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  • Originally posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
    Holy cow. Has the Queen gotten off Replacement's lawn yet?
    heh, sorry. I'll leave the thread if no other discussion on this is wanted. If people respond with more then I'm not making promises.
    "if god exists and he allowed that to happen, then its better that he doesn't exist"

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    • Listen, all perspective is important for that is how we come up with a solid strategy. On one hand the QM could work, but on the other hand, it has proven to be a fail as there has been two pervious owners, so Replacement contention has some merit. The success of the whole river, going forward, is how do we activate the whole convention area so they're symbiotic to each other. If QM is the only attraction, i can't see longterm success. How can we mitigate a stronger sustainability? We need the beach, we need development on the Convention centre side; we need develoment to Walterdale power plant area. All three area have to work in conjunction to bring in the mass. How do we develope distinctions to the three area so it does not compete for the same market is the key. Can we incorporate a taxi concept from West end/Fort Edmonton down to this area? Take all and promote it as an event for the day. Some frown on Replacement on the cost, but, while you folks are financially above water, what about the population that is not as fortunate? Can we have something on a more frugal scale , so they are part of the community? Ironically, just minutes ago, Global Local news stated 130k Edmontonians are living in poverty - that is the entire city and metro of Red Deer living uncomfortably. Pertain to depth of water, I did recall QM got stuck on the river with passenger as well as at the dock zone, so there is contention there as well. Let's flex our brains a little and go beyond our personal experience that has molded our personal perspective. Look at Van with Grandville Island... they have those small boats that ⛴ people back and forth, so can that be applied here? I'm all for viewing a good cat scrap, but make sure it is worth your while and not this. < .
      " The strength of a man is in the stride he walks."

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      • I checked into the link that Replacement gave us http://www.splashdash.ca/RS-map.pdf
        The entire route is about 4.3km and operates only in July and August

        That is about equal to the High Level Bridge to the Dawson Bridge. The Edmonton Queen runs from June 15th to the end of September

        Sure looks nice and well worth a $20 ride that lasts an hour with food and bar service

        Even I was surprised by the interior finishes and live bands too! This is on my bucket list for next summer!

        A great replacement for cheesy pontoon boats like they have in Winterpeg!


        Edmontonian's ride the river in style!




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        • For clarity Splash Dash River tours in Winnipeg operates from May long Weekend through to Thanksgiiving long weekend. Quite a decent run, and not just July August. Its 5mths of operation, not two.

          Again the tour is only 11.50.

          The interior of the "cheesy" Winnipeg boats has beautiful comfortable couches and easy chairs. A whole lot more comfortable than those circa 60's wooden gymnasium chairs they used to have in any school for assembly...

          https://medias.althotels.com/blog/wi...m-winnipeg.jpg

          The length of the Splash Dash water bus routes is also longer than what is cited above.

          its possible that there is confusion between the Tour boat operation, and the water bus operation, in the post above.


          Finally, I uncovered that the numbers were drastically down in recent years in Winnipeg (I was last there in 2014 as there was a lot of destruction of the docks due to the 2016 causeway flooding in a year that the region was really hard hit with flooding. Docks have been rebuilt now I believe but not all of the facets have been able to operate in recent years. A couple years only the tour was able to operate due to the flooding and docks damage. Thus overall numbers being down.
          Last edited by Replacement; 20-09-2018, 09:52 PM.
          "if god exists and he allowed that to happen, then its better that he doesn't exist"

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          • jebus fracking christ on a cracker just bang each other already

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            • Originally posted by Dark Magnus View Post
              jebus fracking christ on a cracker just bang each other already
              I actually laughed at this.

              We usually get along, that's whats so strange about this thread. either PRT or me, or both, are eating crazy crackers. Sure not my best moments in this thread anyway.
              Last edited by Replacement; 20-09-2018, 11:21 PM.
              "if god exists and he allowed that to happen, then its better that he doesn't exist"

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              • Heh, everyone has their moments.

