MG2023 CALGARY - HIGH-LEVEL OVERVIEW  

Monday - 17th July

  • Arrivals
  • 1:00-5:00 - Registration Open
  • 7:00 - Welcome and First Timer's Reception

Tuesday - 18th July

  • All Day - Tech Sessions, Driving Tours (on your own), Silent Auction,
  • 8:00 - Guided Tour: Phillips Collection (morning group),
  • 8:00 - Guided Tour: Tyrrell Museum - Dinosaur Valley
  • 8:00 - Guided Tour: Highwood Pass
  • 8:30 - 5:00 - Registration Open
  • 1:00 - Guided Tour: Phillips Collection (afternoon group)
  • 5:30 - Meet-n-Greet Cash Bar
  • 6:30 - Tuesday Night Dinner at Ranchman's Inn

Wednesday - 19th July

  • All Day - Tech Sessions, Driving Tours (on your own), Silent Auction (ends at 4:00 pm),
  • 8:00 - 6:00 - All day bus tour to Banff and the Canadian Rockies
  • 8:30 - 5:00 - Registration Open

Thursday - 20th July

  • 9:00 - 2:00 - MG2023  Car Show
  • 6:00 - 7:00 - Pre-Awards Banquet "Natter 'n' Noggin"
  • 7:00 - MG2023 Closing Awards Banquet


QUESTIONS? email to: [email protected]


YOUTUBE VIDEO

Click here for the YouTube Video about the event


CALGARY STAMPEDE 

Starting on Friday,  7th July is the World Famous Calgary Stampede. WHERE THE WORLD MEETS THE WEST 

Each year, more than one million guests from around the world come to Calgary to experience the heart-pounding action of the world’s largest outdoor rodeo, featuring bull riding, barrel racing and more. The GMC Rangeland Derby is a Stampede original, with 36 teams of horses and drivers racing to the finish line each night. The excitement is capped off nightly with the Bell Grandstand Show and a fireworks finale that lights up the sky for all 10 nights. The Calgary Stampede is also one of Canada’s largest music festivals, with five stages and 300 performers, including a slate of international music headliners. World-class agricultural events and adrenaline-pumping Midway rides will entertain guests of all ages. 

Click here for more information on the Calgary Stampede


VENDORS

If you are interested in vending at MG2023, please send an email to:  [email protected]  for more information.


HOTEL INFO

Our Host Hotel is THE DEERFOOT INN, 1000, 11500 35 Street SE  Calgary, Alberta, T2Z 3W4..

Our group rate is highly discounted and the Standard Suite is $159 (plus tax/fees CDN).

The Deerfoot Inn will be offering discounted rooms ($189 plus tax/fees CDN) during the Stampede if you'd like to arrive a few days early and enjoy this very fun event.

Once you have completed and paid for your MG 2023 Registration, you will receive an E-mail confirmation containing steps on how to book your room.

YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR MG2023 BEFORE YOU CAN BOOK A ROOM AT THE HOTEL.


CREATE AN ACCOUNT (Recommended)

You will be able to create an account at the END of the registration process (if you choose) so you can add new items or update your your information.



TECH SESSION SPEAKERS

David Yager Tuesday 9:00 - 10:00

" Miracle to Menace" an Alberta carbon story, with a focus on our oil sands.

David Yager is semi-retired oil service executive and entrepreneur. Since 1970 he has worked in multiple oil service sector segments and from 1987 to 2012 was a founder, senior office and director of three successful publicly traded oil service companies.

Through Yager Management Ltd., he currently consults as an executive finance and management advisor to oil service companies as well as presenting upstream oil and gas industry overviews and trends to companies, boards, industry associations and other organizations. He was National Leader Oil Services for MNP LLP from 2012 to 2016. He is current acting CEO of a wellbore methane mitigation technology company.

He has been active in business journalism and energy policy analysis since 1979. He has authored numerous energy policy position papers for oil service trade association. He is regular commentator about the industry in newspapers, magazines, TV and radio.

His first book - “From Miracle to Menace – Alberta, A Carbon Story” – was released in April of 2019. The book analyzes how climate change, carbon politics and global energy demand have impacted the province and the future of Alberta’s – and Canada’s – most important resource industry.


John Towler Tuesday 10:30 - 11:30

A Wheel Stud Study. A focus on wheel stud failure and underlying reasons.

