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Title: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Houston on February 19, 2016, 01:03:39 PM
 HeyOttawa Mustachians,

The meetup at Bate Island was a blast last summer, let's reconnect!

My wife and I live in Hintonburg, and we would love to host a pot-luck get together in March. After all, it is practically spring out there! Let's party!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Tanor85 on March 17, 2016, 09:38:34 AM
Ok! I'm in.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BarterBrad on March 18, 2016, 06:31:12 PM
I'm in!  My wife and I will cycle there.

In the past has Mr Frugal Toque joined...since he lives here in Ottawa?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on March 19, 2016, 10:27:52 AM
Sounds like fun!  Especially now that spring has sprung!  Has a date been set yet?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Tanor85 on March 21, 2016, 12:17:57 PM
Houston, do you want to organize this in April? March will be over soon.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: frugalcanuck on September 24, 2016, 08:50:25 PM
Did This meetup happen?
Im new here and was wondering if these are still going on or am I a few years late.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: RetiredAt63 on September 30, 2016, 12:48:47 PM
Did This meetup happen?
Im new here and was wondering if these are still going on or am I a few years late.

One is coming up in Belleville - a little far for you, but we'd love to see you. See here: http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/belleville-barnhouse-sleepover-ontario/

I'm going and I am further east, it is definitely doable from Ottawa.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on December 07, 2016, 01:11:01 PM
Howdy All!

I see there hasn't been a message in the last few months, but I'm sure it'll pick back up.

I'm leaving a message to say Hi to everyone, as I should be moving to the Ottawa region in the next 6 months.

I'll be interested in meeting fellow MMM'ers for sure!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on January 06, 2017, 12:54:51 PM
Bumpity Bump Bump?

Anyone interested in a wee get together?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: RetiredAt63 on January 06, 2017, 01:19:13 PM
If the weather cooperates, yes.

It feels odd that I have been to 2 meet-ups on Vancouver Island and nothing relatively close to me.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: RetiredAt63 on January 06, 2017, 02:33:43 PM
This one time, in Belleville...
Do 2 people count as an official meet-up?  If yes, yes.  But Belleville is only relatively close compared to Vancouver Island, it is a major drive.  Ottawa I pop into all the time.

Of course if it ends up being oneyearfromnow and me that will be my second 2 people meetup - no, I had a 2 people meetup in Victoria, so my 3rd.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on January 06, 2017, 04:47:25 PM
Full disclosure - I'm originally from the Maritimes.  Meeting new people, dropping by because the porch light was on, showing up at someones house because there was an "out of state car" in the driveway, general shenigans and silliness, random kitchen parties, card games and feats of strength - this is all part of Maritime culture. 

Sometimes I think that people in Ottawa are a little shy about meeting up. I understand. Maritimers can be a bit overwhelming.  The husband is mostly from Ottawa (with a Saskatchwan interlude). 

My first week here in Ottawa (true facts) - I invited a new co-worker over for tea, and by the look on their face - you'd think I'd asked them to participate in some strange "lifestyle".  For pete's sake...It is tea, and conversation!

So.... Retired@63 or Prospector, shoot me a PM the next time either of you are going to be in Ottawa.  You may be invited for either, tea, lupper, or supper depending on time of day.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: RetiredAt63 on January 06, 2017, 04:51:06 PM
Well I know I will be in Ottawa on Monday because I have a 7 PM meeting - before that there is library and Costco, and maybe tea?  But no rush, I go in every week or so.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: RetiredAt63 on January 06, 2017, 06:07:47 PM
You begin to sound like Miss Popular!

I may end up living in Ottawa, so it will be extra nice to meet local Mustachians.  You'll see at camp, I enjoy being social with people I actually have something in common with, and then I need my time out to recover (introvert standard behaviour).
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Tanor85 on January 08, 2017, 08:10:28 AM
Let's make it happen.

Monday January 9, 1:00pm
The Tea Party

Who is in?

