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Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« on: February 19, 2016, 01:03:39 PM »
 HeyOttawa Mustachians,

The meetup at Bate Island was a blast last summer, let's reconnect!

My wife and I live in Hintonburg, and we would love to host a pot-luck get together in March. After all, it is practically spring out there! Let's party!

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2016, 09:38:34 AM »
Ok! I'm in.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2016, 06:31:12 PM »
I'm in!  My wife and I will cycle there.

In the past has Mr Frugal Toque joined...since he lives here in Ottawa?

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2016, 10:27:52 AM »
Sounds like fun!  Especially now that spring has sprung!  Has a date been set yet?
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2016, 12:17:57 PM »
Houston, do you want to organize this in April? March will be over soon.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2016, 08:50:25 PM »
Did This meetup happen?
Im new here and was wondering if these are still going on or am I a few years late.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2016, 12:48:47 PM »
Did This meetup happen?
Im new here and was wondering if these are still going on or am I a few years late.

One is coming up in Belleville - a little far for you, but we'd love to see you. See here: http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/belleville-barnhouse-sleepover-ontario/

I'm going and I am further east, it is definitely doable from Ottawa.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2016, 01:11:01 PM »
Howdy All!

I see there hasn't been a message in the last few months, but I'm sure it'll pick back up.

I'm leaving a message to say Hi to everyone, as I should be moving to the Ottawa region in the next 6 months.

I'll be interested in meeting fellow MMM'ers for sure!

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2017, 12:54:51 PM »
Bumpity Bump Bump?

Anyone interested in a wee get together?
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2017, 01:19:13 PM »
If the weather cooperates, yes.

It feels odd that I have been to 2 meet-ups on Vancouver Island and nothing relatively close to me.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2017, 02:33:43 PM »
This one time, in Belleville...
Do 2 people count as an official meet-up?  If yes, yes.  But Belleville is only relatively close compared to Vancouver Island, it is a major drive.  Ottawa I pop into all the time.

Of course if it ends up being oneyearfromnow and me that will be my second 2 people meetup - no, I had a 2 people meetup in Victoria, so my 3rd.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2017, 04:47:25 PM »
Full disclosure - I'm originally from the Maritimes.  Meeting new people, dropping by because the porch light was on, showing up at someones house because there was an "out of state car" in the driveway, general shenigans and silliness, random kitchen parties, card games and feats of strength - this is all part of Maritime culture. 

Sometimes I think that people in Ottawa are a little shy about meeting up. I understand. Maritimers can be a bit overwhelming.  The husband is mostly from Ottawa (with a Saskatchwan interlude). 

My first week here in Ottawa (true facts) - I invited a new co-worker over for tea, and by the look on their face - you'd think I'd asked them to participate in some strange "lifestyle".  For pete's sake...It is tea, and conversation!

So.... Retired@63 or Prospector, shoot me a PM the next time either of you are going to be in Ottawa.  You may be invited for either, tea, lupper, or supper depending on time of day.
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2017, 04:51:06 PM »
Well I know I will be in Ottawa on Monday because I have a 7 PM meeting - before that there is library and Costco, and maybe tea?  But no rush, I go in every week or so.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2017, 06:07:47 PM »
You begin to sound like Miss Popular!

I may end up living in Ottawa, so it will be extra nice to meet local Mustachians.  You'll see at camp, I enjoy being social with people I actually have something in common with, and then I need my time out to recover (introvert standard behaviour).

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2017, 03:07:38 PM »
Let's make it happen.

Monday January 9, 1:00pm
The Tea Party

Who is in?

Location:
https://www.google.ca/search?q=good+place+for+tea+in+ottawa&oq=good+place+for+tea+in+ottawa&aqs=chrome..69i57j0.11015j0j4&client=tablet-android-samsung&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#istate=lrl:iv&rlimm=16259538662993712122

I won't be home until about 11 PM tomorrow and would have to leave before noon to make a 1 PM meetup - not fair to the dog.  Most Mondays that would be great.  Maybe the 16th?  Anyone else?