In his Tech-talk John will present the results of an investigation he did into a wheel loss incident experienced by a fellow MG club member, the pitfalls and dangers of incorrect wheelnut tightening, and concluding with recommendations for the correct tightening procedures on both MGs and everyday cars.

John is a professional mechanical engineer with a background in the Aerospace, Power Generation and Oil and Gas Industries. He is currently consulting in the field of forensic engineering, investigating failures of mechanical equipment for clients in the insurance industry and legal profession.

Since selling his first car, a 1970 Ford Escort, John has owned a variety of MGs, Triumphs and Land Rovers, currently driving a 1977 MGB Roadster


John Twist Wednesday 9:30 - 2:30

ROLLING TECH SESSION

In the hotel car park, John will hold his very informative "Rolling Tech Session" working on participants cars and discussing problems and solutions.


Jim Miller Wednesday 1:00 - 2:00

3-D PRINTING - Jim will share his 3D printing experience, including: reviewing the types of 3D printers and how they work, the basic process of producing a part and and software needed, types of printing materials available, when a 3D printed part is a good option. Jim will present this session via video presentation.


TECH SESSION SPEAKERS

John Stevenson Tuesday 1:00 - 2:00

Modern MGs

John bought his first MG at the age of fourteen. It was a very rusty 1967 MGB Roadster that he and his dad restored by the time he was 17 years old. Ever since, John has been collecting and restoring MGs from a 1952 MG TD to a 2005 MG SVR that is being built from a bare shell. John’s interest in Modern MGs started in 1993 when he saw a brand new MG RV8 at the Scottish Motorshow in Glasgow, Scotland. In 2013 John imported his first RV8 from Japan. Along with various MGFs and a MG TF Steptronic (Automatic) , MG RV8s and MG ZT Saloons and he owns rare models such as a 1985 MG Montego Turbo and a 1985 MG Metro Turbo. As one of the founding members of the Canadian Modern MG Rover Car Club, John has a keen interest in all MGs built before and especially after 1980. John is also Marque Coordinator for Post-Abingdon MGs for the MG Car Club of Toronto and an Honorary Member of the Montreal MG Car Club.

The presentation will include a brief history of the evolvement of the MG brand since the last MG was imported to North America in 1980 to when British ownership ended in 2005. Using a Power Point presentation and print media John will explain the development of the MGF and RV8 and the specifications and options of each along with his ownership experience. Maintenance, availability of parts and cost of ownership will be discussed for each model. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.


Ralph Zbarsky Wednesday 9:00 - 10:00

Discussing the LBL 591 E Sebring and Mille Miglia MGB GT

Unlike his father, who was an award-winning scientist and researcher who shared his laboratories with three Nobel laureates, Ralph had little interest in medicine. Rather, a boyish compulsion for dismantling and reassembling mechanical and electrical devices eventually gave way to a fruitful career in the field of electrical engineering.

Ralph is currently custodian to an interesting collection of competition spec BMC cars, including the Abingdon Works entered Sebring/Targa Florio MGB GT LBL 591 E. Ralph will be sharing the details of finding and restoring this iconic car to its former racing glory.


Mike Connolley Wednesday 2:30 - 3:30

Modern MGs

Mike's discussion will cover:

> The Rover ‘K’Series Power Unit used in most ‘Modern’ MG’s from Longbridge.

> The Myths and Realities of this often maligned engine.

Construction and Development of the Aluminium Sandwich Engine

> Design issues and Modifications, Maintenance, Reliability and Performance.

> HGF and rebuild care. Practicalities.

> Selection of the correct gaskets for longevity.

> The (SAIC) MG ‘N’ Series variant developments

Mike is a retired Fire Officer from the UK who emigrated to Canada in 2006. He has been an avid car enthusiast throughout his life and has owned and fettled a wide range of vehicles in the last 50 years, always servicing his families' as well as his own cars. His first sports car was an Austin Healey 100, BN1 on which he carried out a rolling restoration over several years. A number of ragtops followed until he met his wife in 1980.

Mike’s first Modern MG was a 1989 MG Maestro 2.0i which he used for a number of years, fitted out with sirens and flashing lights in his role as a Senior Fire Officer (lots of fun). A 2.0i MG Montego followed for a short while, until he became a fan of the Renault 25.

