to have quite a big parking space as they say you can show up with your club and all park together.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Sylvan Lake - Polls & Planning
Post by: DaDuke99 on February 03, 2016, 05:17:24 PM
Even better!
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Sylvan Lake - Polls & Planning
Post by: 10secdream on February 03, 2016, 05:46:22 PM
I think that it may be worth checking out... maybe not entering ourselves, but I mean how funny would it be if we all showed up a bit early and filled the non-show-car parking with subies!?

Take it in, have a beer and some grub, go off and do our own thing...

That's what we did last year after Submit.
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Sylvan Lake - Polls & Planning
Post by: NinjaFracman on February 03, 2016, 05:47:26 PM
ITS on the driving range at the golf course not at the walmart parking lot anymore. hopefully people wont be hitting balls. lol
Title: Re: WSC Super Meet 2016 - Sylvan Lake - Polls & Planning
Post by: Dylan780 on February 04, 2016, 08:10:09 AM
I will be at the Sylvan show, hopefully I will see a bunch of you guys show up!
Title: Re: WSC Sylvan Lake 2016 Meet - Polls & Planning
Post by: kijho on February 11, 2016, 10:01:48 AM
Tentative Plan / Update!!

Alright guys, Saturday July 23rd is the day most have voted in favor of. Here's the plan, please do comment if you have any feedback on this, or any concerns I might be overlooking. We already know this "conflicts" with the Sylvan Lake 'Show & Shine,' (https://www.facebook.com/events/967847369962124/) However, the intent will be for us WSC'ers to have a fun afternoon meetup/ cruise/ beach day/ hangout.. and also have the option to migrate over to either enter or simply spectate that event going on simultaneously. 

Click links below for Google Maps:

1. 10:00am, Meet @ Red Deer Parkland Mall Parking Lot (https://goo.gl/maps/F7C6kVmKhEP2) Edmonton/ Calgary can coordinate separate cruises *to* Red Deer. Snap some photos of all the cars together, I've already contacted the Mall and they said it's totally acceptable for us to be there.

2. 11:15am, Depart from Parkland Mall, for a short 23km cruise to Sylan Lake. (https://goo.gl/maps/bapVJy76yf52) This is a fairly straight cruise, but will line us up perfectly on the right hand side of the main road, Lakeshore Drive. There is parking all along this street, with two large public parking lots also available. Parking "together" may be a challenge and therefor I would strongly recommend simply parking wherever you can find a space.

3. WSC Meet in this open green-space/ picnic area. (https://goo.gl/maps/KMxs6Lswt8u) This area is adjacent to the actual shoreline/ beach, but from Google maps it doesn't look overly busy! (https://goo.gl/maps/pEBkSQBRGL62) There are lots of picnic benches to each food & snacks, toss a football or frisbee around, kick a soccer ball, we could even perhaps setup a WSC football or soccer match?? (Could bring a few cones to setup to make some goal posts). We could bring some water/ soda's / etc.  People can swim if they want, should be a really fun day! We would have the simultaneous 'Show & Shine' also going on not too far away that we can checkout! 

I think this could end up being a really successful and fun afternoon for everyone!  8) 
Title: Re: WSC Sylvan Lake 2016 Meet - Update w/ Plan & Location Info.
Post by: lakelouise02bugeye on February 11, 2016, 10:17:57 PM
Hopefully i can make it back for this.
Title: Re: WSC Sylvan Lake 2016 Meet - Update w/ Plan & Location Info.
Post by: Polaris on February 11, 2016, 10:27:03 PM
Tentative yes, if I'm in town! Would like to bring a friend along, hopefully his MR2 is good to go by then.
Title: Re: WSC Sylvan Lake 2016 Meet - Update w/ Plan & Location Info.
Post by: thetallone on February 13, 2016, 01:33:09 PM
I'm all for a meet like this. Clearly some of you weren't fans of SubMit86 and that's fine.
However after growing up in Red Deer I can tell you  that you guys are missing the biggest problem with the parking plan. 
That area of "lots of parking" will be filled up by 10am on an average weather day. That beach gets packed full of people and space is at a premium. The big green space by the parking lot usually has a fair bit of room for activity's so that is no problem. But chances are expect to be walking 5-10 minutes from a parking spot along the side roads to get there and don't expect to all park together. Also there are some very large speed humps along that road adjacent to the beach so if you have a lowered car I would be very cautious.

