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Camp Mustache Canada: Vancouver Edition - April 27-30, 2018
« on: November 01, 2017, 11:16:51 AM »
This is the public planning thread for Camp Mustache Canada: Vancouver*.

Starting this thread to gauge interest for this event.  Looking at the weekend of April 27-30, 2018 (~6 months from today).

Post if you would like to follow for more information (please indicate if you are just following because it's interesting, or because you are a possible attendee, so I can get a feel for interest level)!

Feel free to pass on the link to anyone you know that might be interested, or post any questions you have. :)


*Current location is Vancouver (mainland), but Vancouver Island is also a possibility (though much more expensive for people to get to, especially international travelers, so it is less likely). If you are interested in Vancouver Island, feel free to suggest venues which have space and food possibilities for us to look into. :)
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Re: Camp Mustache Canada: Vancouver Edition - April 27-30, 2018
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2017, 11:30:12 AM »
Based on what I have seen about the other CMC this year I'd be 25% likely to attend the full event. If there was a social night, get together, meet and greet option I would 100% come over from the island for that and I'd be happy to pay a premium as a drop in attendee.

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Re: Camp Mustache Canada: Vancouver Edition - April 27-30, 2018
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2017, 11:53:36 AM »
Based on what I have seen about the other CMC this year I'd be 25% likely to attend the full event. If there was a social night, get together, meet and greet option I would 100% come over from the island for that and I'd be happy to pay a premium as a drop in attendee.

There would very, very likely be a meetup (free, of course) the night before Camp (which some campers may or may not attend), so people not attending can hang out for a bit.

It's generally just a normal MMM style meetup that last 3-4 hours.

This has been tradition before pretty much every CM (CM Seattle runs it out of Gasworks Park the night before every year, and CM Toronto had one @ a dog fountain park this year).

It in no way compares to the full camp, but there are always people that don't want to attend a full weekend, can't attend due to prior obligations, or simply didn't get tickets, so it's nice to have this meetup first. :)
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Re: Camp Mustache Canada: Vancouver Edition - April 27-30, 2018
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2017, 12:17:16 PM »
Cool! We will almost definitely come to a pre-camp hangout, possibly more depending on the specifics - where it is (i.e. accessible without car), if it's actually camping vs some sort of cabin setup (boyfriend doesn't camp, and we have no gear anyways), etc. Glad someone's organizing one of these here.

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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2017, 12:21:49 PM »
Glad to see a West coast CMC!  I am keen but can not yet commit.  PTF.

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Re: Camp Mustache Canada: Vancouver Edition - April 27-30, 2018
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2017, 12:40:47 PM »
Cool! We will almost definitely come to a pre-camp hangout, possibly more depending on the specifics - where it is (i.e. accessible without car), if it's actually camping vs some sort of cabin setup (boyfriend doesn't camp, and we have no gear anyways), etc. Glad someone's organizing one of these here.

There will be cabins and beds.

So far none of the CMs involve actual camping. :)
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Re: Camp Mustache Canada: Vancouver Edition - April 27-30, 2018
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2017, 12:46:29 PM »
PTF, attending the full event solely depends on my schedule with my children.  I too would make the meetup happen! 

Thanks Joe!

Edit - I am available at that time!
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2017, 12:50:31 PM »
PTF - sounds like a lot of fun.

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Re: Camp Mustache Canada: Vancouver Edition - April 27-30, 2018
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2017, 01:11:47 PM »
PTF.

My likelihood of attending a CMC in Vancouver or Vancouver Island on those dates would be 90%.

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Re: Camp Mustache Canada: Vancouver Edition - April 27-30, 2018
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2017, 01:49:33 PM »
Based on what I have seen about the other CMC this year I'd be 25% likely to attend the full event. If there was a social night, get together, meet and greet option I would 100% come over from the island for that and I'd be happy to pay a premium as a drop in attendee.

