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KanataStash

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Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« on: December 24, 2014, 06:52:53 AM »
Hello!

I pinged MMM on Twitter - if he'd like to attend a meet-up whilst he's in Ottawa, I'd be happy to host.

Would anyone else in the Ottawa area be interested in attending?

(obviously this would depend on MMM's schedule and/or desire to attend a meet-up)

Thanks!

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2014, 08:01:22 AM »
Merry Christmas !!!  I would be interested in meeting in Ottawa too over the Christmas holidays.  L.

KanataStash

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2015, 11:21:18 AM »
Very sad - no Ottawa meetup took place.

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However, I'm sure MMM had a great holiday break, and likely enjoyed visiting friends and family instead of socializing with random-but-interesting strangers.

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2015, 04:17:18 PM »
What do you have stashed in Kanata - money, random strangers, bicycles????

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2015, 01:23:38 PM »
Woah. I didn't login to the forums for a bit, and missed that last post.

The answer, Roofusdog55, is that there's definitely a bike, and sometimes random strangers do stop by.

I'd tell you the more interesting details, but then I'd have to....dispose of you.

(he says in his best James Bond villain voice)

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2015, 06:08:00 PM »
An Ottawa meetup sounds great :) (Didn't see this thread until now.) I'll keep an eye on this thread. PMz welcome.

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2015, 11:22:06 AM »
Hey awesome!

Three Ottawa-area MMM folks!

Anyone else in the area?

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2015, 11:58:51 AM »
I'm in Kanata as well.

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2015, 08:04:42 PM »
I'm in Kingston!   New to sporting a mustache.  I'm making LOTS of changes and hoping to be free in about 2 years.  Would love to meet other MMMs!

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2015, 05:00:51 AM »
I'm close, too. There are at least a few more about.

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2015, 05:21:30 AM »
I'm going to be in Ottawa June 13.  Would anyone like to get together in the afternoon,  say 1:00?
We could meet at a cafe or park or maybe someone who lives in Ottawa is willing to host?
We could be real Mustachians and get together for some sort of work party or project? 
Suggestions?   



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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2015, 03:54:36 PM »
Great! Nice to meet you all - sort of :)

Public place would be good to start.

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2015, 07:46:08 PM »
Did you guys see this?   MMM is coming our way!

"Most of July: Areas between Hamilton and Ottawa, Canada

Late July/Early August: San Francisco and Victoria, BC

(gatherings TBD but let me know if you want to organize one!)"

Is someone in Ottawa planning to hold something???  If people would be willing to come to Kingston,  I would host a beach party.

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2015, 09:23:18 AM »
I'm in. Whatever date is fine with me. We should do something for when MMM is in the area. There was a fantastic meetup in Ottawa 2 or 3 years ago. It was held at someones house, pot-luck style. MMM and Mrs MM were there, Frugal Toque and about 70 people showed up.

Mr. Cannot Wait, let me know if you want to go for coffee on June 13, I'm sure others would join us.

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2015, 11:21:34 AM »
I'd be game for hosting a MMM-style party if MMM is in town.

I'd also be game for attending an MMM meetup on June 13th - sounds fun!

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2015, 02:54:23 PM »
@KanataStash,  will you/did you contact MMM to see when he can make it?  Thanks for offering to host!
@Tanor85, can you recommend a place to meet on the 13th?  BTW, it's Ms. Cannot Wait; Mr. CW couldn't and left.  ;)

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2015, 10:38:03 AM »
I'd be interested in some sort of potlucky thing.  I'll keep following the thread to see how it ends up!  :) 

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2015, 12:56:17 PM »
How about Bluebird Coffee, 261 Dalhousie St, June 13, 1:00pm. ?
http://www.bluebirdcoffee.ca/

@Fodder: I could host an afternoon potluck gathering or BBQ if there is a strong demand for that. My preference is to go for coffee since I am going to Chicago the next morning.

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2015, 07:49:28 AM »
Good suggestion @Tanor85. I can make it for coffee on the 13th; always wanted to try Blue Bird.

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2015, 01:21:43 PM »
@KanataStash,  will you/did you contact MMM to see when he can make it?  Thanks for offering to host!
@Tanor85, can you recommend a place to meet on the 13th?  BTW, it's Ms. Cannot Wait; Mr. CW couldn't and left.  ;)

Hey! I've pinged MMM on Twitter to see when/if he might be available. Here's hoping!

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2015, 05:01:06 PM »
We'll be around most of the summer.  Always good to meet new friends!

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Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2015, 02:32:07 PM »
So... who would like to meet up at Blue Bird at 1:00 on Sat, June 13?  And/or do people want to wait and see if/when MMM wants to get together?

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2015, 03:44:50 PM »
Since meeting up with MMM isn't a sure thing, why not meet up on the 13th? :)

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2015, 04:51:26 PM »
I'm good with that! 

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2015, 06:29:48 AM »
June 13th. 1:00 o'clock. It's happening!

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2015, 06:40:25 AM »
Great! See everyone there.

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2015, 06:57:08 PM »
Also interested, but already booked with plans I can't change. Here's hoping there will be a few of these this summer :)

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2015, 08:11:27 PM »
Funny thread - the xmas meetup is taking place in June!

