July – Knitting Hiatus

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Lots of things go on hiatus over the summer. Sports teams. TV shows. Sanity.

Our knitting team has been working their fingers to the bone for years now. We’re giving them a well earned break for the month of July. Of course, if they do some knitting for us while we’re not meeting, we won’t complain.

Our next knitting meet-up at the Carrot (9351-118 Ave) will be on August 13.

This likely means we’ll have a smaller than normal amount of hats at our charity booth at Edmonton Expo in September. So if you want one, make sure you stop by the booth early!

CHAS Touch History Expo 2014

Thank you so much to our volunteers at the CHAS Touch History Expo over the weekend. Nat, Andy, Bev, Kat & Jeri went above and beyond to help us raise funds for some great charities.

Our “Irate Fowl” live action game and charity booth raised $623 CAD this weekend. $500 will be given to Valour Place, a home away from home for military, RCMP and first responders (similar to concept of Ronald MacDonald House) who need to travel to Edmonton for medical treatment. $123 will be distributed to Kids Need to Read.

A celebratory “you’re so wonderful to us” salute to Jeff Tkachuk and Clinton Ouderkirk is also in order. Both donated lovely items to our next round of charity auctions.

Thanks so much to our sponsor CHAS for inviting Adam Baldwin as a guest to their show. He certainly made a number of people’s days.

Adam Baldwin signing the "Support Our Troops" banner at the CHAS Touch History Expo.

Adam Baldwin signing the “Support Our Troops” banner at the CHAS Touch History Expo. Photo Credit: Len Horst

Got a favourite Adam story from the weekend? Share it with us.

Canada’s new anti-spam law

Canada’s new anti-spam legislation requires that we obtain your consent in order for you to continue receiving select electronic communications from the Alberta Browncoats Society.  The legislation that takes effect July 1, 2014.

We sent out an email notice of this change on Wed, May 14, 2014. 

Registered (paid) members of the society have provided consent to be added to the mailing list as part of their membership; enabling them to learn of group events, such as the Annual General Meeting, in a timely manner.  Anyone who joined our mailing list through the double opt-in option available on our website will continue to receive newsletters from us, as will anyone who responded in the affirmative to our communication from May 14th.

We will be updating our mailing list database to remove anyone who does not meet this criteria over the next two weeks. Those wishing to rejoin the mailing list can use the opt-in subscription method on our website.

Recipients of our newsletters can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the message.

Jayne… the man they call Jayne..

The Canadian Historical Arms Society (CHAS) are celebrating their 50th Annual Show!

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Join us at the CHAS Touch History Expo June 21 and 22 at Northlands (9 am-5 pm) as we host a charity booth. At the CHAS show, we’ll be donating the booth proceeds to Valour Place. Cashy money jars will also be available to donate pocket change (and bills!) to Valour Place or KNTR if you’re not in the mood to shop.

Adam Baldwin will be the featured guests at the 2014 show.

Appearing in a large number of films since 1980, Baldwin rose to prominence as the troubled outcast Ricky Linderman in My Bodyguard (1980) and moved on to bigger roles in D.C. Cab (1983),Full Metal Jacket (1987), Predator 2 (1990), Independence Day (1996), The Patriot (2000) and Serenity (2005)—in which he reprises his role as the mercenary Jayne Cobb from the television series Firefly.

Adam will be signing autographs and participating in photo shoots during the show for a $40 each on Saturday AND Sunday.

Admission to the show is $10 and tickets are available at the door. The show hours are from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Please tell your friends, family, enemies and everyone in between.

This is CHAS first year bringing in a special guest of this magnitude and we’d love to see them succeed. They are also attempting to change the format of their show to put a greater emphasis on history, artifacts, and educating the public.

This show celebrates CHAS 50th anniversary AND the 100th anniversary of the PPCLI here in Edmonton.

EEK! Comic and Pop Culture Fest

We attended the inaugural EEK! Comic and Pop Culture Fest in St. Albert this weekend and had a lovely time. We saw some old friends (Happy Harbor Comics, 501st Badlands group, Zoltan’s Gal) and made some new ones (Lethbridge Comic Expo, Eek! team). Special guest Stephen Amell generously donated his signature on an item for a future charity raffle and we raised $400 for charity. Not bad for a first year in a new city!