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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #200 on: March 14, 2018, 07:51:17 PM »
I hope you all got my message with the address. See you Friday at 7? :)

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« Reply #201 on: March 19, 2018, 04:53:42 PM »
Effective Altruism Ottawa is meeting this Wednesday night at 7 and our theme is going to be frugality as a means to increase our happiness and giving potential. I know that people in this group could definitely have some great contributions to our discussions. I know also that this is short notice, but it would be great to see a bunch of you there all the same!

Effective Altruism was discussed by MMM back in December: https://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2017/12/04/how-to-give-money-and-get-happiness-more-easily/. For more information on our Meetup, see here:

https://www.meetup.com/EFFECTIVE-ALTRUISM-OTTAWA/events/248788162/

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« Reply #202 on: March 25, 2018, 06:07:08 PM »
Reggie: Do you have time for a last meet-up before leaving Ottawa?

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #203 on: March 25, 2018, 07:20:42 PM »
I'll second that implied suggestion :)
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« Reply #204 on: March 25, 2018, 07:40:19 PM »
Third-ed
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« Reply #205 on: March 26, 2018, 05:47:20 AM »
I suggested waffles/brunch at my place for the weekend of April 7, ideally the Saturday! I could also do omelettes for the keto/paleo crew.
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« Reply #206 on: March 26, 2018, 06:42:55 AM »
Awesome. Thanks for offering Austin. We'll be there!
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« Reply #207 on: March 26, 2018, 11:26:46 AM »
I could probably get there.. If can wake up in time.

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« Reply #208 on: March 26, 2018, 04:55:14 PM »
Waffles!  Awesome BioChem!  I believe I have some locally sourced ( 😜 ) Chokecherry syrup, and perhaps some Strawberry freezer jam to add to the party!  @jambongris are you available?  Want to ride share?
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« Reply #209 on: March 26, 2018, 07:32:35 PM »
Wahoo we're invited to the much talked about Saturday brunch! Saturday the 7th should work great for us. I'll confirm once I convince family members to take our kids for a few hours. :)

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« Reply #210 on: March 29, 2018, 01:28:05 PM »
The famous waffle breakfasts, how exciting! Can we bring anything to help DJ?
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« Reply #211 on: March 29, 2018, 01:30:22 PM »
The famous waffle breakfasts, how exciting! Can we bring anything to help DJ?
Shopping / Donations list:

Maple syrup
Fruit toppings
Whipped cream
3.25 percent milk
Anything you want to eat on a waffle

Donations appreciates, by no means required. Sound off in forum with what you're bringing, much as others already have! (thanks!)
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« Reply #212 on: March 29, 2018, 04:17:34 PM »
I will bring electricity and fruit!

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #213 on: March 29, 2018, 07:02:16 PM »
Waffles!  Awesome BioChem!  I believe I have some locally sourced ( 😜 ) Chokecherry syrup, and perhaps some Strawberry freezer jam to add to the party!  @jambongris are you available?  Want to ride share?

That sounds like fun @oneyearfromnow. I'd be game if it's okay with the hosts.

The famous waffle breakfasts, how exciting! Can we bring anything to help DJ?
Shopping / Donations list:

Maple syrup
Fruit toppings
Whipped cream
3.25 percent milk
Anything you want to eat on a waffle

Donations appreciates, by no means required. Sound off in forum with what you're bringing, much as others already have! (thanks!)

3.25% milk sound like something I can handle.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #214 on: March 29, 2018, 08:53:51 PM »
I keep wanting to come to one of these meetups and missing them all - this time I will be out of town. We are going to spend a few days in Peterborough, seeing a performance of a Led Zeppelin album on Saturday night. Anticipated mustachian activities include visiting the Canadian canoe museum on Thursday night (when it is free), taking walks along part of the cross Canada trail and visiting the (free) zoo. We will be totally living it up! But, sadly, no mustachian breakfast waffle meetup.

Here's hoping the next meet up works out for me...

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« Reply #215 on: March 29, 2018, 11:33:49 PM »
Dee: throw up a meet-up date. We chose that one to party before reggie FIREs and burn his house down... (Figuratively?) But if you write ones, chances are a few of us will be free

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« Reply #216 on: March 30, 2018, 07:14:36 PM »
Thanks, Ben - you're right, if I want a date that works for me, I should propose one : )

But I'll probably just patiently wait until one just happens to happen at a time that I'm free. Other than work, I don't have many commitments so it's just been a funny coincidence that the last few meet ups dates have been at times where I already had something going on.