I'm not a massive huge crowd kind of guy also and just love networking and meeting like-minded people. This is a great suggestion by @RC

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Re: Camp Mustache Canada: Vancouver Edition - April 27-30, 2018
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2017, 01:51:23 PM »
I have a great connection with Tourism groups, tour guides and outdoor companies as well as between RC and Myself we have extensive hiking and biking knowledge. Maybe we can plan excursions for those wanting to experience the region more intimately on an afternoon.

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« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2017, 01:53:52 PM »
Based on what I have seen about the other CMC this year I'd be 25% likely to attend the full event. If there was a social night, get together, meet and greet option I would 100% come over from the island for that and I'd be happy to pay a premium as a drop in attendee.

I'm not a massive huge crowd kind of guy also and just love networking and meeting like-minded people. This is a great suggestion by @RC

I think the majority of people who attend CM events are introverts.  Typically you end up in small groups of ~4-6 people which are fluid and changing quite a bit.  They tend to be less pressure and more supportive and intimate than regular MMM meetups.
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Re: Camp Mustache Canada: Vancouver Edition - April 27-30, 2018
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2017, 01:54:17 PM »
PTF.

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« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2017, 02:10:48 PM »
Definitely interested!

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« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2017, 02:12:41 PM »
ARS , that being said I ran sales booth at major global trade shows for years and specialized in corporate sales for a very long time. I'm a public speaker, retailer, guide and ambassador for many organizations......that being said I've tried to lay low and just hang with intimate groups of rad peeps I really enjoy the company of. Thus the meet and greet or small group break-outs would have me stoked.
Also with the right amount of bribery I can be convinced of as much as possible :)
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Re: Camp Mustache Canada: Vancouver Edition - April 27-30, 2018
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2017, 07:39:23 PM »
It's probably way too early to know, but any rough idea what attendees would be looking at for cost?

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« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2017, 07:42:57 PM »
TBD.

Checking interest right now.  If we get enough, we'll move to stage two. Right now there's been an okayish amount, but also multiple only interested in an evening meetup, not a full CM.

So we'll see over the next couple of weeks, and at that point more details will be forthcoming. :)
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« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2017, 08:11:17 PM »
TBD.

Checking interest right now.  If we get enough, we'll move to stage two. Right now there's been an okayish amount, but also multiple only interested in an evening meetup, not a full CM.

So we'll see over the next couple of weeks, and at that point more details will be forthcoming. :)

How can a city the size of Vancouver not attract enough people?  I would be interested in attending a whole weekend. 

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« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2017, 08:15:01 PM »
TBD.

Checking interest right now.  If we get enough, we'll move to stage two. Right now there's been an okayish amount, but also multiple only interested in an evening meetup, not a full CM.

So we'll see over the next couple of weeks, and at that point more details will be forthcoming. :)

How can a city the size of Vancouver not attract enough people?  I would be interested in attending a whole weekend.
Some Mustachians don't want to spend the money. Some don't have the available time. Some don't think it sounds fun. Etc. Etc.

The size of the city isn't necessarily the only factor. There are some large cities without huge Mustachian contingents, and some small with a huge group.

Thus checking interest here before we start the ball rolling and put deposit money down on a location. :)
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« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2017, 08:41:57 PM »
Can you share what an event normally costs?  I know there will be variation but for the recent one in Ontario what were the fees?

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« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2017, 08:45:17 PM »
I would be interested in attending the meet-up before the weekend but not the weekend. 

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« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2017, 08:45:45 PM »
Not sure cause I paid in USD, but I believe it was between 250 and 300 CAD. It was 3 days, 2 nights, food included. So about 133 CAD/night for room and board.

This event would likely be in a similar range (IDK how Vancouver compares to Ontario in pricing, but I wouldn't imagine more than +/- 20%) on a per night basis, but would likely be 3 nights.
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« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2017, 09:22:30 PM »
Not sure cause I paid in USD, but I believe it was between 250 and 300 CAD. It was 3 days, 2 nights, food included. So about 133 CAD/night for room and board.