There is a reason we had to use the mall parking lot for SubMit86. Finding guaranteed available parking for 100+ cars is not easy.

It would be nice to see this moved to the Sunday or July 9 .
1) People can possibly enjoy both the show and shine and the wsc gathering.
2) If its the Sunday people could enjoy the beach for 2 days and possibly get some camping in.
3) The Sylvan show and shine runs 11-4, by the time WSC is in the area there wont be much time for the show you will have to pick between hanging with wsc or checking out the show.

Just my 2 cents.

Regardless of what ends up happening I will try to make it out with the wrx depending on work. Hope to meet some of you and check out your rides!

Nathan

Title: Re: WSC Sylvan Lake 2016 Meet - Update w/ Plan & Location Info.
Post by: Canuckrz on February 13, 2016, 02:24:43 PM
Clearly some of you weren't fans of SubMit86 and that's fine.
I don't think its quite that simple.

However after growing up in Red Deer I can tell you  that you guys are missing the biggest problem with the parking plan. 
That area of "lots of parking" will be filled up by 10am on an average weather day. That beach gets packed full of people and space is at a premium. The big green space by the parking lot usually has a fair bit of room for activity's so that is no problem. But chances are expect to be walking 5-10 minutes from a parking spot along the side roads to get there and don't expect to all park together. Also there are some very large speed humps along that road adjacent to the beach so if you have a lowered car I would be very cautious.

There is a reason we had to use the mall parking lot for SubMit86. Finding guaranteed available parking for 100+ cars is not easy.
I also share the concern with parking availability with the current location(s), however I don't expect this to turn out anywhere near the size of submit nor the previous supermeats judging from the current interest and participation levels but we shall see.

It would be nice to see this moved to the Sunday or July 9 .
1) People can possibly enjoy both the show and shine and the wsc gathering.
2) If its the Sunday people could enjoy the beach for 2 days and possibly get some camping in.
3) The Sylvan show and shine runs 11-4, by the time WSC is in the area there wont be much time for the show you will have to pick between hanging with wsc or checking out the show.
Sundays aren't really an option as stated earlier, most of the autoX events and so fourth take place on Sundays so that would exclude a lot of people. As for the show, eh, I could go either way with seeing it or missing it. I could see increased parking concerns with the show being around however or people having conflicting schedules.
Title: Re: WSC Sylvan Lake 2016 Meet - Update w/ Plan & Location Info.
Post by: kijho on February 13, 2016, 02:41:40 PM
Well, with the concerns for parking - Checkout the Google Maps street views. It looks like a beautiful sunny afternoon, the parking is absolutely packed there yes (a couple open spots) but the grass area is completely empty.
The beach runs along that entire coast-line, there's tons of space to do things.   This isn't a 100+ meetup with SubMit, this is for the WSC group to come hangout for an afternoon.. really, with zero expectation of "parking together" in Sylvan.   With the car show occurring simultaneously, perhaps the area's within Sylvan will be more quiet as a result of people being aware of this and either A) going to check it out, or B) avoiding all tourist activities all together.  (I'm thinking Stampede - Most other areas become quieter during Stampede time because people don't want to be in town for it or people in town are at it! Obviously this is far smaller scale haha..)

There is parking all along this street, with two large public parking lots also available. Parking "together" may be a challenge and therefor I would strongly recommend simply parking wherever you can find a space.