I thinks the odds are in my favour if I just wait for the next one to happen naturally...

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« Reply #217 on: March 31, 2018, 05:43:53 AM »
if I go I'll bring maple syrup. I just have to confirm a sitter for a few hours. :)

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« Reply #218 on: March 31, 2018, 07:42:04 AM »
Alright. Meet-up on the 7th for BioChem Waffles. (Don't those sound tasty?)

Second Meet-up after the 7th: Dee, any interest?

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« Reply #219 on: April 04, 2018, 11:05:20 AM »
Sorry, we can't find a babysitter for Saturday morning so if we come it will be with the kids. They are small and are generally very well behaved.  And they don't understand english so you don't have to watch what you say. 

We can bring Peanut Butter??? (It adds extra protein to the waffles)

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #220 on: April 04, 2018, 11:14:39 AM »
I don't have a problem with bringing the kids along, but we'll have to check in with my roommate.

Nut butter waffles for the win!
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« Reply #221 on: April 04, 2018, 11:43:17 AM »
Coincidentally, I can confirm that the roommate is okay with it! (How lucky that we were at the same location!)

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« Reply #222 on: April 05, 2018, 08:39:16 AM »
We can bring nutella :)
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #223 on: April 06, 2018, 06:29:35 AM »
1030 Am, pm me for the address if you don't know or you haven't heard from me!

Sometimes we run out of visitor parking.
Should be fine at 10:30 in the morning, if there's no space, there is street parking on one side of the road one street down.
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« Reply #224 on: April 07, 2018, 12:44:42 PM »
Thanks @BiochemicalDJ and @Canadian Ben for your hospitality!  Great to see everyone again.



I would like to offer my place for a meetup.  Westboro.  How about Saturday, May 12th?

Afternoon? Evening?  What is the best time for the group?





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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #225 on: April 09, 2018, 06:14:48 PM »
Thanks @BiochemicalDJ and @Canadian Ben for your hospitality!  Great to see everyone again.



I would like to offer my place for a meetup.  Westboro.  How about Saturday, May 12th?

Afternoon? Evening?  What is the best time for the group?

We're free on the 12th and can probably make the trek.

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« Reply #226 on: April 09, 2018, 06:26:50 PM »
OK, this one I should be able to make - May 12! I will check this thread for more details on time as we get closer to the date.

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« Reply #227 on: April 10, 2018, 08:00:23 AM »
I'm also free on 12th; either afternoon or evening works.  Thanks @oneyearfromnow for keeping the meetup momentum going!
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« Reply #228 on: April 11, 2018, 02:47:32 PM »
I'd be in for the 12th. Any time!
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« Reply #229 on: April 11, 2018, 02:57:54 PM »
I'm free since I don't plan that far in advance.

Someone will need to bump this closer to the time :D

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« Reply #230 on: April 13, 2018, 07:24:36 PM »
Thank you BiochemicalDJ and Canadian Ben for hosting a wonderful brunch last week. I think Justin and I can make May 12th early afternoon if that's what works.

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« Reply #231 on: April 30, 2018, 10:58:38 AM »
Bumping this for visibility: Next meet-up has been graciously offered by oneyearfromnow for those who are in the Ottawa area! @FrugalToque @swiper

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« Reply #232 on: April 30, 2018, 11:29:16 AM »
Yes indeed, Westboro area, afternoon of May 12th.  Say 1pm?  Tea and treats will be supplied.

Pleas PM me your RSVP, and I will let you know about parking, transit, bike path access etc.
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« Reply #233 on: April 30, 2018, 05:16:21 PM »
Great timing, OneYearFromNow, hosting this one year after RE!

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« Reply #234 on: April 30, 2018, 05:25:41 PM »
I'm planning to attend and will be coming in from the south end of the city (south of Barrhaven). If anyone wants a ride, just pm me.

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« Reply #235 on: April 30, 2018, 07:06:22 PM »
Hi guys, new to the forum but born in Ottawa and love living here. When is the next meet up scheduled?! Currently living in Westboro and would love to take part and meet some fellow mustachians.

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« Reply #236 on: April 30, 2018, 07:18:45 PM »
Westboro eh? That`ll be a pleasant commute.

