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« Reply #100 on: March 05, 2017, 03:11:14 PM »
Darn, can't make it.  Next time.  Thanks for organizing though.
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« Reply #101 on: March 05, 2017, 04:55:04 PM »
Happy to crash your party and drop a line for our meetup on March 26th in Victoria as well (We have a Victoria meetup thread if you  scroll down) .
I will be tied up on the 19th or I might have journeyed over to visit. Have a good meetup VanCity MMM crew.
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« Reply #102 on: March 20, 2017, 01:37:12 PM »
The meetup was really fun yesterday! About a dozen of us had snacks and beer, and discussed taxes. I think everyone learned at least a couple of new things, and it was very cool to meet so many newcomers to the group.

By popular demand, we've decided to try doing some live-action case studies at a future meetup, so if anyone is interested in being put in the hot seat, message me. I'll probably be one of the first volunteers, unless a lot of other people are interested.
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« Reply #103 on: March 22, 2017, 11:31:23 AM »
Following - I didn't realize there was a FB group and my Meetup notifications were turned off. Hopefully now I'll see it in one of the three places. ;)

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« Reply #104 on: March 22, 2017, 11:46:46 AM »
The meetup was really fun yesterday! About a dozen of us had snacks and beer, and discussed taxes. I think everyone learned at least a couple of new things, and it was very cool to meet so many newcomers to the group.

By popular demand, we've decided to try doing some live-action case studies at a future meetup, so if anyone is interested in being put in the hot seat, message me. I'll probably be one of the first volunteers, unless a lot of other people are interested.

That sounds like fun, hope I can make the next one.
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« Reply #105 on: March 31, 2017, 11:11:52 PM »
Well, I've booked my building's common room off for the next discussion group - we're going ahead with Case Studies LIVE! for April 22nd in the afternoon, at my place again. Basic format: Present your situation in about 15-20 minutes, get facepunched, have snacks and chill, repeat with the next one. We'll shoot to do three case studies in two hours. Post here or message me if you want to volunteer!
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« Reply #106 on: April 01, 2017, 09:59:53 AM »
Sounds like a fun event, put yourself on the spot and let the critique begin
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« Reply #107 on: April 06, 2017, 07:52:23 PM »
Thanks to FIRE_at_45 for pointing me in this direction. I'll plan to attend and even volunteer to expose my (financial) self if more volunteers are needed.

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« Reply #108 on: April 06, 2017, 07:54:10 PM »
Thanks to FIRE_at_45 for pointing me in this direction. I'll plan to attend and even volunteer to expose my (financial) self if more volunteers are needed.

Oh boy, I'm excited to dissect your spending :).  Please bring that calculator.  Zikoris is the organizer so you will need to PM her for details.
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« Reply #109 on: May 07, 2017, 02:18:10 PM »
The last meetup was a blast! Just letting anyone who's not on Meetup.com know, I've scheduled our next meetup for Saturday May 27th at 3:00, at my place in Gastown again. This one is a group discussion on Mustachianism and relationships, including dating, family, friends, coworkers, and more. So no need to do any homework for this one! It should be a pretty interesting discussion. Feel free to post here or PM me if you have any questions, or have any great ideas for questions to ask the group.
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« Reply #110 on: May 07, 2017, 06:09:15 PM »
The last meetup was a blast! Just letting anyone who's not on Meetup.com know, I've scheduled our next meetup for Saturday May 27th at 3:00, at my place in Gastown again. This one is a group discussion on Mustachianism and relationships, including dating, family, friends, coworkers, and more. So no need to do any homework for this one! It should be a pretty interesting discussion. Feel free to post here or PM me if you have any questions, or have any great ideas for questions to ask the group.

Hi Zikoris,
I'd like to come to this meet-up and thanks for posting it here.   Please let me know what I can bring snacks-wise. 
Looking forward to it.
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« Reply #111 on: May 07, 2017, 06:22:50 PM »
I won't be able to make it this time.  Too bad because it's a good topic.  Have fun and thanks for organizing!
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« Reply #112 on: May 07, 2017, 07:41:24 PM »
The last meetup was a blast! Just letting anyone who's not on Meetup.com know, I've scheduled our next meetup for Saturday May 27th at 3:00, at my place in Gastown again. This one is a group discussion on Mustachianism and relationships, including dating, family, friends, coworkers, and more. So no need to do any homework for this one! It should be a pretty interesting discussion. Feel free to post here or PM me if you have any questions, or have any great ideas for questions to ask the group.

