Contest Page: Guess the date of first tracksetting on Elk Pass 2018

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Win a free night and dinner at Stoney-Nakoda Resort

Along with hundreds of skiers, Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino, on the doorstep to K-Country, is looking forward to the beginning of cross-country skiing in Kananaskis.

After months of waiting, it’s satisfying and exciting to go skiing on the trackset trails for the first time each winter…but exactly what day will it be?

Usually, but not always, the first trail to be machine trackset in K-Country is Elk pass because of its unique location and high elevation. Going back in my records, its first tracksetting has been as early as Nov 12 and as late as Dec 13.

Guess the day when you think Elk pass will be trackset* for the first time in the comments section below.

The Contest

Entries must be in by Nov 15, 2018, at 11:59 pm.

ribbon-first-prize1st Prize

Guess the date of the first tracksetting on Elk Pass in Kananaskis Country and you could be the lucky winner of a night’s accommodation and a buffet dinner for 2 at Stoney-Nakoda Resort.  Leave a comment below with your guess.

  • If more than one entrant picks the winning date, winner will be the first person to have guessed the correct date. 

ribbon-second-prize2nd Prize

Everyone else who guessed the correct date will be entered in the draw for 2nd prize, one night’s accommodation and a buffet dinner for 2 at Stoney-Nakoda Resort.

*Trackset means machine trackset. Packing, grooming, and skier-tracked will not be considered as “trackset.”

Leave a comment below with your guess.

The fine print:

  • one entry per person.
  • If more than one entrant picks the winning date, winner will be the first person to have guessed the correct date. If no one guesses the correct date, closest guess wins.
  • Everyone else who guessed the correct date will be entered in the draw for 2nd prize. If no others guessed the correct date, closest guess wins. 
  • Contest closes on Nov 15 at 11:59 pm. All guesses must be in by that date. If tracksetting occurs before Nov 15, the contest will end on that day.
  • First names are okay if you don’t want to leave your full name, but make sure you leave your email address with your comment. I’m the only one who sees it, and that’s how I will contact you if you win.
  • Entrant must be 18 or over.
  • You must be a cross-country skier.
  • Trackset means machine trackset. Packing, rolling, grooming, and skier-tracked will not be considered as “trackset.”
  • To avoid any confusion, write your date in long form; eg Dec 20. Do not use all numbers. 

{ 127 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Erik C November 15, 2018 at 10:33 am

December 6th

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2 Terry W November 15, 2018 at 9:19 am

Nov 19 …

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3 Rhonda wilson November 15, 2018 at 8:58 am

Nov 29, 2018

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4 Sylvia A. November 14, 2018 at 6:11 pm

December 1st.

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5 Charles Schrama November 14, 2018 at 4:59 pm

November 27th 2018

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6 Cheryl November 14, 2018 at 1:45 pm

November 30th

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7 Martin H November 14, 2018 at 8:42 am

December 12

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8 Dennis November 14, 2018 at 12:36 am

Nov 23

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9 Jane November 13, 2018 at 9:46 pm

Dec. 4

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10 Jamie Ross November 13, 2018 at 9:29 pm

November 22nd

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11 FRANK November 13, 2018 at 6:49 pm

Nov. 16th..

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12 Chris November 13, 2018 at 4:42 pm

December 5th

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13 sheila November 13, 2018 at 12:52 pm

November 29th

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14 doug connery November 13, 2018 at 12:50 pm

Dec 13.

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15 ross murphy November 13, 2018 at 11:42 am

Dec. 2

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16 Anne-Marie W November 13, 2018 at 10:48 am

Nov. 30

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17 Deirdre November 13, 2018 at 9:35 am

Dec. 1

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18 Bill November 13, 2018 at 9:34 am

Nov. 30

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19 Carole November 13, 2018 at 9:25 am

I’m guessing November 22. 🙂

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20 Rene November 13, 2018 at 7:12 am

Dec 3

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21 Darcy November 12, 2018 at 9:05 pm

November 29, 2018

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22 Norm Vaughan November 12, 2018 at 8:52 pm

Nov 26th

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23 RichieRich November 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Nov 22nd.