After his retirement, Mike bought an MG Midget as a project to work on with his son. That was never completed due to emigrating to Canada. After settling into a rural property a little way south of Edmonton Mike started acquiring a range of vehicles, the first of which was his 1950 MGTD. That in itself led to joining the Edmonton Classic Sports Car Club and becoming friends with several members of the Calgary MG Car Club. A couple of MGBs later, Mike bought his first MGF from a Doctor in St. Annes Lancashire and imported it from the UK with a mini and another MGF. Since that time Mike has acquired several more modern MGs from the UK and Japan and has become a source in Western Canada for parts, servicing and information as well as the cars.

Active on the MG Experience forums, Mike was just one of a small group who decided that Canada needed to collectively share information and enthusiasm for our ‘Modern” MGs. That led to the birth of the Canadian Modern MG Car Club, whose membership extends to the UK, USA, South Africa, Australia, and Europe.

Together with his son and a close friend in the ECSCC, they have taken a variety of MGFs to conventions and car events in the US and Canada from Corvallis to Niagara falls as well as home events in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Mike has had a low profile over the last couple of years due to cardiac issues and more recently the death of his son David, but with his non Lucas pacemaker fitted, is now active again once more. Mike still owns a number of MG cars in the UK as well as his Canadian Fleet.


SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE


MG 2023 REGISTRATION

Note: Items below with an * are required

Registration amounts are in US Dollars (unless otherwise noted) and will be automatically converted to your home currency by the bank.

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BE SURE YOU SELECT A REGISTRATION OPTION BELOW

BE SURE YOU SELECT A REGISTRATION OPTION ABOVE

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Pre-Registration DISCOUNT and final date to pre-order regalia

 is 12:01 am (et) on June 17, 2023

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Registration closes at 12:01 am (et) on July 10, 2023

After this date, registration must be done at the Registration Desk in Calgary

Please note: if you'd like to add new items to an existing registration, please let us know and we'll send you the process. Otherwise, the system will create a new "duplicate" registration and charge you a second time.  Please send e-mail to [email protected] for the procedures.


Please be sure to change the COUNTRY if you are not a resident of Canada.











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TOURS, EVENTS, MEALS and DRIVES

In this section, you can add TOURS, EVENTS, MEALS and DRIVES to your registration. 

Click the Blue "ADD" box to add these items to your registration. 

To increase the quantity, click the Blue "ADD" box again.


EVENTS

  • Monday Welcome and First Timer's Reception - 7:00pm

    Monday Welcome and First Timer's Reception - 7:00pm

    Join us for an informal MG2023 Welcome and FIRST TIMERS Reception starting at 7:00pm. Light snacks will be provided and we'll have a Cash Bar.

    Click ADD for each PERSON

    $0.00 ea.

  • Wednesday Bus Tour to Banff - 8:00am

    Wednesday Bus Tour to Banff - 8:00am

    Join us on an all-day trip to one of Canada's most scenic areas in the Canadian Rockies.

    Banff is located approximately 90 minutes West of Calgary on the Trans Canada Highway (Route 1)

    The bus will whisk you away to a world far different than the vibrant city of Calgary, and follow the Bow River Valley up to Banff via Lake Minnewanka

    Banff was founded following the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway's Trans continental route in 1867. It also became home to Canada's first National Park in that year. Nestled on the banks of the Bow River at the base of Tunnel Mountain, and surrounded by towering peaks, it has become a bustling tourist Mecca for people from all over the globe.

    The town is surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, and filled with great shopping and restaurants. It is home to the world famous Banff Springs Hotel and golf course as well as the nearby hot springs around which the park and town were first formed.

    The best views of the town and the Bow River Valley are found from the top of Sulphur Mountain via the gondola which you will get to enjoy towards the end of your day in Banff, before returning to Calgary. Make sure you have lots of space for images on your device of choice, because you will want to take a gazillion pictures.

    Click ADD for each PERSON

    Cost is $80/Person

    $80.00 ea.

  • Thursday Pre-Banquet "Natter 'n' Noggin" - 6:00pm (Cash Bar)

    Thursday Pre-Banquet "Natter 'n' Noggin" - 6:00pm (Cash Bar)

    Join us on Wednesday night from 6:00pm for the pre-banquet cocktail hour. Cash Bar.

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    $0.00 ea.

MEALS

  • Tuesday Night Meet-n-Greet - 6:30pm

    Tuesday Night Meet-n-Greet - 6:30pm

    Beef on a Bun (plated, not buffet) at the Ranchman's Inn. An Old Tyme Saloon with great food and entertainment, including western line dancing instruction, a mechanical bull (for those kids who ever dreamed of becoming a rodeo cowboy). Price includes one soft drink and there will be a cash bar. About a 20 minute drive from the hotel.