Location:
https://www.google.ca/search?q=good+place+for+tea+in+ottawa&oq=good+place+for+tea+in+ottawa&aqs=chrome..69i57j0.11015j0j4&client=tablet-android-samsung&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#istate=lrl:iv&rlimm=16259538662993712122 (https://www.google.ca/search?q=good+place+for+tea+in+ottawa&oq=good+place+for+tea+in+ottawa&aqs=chrome..69i57j0.11015j0j4&client=tablet-android-samsung&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#istate=lrl:iv&rlimm=16259538662993712122)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: RetiredAt63 on January 08, 2017, 03:07:38 PM
Let's make it happen.

Monday January 9, 1:00pm
The Tea Party

Who is in?

Location:
https://www.google.ca/search?q=good+place+for+tea+in+ottawa&oq=good+place+for+tea+in+ottawa&aqs=chrome..69i57j0.11015j0j4&client=tablet-android-samsung&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#istate=lrl:iv&rlimm=16259538662993712122 (https://www.google.ca/search?q=good+place+for+tea+in+ottawa&oq=good+place+for+tea+in+ottawa&aqs=chrome..69i57j0.11015j0j4&client=tablet-android-samsung&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#istate=lrl:iv&rlimm=16259538662993712122)

I won't be home until about 11 PM tomorrow and would have to leave before noon to make a 1 PM meetup - not fair to the dog.  Most Mondays that would be great.  Maybe the 16th?  Anyone else?

Also, I come in from the country, so I have to think about parking.  Maybe a different tea room?  Byward Market is great but not car friendly.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Tanor85 on January 08, 2017, 05:58:50 PM
Ok lets reschedule then.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: RetiredAt63 on January 08, 2017, 06:25:35 PM
I know there are more than 3 of us in the Ottawa area, wonder where everyone else is?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Cannot Wait! on January 08, 2017, 06:32:29 PM
Hey, just saw this by luck today. 
I'd come to Ottawa (from Kingston) to mmmeetup.  Would especially like it if it was on a day when I could get a nice skate in on the canal; is it looking like it will open soon?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Tanor85 on January 09, 2017, 10:14:18 AM
Skating on the Canal: great idea!
It should be open soon. Skating conditions are announced here: http://rcs.ccn-ncc.ca/

How about a tentative date of Monday, January 23rd for skating on the canal?



Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Cannot Wait! on January 09, 2017, 01:26:37 PM
Jan 23 works for me as long as driving conditions are good!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Tanor85 on January 09, 2017, 03:25:06 PM
Nice!

CannotWait: I've started Cat-sitting on the side for some friends. Thanks for giving me the idea. How is your pet-sitting business going?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Cannot Wait! on January 09, 2017, 08:39:49 PM
It's awesome!    I've got 6 weeks booked in an old limestone mansion starting the end of January.  Gorgeous spot with incredible walking trails.  Taking care of 2 great labs.  Life is good!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on January 10, 2017, 07:20:05 AM
Hmmm Jan 23rd Skating...

I'm not much of a skater - but depending on timing & location - I could meet up for Hot Chocolate afterwards?

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Cannot Wait! on January 10, 2017, 09:17:57 AM
Sure, pick the time and place that works for you...
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on January 10, 2017, 10:05:02 AM
I'll be joining you guys at a later period, I haven`t arrived in Ottawa yet!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: RetiredAt63 on January 10, 2017, 05:42:20 PM
I'm not much for skating either, but if you post the after-skate meetup I'll try to make it.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Dee on January 10, 2017, 06:27:57 PM
I have a general interest in an Ottawa meetup but am unlikely to be able to make it unless it's on a weekend.

Though, on second thought, if this proposed post-skating meetup were to take place at Dow's Lake after 5:00, I might be able to make it work.

