Calgary is proud to host The Chinook, the 6th Division Spring Meet, March 8 – 10, 2013. The name of the meet honours the high speed passenger train that Canadian Pacific Railway introduced in 1936 to connect Calgary and Edmonton. The weekend will be filled with plenty of activities, many of them centred around the theme of passenger trains, operations, and facilities. This meet also links together four different model railroad events taking place in Calgary, and registering for The Chinook gives you access to all of them. Maybe the best part of all is that the cost of registration is only $20 for NMRA members and $30 for non-members.
Friday, March 8:
Registration opens at noon
Model and Photo Contest entries, Display set-up
Prototype tour (details still being finalized)
Saturday, March 9:
Railroad Prototype Modellers Meet starts at 09:00
More Layout Tours
6th Division Annual General Meeting
No Host Dinner, Socializing, and Slides – starts at 6 pm
Sunday March 10:
Calgary Model Trainmen’s Flea Market starts at 09:00
Calgary Model Railway Society Mini-meet
Clinics start at 11:00
To keep costs low, we will be using three different venues and all meals are no host. The daytime activities on Friday and Saturday will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 703 Heritage Drive SW. The AGM, Dinner, Socializing and Slide Night will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion, 9202 Horton Road SW, just a few blocks from the church and close to Calgary Transit’s Heritage Station. The Legion offers a great selection of food and beverages at very competitive prices. On Sunday, all events take place at the Glenmore Inn, 2720 Glenmore Trail SE. Layout tours will be drive yourself, with the committee providing accurate maps and addresses to plug into your GPS.
If you are coming from out of town and need a place to stay for the weekend, the Glenmore Inn is about a 10 minute drive from the church and legion. There are also several hotels and motels along Macleod Trail within a five minute drive from the church, including the Econo Lodge, two Travelodge, and the Carriage House.
We will not be doing pre-paid registrations, but would certainly appreciate advance notice of your attendance so we can properly plan our space requirements.