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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #50 on: April 22, 2017, 11:05:19 PM »
I put the September date on my calendar. I'm planning to be off work that day.

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #51 on: April 23, 2017, 07:26:14 AM »
I'm digging all the Sept MMM Meet Up enthusiasm. :)

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #52 on: April 23, 2017, 07:31:51 AM »
After my schedule is set with the kids I'll let you know if I can make it too.  Would need a Saturday afternoon meetup though instead.  Just too far to go for 3 PM on a Friday. 
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« Reply #53 on: April 23, 2017, 10:21:40 PM »
Looks like I just missed this. 
I'm def on board for any Saturday or Sunday meetups.   Also like hiking!    MMM hike?

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #54 on: April 25, 2017, 01:33:22 PM »
My husband and I are currently living in Edmonton but planning a move to Victoria. He commutes out to Victoria for three days every three weeks and September 22nd works for him.  I might send him to the meet-up as my proxy!

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #55 on: April 25, 2017, 01:47:06 PM »
My husband and I are currently living in Edmonton but planning a move to Victoria. He commutes out to Victoria for three days every three weeks and September 22nd works for him.  I might send him to the meet-up as my proxy!

He can Facetime or Skype you in - although you'll have to take our word for how yummy the beer and food is. ;)

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #56 on: June 18, 2017, 07:36:50 AM »
Well, we just closed a deal on a townhouse just off the Gorge not too far from Spinnakers (west of Victoria downtown for non-locals) and I am simultaneously thrilled and terrified.  Possession date is August 31/17 so we'll both be out in Victoria for that, until September 10th.  For the moment, we're staying in Edmonton while my husband commutes.  The new place has a 1 bed suite on the main floor which my husband will use as his commuting home base, but there's an 1100ft2 2bd/2bath suite on the upper level that we'd like to find long term renters for.  Any suggestions?

If anyone is around prior to the official MMMmeetup, I'd be delighted to have a chat over drinkies and nibblies.  Now, back to my obsessive 'to do' list writing!

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« Reply #57 on: June 18, 2017, 07:40:53 AM »
Well, we just closed a deal on a townhouse just off the Gorge not too far from Spinnakers (west of Victoria downtown for non-locals) and I am simultaneously thrilled and terrified.  Possession date is August 31/17 so we'll both be out in Victoria for that, until September 10th.  For the moment, we're staying in Edmonton while my husband commutes.  The new place has a 1 bed suite on the main floor which my husband will use as his commuting home base, but there's an 1100ft2 2bd/2bath suite on the upper level that we'd like to find long term renters for.  Any suggestions?

If anyone is around prior to the official MMMmeetup, I'd be delighted to have a chat over drinkies and nibblies.  Now, back to my obsessive 'to do' list writing!

Drop me a PM when you are in town. I'm always up for drinks and nibbles. ;)

To find renters just post an ad on Used Victoria. Shouldn't be hard as vacancy rates are low at the moment.

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #58 on: June 18, 2017, 10:17:11 AM »
Did someone say Wings at Spinnakers !
Just hit us up on a time that works for you. I prefer weekdays for simple meetups as weekends in summer are away adventuring somewhere. As @RC said, you will have zero issues renting in Victoria as there is pretty much nothing good available from anyone with the way the media paints the pictures.
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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #59 on: June 19, 2017, 11:31:57 AM »
Well, we just closed a deal on a townhouse just off the Gorge not too far from Spinnakers (west of Victoria downtown for non-locals) and I am simultaneously thrilled and terrified.  Possession date is August 31/17 so we'll both be out in Victoria for that, until September 10th.  For the moment, we're staying in Edmonton while my husband commutes.  The new place has a 1 bed suite on the main floor which my husband will use as his commuting home base, but there's an 1100ft2 2bd/2bath suite on the upper level that we'd like to find long term renters for.  Any suggestions?

If anyone is around prior to the official MMMmeetup, I'd be delighted to have a chat over drinkies and nibblies.  Now, back to my obsessive 'to do' list writing!

Congrats on the house! The Gorge is a lovely area.

DH managed his family's rental house in Vancouver when it became too problematic for his mom. We also have a house with a suite and when we rented it I just used the BC Residential Tenancy agreement with a couple add ins:

1. A section where the applicants have to agree to let me run a credit check. I found simply asking for this info scared off anyone who already knew their credit was crap. The good thing about high rental rates and low vacancy is that it's easy to rent your unit. However, the tricky part can be finding a tenant who can afford to pay the rent every month.The res ten act makes it time consuming to evict for non-payment and nearly impossible to evict for other troublesome behaviours.

2. A section where I disallow them from moving any extra people into the unit without our consent. See above about low affordability of Victoria rentals.

Read the BC residential tenancy act. It's very tenant friendly. Make sure you know how to evict problem tenants. Have a plan for dealing with rent increases. I believe you can only increase the rent 2%/year. If you end up with a really long term tenant, it won't be long before you're stuck with rents that are well below current market rates.

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #60 on: June 19, 2017, 11:51:18 AM »
Great suggestions - thanks everyone.  We'll certainly PM a few of you in September when we're on the Island.

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #61 on: June 24, 2017, 08:22:01 PM »
Any interest in an early August meetup?
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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #62 on: June 25, 2017, 07:17:19 AM »
What dates would work for you?

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #63 on: June 25, 2017, 09:46:31 AM »
I'm game if I am around for sure
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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #64 on: July 04, 2017, 12:37:38 PM »
I will be in Victoria from Aug 10 to mid September. I'm in if it fits with those dates.