I normally carpool and have a passenger so I'd have to make sure she could make other arrangements for getting home that night, but it potentially could work.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Tanor85 on January 11, 2017, 03:52:17 PM
Please manifest yourself if you can make it on Sunday January 22 but cannot make it on Monday January 23.
Also, don't forget to indicate if you are interested in skating.
Thank you ☺
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on January 11, 2017, 05:21:27 PM
Busy Sunday during the day ( Meet up with the Knitting, Spinning, Generally Crafty Ladies!)

Sunday evening possible - after 6pm

Monday evening for Bevvies after 5 / 530 pm possible
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: RetiredAt63 on January 12, 2017, 05:10:19 AM
Both (late Sunday, afternoon Monday) might be possible, but my schedule is erratic, can't commit yet.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Cannot Wait! on January 12, 2017, 12:34:57 PM
I'm available Sunday or Monday but during the day only and want to skate but I'm happy to do that on my own or with company.  It all depends on weather/driving conditions as I'm coming from Kingston.  Probably best to make your plans without me and if I can join in, I will.
Also if I awake some morning and the weather/ice/driving conditions are perfect - I'll put a shout out here and see if anyone would like to mmmeetup.  FIRErs get to be spontaneous like that.  😆
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: RetiredAt63 on January 12, 2017, 01:13:22 PM
I'm available Sunday or Monday but during the day only and want to skate but I'm happy to do that on my own or with company.  It all depends on weather/driving conditions as I'm coming from Kingston.  Probably best to make your plans without me and if I can join in, I will.
Also if I awake some morning and the weather/ice/driving conditions are perfect - I'll put a shout out here and see if anyone would like to mmmeetup.  FIRErs get to be spontaneous like that.  😆
I'm FIREd and sometimes spontaneous - PM me if it is a last second decision.  ;-)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Cannot Wait! on January 22, 2017, 09:03:53 PM
So canal still closed.  😕 Not looking good for me to come to town.  Will definitely PM you R@63 when I do make the trip.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on January 28, 2017, 06:14:32 AM
It's official, I'm being posted by the military to Ottawa this summer!

Hopefully I'll be able to meet a few MMMers when I arrive, last place was too French to find people!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: AudeM on January 28, 2017, 10:04:26 AM
Hey Canadian Ben! As a Montrealer expat, I can tell you there are some French Mustaches too ;)

Anyways, would be happy to meet up with you all when the weather is more clement. :)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on January 28, 2017, 09:51:45 PM
Maybe in Montreal, but try and find MMMers in Bagotville or Quebec city.

Those are pretty rare critters.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: ofbeaton on February 09, 2017, 08:35:48 AM
Hey, a pre-FIRE here interested in Ottawa meetups! Can't wait to meet you all.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on February 09, 2017, 08:48:09 AM
Posting to follow in the hopes we can make something happen in the next few months (seconding the desire to wait for warmer weather... winter is great but harder on the spontaneity).

I grew up in Ottawa and have just moved back in the last year after being away for university. Really enjoying being back :)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Cannot Wait! on February 09, 2017, 09:02:15 AM
Hi All,
I'll be dropping my parents off at the Ottawa airport at 815 on Wednesday,  Feb.15.  I'll then have the day to spend in Ottawa before heading back to Kingston at 4 ish.  Anybody want to meet up?  Open to coffee, lunch, skate on the canal, or pretty much anything!
I'm 50, just FIREd a year ago and LOVING it!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Cannot Wait! on February 16, 2017, 04:54:34 AM
Well, the drive to Ottawa yesterday was slightly terrifying!  Dropped my parents at the airport and headed straight back to Kingston.   I do have to retrieve them on March 15th at 2PM.  Hopefully no snowstorms on that day.
If anyone wants to meetup on that date, let me know...
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: RetiredAt63 on February 17, 2017, 05:36:49 PM
Barring bad weather and unforeseen circumstances, that day looks good.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: RetiredAt63 on February 22, 2017, 05:13:19 PM
@CannotWait - unforeseen circumstances just happened - won't be able to make it that day.  But there is a whole summer ahead of us!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: daniellea on March 12, 2017, 07:20:48 PM
My husband and I (pre-FIRES) would love to meet some fellow mustachians in Ottawa. We are also going to camp mustache in October!