Also, I come in from the country, so I have to think about parking.  Maybe a different tea room?  Byward Market is great but not car friendly.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2017, 05:58:50 PM »
Ok lets reschedule then.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2017, 06:25:35 PM »
I know there are more than 3 of us in the Ottawa area, wonder where everyone else is?

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2017, 06:32:29 PM »
Hey, just saw this by luck today. 
I'd come to Ottawa (from Kingston) to mmmeetup.  Would especially like it if it was on a day when I could get a nice skate in on the canal; is it looking like it will open soon?
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2017, 10:14:18 AM »
Skating on the Canal: great idea!
It should be open soon. Skating conditions are announced here: http://rcs.ccn-ncc.ca/

How about a tentative date of Monday, January 23rd for skating on the canal?




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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2017, 01:26:37 PM »
Jan 23 works for me as long as driving conditions are good!
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2017, 03:25:06 PM »
Nice!

CannotWait: I've started Cat-sitting on the side for some friends. Thanks for giving me the idea. How is your pet-sitting business going?

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2017, 08:39:49 PM »
It's awesome!    I've got 6 weeks booked in an old limestone mansion starting the end of January.  Gorgeous spot with incredible walking trails.  Taking care of 2 great labs.  Life is good!
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2017, 07:20:05 AM »
Hmmm Jan 23rd Skating...

I'm not much of a skater - but depending on timing & location - I could meet up for Hot Chocolate afterwards?

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2017, 09:17:57 AM »
Sure, pick the time and place that works for you...
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2017, 10:05:02 AM »
I'll be joining you guys at a later period, I haven`t arrived in Ottawa yet!

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2017, 05:42:20 PM »
I'm not much for skating either, but if you post the after-skate meetup I'll try to make it.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2017, 06:27:57 PM »
I have a general interest in an Ottawa meetup but am unlikely to be able to make it unless it's on a weekend.

Though, on second thought, if this proposed post-skating meetup were to take place at Dow's Lake after 5:00, I might be able to make it work.

I normally carpool and have a passenger so I'd have to make sure she could make other arrangements for getting home that night, but it potentially could work.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2017, 03:52:17 PM »
Please manifest yourself if you can make it on Sunday January 22 but cannot make it on Monday January 23.
Also, don't forget to indicate if you are interested in skating.
Thank you ☺

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2017, 05:21:27 PM »
Busy Sunday during the day ( Meet up with the Knitting, Spinning, Generally Crafty Ladies!)

Sunday evening possible - after 6pm

Monday evening for Bevvies after 5 / 530 pm possible
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2017, 05:10:19 AM »
Both (late Sunday, afternoon Monday) might be possible, but my schedule is erratic, can't commit yet.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2017, 12:34:57 PM »
I'm available Sunday or Monday but during the day only and want to skate but I'm happy to do that on my own or with company.  It all depends on weather/driving conditions as I'm coming from Kingston.  Probably best to make your plans without me and if I can join in, I will.
Also if I awake some morning and the weather/ice/driving conditions are perfect - I'll put a shout out here and see if anyone would like to mmmeetup.  FIRErs get to be spontaneous like that.  😆
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2017, 01:13:22 PM »
I'm available Sunday or Monday but during the day only and want to skate but I'm happy to do that on my own or with company.  It all depends on weather/driving conditions as I'm coming from Kingston.  Probably best to make your plans without me and if I can join in, I will.
Also if I awake some morning and the weather/ice/driving conditions are perfect - I'll put a shout out here and see if anyone would like to mmmeetup.  FIRErs get to be spontaneous like that.  😆
I'm FIREd and sometimes spontaneous - PM me if it is a last second decision.  ;-)

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2017, 09:03:53 PM »
So canal still closed.  😕 Not looking good for me to come to town.  Will definitely PM you R@63 when I do make the trip.
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2017, 06:14:32 AM »
It's official, I'm being posted by the military to Ottawa this summer!