This event would likely be in a similar range (IDK how Vancouver compares to Ontario in pricing, but I wouldn't imagine more than +/- 20%) on a per night basis, but would likely be 3 nights.

Good to know.  I look at this as a great opportunity if there is one here.  It may need to be outside of Vancouver to find something a little more kitchey.  To your point though gauge interest first before investing a lot of time.

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« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2017, 12:15:29 AM »
I am joining in, quite interested and excited about the possibility of CMC Vancouver.

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« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2017, 07:09:09 AM »
YES!  I'm planning about a month of travel around the western US post-FIRE in the spring.  To bookend it with CMC-Vancouver and CM-Seattle (provided I can score tickets to both) would be amazing!

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« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2017, 08:28:10 AM »
90% chance that I, or myself and DH, could make it down for this.   

PTF :)

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« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2017, 09:08:36 AM »
Posting to follow.  Vancouver is easier for me to get to than TO, but I have fewer external reasons to make the trip so... Maybe 40% chance?

I think you might be underestimating the West Coast/BC price ARS.  CMC 2017 was well outside the GTA proper, hosted at a not-for-profit (I think) and rural Ontario is cheap.  Nowhere in BC is really cheap anymore.

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« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2017, 09:11:20 AM »
I think you might be underestimating the West Coast/BC price ARS.  CMC 2017 was well outside the GTA proper, hosted at a not-for-profit (I think) and rural Ontario is cheap.  Nowhere in BC is really cheap anymore.

Heh. I have zero thoughts around a number. I declined to answer about a price except with a "to be determined" and then was pressed to come up with something anyways, so I made something up. You're likely right.  We'll see.  :)

Bottom line is: We're all Mustachian, and don't want to spend more than necessary. The event will be run as a non-profit event, e.g. no one will make money on running it. We will attempt to do so as cheaply as possible.  :)
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« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2017, 09:51:30 AM »
I'm interested (although I'm fairly spoilt living right next to CM NW USA).

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« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2017, 10:18:12 AM »
PTF. I give it a 80% chance of attending the full event at the moment. A ramp up of travel hacking to attend both cmc events would be in order.

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« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2017, 10:30:01 AM »
Do it in Victoria on the Island! I have two Airbnb's people can stay at (special rate).

Venues? All kinds...Bard and Banker has a private room / patio that can be reserved.

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« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2017, 11:07:03 AM »
I am totally interested in coming!.....

Unless I win the lottery for Toronto. A few hours car rides win on Travel Hacking my way to Vancouver (though I do have the points already saved up)

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« Reply #32 on: November 02, 2017, 11:08:20 AM »
I have two Airbnb's people can stay at (special rate).

I might be interested in this for a Mustachian event that is not a Camp Mustache... PM me details! :)
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« Reply #33 on: November 03, 2017, 10:04:07 AM »
Victoria would probably be the most expensive place second to Tofino that I could think of on Vancouver Island.
Really dig into costs.

Sensible location a short drive or circle from the Nanaimo region. Two Ferries arrive here daily, one from North Vancouver (highway to Whistler) and one from South Vancouver very close to Washington border. There is also an airport here that has flights daily from the major terminals and even a daily Seattle service. (Cassidy/Nanaimo airport)

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« Reply #34 on: November 03, 2017, 01:04:26 PM »
Victoria would probably be the most expensive place second to Tofino that I could think of on Vancouver Island.
Really dig into costs.

Sensible location a short drive or circle from the Nanaimo region. Two Ferries arrive here daily, one from North Vancouver (highway to Whistler) and one from South Vancouver very close to Washington border. There is also an airport here that has flights daily from the major terminals and even a daily Seattle service. (Cassidy/Nanaimo airport)

I agree with this and think that the term Vancouver should be used loosely.  There are much cheaper places and Stasher is right.  You can fly into YVR and take transit to the ferry.  It is effort though Iím not going to lie ;)

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« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2017, 07:10:49 PM »
PTF.
Dates are about 2 weeks prior to my planned last day at work, so not ideal, but definitely interested.