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Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: andreamac on March 19, 2017, 04:11:03 AM
I'm also in Ottawa (Stittsville) and would love to meetup sometime. Please count me in! I just hit the notify tab on this thread so I'm hoping we can plan an event.

Maybe we could hit up a free museum together in April? If someone else is interested please reply or PM me!

10. Free times at museums

Canadian Museum of Nature: Free admission on Thursday nights from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

National Gallery of Canada: Free admission on Thursday nights from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Canadian Museum of History: Free admission on Thursday nights from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on March 19, 2017, 07:25:28 AM
Hello all, Happy almost Spring in Ottawa!

I would love to get together and meet other MMM friends.  I am currently working, but the husband and I will be FIRE'd officially April 29th, and will be more available after that. 

I like the idea of doing a "en masse" Museum visit on a Thursday night.  Could be fun!

When the summer is more upon us, it would be cool to do a big family style picnic say at Vincent Massey or Brittania.  (Games and everything!)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on March 19, 2017, 08:19:23 AM
I'd be interested in the Museum or Park, but I won't be available till the summer!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: andreamac on March 19, 2017, 01:37:53 PM
That's awesome, congratulations on being so close to FIRE! My hubby and I are far from there but are trying to become more frugal everyday!

I just realized that the next few Thursdays I'm doing a course in the evenings but would April 20th work?

Would love to do a picnic as well in the summer, that would be great.

Andrea

Hello all, Happy almost Spring in Ottawa!

I would love to get together and meet other MMM friends.  I am currently working, but the husband and I will be FIRE'd officially April 29th, and will be more available after that. 

I like the idea of doing a "en masse" Museum visit on a Thursday night.  Could be fun!

When the summer is more upon us, it would be cool to do a big family style picnic say at Vincent Massey or Brittania.  (Games and everything!)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: daniellea on March 29, 2017, 11:03:58 AM
Weeknights aren't the greatest for us, having young kids. But we are up for a picnic for sure!

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Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on March 30, 2017, 03:53:02 AM
I'll be in Ottawa starting the 1st of july!

Howdy all!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Ottawa on March 30, 2017, 06:44:36 AM
I would definitely be interested - keep the ideas and dates flowing!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: dannyb on April 24, 2017, 01:26:02 PM
I'd be interested in a meet up for cycling partners
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on June 05, 2017, 11:02:47 AM
Howdy everyone!

I'll be in Ottawa (house hunting) from the 14th to the 20th.

If anyone's in town and has free time, I'd love to meet up!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: dannyb on June 05, 2017, 11:07:33 AM
Moving to Ottawa or Gatineau? Where abouts are you looking
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on June 05, 2017, 11:22:18 AM
SouthEast Ottawa,

Sadly I won't have my bike next week but I do like cycling so I'll send you a message this summer when I'm installed.

(If you want more details on the location, I list a few properties I have my eyes on in the last message in my journal)

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/i-win-again-lews-therin-or-a-can-mil-fighting-the-idea-of-golden-handcuffs/msg1577588/#msg1577588
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on June 05, 2017, 11:24:17 AM
Welcome to Ottawa Cdn Ben!  I am around, my husband & I FIRE'd late April.  Send me a PM.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on June 05, 2017, 11:38:05 AM
Congrats!

I like meeting people that are on/completed their FIRE journey, it keeps my motivation stay high, since even though I don't hate my job, I'd much rather not have to work if I didn't want to.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on June 05, 2017, 12:28:20 PM
That is kind of how I felt.  I liked my job, it is just that I wanted more than four weeks vacation.  Since part-time or Job Sharing wasn't available, I retired.  So far the only thing I miss is the social aspect of my coworkers.  Not the work.

