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Strong Enterprises Hosting Video Contest
Strong Enterprises is currently conducting a video contest in search of quality video of Strong equipment in action. The company is inviting videographers to submit any footage they have, old or new, of Strong's equipment, including tandem, Quasar II sport rigs and student trainers, Para-Cushions or military equipment.
Strong plans to use the video for an upcoming public event where the videos will play continuously. Videographers will receive credit for their footage, and Strong will give ten prices, including a custom-built Quasar II sport rig for first place and a $500 gift certificate from Wolf Camera for second.
Videographers must submit the footage on or before November 1. Visit Strong's web site at www.strongparachutes.com for a complete list of prizes, details and rules. For more information, contact Bob Gilmour at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Jean-Guy Meilleur T-Shirts
On September 9, 2000, the Calgary Parachute Club lost a great friend, artist & freefall photographer - Jean-Guy Meilleur. His contributions to the skydiving community over the years are too numerous to list and the Calgary Parachute Club is especially thankful for the artwork he did for them. This artwork was used to create their club's T-shirts.
For the 2000 Alberta Provincials, JG created a new design. It shows a 4-way jumping over the Drumheller airport with a head-down cameraman (JG) filming them. JG signed his artwork this time and Jean-Guy '00 is written by the runway. The Calgary Parachute Club is going to print a special order for his family and would like to give friends an opportunity to purchase shirts as well.
JG's other design for the club was a T-Rex snapping at a jumper under canopy - these shirts can also be ordered. The T-shirts will be $20 Cdn (XXL available for $22 Cdn) plus shipping with all proceeds (less costs) going to help with funeral expenses.
If you would like to order any of JG's designs - please contact Tina Buckthorp by e-mail at email@example.com. or at (403)730-5422 or 292-2799 (work). This will be a special order - so please help to spread the word. Payment will be by check made payable to the Calgary Parachute Club.
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Vote for "Dropzone of the Year"
submitted by Jumprun.com
Jumprun.com is updating its site to include new features and improvements on many older features. We have decided to let YOU pick the DZ of the year, as for the past two years we have picked the DZ of the year. Skydive Chicago was our first-year pick 1998-99 season and their first year at the new DZ. Zhills captured our hearts for the 1999-2000 season. Though most would agree with our choices, we want to be fair to those who want to partake.
Here are the voting rules to try to make this as fair as possible.
1. Cast your vote at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Put your choice in the subject line.
3. Confirm your choice in the body of the e-mail.
4. Give your name and USPA number or latest license and the date you received it. If you have neither of these, write a detailed description of where and when your last jump was and a phone number that could confirm it.
5. In the body of the e-mail you may write a description of why you feel your choice of DZ's should win. This is not required.
6. A DZ can win only once every five years to maximize this exposure.
Random voters will receive free Jumprun.com stuff. The winner shall receive six Jumprun jackets, and a year of recognition on jumprun.com with it's own page, with voter comments and a review as well as a link to their official site.
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It's ready to ship. The "Zabo Alternative Quincy 2000 Video" shows belly flyers, freestyle, head down and yes, the T/A of the parties, and even the storm footage. Zabo also included "The Ladies of Quincy", a bonus video of apx 10 minutes, with some of the party high lights over the past five convention years. Order info can be found in the September issue of Parachutist as well as on Zabo's web site at www.zabovideo.com. ***
Dano from Danovision Production also put together a great video from the WFFC. For more information on his "Quincyvision2K Video" and how to order it check out Dano's web site at www.danovisionproductions.com or email Dano at email@example.com. ***
Raoul Gravell has put together a video of the 300-way record attempts at Skydive Chicago, IL. It includes all 22 dives, unedited, and ground footage. The price is $30 plus shipping. Check out www.raoulgravell.com for more information and an order form. ***
The video and still photo package from the Lake Elsinore night world record jump is now available. Included in the package is one 8x10 photo of the world record formation and a video/music production of the record jump and the activities surrounding the attempts. The cost of this package including shipping is $50. To order contact Gary Roth at Repack1@aol.com.
Or send a check to Gary Roth, 28 Ruth Street, Huntington, NY 11743.