Hi Zikoris,
I'd like to come to this meet-up and thanks for posting it here.   Please let me know what I can bring snacks-wise. 
Looking forward to it.
Pachnik

Whatever you like! Usually I bake some cookies, and people bring vegetables/fruit, cookies, crackers, drinks, etc. We're super informal.
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« Reply #113 on: May 28, 2017, 07:49:01 AM »
It was a good meet-up.  Thanks Zikoris + spouse for hosting in your commons room.   I really enjoyed meeting everyone.   Plus your homemade cookies were excellent!

I especially liked that your husband and I had the same cell phone.  Great minds thinking alike!
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« Reply #114 on: May 28, 2017, 10:56:29 AM »
It was a good meet-up.  Thanks Zikoris + spouse for hosting in your commons room.   I really enjoyed meeting everyone.   Plus your homemade cookies were excellent!

I especially liked that your husband and I had the same cell phone.  Great minds thinking alike!

Thanks! The phone thing was hilarious - for anyone reading, myself, my partner, and Pachnik are probably the three people in Vancouver who still use flip phones, and it turns out they both have the same model.

Also, I have a couple of your tupperwares! I'll hang onto them - let me know if you want to grab them, or want me to bring them to a future meetup, or anything.
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« Reply #115 on: May 28, 2017, 12:59:19 PM »
You just hang on to those Tupperwares until the next meetup! 

I really enjoyed being in your part of town too.  To me, who doesn't come to that area very often at all, it sure has changed a lot for the better.  I remember lots of boarded up store fronts.  Very vibrant now. 

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« Reply #116 on: June 03, 2017, 07:00:30 PM »
Oops, I guess I need to get on to Meetup.com since I didn't see this one until too late, although I wouldn't have been able to make it this time.

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« Reply #117 on: June 24, 2017, 08:22:52 PM »
Any interest in a late July or early September meetup?
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« Reply #118 on: June 24, 2017, 10:29:48 PM »
Any interest in a late July or early September meetup?

Yes, I'd probably be up for end of July or early September.  When will you know dates?  It would be cool to have a meet up in Stanley Park.
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« Reply #119 on: June 24, 2017, 10:57:50 PM »
Any interest in a late July or early September meetup?

Yes, I'd probably be up for end of July or early September.  When will you know dates?  It would be cool to have a meet up in Stanley Park.

I need to research the easiest way to get a ferry to take an RV to Vancouver Island and if it's better/cheaper to do that from WA, or BC.  At some point though, I'll be passing through Vancouver (east of you right now, in the Okanagan valley).
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« Reply #120 on: June 24, 2017, 11:19:21 PM »
Any interest in a late July or early September meetup?

Yes, I'd probably be up for end of July or early September.  When will you know dates?  It would be cool to have a meet up in Stanley Park.

I need to research the easiest way to get a ferry to take an RV to Vancouver Island and if it's better/cheaper to do that from WA, or BC.  At some point though, I'll be passing through Vancouver (east of you right now, in the Okanagan valley).

All I know is that it's expensive with an RV but that research should be fairly straight forward.   There are 2 terminals in Vancouver (Tsawassen & Horseshoe Bay).  I'm partial to Tsawassen.  You can access Victoria or Nanaimo from Tsawassen.  If you go down south I think you can only come into Victoria so that may factor into your planning. 

Just keep posting here.  I'm sure there will be a decent group that could get together. 
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« Reply #121 on: June 25, 2017, 09:48:36 AM »
You will only want to make the trip on and off the island once as it isn't cheap with an RV. Also, the first and last sailings of the day are on sale right now for the summer so be sure to make sure you take advantage of any deals they have on.
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« Reply #122 on: June 25, 2017, 12:35:56 PM »
Any interest in a late July or early September meetup?

We have a MMM hike coming up on July 9th, but otherwise no solid plans - I might throw together a picnic meetup at the end on July at a local park. I'm still bumming around Europe for the time being :)
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« Reply #123 on: June 25, 2017, 02:22:18 PM »
All I know is that it's expensive with an RV but that research should be fairly straight forward.   There are 2 terminals in Vancouver (Tsawassen & Horseshoe Bay).  I'm partial to Tsawassen.  You can access Victoria or Nanaimo from Tsawassen.  If you go down south I think you can only come into Victoria so that may factor into your planning. 

Just keep posting here.  I'm sure there will be a decent group that could get together.

Other than a two-week road trip in July, I'm around most of the time and look forward to it.

Watch out for long weekends (July 1, observed July 3, and August 7) - avoid the ferries on them if you can; make reservations if you can't.

I bet it's hot in the Okanagan right now.

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« Reply #124 on: June 25, 2017, 02:37:25 PM »
You will only want to make the trip on and off the island once as it isn't cheap with an RV.

I'm seeing about 110 CAD?  That seems pretty cheap to me. Or am I looking in the wrong place, or do I just have a higher expectation for ferry costs?

I bet it's hot in the Okanagan right now.

It's perfect.  :)
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« Reply #125 on: June 25, 2017, 11:40:28 PM »
You will only want to make the trip on and off the island once as it isn't cheap with an RV.

I'm seeing about 110 CAD?  That seems pretty cheap to me. Or am I looking in the wrong place, or do I just have a higher expectation for ferry costs?

I bet it's hot in the Okanagan right now.

It's perfect.  :)

The ferries are base price for car and driver, up to 20 ft, plus a price per foot over that, plus an overheight charge, pluse about se:

$57.50 for first 20 feet of car
$17 per person / adult
$6.50 per foot over the first 20 feet  (our utility trailer is pulled behind a 15 ft long car, total of 7 feet over, or $46 more)
Overheight charge (if over 7 ft, so take bike and kayaks off of roof, if you can, )
reservation fee (varies, around $10, optional bur recommended for RV.

plus 12% taxes.

So, our utility trailer / car combo, with only one kayak( two would be overheight) is $165 x 2 directions = $330 for the trip.

Cheaper on the "sale" routes very early / late or some weekdays with the RV.

  We think it is a lot around, here, for certain, especially if you need to use the ferries with a car a lot.  I have begun to walk on and use transit on both side more often, and we are planning to bring our bikes on the next trip.

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« Reply #126 on: August 03, 2017, 02:48:51 PM »
I'm about an hour east, in Maple Ridge, for the month. Where do you guys typically meet?
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« Reply #127 on: August 03, 2017, 05:37:35 PM »
I'm about an hour east, in Maple Ridge, for the month. Where do you guys typically meet?

Generally either in the mountains, or at my place downtown. Our last meetup was a hike to Whyte Lake a couple of weeks ago, but I can definitely organize something in the near future. You guys have a baby, right? What kind of activities are you able to do?
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« Reply #128 on: August 03, 2017, 08:09:04 PM »
The kid hasn't stopped us from doing anything so far. :)
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« Reply #129 on: August 03, 2017, 09:57:04 PM »
Following along .... hopefully we get some rain to bring back the green we are known for, this heat is not typical. I will see what I can make happen to come over and join in for the fun. LOL any one up for a Grouse Grind ;)
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« Reply #130 on: August 03, 2017, 11:27:48 PM »
I'm hesitant to plan outdoor activities given the air quality - anyone have any suggestions for indoor activities? I'll probably plan a discussion group at my place soon, but I'd be totally down to do something on the long weekend if it doesn't involve hacking my lungs out.
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« Reply #131 on: August 05, 2017, 11:50:38 AM »
I'm hesitant to plan outdoor activities given the air quality - anyone have any suggestions for indoor activities? I'll probably plan a discussion group at my place soon, but I'd be totally down to do something on the long weekend if it doesn't involve hacking my lungs out.

Post here when you have something figured out.  I am up for something, too... but agree about the outdoor air quality for anything more than sitting in a park!

One idea is a barbeque at Ambelside park (West Vancouver / beach) during the week  (I have to pick up my kid near there after his summer camp this week, Monday-Friday).... 

Or - hike at Lindeman lake (outside of Chilliwack, Chilliwack provincial park)?  Carpooling would be needed...

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« Reply #132 on: August 06, 2017, 12:11:08 AM »
LOL any one up for a Grouse Grind ;)

Any time! But yes, the air quality isn't great right now.

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« Reply #133 on: August 10, 2017, 07:47:28 PM »
Okay, the air is supposed to clear for Saturday, so I'm scheduling a last minute easy hike - 10km loop walk around Burnaby lake, this Saturday the 12th, meeting point 10am at Sperling skytrain station. Be there or be square!
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« Reply #134 on: August 11, 2017, 10:39:05 AM »
Okay, the air is supposed to clear for Saturday, so I'm scheduling a last minute easy hike - 10km loop walk around Burnaby lake, this Saturday the 12th, meeting point 10am at Sperling skytrain station. Be there or be square!

Sounds good, but I won't be able to make it unfortunately.

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« Reply #135 on: August 11, 2017, 10:05:36 PM »
Okay, the air is supposed to clear for Saturday, so I'm scheduling a last minute easy hike - 10km loop walk around Burnaby lake, this Saturday the 12th, meeting point 10am at Sperling skytrain station. Be there or be square!
Sounds good, but I won't be able to make it unfortunately.
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« Reply #136 on: August 12, 2017, 06:45:49 AM »
Okay, the air is supposed to clear for Saturday, so I'm scheduling a last minute easy hike - 10km loop walk around Burnaby lake, this Saturday the 12th, meeting point 10am at Sperling skytrain station. Be there or be square!