To emphasize on what I said, there appears to me a tremendous amount of parking here.  It may take some time to find parking, but it's certainly do-able with some patience. The expectation isn't that we will be able to park together. But I've been looking so much through the Google Maps views of this area and the surrounding area's and I think we can easily fit 30-40 members in the spots (based on 38 member votes in the poll).  This is a WSC thing, so it's literally going to be a group of friends who've talked across these boards over the years coming together to hangout and have some fun on a summer afternoon!!

I don't know what else to do though, if you have any suggestions please let us know. If we cannot physically find parking, then this entire meetup idea is pretty much itshay and we should all just await the SubMit meet again??
Title: Re: WSC Sylvan Lake 2016 Meet - Update w/ Plan & Location Info.
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on February 13, 2016, 04:28:13 PM
Where the hell are people getting 100+ people? I've never seen 100 WSC members anywhere together, unless a vendor was hosting it with free food. I'd be surprised to see 50 people between the 3 cities. Also, I've seen most of the cars on here, I'd rather hang out with the people than walk around a parking lot on a +25 day.

If this is just going to end up another parking lot meet, on a beautiful day, I'd rather ride my bike/drive my car/go swimming, than walk around an asphalt lot filled with dudes.
Title: Re: WSC Sylvan Lake 2016 Meet - Update w/ Plan & Location Info.
Post by: 10secdream on February 13, 2016, 06:40:58 PM
^^^ This is precisely what we don't want.
Title: Re: WSC Sylvan Lake 2016 Meet - Update w/ Plan & Location Info.
Post by: kijho on February 13, 2016, 08:50:09 PM
We want Sylvan!! So are you guys in or out for my plan or any changes to the plan? I am not making this effort to make this a huge crazy show with 100+ cars half of whom we don't know from the club whatsoever ! I just wanna play some soccer and toss a football with all my cool WSC friends !!
Title: Re: WSC Sylvan Lake 2016 Meet - Update w/ Plan & Location Info.
Post by: Polaris on February 13, 2016, 09:56:04 PM
Anywhere there's soccer I'm down  ;D
Title: Re: WSC Sylvan Lake 2016 Meet - Update w/ Plan & Location Info.
Post by: DaDuke99 on February 13, 2016, 10:15:37 PM
I like the idea, but I kind of agree that the best way to get in there with any real luck is early. Or on a different day perhaps.
Title: Re: WSC Sylvan Lake 2016 Meet - Update w/ Plan & Location Info.
Post by: kijho on February 13, 2016, 11:27:13 PM
I like the idea, but I kind of agree that the best way to get in there with any real luck is early. Or on a different day perhaps.

So you going to be there for 8am to hold us a place by the beach?...   Or, what day to your propose/ vote for because 22 people agreed for July 23 and 18 people suggested July 9 (which is also a Saturday...)
Or are you thinking more in terms of people parking together, and saying we just need to get there early to park together? Or a Monday afternoon, when everyone's at work being better?


Honestly - Anyone who's interested in coming to hangout by the beach and have a fun afternoon, please do come. I'll soon post this into an "official red text" thread. Anyone who is worried about finding parking, or having to park 5 minutes away, or feels like the beach/ grassy park area's will be too crowded .. Well, that's really unfortunate. I'm not sure what else to do to make this go smoother? ... So please if you don't think it's going to workout, post some solid alternative suggestions.  Different day's is a silly suggestion because this entire thread is a god damn poll giving people the option to vote.  If you think this should be done during a weekday when everyone's at work, that won't work. If you think it can be done on a Sunday when people already expressed there's AutoX etc. That also won't work.    >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: WSC Sylvan Lake 2016 Meet - Update w/ Plan & Location Info.
Post by: kclc on March 08, 2016, 08:56:08 AM
i would be down! sounds like fun. First time out to any wsc event. haha
Title: Re: WSC Sylvan Lake 2016 Meet - Update w/ Plan & Location Info.
Post by: Alkzander on March 15, 2016, 12:57:42 PM
Myself and Newyorkreloded will be there. It is nice to meet people in person.
Title: Re: WSC Sylvan Lake 2016 Meet - Update w/ Plan & Location Info.
Post by: inks on March 18, 2016, 04:46:11 PM
I'm game.
Title: Re: WSC Sylvan Lake 2016 Meet - Update w/ Plan & Location Info.
Post by: ThatRedWRX on April 13, 2016, 03:05:59 PM
Sounds awesome to me! Doesn't matter to me where or when it is lol I'm always down for a roadie!
Title: Re: WSC Sylvan Lake 2016 Meet - Update w/ Plan & Location Info.
Post by: kijho on April 13, 2016, 03:17:38 PM
July 9th has crept up to become a very close number with the July 23rd suggested date.  Anyone change their votes?  Any second-thoughts now a few weeks later about which date would be better?