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: ofbeaton on July 20, 2017, 07:52:22 AM
In case anyone missed the MMM post on FB:

https://www.facebook.com/mrmoneymustache/posts/1737736232908063
Quote
Mr. Money Mustache
 
Getting too lazy on this long summer vacation here in Ottawa, I remembered that to fix anything you need to think of yourself as nothing more than a Big Collection Of Habits.
So I re-read this classic and it is helping :-)

p.s. anyone here want to meet up on Saturday morning for a leisurely 50km bike ride from East End to West End (Gloucester to Dunrobin)? Fairly slow and along all the bike paths the whole way. If so maybe we can coordinate in the comments below.

He did not comment in this thread so please make sure to go comment on the facebook post if you would like to join him! Let's represent Ottawa and meet up!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on August 03, 2017, 08:21:23 PM
I'm finally in ottawa! Starting next week i'm available for a meet-up if anyone wants to try something like a bbq or those thursday museum visits.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on August 03, 2017, 09:14:53 PM
Sounds great!  Happy to partake in any regional shenanigans... so sad you missed La Machine though.    Super cool...
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on August 04, 2017, 06:27:05 AM
I did see LaMachine on sunday, the machines were cool... the battle, somewhat less. I prefer robot wars!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on August 08, 2017, 11:50:07 AM
Anyone in ottawa use teksavy for their wireless? I just got an account and they asked who refered me to get 25$... so first come or best offer will get the free 25$
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on August 08, 2017, 01:38:04 PM
Ben, we do!  great service 😀
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on August 10, 2017, 08:43:02 AM
Posting mostly to follow in case people propose anything- right now my main social calendar event for mustachians is CMC 2017, but I'm open to the idea of meeting up in town! Right now I'm usually in for board games, leisurely bike rides, and general hanging out :)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: passarim on August 20, 2017, 03:54:32 PM
this is just to add to the crowd for a meetup. I have just arrived here at the forum, and still catching up on many things mustache.

cheers!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: MidLifeEscapee on August 21, 2017, 03:23:28 PM
New Mustachian and I'm in need of advice and support. I'd love a meetup anytime... outside of business hours, because I'm still a nine-to-five slave.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: passarim on August 21, 2017, 08:24:50 PM
New Mustachian and I'm in need of advice and support. I'd love a meetup anytime... outside of business hours, because I'm still a nine-to-five slave.
Same here!


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Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on August 22, 2017, 10:00:51 AM
Well, I started with mustachianism around 2014, so I'm 3.5 years deep, with another 5 years to go before retirement, 7-8 years if things go completely to shit- so I can tell you how I've got everything automated, etc., so it's just set-it and forget it, but that doesn't make the time at the 9-5 pass any faster xD
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on August 22, 2017, 01:11:22 PM
Ha. 7-8 left here to (like you 3 years ago) and same thing. Slowwww and steady. I'm free next week Huzzah. Vacation! Who would feel up for a bbq?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on August 24, 2017, 10:34:30 AM
I'm good for Mon, Tues, or Thurs evening next week, if anyone else is.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on August 24, 2017, 10:57:29 AM
Monday Tuesday would probably be easiest for me.

And I am willing to throw the BBQ at my place.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on August 24, 2017, 11:36:57 AM
I'd love to come, and either day is good for me too!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on August 24, 2017, 12:06:48 PM
Will OYFN +1 also be there?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on August 24, 2017, 12:40:04 PM
If Monday, likely. 
If Tuesday, he will be sailing.

Let me know if I can bring anything.... Relish maybe?  😜
Title: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: passarim on August 24, 2017, 12:52:54 PM
Monday or Tuesday would work well for me. Let me know what to bring, and where to go. Wife would be going with me, most probably


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Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: MidLifeEscapee on August 24, 2017, 01:43:20 PM
Neither Monday or Tuesday are that great for me but I could make Monday work.

I'm happy to contribute something to the BBQ, drinks or a side salad maybe? And will it be BYOmeat?

