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Kelly

Location: West / CNE
Worked from 1994 until 1996.
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I was 18 when I first worked for the show. I loved it, the people I worked with were great and my bosses were as well. I worked only in Kiddie land. I have so many great memories.

Kelly

Location: West
Worked for 3 years.
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went to hire a student in Edmonton to get summer work and they sent me to the HR office at northlands grounds for an interview with Conklin Shows, while i was in line for that meeting kiddieland sup Donnie Bertrand shows up in a golf cart and yells out "who wants to help set up and work as a ride operator" well hell i said i'll go, so my sister and i went with him, and set up and worked the whole 10 days and then tore it down, and the same goes for the nest 2 summers after that except when i would go down i would look for Donnie directly and then get a job with him, except one year he could not hire me because he had to hire all these hire a student people, so i went over to the polar express and got a job there setting up and operating, never got to party with anybody while i was there because i was only 15 at the time, but still the best summers of my life.

Krys

Circuit: Trillium Unit
Worked from 1999 until 2002.
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 Well, we've ran into a lot of stereotypical people who believe its the dirty thirtys still..well i had the best times with u guys,ill be back next year ill never forget u!!thanks conklin!!

Lise

Location: West
Worked from 1982 until 1982.
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Was so long ago. Belleville Ontario was the first fair I had worked at. Reporting age of 16 (i was really only 13) After Belleville, I jumped on a bus and met everyone in Markham near Toronto. I can still hardly believe I made that trip by myself! I remember everyone looking out for me. I couldn't understand it then why other people not much older than me would bother. I appreciated it and it taught me something. I also learned what it was like to work..HARD WORK! :) I don't remember names very well. Pat Hay from Trenton and Jamie ?? Jamie looked out for my friend and I and we felt like his little sister. (no..really)Fun, carefree and crazy risky for a 13/14 year old but somehow it all worked out the way it was meant to. Fun memories. People in my current life would hardly believe that story.

Margaret

Location: West
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yes many years many good times, too many hours in a day. Worked for many owners worked hardest for dave and monica but wouldnt change a thing.Met my best friend and partner now for life andre ( cant trade me in im broken lol) .met many solid people out there and a few not so solid .Only solid people in our sand box eh jen! my daughter randi works summers for tasha learning a great work ethic that will be with her for ever.if you can survive calgary you can play any spot lol. Hope one day i will be well enough to be there again ! maybe just in time to bring out that star dart again eh dave. Too many good friends to mention you all you know who you are .and to those who have passed away sure hope theres a hole open up there for me lol a build up please! HOW DOES THE WHEEL TURN WITHOUT ME HAHA all my best to futur carnival employees it will be the best experiance you will ever have! margaret

mark

Location: West
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i want to work for conklin shows beause it will be cool to work on a ride

Melissa

Location: West
Worked from 1991 until 1995.
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For a small town southern girl from Georgia, this experience was unlike anything I could have ever imagined. It was one of the most enjoyable and defining periods of my life. I was 17 (almost 18) when I went out on the road. My dad worked for Bob in Florida and they recruited me with my parents consent. I don't think they would have backed me going if they knew of the wild times I had. I am thankful for the opportunity to have done this and I have made some really wonderful Canadian friends-who I am still close to even though there is a great distance between us. It was a blast working on this show! What a great way for a young person to experience life and make really great money doing it!

Michelle a.k.a. Yankee's daughter

Location: west / south
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I thought this would be a good way to get in contact with some old friends HI!!!

mush

Location: West 2001
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I had a great time, loved the people I worked with. Barry Sproule was one cool dude to put up with my program thanks Barry. Howard a.k.a "Lurch"was pretty cool too!Jhon Gallant is a pretty good public relations man. He really knows how to deal with the public. Thank you very much - MUSHROOM!!!!!

Nathalie

Location: West
Worked for 6 years.
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I worked pretty much any game Mike Dobson or Gary could come up with.From dropping monkeys, frog songs and skattering balls. Being on the road was definitely the most life altering experience I will ever have. Made some great friends, made a baby and got a hubby. What else can I say. Now that I have a quiet little air conditionned office, I think back and wonder how I managed those long hours, too hot to breathe days, a tornado in Winnipeg, Thunder Bay during hurricane season. And lets not forget snow in July for the stampede. I miss the people most of all.

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