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24 briant November 12, 2018 at 10:32 am

nov 21

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25 Tom November 12, 2018 at 2:29 am

Nov. 30

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26 Margaret November 11, 2018 at 8:59 pm

Dec 2 🙂

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27 Joanne November 11, 2018 at 8:21 pm

November 17

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28 Annika November 11, 2018 at 12:17 pm

November 26

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29 Siobhan Marie November 11, 2018 at 10:10 am

November 23

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30 Alf Skrastins November 10, 2018 at 11:22 pm

November 29

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31 JohnR November 10, 2018 at 9:54 pm

Nov 25

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32 BarbE November 10, 2018 at 9:50 pm

Nov 24

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33 Evelyn November 10, 2018 at 5:40 pm

Nov 15, 2018

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34 Caren November 9, 2018 at 12:24 pm

Nov 29

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35 YARO November 9, 2018 at 3:32 am

15TH NOV 2018 OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT STANDARD FOR DATE: 181115

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36 Roberto November 8, 2018 at 10:58 pm

Nov 14

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37 Valerie Bell November 8, 2018 at 9:20 pm

November 22nd.

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38 Ken November 8, 2018 at 9:19 pm

November 19

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39 Denise Bouchard November 8, 2018 at 5:15 pm

November 23

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40 Clae Wagler November 8, 2018 at 4:51 pm

Nov . 29

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41 Peter C November 8, 2018 at 10:51 am

November 15th!

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42 Gordon McLean November 7, 2018 at 4:10 pm

Nov. 28th

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43 Shari November 7, 2018 at 8:40 am

Dec 3rd

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44 Jenn November 5, 2018 at 9:06 pm

I’m hoping for Nov. 22.

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45 Adrienne November 5, 2018 at 1:12 pm

December 1

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46 Hannah November 5, 2018 at 8:31 am

Nov 22

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47 Jan November 5, 2018 at 7:57 am

I’m guessing Thu Dec 6.

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48 Brian Thorstad November 5, 2018 at 7:14 am

Nov 18

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49 Scott Thompson November 5, 2018 at 6:36 am

November 23rd

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50 Corinne Bath November 4, 2018 at 3:30 pm

My guess is November 22

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51 Rand Al-Hashmy November 4, 2018 at 8:02 am

November 20

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52 Joad November 3, 2018 at 10:34 am

Nov 17

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53 BernardK November 3, 2018 at 9:00 am

How about December 5th

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54 Don November 2, 2018 at 8:00 am

I hope its not as late as December 12th, but that’s what I’m going with.

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55 Gord Ferguson November 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

I’ll say November 12

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56 Jackie L November 1, 2018 at 1:54 pm

Dec 4th

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57 Pat Davis November 1, 2018 at 11:12 am

December 8 at 08:00h

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58 Greg November 1, 2018 at 9:28 am

Dec 6

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59 Hugh November 1, 2018 at 6:30 am

Dec 14

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60 Ian October 31, 2018 at 8:02 pm

November 27

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61 Darlene October 31, 2018 at 8:00 pm

November 26

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62 Stephen Vermeulen October 31, 2018 at 2:36 pm

I’ll go for the lucky Dec 13 😀

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63 Barbara B. October 30, 2018 at 3:39 pm

November 16, 2018.

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64 Brian October 29, 2018 at 10:36 pm

November 14th

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65 Brian Mitchell October 29, 2018 at 8:54 pm

November 19 2018 this year we hope

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66 SkieM October 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm

November 29.

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67 Jim October 29, 2018 at 2:41 pm

Nov 15

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68 Sarah October 29, 2018 at 1:08 am

December 8th

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69 Gigi October 28, 2018 at 11:04 pm

Dec 4

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70 JeremyN October 28, 2018 at 9:11 pm

Nov29 -the birthday of a special person to me.

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71 chuckley October 28, 2018 at 6:05 pm

November 23

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72 Cathy Flood October 28, 2018 at 2:32 pm

December 6!

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73 Terry Z October 28, 2018 at 1:58 pm

Dec 5 looks like a good date to track set in prep to be skiing the first weekend of December

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74 Carol October 28, 2018 at 10:06 am

November 28

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75 Martin Jones October 28, 2018 at 8:27 am

November 28, I’ve a feeling it’s going to be a dry winter 🙁

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76 Helen Read October 28, 2018 at 7:59 am

I will go for Nov 20th. One thing for sure, it often happens the immediate day after I ski up it breaking trail!!!

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77 Jan TerHart October 27, 2018 at 8:18 pm

December 2, 2018

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78 Sue Lambert October 27, 2018 at 8:13 pm

Ever an optimist…I’ll say November 18th. Come on snow!