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on August 24, 2017, 02:21:49 PM
I'll probably supply the meat (depending on the number of people). It just won't be fancy cuts :D.

BYO fancy cuts of meat, when we have a good idea of the amount of people, we'll dive into the details of the rest....

....As if you need anything other than meat.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on August 25, 2017, 07:04:34 AM
I am a giant silly and have failed utterly at calendar based planning. My Monday evening next week is torched, so now I'm down to Tuesday, August 29 2017 for me.

If it ends up being Tuesday (seems unlikely), let me know!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on August 25, 2017, 05:50:11 PM
So to my count, it's 6 people for Monday, 4 for Tuesday.

Monday wins!

(Making the invitation more visible)

BBQ Monday; Anyone is welcome, just throw your name in!

For those who have said they are coming, I'll PM you the location; feel free to bring anything, I'll be supplying chicken drumsticks and some Porc Loin for everyone, and some baked potatoes. Let me know if you plan on bringing something, just to avoid the classic everybody brought the same salad!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on August 27, 2017, 10:21:24 AM
PM`s sent out, if anyone else is interested, let me know.

Dj... Don`t you feel silly now!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: MidLifeEscapee on August 29, 2017, 12:23:45 PM
Sorry I had to be a no-show. I should have known better than to say I was available on the last night before school started. There's always a long list of small catastrophes to solve on that day.

I still really want to meet some local Mustachians at the earliest opportunity, so once the school dust settles I might host an event myself.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: wallet on September 06, 2017, 12:44:22 PM
So cool there are so many Ottawa Mustachians! I get out very rarely with two young kids, but I like the think that one day I'll be able to join in the fun too!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on September 22, 2017, 11:29:06 AM
Sounding off the Horn,

Anybody free in two weeks? (Giving a longer time heads-up to see if we can find a date that fits for more people)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on September 22, 2017, 12:11:27 PM
I'm free every evening except Wednesday of the week from 2017-10-01-2017-10-07, though might be travelling back to the Toronto area for that Thanksgiving weekend (Oct. 7/8/9), depending on family plans.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: frugalcanuck on September 24, 2017, 06:05:33 PM
I'm also "free" every night but Wednesday and might be interested in a bbq
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on September 26, 2017, 09:51:29 AM
Alright, I'm rapidly running out of scheduling room, people, so let's get this thing nailed down/hosted if we do anything at all xD

I am now only available Monday or Tuesday night due to heading home for Thanksgiving.

I am hereby offering to host a BBQ on either of those evenings after 5 PM; thinking simple food and some drinks. I live in a shared house with students, so fair warning it'll look 'student-y', but if everyone's OK with that, then reply with your preferred night and I'll PM you address details. Also PM with any dietary restrictions or allergies; I was thinking some BBQ chicken drumsticks or pork loin, with asking other people to provide side dishes ('slaw? salad?). I've got some homemade dandelion wine, but it was a partial ferment- so sweet as hell. Still alcoholic, but more like a cordial than true booze.

Otherwise, if someone else would prefer to host, feel free to reply in the thread with your proposed time and date. Looking forward to meeting anyone available/interested!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: AudeM on September 27, 2017, 08:36:21 PM
I'm in!! Free either of those nights :)

Audrey
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on September 28, 2017, 06:39:12 AM
I'm also in for either of those nights, no issues if it moves from one to the other. I'll bring some veggies/dip and assorted snacking options.

Dietary restrictions: No veggies stuffed with other veggies! (That's a valid restriction right?)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on September 28, 2017, 07:17:24 AM
PM'd. Set for Monday night, 18:30!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on September 30, 2017, 07:12:15 AM
Have a great BBQ!  We are off  travelling now, but will likely be available for the next meet up!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Tanor85 on September 30, 2017, 12:12:43 PM
I'm in.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on October 02, 2017, 07:22:49 AM
Alright, we're all good to go here. So far I've got chicken drumsticks for the BBQ, some basic veggies, I believe CanadianBen is bringing some other stuff, and our total guest list is up to three. Good stuff! See everyone tonight!