    Click ADD for each PERSON

    Cost is $30/person

    $30.00 ea.

  • Thursday Banquet- 7:00pm

    Thursday Banquet- 7:00pm

    During the Awards Closing Banquet, we will present the awards from this year's show as well as a few other surprises.

    The Turner Valley Dinner Banquet Buffet will begin with a Selection of Salads with choice of Dressings.

    Entrees will include Slow Roasted Round of Beef with Beef Jus and Roast Chicken with red Wine, Bacon, Pearl Onion and Mushroom Sauce.

    Side dishes will include Potatoes and Fresh Seasonal Vegetables.

    Dessert will be a selection of Fresh Sliced Fruits and Berries, Mini Pastries, Brownies and Squares, Assorted Cakes and Tortes and Assorted Mousses.

    Please let us know if you need a vegtarian option.

    Please note: The banquet hall will be open after the meal for all to participate in the awards ceremony.

    Click ADD for each PERSON

    Cost is $55/Person

    $55.00 ea.

GUIDED DRIVES

NOTE:

We will not collect fees for guided drives as part of Registration. However, payment will be required (as applicable) on the day.

Please indicate if you are planning to take ONE of these drives to help us plan our printing needs 


(Left) Fred Phillips Collection     (Centre) Royal Tyrrell Museum     (Right) Highwood Pass


Select ONE for Tuesday

  • Phillips Automobile Collection - Half day
    This incredible assortment of automobiles will fascinate and amaze anyone that appreciates gasoline, rubber and original paint! The admission donation will be matched and given to the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Center.

    Return trip could include world famous Mackays Ice-cream in Cochrane.

    $35.00 (CDN) per adult (Payable on the day)
    Two groups of 12 cars
    Distance +/- 50 mi (round trip)
    Fuel, snacks and restrooms available

    >>> THIS IS BY CAR / NOT PER PERSON <<<
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  • Phillips Automobile Collection - Half day
    This incredible assortment of automobiles will fascinate and amaze anyone that appreciates gasoline, rubber and original paint! The admission donation will be matched and given to the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Center.

    Return trip could include world famous Mackays Ice-cream in Cochrane.

    $35.00 (CDN) per adult (Payable on the day)
    Two groups of 12 cars
    Distance +/- 50 mi (round trip)
    Fuel, snacks and restrooms available

    >>> THIS IS BY CAR / NOT PER PERSON <<<
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  • The Royal Tyrrell Museum - Dinosaur Valley, (World Heritage Site) - Full day

    If you find rocks, bones and very ancient history interesting, this drive will take you through lush farmland to an enormous gash in the earths crust. The fabulous Paleontology displays will make your “jaw” drop!

    $19.00 (CDN) adult, $14.00 (CDN) senior (Payable on the day)
    Two groups of 12 cars
    Distance +/- 200 mi (round trip)
    Fuel, snacks and restrooms available
    www.tyrrellmuseum.com

    >>> THIS IS BY CAR / NOT PER PERSON <<<
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  • Highwood Pass Loop - (7353 ft. Elevation) - Full day

    An amazing drive leaving the Inn at 9:00 Am sharp, will wind through some interesting country roads to the little town of Longview. Here the road begins its ascent from the foothills to the crest of the highest paved pass in Canada. With many vantage points for pictures or the picnic lunch you brought, the scenic descent will have a dinner stop at a spectacular facility. The return drive to the Inn will be via the Trans Canada highway.

    $45.00 (CDN) adult (Payable on the day)
    Two groups of 12 cars
    Distance +/- 200 mi (round trip)
    Fuel, snacks and restrooms available
    www.thecowboytrail.com

    >>> THIS IS BY CAR / NOT PER PERSON <<<

SELF DRIVES

Please indicate if you are planning to take one of these drives to help us plan our printing needs.


  • Nanton Air Museum

    Nanton Air Museum

    Bomber Command Museum of Canada - Half or full day
    Located in the town of Nanton, is the home of a semi operational

    Lancaster Bomber and numerous other aircraft projects.
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    $25.00 (CDN) project donation at Nanton Air Museum
    Distance +/- 150 mi (round trip)
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  • Eau Claire Distillery

    Eau Claire Distillery

    Eau Claire Distillery - Half day or multiple days depending on sampling.

    Located in the town of Turner Valley, spirited tour amidst beautiful German made copper distilling towers and the dunnage barrel warehouse.

