Chapter 15 - Suspicious Minds - 01 34 11

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Location: Calgary, AB, Royal Canadian Legion #1, 116 7th Ave SE
GPS:   51d 2m 48.06s    -114d 3m 42.18s
Map / Satellite Image: Google Link
Site Name: Dance Hall (Interior)

Travel Directions:
Royal Canadian Legion #1, 116 7th Avenue SE, is between Centre St. and 1st Street SE. Pay parking is available in the alley behind the Legion building.

Though a long way from Childress, Texas, this Canadian military-veterans auditorium and dining hall made a stunning setting for Jack and Randall’s high-voltage cruising. Bring your copy of the screenplay and have fun counting the entendre in this delicious confection of a scene.

The dining area is open for lunch (check for specials posted outside), but most of the door attendants will admit friendly visitors at other times.

Though recently threatened by the construction of yet another steel and glass office tower for Alberta’s booming oil companies, this historically significant building appears to have fended off the wrecking ball, for now. See:

If you are in need of an Alberta map for your Brokeback trip, nearby Mapworld at 102 6th Avenue SW (403) 294-0393 is sure to have it. As you face the Legion Building, walk left (west) to Centre St., turn right (north) on Centre and walk to 6th Avenue. Mapworld is on the SW corner.

Calgary’s Glenbow Museum (130 9th Avenue SE) falls far short of its potential to tell the story of western Canada’s unique history but, for history buffs, is certainly worth a visit. See:

Always obtain appropriate permission before entering private property.

“It’s funny isn’t it? Husbands don’t never seem to want to dance with their wives.”

Pictures of surrounding area: