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Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« on: February 04, 2016, 06:41:08 PM »


Starting this thread to gauge interest in a meet up in Victoria at a pub in Feb or March.

If you are keen post some idea of what dates, days and times would work for you.

I can do any Friday for sure and most weekends in Feb and March.

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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2016, 07:03:10 PM »
I so want to be in on this one!

I'll be down from Feb 26 to the 7-th or so of March. I'll have to work around family obligations, but should be able to swing it with enough notice!

Every time I hear about a Victoria meet-up I follow hoping I can make it. Would love to meet all you Island Mustachians!

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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2016, 07:06:01 PM »
If I must drink beer to help make another MMMer's dream come true then that's what I'll do. I'm good like that. ;)

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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2016, 07:18:06 PM »
Well for me it's this weekend or nothing. But if it's later, think of me back East thinking of all of you.

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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2016, 07:19:40 PM »
I can meet for a beer in Victoria Sunday. Gorge Point Pub 2pm?

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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2016, 07:27:44 PM »
Looks good, and my rental has GPS, fortunately.

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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2016, 09:00:22 PM »
I'm in for a downtown pub meeting!

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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2016, 09:01:05 PM »
I'm in for a downtown pub meeting!

Excellent! Let us know what dates/times work for you.

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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2016, 10:20:14 PM »
Generally speaking, in super flexible time wise - self employed / work from home and live about a 20 minute walk from downtown.

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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2016, 05:56:13 AM »
Generally speaking, in super flexible time wise - self employed / work from home and live about a 20 minute walk from downtown.

Sounds good. Well 2 of us are meeting Sunday at 2pm.

We'll select another date for later this winter that people have more time to plan for and post it in this thread.

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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2016, 08:58:01 AM »
So you choose a time I will be out in the mountains...
Stasher is disappointed lol , I'm up for a multitude of other times if possible.

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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2016, 09:00:50 AM »
So you choose a time I will be out in the mountains...
Stasher is disappointed lol , I'm up for a multitude of other times if possible.



I didn't choose a time. ;) RA63 only has this weekend to work with.

We'll do another meet up later in Feb/early Mar when folks have more time to schedule.

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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2016, 09:03:40 AM »
Sounds good! Wish I didn't have all my plans dialled in for the weekend or I would have been down for sure. Weekends are always spent outdoors typically for me but a friday meetup works great.
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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2016, 09:47:17 AM »
I am looking at my timetable and all the places I want to take time to actually visit (i.e. get out of the car and walk around).   So many - that means taking the Mill Bay ferry and heading straight for Sidney on Sunday, instead of heading way south into Victoria.  Too much to see and not enough time.  I need a proper sad emoticon here  :-(  cause I'm bailing and won't get to meet Retire-Canada and CanuckStash.

Have a great meetup later in Feb/March! Maybe with sunshine?

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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2016, 09:50:02 AM »
No worries.  Safe travels.

So no Sunday meet up. Just in case that's not clear.

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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2016, 11:22:57 AM »
Another time then!

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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2016, 11:25:54 AM »
Works for me , now I may be able to attend at the next chosen time.
Have a great weekend everyone.
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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2016, 04:52:29 PM »
Okay so how about Friday 4 Mar 2016 3-6pm at the Spinnaker's Brew Pub [upper lounge area not lower restaurant]?

We can go past 6pm if people are having a good time, but this gives us a reasonable window to shoot for.
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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2016, 05:18:51 PM »
Okay so how about Friday 26 Feb 2016 3-6pm at the Spinnaker's Brew Pub [upper lounge area not lower restaurant]?

We can go past 6pm if people are having a good time, but this gives us a reasonable window to shoot for.

I don't touch down till early evening on the 26th, and have to meet the fam. Would the 4th work?

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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2016, 05:22:31 PM »
I changed the date in my post above.

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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2016, 10:05:36 PM »
Hmmmm this may work out well, maybe I will come up early and catch a ride up your way.
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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2016, 09:37:49 AM »
It's cold and snowy and icy and horrible here, I want to come baaaacccckkkk.