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79 Pam Garding-Smith October 27, 2018 at 5:28 pm

November 15

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80 Cynthia Brown October 27, 2018 at 11:56 am

Nov 28, 2018!

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81 Loreen B October 27, 2018 at 11:42 am

Dec 2 – pow pow!

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82 barb bertch October 27, 2018 at 8:17 am

not feeling optimistic this year—-
I vote December 10th. But i’m hoping for tomorrow !

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83 Ray October 26, 2018 at 8:58 pm

Nov. 23

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84 John H October 26, 2018 at 8:58 pm

November 30.
Time for Indian summer.

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85 Kate McG October 26, 2018 at 6:26 pm

November 24…Can’t Wait!

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86 Glenna October 26, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Nov 24th!

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87 Janice Perry October 26, 2018 at 5:05 pm

Nov. 8
Not too optimistic but my other choices are already taken.

We’re all cheering for you! -Bob

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88 Walter October 26, 2018 at 4:30 pm

November 29, 2018. After the crappy last two week of Sept & the first two week Oct it probably wouldn’t snow at all in Nov.

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89 Kate October 26, 2018 at 1:37 pm

December 6

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90 Dianne October 26, 2018 at 1:36 pm

November 21st

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91 joni hyland October 26, 2018 at 1:12 pm

Dec 11 is my guess. Let it snow

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92 Gina October 26, 2018 at 12:48 pm

November 22 🙂

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93 Teresa Pochapsky October 26, 2018 at 12:04 pm

I say December 1st

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94 Christina October 26, 2018 at 11:06 am

My guess is November 29

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95 Herbert Kruschke October 26, 2018 at 11:03 am

Dec. 9th. Gotta go with what got me here…

H.

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96 Emry Bella October 26, 2018 at 10:55 am

Hope it is Nov 25, but I would not mind if it was before:-) Emry from Edmonton

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97 Roberta hyland October 26, 2018 at 10:35 am

My guess is Dec 10th 2018.

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98 Andrew Stoness October 26, 2018 at 10:35 am

November 25.

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99 Rachael October 26, 2018 at 8:43 am

December 1

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100 Lanny October 26, 2018 at 8:29 am

November 22!!!

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101 Paul and Nancy October 26, 2018 at 8:28 am

Nov 15 2018

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102 Chris October 26, 2018 at 8:22 am

November 16th

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103 Gail October 26, 2018 at 8:01 am

Nov 20

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104 warren October 26, 2018 at 7:57 am

November 22

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105 Ev October 26, 2018 at 7:50 am

November 29th, 2018

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106 Brent Magera October 26, 2018 at 7:39 am

NOVEMBER 19TH

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107 Roger October 26, 2018 at 6:33 am

November 16, 2018

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108 Kirstin October 25, 2018 at 11:59 pm

November 22nd.

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109 Alison October 25, 2018 at 10:33 pm

November 26th

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110 Dorine Chalifoux October 25, 2018 at 10:24 pm

November 21, 2018..

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111 Sybille October 25, 2018 at 10:14 pm

Nov 30

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112 Ulrike October 25, 2018 at 10:11 pm

November 30

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113 Ken F October 25, 2018 at 10:09 pm

Nov. 11 – Optimistic!

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114 Casey October 25, 2018 at 10:05 pm

Dec. 3

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115 Ken K October 25, 2018 at 9:54 pm

November 21

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116 Tyler Dixon October 25, 2018 at 9:29 pm

Nov. 24

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117 Steve October 25, 2018 at 9:22 pm

Nov 21

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118 Chuck McKinnon October 25, 2018 at 9:16 pm

November 23

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119 Michelle Huynh October 25, 2018 at 9:15 pm

November 23rd

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120 Louise October 25, 2018 at 9:07 pm

November 17th.

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121 George B October 25, 2018 at 8:40 pm

December 1

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122 Lyle Opseth October 25, 2018 at 8:34 pm

November 13, 2018

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123 Charlotte Williamson October 25, 2018 at 8:32 pm

November 27th

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124 Tasha October 25, 2018 at 8:28 pm

November 28th

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125 Jason Rankin October 25, 2018 at 8:27 pm

December 11th

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126 Renda Deacon October 25, 2018 at 8:26 pm

December 7th!

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127 Nick October 25, 2018 at 8:26 pm

November 28

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