Also, thanks to CanadianBen for paying more attention to the thread and PMing the details on to one more interested party!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on October 02, 2017, 08:39:36 AM
Yup. All sorts of associated finger foods. More veggies, and popcorn.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Tanor85 on October 02, 2017, 09:49:57 AM
I'm bringing a pumpkin pie.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on October 10, 2017, 12:14:53 PM
Alright! Round 2:

Board/card games and Wine night. Cheese could be acceptable.

Anybody interested?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on October 11, 2017, 08:52:47 AM
I'm in. Could do Thursday this week (10/12) or Mon/Tues/Wed next week.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on October 17, 2017, 09:29:01 AM
Poking this for visibility. Offer's still open!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on October 17, 2017, 09:48:12 AM
My availability is now limited to 10/29/17 all day, or the evenings of 10/30,10/31, 11/02-11/04.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Reggie on October 23, 2017, 05:36:00 AM
Hey everyone,
This is my first time on this thread. I met BiochemicalDJ at camp mustache this weekend and he reminding me about this group.

I'd love to get together for games or whatever.

Based on Austin last post, I could do anytime on Oct 29th.  Then I'm out of town for the following week. 


Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on October 23, 2017, 06:18:33 AM
Alright, then I'm willing to host on the 29th in the afternoon, until whenever. All are welcome!

I'll PM the details to those who are interested.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on October 23, 2017, 09:06:04 AM
Count me in. Already pencilled into the calendar!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on October 25, 2017, 05:22:57 AM
Alright, then we'll do the 29th in the afternoon, anytime after 1230 is fine, until whenever. All are welcome!

I'll PM the details to those who are interested.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on October 25, 2017, 07:58:16 AM
Hello cdnBen!  Old school Board games? or new school? 

I am guessing new school.  I might be able to make an appearance!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on October 25, 2017, 09:39:40 AM
I have a bookcase filled with options, or you know, cards.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: ChipmunkSavings on October 25, 2017, 05:58:18 PM
Hi guys! I also attended CMC2017 this weekend, and it brought back my attention to this thread. I was a bit nervous about meeting fellow mustachians, but now the ice is broken! I am available on the 29th, and I contribute a few games as well (Catan, Coup, Monopoly, Destiny). Is there still room available?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on October 25, 2017, 06:14:02 PM
Thanks CdnBen, I am open to learn some new games, and can also bring a vintage Canadian Monopoly game for giggles.

See you then!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on October 25, 2017, 06:37:15 PM
Do you think I could borrow a Kill-A-Watt OMY?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: George Marshall on October 25, 2017, 07:03:56 PM
Hey all. I'm living in Ottawa now and flying into town on the 29th. I'd love to join the meet-up.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on October 25, 2017, 07:21:09 PM
Sent.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on October 26, 2017, 07:11:07 AM
Board games sounds like a great meetup! I have a prior commitment, but now it looks like 50/50 chance that will change. Keeping my fingers crossed...
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Frankieve on October 26, 2017, 06:30:28 PM
We were at CMC 2017 and met a few of you. Justin and I will be there but a little late, closer to 2ish. See you soon!!
France
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on October 27, 2017, 10:37:44 AM
There is limited visitor parking on my street (private road); So if anyone arrives and all the parkings are full, the next street down the road is free street parking, so you can choose anywhere that doesn`t have a NO park here sign, (or a fire hydrant!)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on October 27, 2017, 02:07:08 PM
We've got an impressive amount of people! I'm guessing it'll have to be at least two concurrent games at the same time!

If anyone wants to come, but has yet to receive a PM, let me know and i'll send you the details.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on December 02, 2017, 07:55:47 AM
Time to see if anyone is interested in an early Dec meet-up (somewhere in the next two week)!