Hopefully I'll be able to meet a few MMMers when I arrive, last place was too French to find people!

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #35 on: January 28, 2017, 10:04:26 AM »
Hey Canadian Ben! As a Montrealer expat, I can tell you there are some French Mustaches too ;)

Anyways, would be happy to meet up with you all when the weather is more clement. :)

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #36 on: January 28, 2017, 09:51:45 PM »
Maybe in Montreal, but try and find MMMers in Bagotville or Quebec city.

Those are pretty rare critters.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2017, 08:35:48 AM »
Hey, a pre-FIRE here interested in Ottawa meetups! Can't wait to meet you all.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #38 on: February 09, 2017, 08:48:09 AM »
Posting to follow in the hopes we can make something happen in the next few months (seconding the desire to wait for warmer weather... winter is great but harder on the spontaneity).

I grew up in Ottawa and have just moved back in the last year after being away for university. Really enjoying being back :)
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #39 on: February 09, 2017, 09:02:15 AM »
Hi All,
I'll be dropping my parents off at the Ottawa airport at 815 on Wednesday,  Feb.15.  I'll then have the day to spend in Ottawa before heading back to Kingston at 4 ish.  Anybody want to meet up?  Open to coffee, lunch, skate on the canal, or pretty much anything!
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #40 on: February 16, 2017, 04:54:34 AM »
Well, the drive to Ottawa yesterday was slightly terrifying!  Dropped my parents at the airport and headed straight back to Kingston.   I do have to retrieve them on March 15th at 2PM.  Hopefully no snowstorms on that day.
If anyone wants to meetup on that date, let me know...
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #41 on: February 17, 2017, 05:36:49 PM »
Barring bad weather and unforeseen circumstances, that day looks good.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2017, 05:13:19 PM »
@CannotWait - unforeseen circumstances just happened - won't be able to make it that day.  But there is a whole summer ahead of us!

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #43 on: March 12, 2017, 07:20:48 PM »
My husband and I (pre-FIRES) would love to meet some fellow mustachians in Ottawa. We are also going to camp mustache in October!

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #44 on: March 19, 2017, 04:11:03 AM »
I'm also in Ottawa (Stittsville) and would love to meetup sometime. Please count me in! I just hit the notify tab on this thread so I'm hoping we can plan an event.

Maybe we could hit up a free museum together in April? If someone else is interested please reply or PM me!

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #45 on: March 19, 2017, 07:25:28 AM »
Hello all, Happy almost Spring in Ottawa!

I would love to get together and meet other MMM friends.  I am currently working, but the husband and I will be FIRE'd officially April 29th, and will be more available after that. 

I like the idea of doing a "en masse" Museum visit on a Thursday night.  Could be fun!

When the summer is more upon us, it would be cool to do a big family style picnic say at Vincent Massey or Brittania.  (Games and everything!)
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #46 on: March 19, 2017, 08:19:23 AM »
I'd be interested in the Museum or Park, but I won't be available till the summer!

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« Reply #47 on: March 19, 2017, 01:37:53 PM »
That's awesome, congratulations on being so close to FIRE! My hubby and I are far from there but are trying to become more frugal everyday!

I just realized that the next few Thursdays I'm doing a course in the evenings but would April 20th work?

Would love to do a picnic as well in the summer, that would be great.

Andrea

Hello all, Happy almost Spring in Ottawa!

I would love to get together and meet other MMM friends.  I am currently working, but the husband and I will be FIRE'd officially April 29th, and will be more available after that. 

I like the idea of doing a "en masse" Museum visit on a Thursday night.  Could be fun!

When the summer is more upon us, it would be cool to do a big family style picnic say at Vincent Massey or Brittania.  (Games and everything!)

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #48 on: March 29, 2017, 11:03:58 AM »
Weeknights aren't the greatest for us, having young kids. But we are up for a picnic for sure!

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #49 on: March 30, 2017, 03:53:02 AM »
I'll be in Ottawa starting the 1st of july!

Howdy all!