In my mind July 23rd still remains as the best day (and the opportunity exists to check-out the simultaneously occurring car meet) But with the poll results.. could perhaps change on best interest.  Thoughts?
Title: Re: WSC Sylvan Lake 2016 Meet - Update w/ Plan & Location Info.
Post by: 98SF5 on April 13, 2016, 06:56:50 PM
I'm down for July 23rd, definitely will be there! 
Title: Re: WSC Sylvan Lake 2016 Meet - Update w/ Plan & Location Info.
Post by: Polaris on April 13, 2016, 07:48:41 PM
Either works for me, I'll go with majority!
Title: Re: WSC Sylvan Lake 2016 Meet - Update w/ Plan & Location Info.
Post by: DaDuke99 on April 13, 2016, 09:13:52 PM
I'll plan to be coming either way myself  :)
Title: Re: WSC Sylvan Lake 2016 Meet - Update w/ Plan & Location Info.
Post by: kijho on May 09, 2016, 02:58:52 PM
I'm going to be posting up an 'official' red text thread for this meet soon, I think!  The Sylvan Show n' Shine is occurring this day as I'm sure most of us all know. I'm wondering if most of us still have interest in a WSC meetup/ BBQ that afternoon, I'll have a list of items that we'll hopefully organize to find some volunteer for (Ie, People willing to bring some soda's, water, etc. I'll be taking several responsibilities on myself ofcourse!)  Then find some picnic area's we can claim and perhaps make our ways and checkout the Sylvan show.  But, I'm also not sure if people are conflicted with entering their cars into that show or what.. I mean, I don't feel like entering my stock WRX hahaha but maybe I'll go check it out especially if any members are there.

TL;DR -  WSC Sylvan meet, going to setup the official red text w/ Calgary to Sylvan cruise planned. (We'll organize an Edmonton to Sylvan cruise, too).  Checkout the car meet possibly in the day. Hangout, toss a football around, play some frisbee, get some farmer tans goin, and eat some burgers and sun chips ;D

Title: Re: WSC Sylvan Lake 2016 Meet - Update w/ Plan & Location Info.
Post by: DaDuke99 on May 09, 2016, 04:09:01 PM
Unless this is the week of July 1st, I'll likely be out of province  :'(
Title: Re: WSC Sylvan Lake 2016 Meet - Update w/ Plan & Location Info.
Post by: Markkas on May 09, 2016, 06:09:30 PM
I have pulled my vote for when I would be able to meet. Unfortunately I am still waiting on work, so although I really want to make it, I may not be able to.
Title: Re: WSC Sylvan Lake 2016 Meet - Update w/ Plan & Location Info.
Post by: Stehle on May 10, 2016, 07:33:42 AM
Jul 9th gaining on July 23rd. Go, 9th, go!  :'(
Title: Re: WSC Sylvan Lake 2016 Meet - Update w/ Plan & Location Info.
Post by: kijho on May 10, 2016, 07:37:28 AM
"Official" Thread posted - See here:  http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=51917.msg633908#msg633908