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« Reply #36 on: November 15, 2017, 08:07:53 PM »
Not sure if you've chosen a location yet, but have you considered a boat-access place? They seem to be cheaper, and include the boat ride to get there, which could be a fun and scenic activity in and of itself. We were discussing the idea on the Vancouver Mustachians Facebook page, and found a couple of options that looked interesting:

https://www.bgcbc.ca/what-we-do/camp-potlatch/outdoor-centre/

http://www.campjubilee.ca/about-2/

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« Reply #37 on: November 17, 2017, 02:13:43 PM »
I'm a little late to the party, but interested!

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« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2017, 09:49:56 PM »
PTF. I'm a "maybe" for attending. Either way, I'd love to help plan!

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« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2017, 10:01:56 PM »
PTF. The dates might work out for me. 30% chance

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« Reply #40 on: November 20, 2017, 05:13:41 AM »
P2F...

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« Reply #41 on: December 02, 2017, 12:55:36 AM »
Interested!

I know you are narrowing down on vancouver island, but if you want a lead on a catered year-round retreat / chalet center, in Maple Ridge, Vancouver, let me know.   (I also have a contact at the group ski chalet in Mt. Seymour Park, North vancouver, for a $10 per person/ night accommodation, sleeps 60, but you arrange your own food, which is a bit rustic with electricity and a kitchen, but no showers).

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« Reply #42 on: December 02, 2017, 03:42:20 AM »
I know you are narrowing down on vancouver island, but if you want a lead on a catered year-round retreat / chalet center, in Maple Ridge, Vancouver, let me know.

Yes please! PM me!

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« Reply #43 on: December 13, 2017, 09:25:58 PM »
Interested.  Probably 50% likely to attend.

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« Reply #44 on: December 13, 2017, 10:26:52 PM »
Interested in attending!

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« Reply #45 on: December 25, 2017, 09:07:52 PM »
P2F...

I should have specified that I am interested in attending.

Question:  is the date (April 27 - 30) set in stone?  I would be more likely to attend if it were after that weekend, but that's just me.

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« Reply #46 on: December 25, 2017, 10:33:42 PM »
PTF.   

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« Reply #47 on: January 04, 2018, 08:28:59 PM »
Yes! Interested!!

I think Mt Seymour would be the perfect venue! Surrounded by beautiful nature and outdoor recreation opportunities (hiking, mountain biking), plus you're still close to the city so it's not expensive to get to (unlike taking ferries to Vancouver Island). You can even get most of the way there by public transit. It also sounds like the right price too. Since it's so close to the city, maybe you could even get catering delivered? Seymour gets my vote!


Interested!

I know you are narrowing down on vancouver island, but if you want a lead on a catered year-round retreat / chalet center, in Maple Ridge, Vancouver, let me know.   (I also have a contact at the group ski chalet in Mt. Seymour Park, North vancouver, for a $10 per person/ night accommodation, sleeps 60, but you arrange your own food, which is a bit rustic with electricity and a kitchen, but no showers).

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Re: Camp Mustache Canada: Vancouver Edition - April 27-30, 2018
« Reply #48 on: January 04, 2018, 08:59:03 PM »
PTF!
Would like to attend BUT probably can't make it.

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Re: Camp Mustache Canada: Vancouver Edition - April 27-30, 2018
« Reply #49 on: January 08, 2018, 12:48:02 PM »
OK, I feel kinda dumb asking but the The Google is not giving me a definitive answer, What do "PTF" and "P2F" stand for?

Also, I am theoretically interested in joining depending on dates/cost/ease of travel vs. the Colorado one. I'm in Montana. I would lean toward this one if someone was willing and able to share a ride from the Seattle area since I can fly cheap there (but not to Vancouver).