News and Chapter Views
Calgary Wildrose Campout
The Calgary Wildrose Chapter just wrapped up their weekend campout August 16 - 18 at River's Edge RV Park at Fort Macleod. We had a fantastic time with 9 rigs enjoying the games, friendship, food and epic campfire. We had special guests Ericka & Dave Reiter, Assistant Directors for Central Alberta join us this weekend. Next time you meet them, ask them about the pork chop incident -- ha, ha! We welcomed new members Dennis and Melinda Juras. They are a great addition to our chapter and they experienced the fun and friendship of a chapter campout. We look forward to seeing both couples camping with us in the next few weeks. Thank you to Robyn Jenkins, the campground host of River's Edge RV Park for her hospitality and making sure our group was well looked after. Our chapter will be back.
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Provincial Executive Campout 2019
We held our executive campout in July. Time was spent putting signage on the provincial trailer, as well as playing a few games -- Minute to Win It and some of our executive members showed us another way to eat ice cream!
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VIP Table at Rich Valley, 2019
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2019 Good Sam Members of the Year
* Members of Sherwood Forest Samers for 15 years.
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Parkland Jays present cheque to Parkland Food Bank
On Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 the Parkland Jays presented a cheque to the Parkland Food Bank Society to help with their work in our community.
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Parkland Jays Imrie Park "Pirate Theme" Campout
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Parkland Jay members at Round Hill Rally
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Parkland Jays -- Tour of the Reclamation of the Genesee Coal Mine
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Parkland Jays Campout, Aug. 18, 2018
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2018 Good Sam Members of the Year
*Joined Good Sams in 1991 (Became Life Members in 1994)
VIP Table at Drumheller Rally 2018
Mars Bars Rice Krispie Squares
Stir in 3 1/2 cups Rice Krispies
Parkland Jays Mystery Campout
2017 Good Sam Members of the Year
* Joined Good Sams in 2000
2016 Good Sam Members of the Year
* Have been in Rose City Good Sams for 20 years (Joined in 1996)
2015 Good Sam Members of the Year
* Joined the Good Sam Club in Camrose in 1978
This recipe has the Executive's "Stamp of Approval"
Pina Colada Slush
1 can coconut milk
To serve, fill a glass 1/2 full of pina colada slush and
In June 2016 we had our annual "Alberta Provincial Executive Campout" at Lorne & Dianne's farm and it was a great success with good weather and lots of fun. On Friday afternoon of the campout we did a tour of the Erskine Hutterite Colony.
Letter of Appreciation to Camping World
I would like to express my appreciation to Camping World in Naples/Fort Myers, Florida area. My wife and I were camped at Naples when we experienced a major electrical meltdown in our Class C motorhome. Basically, our electrical transfer unit shorted out and caused major damage; rendering our electrical system useless. I contacted Camping World, who were unable to fit me in for two weeks, however, were more than helpful by referring me to Bobby's RV and Mobile Service, who promptly responded to our dilemma and although busy, expedited the repair of our RV.
The frequency of Good Sam/Camping World facilities on our travels through the U.S., gave us confidence that we had assistance and friends when we were so far from home.
The RVers Prayer
God bless our travelling home,
Help us find the roads we seek,
Save us, please from engine trouble,
As we travel on our way,
And while you're watching over all,
Lead us toward good food and friends,
Grant our rolling home sweet rest,
Summer is once again coming to a close, along with our RV camping.
In July, our Alberta Provincial Samboree board held a campout at Upper Shundra campground, just north of Nordegg. Because we are a newly elected board and didn’t know one another as we live in different parts of Alberta, what better way to get to know one another than with a campout.
We met on a Thursday at a group camp and while there we played a few games, sat around campfires, laughed a lot, shared potluck meals and left Sunday feeling like we were friends, rather than strangers. And because of this campout and getting to know one another, we feel we can work together better as a provincial group.
Each year your Good Sam Chapters schedule campouts for you to participate in. And sometimes clubs would like to experience new campgrounds. That is why we have created this page, so you can all share your stories you have to tell. Perhaps it is your favorite campground you like to go to, maybe you have a favorite recipe you’d like to share, or you have a funny anecdote you would like to tell about “the time you went camping.” Maybe you met a “Good Samaritan” on your travels who deserves recognition. Let’s get creative and make this a fun place to share your stories.
-- Dianne Ransom, Webmaster (to Jan 2022)
- Cliff House, Communications Director (Jan 2022 - present)