I love Burnaby Lake and Deer Lake too but we have plans already for today.   Sad to miss you guys! 

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« Reply #137 on: August 12, 2017, 04:47:59 PM »
There were only four of us, but it was fun!

I've scheduled another hike for next week - the Capilano Pacific Trail, a one-way 7km hike from Park Royal to the Cleveland Dam. It's quite scenic, not too difficult, and the dam is pretty cool - you can walk right out onto it and look down the canyon. Saturday, August 19th, meeting at 10:30am behind Park Royal mall at this spot: http://imgur.com/a/zl74L

I'd recommend taking transit, since it's a one-way hike and you'll otherwise end up 7km away from your car/bike. You could theoretically hike back afterwards for a 14km total distance, but please only do that if you're familiar with the trail and pretty confident you won't get lost. There's public transit from the Cleveland Dam end that goes to the Lonsdale Quay.
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« Reply #138 on: August 20, 2017, 03:59:11 PM »
It was a great hike yesterday! Perfect weather, good company.

I've scheduled another meetup for next week - a bike ride this time, since a lot of people have expressed interest in that! We're biking the Richmond dyke trails, from Aberdeen skytrain station out to Steveston. It's about 11.5 km each way, totally flat, probably about an hour each direction at a casual, relaxed pace. We'll grab lunch at the wharf, which is a very scenic area with lots of fish and chips places.

The meeting point is Aberdeen skytrain station, 10:30am, Saturday the 26th. Come join us!
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« Reply #139 on: August 28, 2017, 08:42:58 PM »
It's gotten quiet in here!

Next meetup: Saturday September 9th, bike and picnic. We bike the Fraser foreshore trail from Marine Drive station along the river out to Burnaby, where we end up at a nice picnic area. It's about 8k each way, flat, 2/3 paved 1/3 dirt/gravel trails. Casual pace - we're more about fun and conversation than speed. Meeting point: 10:30am, Marine Drive skytrain station.
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« Reply #140 on: August 29, 2017, 04:07:34 PM »
Sounds fun...I will be on a roadtrip and won't be able to make it.
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« Reply #141 on: September 10, 2017, 04:24:58 PM »
Next meetup - potluck dinner at my place next Saturday the 16th, 6pm. The theme is Mustachian Milestones, complete with toasts to anyone who has milestones they'd like to share. I live in Gastown, not far from either skytrain line. There's no visitor parking, but lots of room for bikes.
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« Reply #142 on: September 10, 2017, 04:29:03 PM »
Next meetup - potluck dinner at my place next Saturday the 16th, 6pm. The theme is Mustachian Milestones, complete with toasts to anyone who has milestones they'd like to share. I live in Gastown, not far from either skytrain line. There's no visitor parking, but lots of room for bikes.

Too bad, I'll be on the Island but I love the potluck idea!  Have fun.
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« Reply #143 on: September 11, 2017, 09:53:37 AM »
Hopefully @Fire45 can bring me to a Vancouver meetup in the future... too bad this one is the same as our VanIsle one
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« Reply #144 on: September 11, 2017, 12:18:22 PM »
Fun! I am there :)

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« Reply #145 on: October 08, 2017, 09:21:41 PM »
Vancouver Meetup

Friday October 13th @ 6 PM

Location - TBD (downtown someplace; likely an economically priced vegetarian or sushi restaurant)

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« Reply #146 on: October 10, 2017, 02:12:40 AM »
It's gotten quiet in here!

Next meetup: Saturday September 9th, bike and picnic. We bike the Fraser foreshore trail from Marine Drive station along the river out to Burnaby, where we end up at a nice picnic area. It's about 8k each way, flat, 2/3 paved 1/3 dirt/gravel trails. Casual pace - we're more about fun and conversation than speed. Meeting point: 10:30am, Marine Drive skytrain station.
Wish we had seen this beforehand :( We were visiting Vancouver and staying in Burnaby as a matter of fact. No bikes but would have walked or driven. I think it may have been raining that day though.

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« Reply #147 on: October 10, 2017, 03:27:41 PM »
Vancouver Meetup

Friday October 13th @ 6 PM

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« Reply #148 on: October 12, 2017, 10:21:02 AM »
Vancouver Meetup

Friday October 13th @ 6 PM

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Looks like I can make it!

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« Reply #149 on: October 12, 2017, 01:06:42 PM »
Vancouver Meetup

Friday October 13th @ 6 PM

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Looks like I can make it!

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