12th of may, about 3 messages up (Oneyearfromnow`s post)

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« Reply #237 on: April 30, 2018, 08:31:48 PM »
Dee, RStever, I have sent you both PM’s
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« Reply #238 on: May 03, 2018, 05:49:29 PM »
Have you heard of Derek Foster?  He's part of the FI community in Ottawa.  He's speaking to a community group called the Ottawa Share Club this coming Tues May 8.  Anyone is welcome to attend.  The club is a group of people who take an interest in their finances, from beginners to experts.  A couple are Mustachians!  A donation of $5 helps cover costs, but free is absolutely fine too.

The topic is FIRE.  Derek is our external speaker.  The second half is an open discussion about FIRE, using an impressive spreadsheet to visualize situations.  More details on the agenda is available at www.facebook.com/events/185464795414623/, or PM me.

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« Reply #239 on: May 03, 2018, 07:11:49 PM »
Have you heard of Derek Foster?  He's part of the FI community in Ottawa.  He's speaking to a community group called the Ottawa Share Club this coming Tues May 8.  Anyone is welcome to attend.  The club is a group of people who take an interest in their finances, from beginners to experts.  A couple are Mustachians!  A donation of $5 helps cover costs, but free is absolutely fine too.

The topic is FIRE.  Derek is our external speaker.  The second half is an open discussion about FIRE, using an impressive spreadsheet to visualize situations.  More details on the agenda is available at www.facebook.com/events/185464795414623/, or PM me.

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1. “The Second Million is Easier” - external presenter Derek Foster
Derek Foster offers a down-to-earth approach in explaining simple investing concepts that allowed him to become a millionaire and leave the rat race by the time he was 34! He lives in Ottawa with his wife and 8 kids.
He spoke to the club in November 2014 and will return to share how the second million was easier.

8 kids!? Wow. Meal planning, grocery buying and cooking must be almost a full time job at that point.

Where in Ottawa is the Ottawa Share Club located?

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« Reply #240 on: May 04, 2018, 07:29:26 PM »
Hi! I've been a mustachian for a couple years, but I only just moved to Ottawa (from the US). I'm hoping to meet other FIers in the area. Do you all have events often?

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« Reply #241 on: May 04, 2018, 07:44:55 PM »
Every month/2 weeks.

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« Reply #242 on: May 04, 2018, 07:47:30 PM »
Hello and welcome @James R !  We have been trying to be a bit more regular in meeting up.  Summer here in Ottawa is always much more better for these things.... If you can come on the 12th, send me a PM, and I will send you address details.   

Hope to see you then!
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« Reply #243 on: May 07, 2018, 08:49:21 AM »
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8 kids!? Wow. Meal planning, grocery buying and cooking must be almost a full time job at that point.

Ya, I think his story will be interesting Tues night.

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Where in Ottawa is the Ottawa Share Club located?

Sorry, it was in the FB post.  It's at the Ottawa Citizen/Post Media building (1101 Baxter Rd) from 7-9pm.  We meet in the room immediately to the left of the security desk.

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« Reply #244 on: May 11, 2018, 08:59:42 AM »
@OYFN Anything you would like people to bring for tomorrow? Surprisingly, I might have some wine on hand... and popcorn... (Very rare for me right :D); and since it's supposed to be sunshine forever according to the weather network, biking it is!

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« Reply #245 on: May 11, 2018, 12:32:11 PM »
Hello back Canadian Ben!

Still on for 1pm tomorrow (12th)  There should be ample bike parking in my garage.

BYOB, I am making treats - both savoury and sweet.

I have heard back from several people, should be a good group!  The few that I expected to hear from, but haven’t officially will get PM’s from me shortly.

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« Reply #246 on: May 12, 2018, 12:30:44 PM »
Hi guys,

Sorry I cant make it to the meet up today. Any idea when the next one is scheduled for?

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« Reply #247 on: May 12, 2018, 03:47:48 PM »
@investing hispster: None scheduled yet, Feel free to throw up a date/location!


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« Reply #248 on: May 14, 2018, 01:04:08 PM »
Thanks for hosting @oneyearfromnow. The family really appreciated the treats to-go.

Now that it’s warm out we also have the option of parks for meet-ups.

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« Reply #249 on: May 14, 2018, 02:37:25 PM »
You are welcome Jambon!  It was fun to see everyone!

I second the park idea!  Andrew Hayden, and Vincent Massey both have BBQ pits, and I think a family picnic event would be a hoot. 

I have a bocce set, and I have it on good authority that Cdn Ben has some badminton racquets.
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