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Author:  fastivaca [ Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:36 am ]
Post subject:  Western Canada meet and greet 2016 edition

Consider yourselves invited to Westiva 2016.
Primarily aimed at owners of the Ford Festiva and Aspire we would like to extend an invitation to owners of other econoboxes from the same era. We had two Swifts/Metros join us a couple of years ago.


When: Saturday July 16th, 2016
Where: Wedge Pond, Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada (about a one hour drive from Calgary's western city limits. Use "Wedge Pond Kananaskis, AB" when searching on Google maps.)
What: Meet and greet at the pond in the morning. After our picnic lunch we'll take an afternoon cruise to grab an ice cream cone at Boulton Creek Store. This is 40km (25 mile) drive mostly along Highway 40.

Campgrounds in the area fill up fast so I would recommend making reservations.

Mount Kidd (http://www.mountkiddrv.com/) is the closest, and nicest, but there are a couple of other options that aren't too far away.

These are only about a 30-40 minute drive at most from Wedge Pond.

http://www.bowvalleycampgrounds.com/

http://www.kananaskiscountrycampgrounds.com/peter.html

As for hotels the closest are located in Kananaskis Village, not far from Wedge Pond.

Lets see if we can make it back into double digits this year! We had 4 Festivas in '08, 5 in '09, 10 in '10, 5 in '11 and 4 Festivas and a Subaru Vivio in 2012, four Festivas, two Suzuki Swifts, and one lifted Kia Sportage in 2014.

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2012's Festivas

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2014 attendees

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2015 attendees

Looking forward to some long distance attendees this year! Use "Wedge Pond Kananaskis, AB" when searching on Google maps.

Speaking of distances... if you're thinking of coming here are some approximate one way travel distances:

Great Falls MT: 400 miles
Spokane WA: 425 miles
Portland OR: 775 miles
San Sioux Falls SD: 1250 miles
Denver CO: 1175 miles
Fransisco CA: 1300 miles
Los Angeles CA: 1600 miles
Kansas City MO: 1600 miles
Phoenix AZ: 1625 miles
Louisville KY: 2000 miles
Knoxville TN: 2200 miles
Raleigh NC: 2475 miles
Miami FL: 3025 miles

Edmonton AB: 400 km
Vancouver BC: 950 km
Saskatoon SK: 725 km
Regina SK: 875 km
Winnipeg MB: 1425 km
Toronto ON: 3500 km
Montreal QC: 3625 km

Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_2shIAg4kE to see a video of the area from a past event

Go to http://www.econoboxcafe.com for all the details! Leave your questions here or e-mail them to westiva.meet@gmail.com

Cheers

Author:  fastivaca [ Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Western Canada meet and greet 2016 edition

Two weeks to go!!!!! Long range forecast is calling for sunny skies and a high of 20ºC/68ºF.

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This is a shot taken from the top of "the Wedge" by my son while we were enjoying Westiva 2011!

Looking forward to another great event.

Author:  fastivaca [ Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:43 pm ]
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Less than a week to go!!!!

Author:  fastivaca [ Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:29 pm ]
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The weather forecast doesn't look too promising but we won't let that stop us from having some fun! Looking forward to a great day.

Author:  CAMI Man [ Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:06 am ]
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I hope the weather is good for you . :D
Make sure to post some pictures :D

Author:  fastivaca [ Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:43 pm ]
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Andrew's Suzuki Swift convertible 1.0l 3-cylinder turbo

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Julian's B6 Festiva

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Ryan's stock '93

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Joe's military themed BP powered Festiva

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My B6T Festiva

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Sara's stock automatic Festiva.

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You can find a bit of a write up here... http://www.econoboxcafe.com/2016/07/wes ... hotos.html

Author:  CMA [ Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Western Canada meet and greet 2016 edition

Nice... The teal blue looks really cool to drive!


btw

Our special guest this year was Drew from Calgary in his Suzuki Swift convertible. The engine bay features a 1.0l 3 cylinder turbocharged engine which I believe was sourced from a Swift GTI, as were the wheels.


Nope, you might want to help your friend to fix it... Only available from Canadian Sprint or Firefly Turbo.

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