I'm making note of the meetup time and place but suspect I won't be able to schedule my weekend appropriately. I will try to make it : )

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2015, 04:57:51 PM »
Looking forward to meeting whoever shows up at the Bluebird on Saturday!
Did anyone tell MMM that we'll be there?  Just in case...
Do you think we need a new thread to take out Xmas and maybe spark interest?

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2015, 12:33:02 PM »
Good idea to take out the Xmas part :)

Maybe a new thread would be good.

I may not be able to make it, but I'll try! (Started new medication that is making me feel horrid.)

If I can't be there, hope everyone has a great time!

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #30 on: June 17, 2015, 08:36:21 AM »
Gahhhhh!

I missed this series of posts - I think the title threw me off, seeing as it seemed to be about winter. How did the coffee meet-up go? I assume conversation between mustacians flowed nicely!

My wife and I are in the Altavista/Elmvale area of town, very close to some nice parks. Our home is frugal, but we would love to meet new like-minded people. If there is interest, we are happy to host a BBQ afternoon in mid-July (maybe 18th or 19th)! We have a nice little deck and a small garden - should be plenty of stuff growing in the next few weeks, and we could also make this a put-luck style gathering.  If there is a lot of interest we can move the crowd to Linda Lane Park and perhaps organize a friendly bare-foot soccer match or the like.

Although I am happy to host, I also welcome any alternate bike-friendly locations which might be more convenient for folks! (Strathcona park? Mooney's Bay?)

If there is interest here, I propose to start a new thread - one titled Ottawa summer meet-up.

Best,

William

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #31 on: June 17, 2015, 09:13:38 AM »
Hi William!
The Mustachian conversation didn't stop flowing for a second last Saturday.  It was great!   Really enjoyed meeting everyone.
Thank you for offering to host; I'd be keen.
I think some of us are hoping that MMM himself will announce when he is free to socialize as he is supposed to be in Ottawa this summer.

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #32 on: June 19, 2015, 12:55:04 PM »
Gahhhhh!

I missed this series of posts - I think the title threw me off, seeing as it seemed to be about winter. How did the coffee meet-up go? I assume conversation between mustacians flowed nicely!

My wife and I are in the Altavista/Elmvale area of town, very close to some nice parks. Our home is frugal, but we would love to meet new like-minded people. If there is interest, we are happy to host a BBQ afternoon in mid-July (maybe 18th or 19th)! We have a nice little deck and a small garden - should be plenty of stuff growing in the next few weeks, and we could also make this a put-luck style gathering.  If there is a lot of interest we can move the crowd to Linda Lane Park and perhaps organize a friendly bare-foot soccer match or the like.

Although I am happy to host, I also welcome any alternate bike-friendly locations which might be more convenient for folks! (Strathcona park? Mooney's Bay?)

If there is interest here, I propose to start a new thread - one titled Ottawa summer meet-up.

Best,

William

I'm seeing this post for the first time too and would love to attend any future meet-ups that are planned.

Hey William - we are in that area of town too.  We might even be neighbors(!).  It's a pretty ideal location for mustachians: close to downtown, great bus route, great cycling paths, (not very) insane house prices.  Cheers!


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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #33 on: June 22, 2015, 01:54:22 PM »
I would join you for a BBQ or potluck in July.

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2015, 01:34:14 PM »
Hello Ottawa mustachians!  I sure look forward for another meet up in Ottawa.  The local Ottawa party a few years ago was great, it is so nice to meet local people that have interest in the mustachian way of life.

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #35 on: July 03, 2015, 01:06:14 PM »
also interested. I think it would be a well-attended event

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #36 on: July 09, 2015, 09:51:28 AM »
Hey fellow mustaches!  I would also be into a meetup this summer.  I was just getting into mustachianism the last time MMM had a meetup in Ottawa, so I missed that one.  Now I'm a full blown mustache and enjoying a mini-retirement at the moment.  Would love to meet some like-minded people in our area.

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2015, 06:36:25 PM »
well, we're in luck... Bate Island, this Friday (July 17) - sunset on an island! Looking forw
ard to meeting some of you.

http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups/

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #38 on: July 13, 2015, 05:34:05 AM »
This is awesome!

My husband and I are looking forward to it.  I just might have to bring my bocce set :)

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #39 on: July 14, 2015, 12:12:31 PM »
Does anyone know how long do these things typically last? I'm hoping to drop by after I put the kids to sleep at 7-7:30. From the Meetups page it sounds like MMM is planning to be there for a while, but who knows what "late" could mean?

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2016, 01:54:08 PM »
Just thought I'd revive this thread in case anyone missed this:
http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/belleville-barnhouse-sleepover-ontario/
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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2016, 01:59:14 PM »
Oh, and for those I met last summer  - I pulled the plug in February!   I was planning on being done by my 50th birthday in September - but couldn't wait (see profile name 😉).  Absolutely thrilled with how how things are working out and couldn't be happier!

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Re: Xmas Ottawa Meetup
« Reply #42 on: October 06, 2016, 07:51:01 PM »
Congrats CannotWait! Wonderful news.