                The first picture of PRT post above is also needed in this city; this will allow for those that can't manage 39.00-49.00/person. Get that beach done then focus on the Convention centre area. Perhaps a flower park akin to Victoria would be great which would compliment the Convention centre. Perhaps the Walterdale plant can become an area for restaurants, flea/craft matkets and all the goods complimentary to Grandville. Convention goers to our city would get complimentary passes to ride these boats which may spur them to attend QM. The key in places like this is non competing optics and services; as well, an ambience of mass. We all want to be where the action is, but action can't happen unless a platform is offered. At LMP, we have that great outdoor symposium, encourage stuff like a Tai Chai gathering daily; 3 on 3 world basketball competition, and so. We have events already like the dragon boat race. Let's get some coffee, ice cream and refreshment shops there. The very initial impetus has to be that beach- accidental it may be... that is the bait the fish will get hooked on, and it will just be a domino affect afterwards. In all honesty, I wish for the success of QM, but when she is all alone, she'll slowly die like her previous adventures with previous owners. Who enjoys being all alone?
                " The strength of a man is in the stride he walks."

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                • Originally posted by Replacement View Post
                  Originally posted by Dark Magnus View Post
                  jebus fracking christ on a cracker just bang each other already
                  I actually laughed at this.

                  We usually get along, that's whats so strange about this thread. either PRT or me, or both, are eating crazy crackers. Sure not my best moments in this thread anyway.
                  I accept your apologies and I forgive you for your transgressions. Go in peace.
                  Advocating a better Edmonton through effective, efficient and economical transit.

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                  • Originally posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
                    Originally posted by Replacement View Post
                    Originally posted by Dark Magnus View Post
                    jebus fracking christ on a cracker just bang each other already
                    I actually laughed at this.

                    We usually get along, that's whats so strange about this thread. either PRT or me, or both, are eating crazy crackers. Sure not my best moments in this thread anyway.
                    I accept your apologies and I forgive you for your transgressions. Go in peace.

                    In the context of reciprocity and a smiley and with this firm handshake I am excited to announce to the public that we now have peace in our times..

                    But where is the popcorn thread at now?
                    Last edited by Replacement; 21-09-2018, 10:24 AM.
                    "if god exists and he allowed that to happen, then its better that he doesn't exist"

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                    • Originally posted by ctzn-Ed View Post
                      Heh, everyone has their moments.

                      The first picture of PRT post above is also needed in this city; this will allow for those that can't manage 39.00-49.00/person. Get that beach done then focus on the Convention centre area. Perhaps a flower park akin to Victoria would be great which would compliment the Convention centre. Perhaps the Walterdale plant can become an area for restaurants, flea/craft matkets and all the goods complimentary to Grandville. Convention goers to our city would get complimentary passes to ride these boats which may spur them to attend QM. The key in places like this is non competing optics and services; as well, an ambience of mass. We all want to be where the action is, but action can't happen unless a platform is offered. At LMP, we have that great outdoor symposium, encourage stuff like a Tai Chai gathering daily; 3 on 3 world basketball competition, and so. We have events already like the dragon boat race. Let's get some coffee, ice cream and refreshment shops there. The very initial impetus has to be that beach- accidental it may be... that is the bait the fish will get hooked on, and it will just be a domino affect afterwards. In all honesty, I wish for the success of QM, but when she is all alone, she'll slowly die like her previous adventures with previous owners. Who enjoys being all alone?
                      On a more topical note the new owner retrofitted the bar and dining area nicely in terms of the main things, the bar, and the flooring. I think its still in process of work as it seems that they had to go cheap with chairs and tables and such as probably the outlay was too prohibitive as a start up after purchase price and getting all the licensing moving. The outer deck still looks the same as before. But the inner part has been remodeled, just wanted to mention that. The bar looks sharp, for some reason I keep going to that..I mean my eyes.


                      Like I said earlier I'll take a ride on this thing before the season closes and see what we think.
                      "if god exists and he allowed that to happen, then its better that he doesn't exist"

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                      • ^^ Want me to start one for you? LOL


                        Forget the popcorn, pass the bourbon...
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                        • Getting ready for spring

                          “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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