Have a great meetup!

PS But I get my dog back from the kennel today, so life will be good soon.

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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2016, 10:42:26 AM »
If there were a "Meetup" category in our budget...it would be blown to bits by now ;)...between my Seattle (that exchange rate, ouch) trip and Nanaimo (ferry fares, ouch again)...but it's all well worth it to me, and precisely the kind of stuff I want to be able to do post-FIRE.

This Victoria gathering MAY be a possibility for me...it's certainly a much easier trip for me than was the Nanaimo Meetup. The trouble is that I have quite a list of things I ABSOLUTLEY need to get done before I head down to Baja in mid-March. My plan for that weekend was to load up my pickup to the gills with topsoil for my Gulf Island garden...so maybe I can perform a Victoria pub detour en route? Perhaps I can hit a nursery for some dirt on the way from the pub meetup to the ferry back to my island? That might work. I will monitor this thread, see how many people might be going, peruse Google Maps to see where I might get some soil nearby the meetup location...and gauge the reaction of DW when I tell her I might again be meeting up with some "internet" people. ;)

Spinnaker's looks like a great place BTW.

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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2016, 10:47:44 AM »
These guys are between the Sidney Ferry Terminal and Victoria. They are quite large. Not sure if they have what you need or not.

http://www.yellowpages.ca/bus/British-Columbia/Victoria/Elk-Lake-Garden-Centre/2249037.html

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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2016, 02:29:57 PM »
These guys are between the Sidney Ferry Terminal and Victoria. They are quite large. Not sure if they have what you need or not.

http://www.yellowpages.ca/bus/British-Columbia/Victoria/Elk-Lake-Garden-Centre/2249037.html

Thanks for that RC...turns out there are quite a few options for topsoil. I think I'd opt for something as close as possible to the ferry...so as to abuse my poor little Toyota as little as possible. :)

Like I said, I will keep an eye on this thread.

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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2016, 05:08:32 PM »
I am not sure if the meetup happened, but I would definitely be interested in a future one.

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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2016, 05:46:05 PM »
Okay so how about Friday 4 Mar 2016 3-6pm at the Spinnaker's Brew Pub [upper lounge area not lower restaurant]?

We can go past 6pm if people are having a good time, but this gives us a reasonable window to shoot for.

Meet up is next Friday.  So you haven't missed it.

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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2016, 10:39:02 PM »
Not gonna make this one. Had a nice Meetup streak going for a while there...much fun was had. :)

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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2016, 06:54:47 AM »
Im not completely sure yet, I've been trying to line up a work trip to Calgary for next week and just waiting on confirmation.
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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2016, 07:50:21 AM »
Who is coming for sure?

Not much point me sitting alone with a beer....hmmm....maybe that could be okay. ;)

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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2016, 07:36:10 AM »
Who is coming for sure?

Not much point me sitting alone with a beer....hmmm....maybe that could be okay. ;)

So given the underwhelming response to this ^^^ question let's postpone a meet up until such time as there is some actual interest in having one.

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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2016, 09:04:43 AM »
I'm sorry, just checking in now, my grandma isn't doing as good as I was hoping so would had to have bowed out. Next time for sure!

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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2016, 08:18:01 AM »
Stasher and I met up for a mountain bike ride in Duncan yesterday. Good to meet you Stasher. This was my first time meeting anyone from this forum. :)
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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2016, 11:58:27 AM »
Glad you two finally got to get out riding together!  Great pic!

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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2016, 01:18:33 PM »
A fun way to meetup. Sweat, laughter and sore muscles.... time well spent in a forest.
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Re: Victoria, BC Late Winter Meet Up 2016...
« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2017, 05:18:50 PM »
Note there will be another Victoria, BC area meet up on 24 Mar 2017. If you are interested see link below.

http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/victoria-bc-mega-magical-march-meet-up!/