    You must book online for their tour:

    https://eauclairedistillery.ca/visit/tours-and-tastings/

    Distance +/- 60 mi (round trip)


  • ADDITIONAL LOCAL DRIVES

    ADDITIONAL LOCAL DRIVES

    Multiple local scenic drives - Half or full day

    Collection of additional self drives will be available at the convention.


MG2023 REGALIA

Green T-shirts

  • T-SHIRT SMALL (Green)

    T-SHIRT SMALL (Green)

    $20.00 ea.

  • T-SHIRT MEDIUM (Green)

    T-SHIRT MEDIUM (Green)

    $20.00 ea.

  • T-SHIRT LARGE (Green)

    T-SHIRT LARGE (Green)

    $20.00 ea.

  • T-SHIRT  X-LARGE (Green)

    T-SHIRT X-LARGE (Green)

    $20.00 ea.

  • T-SHIRT XX-LARGE (Green)

    T-SHIRT XX-LARGE (Green)

    $20.00 ea.

Red T-Shirts

  • T-SHIRT SMALL (Red)

    T-SHIRT SMALL (Red)

    $20.00 ea.

  • T-SHIRT MEDIUM (Red)

    T-SHIRT MEDIUM (Red)

    $20.00 ea.

  • T-SHIRT LARGE (Red)

    T-SHIRT LARGE (Red)

    $20.00 ea.

  • T-SHIRT X-LARGE (Red)

    T-SHIRT X-LARGE (Red)

    $20.00 ea.

  • T-SHIRT XX-LARGE (Red)

    T-SHIRT XX-LARGE (Red)

    $20.00 ea.

Black T-shirts

  • T-SHIRT SMALL (Black)

    T-SHIRT SMALL (Black)

    $20.00 ea.

  • T-SHIRT MEDIUM (Black)

    T-SHIRT MEDIUM (Black)

    $20.00 ea.

  • T-SHIRT LARGE (Black)

    T-SHIRT LARGE (Black)

    $20.00 ea.

  • T-SHIRT X-LARGE (Black)

    T-SHIRT X-LARGE (Black)

    $20.00 ea.

  • T-SHIRT XX-LARGE (Black)

    T-SHIRT XX-LARGE (Black)

    $20.00 ea.

Denim Shirts - Mens

  • Denim Shirt SMALL

    Denim Shirt SMALL

    $30.00 ea.

  • Denim Shirt MEDIUM

    Denim Shirt MEDIUM

    $30.00 ea.

  • Denim Shirt LARGE

    Denim Shirt LARGE

    $30.00 ea.

  • Denim Shirt X-LARGE

    Denim Shirt X-LARGE

    $30.00 ea.

  • Denim Shirt XX-LARGE

    Denim Shirt XX-LARGE

    $30.00 ea.

  • Denim Shirt 3X-LARGE

    Denim Shirt 3X-LARGE

    $30.00 ea.

Denim Shirts - Ladies

  • Denim Ladies SMALL

    Denim Ladies SMALL

    $30.00 ea.

  • Denim Ladies MEDIUM

    Denim Ladies MEDIUM

    $30.00 ea.

  • Denim Ladies LARGE

    Denim Ladies LARGE

    $30.00 ea.

  • Denim Ladies X-LARGE

    Denim Ladies X-LARGE

    $30.00 ea.

  • Denim Ladies XX-LARGE

    Denim Ladies XX-LARGE

    $30.00 ea.

  • Denim Ladies 3X-LARGE

    Denim Ladies 3X-LARGE

    $30.00 ea.

Hooded Zippered Sweatshirt (Forest Green)

  • Sweatshirt SMALL

    Sweatshirt SMALL

    $35.00 ea.

  • Sweatshirt MEDIUM

    Sweatshirt MEDIUM

    $35.00 ea.

  • Sweatshirt LARGE

    Sweatshirt LARGE

    $35.00 ea.

  • Sweatshirt X-LARGE

    Sweatshirt X-LARGE

    $35.00 ea.

  • Sweatshirt XX-LARGE

    Sweatshirt XX-LARGE

    $35.00 ea.

  • Canadian Toque/Beanie (Red)

    Canadian Toque/Beanie (Red)

    $15.00 ea.

  • Hat/Lapel Pin

    Hat/Lapel Pin

    $5.00 ea.

  • Extra Dash Plaque

    Extra Dash Plaque

    One dash plaque will be included with your registration

    $5.00 ea.

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