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #65 on: July 08, 2017, 04:36:20 PM »
Interested as well.   Available Tues/Thurs evenings, later Friday evenings, and weekends.

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« Reply #66 on: July 08, 2017, 04:45:41 PM »
I will be in Victoria from Aug 10 to mid September. I'm in if it fits with those dates.

Currently our next Victoria Mega Meet Up! is scheduled for 22 Sept 2017. I think moving dates is just fine as long as there are a few keen participants for the new dates. :)

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #67 on: July 08, 2017, 05:02:25 PM »
I will likely come if it is Saturday, September 16th.  I can taste the wings and beer from the Lower Mainland!
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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #68 on: July 09, 2017, 02:05:19 PM »
Mid September is shaping up well, I just want those cheap wings ;)
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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #69 on: July 09, 2017, 06:59:50 PM »
Mid September is shaping up well, I just want those cheap wings ;)

No happy hour specials on the weekend if we are going with a Sat Meet Up. They offer the specials to pack people in between lunch and dinner. Weekends are so busy it's not needed.

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #70 on: July 10, 2017, 02:30:44 PM »
Browns Social House in Uptown also has half price appetizers (wings) weekdays from 3-6 pm :)
I'm cool for Spinnakers still and can survive one order of wings not on sale if it turns out to be a saturday
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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #71 on: August 06, 2017, 12:26:49 AM »
So looks like we are switching dates from Fri Sept 22nd to Saturday Sept 16th? 

Sounds like the 16th works for most?   



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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #72 on: August 06, 2017, 07:31:35 AM »
The 16th works for me.

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« Reply #73 on: August 06, 2017, 10:32:27 AM »
Good for meeeee :)
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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #74 on: August 10, 2017, 08:43:28 PM »
That's the date I plan to come to Victoria, and hopefully we can do a ride as well.
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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #75 on: August 16, 2017, 12:12:45 PM »
Anyone up for a last minute MMMeetup tomorrow, August 17? I'll be in Victoria with Jon Snow from 3-6ish.

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« Reply #76 on: August 16, 2017, 12:13:55 PM »
Anyone up for a last minute MMMeetup tomorrow, August 17? I'll be in Victoria with Jon Snow from 3-6ish.

Damn. I'm off tomorrow, but I am head to Vancouver to meet a friend for a MTB road trip. Sorry to have missed you MJ. :(

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« Reply #77 on: August 16, 2017, 12:44:05 PM »
Anyone up for a last minute MMMeetup tomorrow, August 17? I'll be in Victoria with Jon Snow from 3-6ish.

Damn. I'm off tomorrow, but I am head to Vancouver to meet a friend for a MTB road trip. Sorry to have missed you MJ. :(

Damnit! Enjoy the trip though.

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #78 on: August 16, 2017, 01:47:41 PM »
I am off work by then.  What's the plan ? MMM hike?

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #79 on: August 16, 2017, 02:33:12 PM »
We might be in depending on the location/time but if not tomorrow September

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« Reply #80 on: August 16, 2017, 02:38:46 PM »
I am off work by then.  What's the plan ? MMM hike?

Zero plan whatsoever. I can do a ramble.

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #81 on: August 17, 2017, 09:38:34 AM »
Anyone up for a last minute MMMeetup tomorrow, August 17? I'll be in Victoria with Jon Snow from 3-6ish.
Would like that but unfortunately for all that is rationale and sane in this world I will not even remotely consider heading up the Malahat on a Friday in summer during construction and holiday season !! LOL

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #82 on: August 17, 2017, 10:04:21 AM »
Stasher the MJ meet up is today...Thursday not Friday.

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #83 on: August 17, 2017, 12:56:18 PM »
Due to the vagaries inherent in the airline industry and the inflexibility of ferry schedules our window to do this is even tighter now - more like between 4 and 6 today...though I sort of need to be on the road flying towards Swartz Bay by 6. The best hope to pull something off here would be to meet at Gowlland-Tod park - its northern location puts us closer to the ferry.

I realize this whole thing was a shot in the dark at best. :)

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« Reply #84 on: August 17, 2017, 04:24:30 PM »
Usually Gowland Tod park hike would be perfect on my end, but I volunteer with Big Brother Big Sisters (creating mini-mustachians! i kid.) & just got called for a last minute 4pm meeting!   Raincheque.  Cheers

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« Reply #85 on: August 17, 2017, 04:37:24 PM »
Usually Gowland Tod park hike would be perfect on my end, but I volunteer with Big Brother Big Sisters (creating mini-mustachians! i kid.) & just got called for a last minute 4pm meeting!   Raincheque.  Cheers

No problem...another time perhaps. :)

Doesn't matter much now because we have EVEN MORE FLIGHT DELAYS. The Meetup "window" would now only be considered adequate on a dollhouse. (unsure if that joke worked)

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« Reply #86 on: August 17, 2017, 07:43:25 PM »
Chuckle. I gets it!

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #87 on: August 17, 2017, 11:06:37 PM »
Stasher the MJ meet up is today...Thursday not Friday.
I know... I was headed over to JSI originally today but pulled into a VanIsle tourism task force, yes I volunteered for something again. Then I was hoping to go there tomorrow but that didn't work and then this new Victoria plan but wasn't done my meetings today in time... next time I guess
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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #88 on: August 23, 2017, 12:53:00 PM »


I've started a new Meet Up thread for the next Victoria event on Saturday 16 Sept 2017.

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/victoria-bc-meet-up-sat-16-sept-2017/