Any takers?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on December 02, 2017, 08:26:18 AM
Sure thing!  Pub? Board Games? Cards? I am up for (pretty much) anything.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: jambongris on December 02, 2017, 08:40:53 AM
Posting to follow, although I’m likely too busy the next few weeks.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on December 02, 2017, 09:19:30 AM
I'm going to let someone else choose an activity this time :D
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on December 03, 2017, 10:47:57 AM
Sure thing!  Pub? Board Games? Cards? I am up for (pretty much) anything.

Any of the above sounds nice!

We don't quite have the snow for it yet, but is anyone else looking forward to cross-country ski season? Maybe once the snow sets in we can get a meetup in gatineau park or better yet on the SJAM winter trail (free and in the city).
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on December 03, 2017, 12:47:03 PM

We don't quite have the snow for it yet, but is anyone else looking forward to cross-country ski season?

Wouldn't that require people to go out into the cold, when there are so many warmer options? :D
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on December 04, 2017, 09:41:48 AM
Interested, though I remain packing hard for a move. Should be able to spare a few hours here or there, though.

I'm in for boardgames/light boozing/hanging out/Rock Band (like Karaoke). Less so for pubs/bars/restaurants, more interested in pot-luck options. Cheap bastard over here :p

If anyone else was into Rock Band, I'd bring all the stuff. We'd just need a TV.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Dee on December 04, 2017, 10:31:03 AM
I'm interested but have terrible music skills so can't contribute constructively to a Rock Band-type activity. I really like board games though.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on December 04, 2017, 10:34:28 AM
Interested, though I remain packing hard for a move. Should be able to spare a few hours here or there, though.

I'm in for boardgames/light boozing/hanging out/Rock Band (like Karaoke). Less so for pubs/bars/restaurants, more interested in pot-luck options. Cheap bastard over here :p

If anyone else was into Rock Band, I'd bring all the stuff. We'd just need a TV.

You can drink water if we go to a Pub :p
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on December 05, 2017, 09:06:19 AM

We don't quite have the snow for it yet, but is anyone else looking forward to cross-country ski season?

Wouldn't that require people to go out into the cold, when there are so many warmer options? :D

There is no bad weather, just the wrong clothing. Think of it - hot chocolate and food on a wood stove in gatineau park! Or easy trails near the river on a great community built resource!

But warm is good to. It's been YEARS since I've played rock band. That's a great game! Surprisingly little musical talent required.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on December 05, 2017, 10:46:54 AM
If we get enough people, we can have rockband playing at the SAME TIME as a board game. And then switch/swap places as desired.

There's a wood stove you can use in gatineau park? Is it always running? - Also, why would I want to put a ton of layers on, and go outside, if I'm not on a mountain (firmly in the winter should stay on mountains, or for short duration fort & ice skating). Nowhere else should winter exist.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: jambongris on December 05, 2017, 11:01:34 AM
If we get enough people, we can have rockband playing at the SAME TIME as a board game. And then switch/swap places as desired.

There's a wood stove you can use in gatineau park? Is it always running? - Also, why would I want to put a ton of layers on, and go outside, if I'm not on a mountain (firmly in the winter should stay on mountains, or for short duration fort & ice skating). Nowhere else should winter exist.

I don’t know about wood stoves that are “always running” in the Gatineau park but there are cabins you can rent with wood stoves. We’ve been staying at Brown cabin for a few years now every fall; sleeps 17 and has a wood stove. I think it’s on the order of $150-$200 a night depending on the time of year. Not bad if you can split it 17 ways.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on December 05, 2017, 12:06:05 PM
If we get enough people, we can have rockband playing at the SAME TIME as a board game. And then switch/swap places as desired.

There's a wood stove you can use in gatineau park? Is it always running? - Also, why would I want to put a ton of layers on, and go outside, if I'm not on a mountain (firmly in the winter should stay on mountains, or for short duration fort & ice skating). Nowhere else should winter exist.

I don’t know about wood stoves that are “always running” in the Gatineau park but there are cabins you can rent with wood stoves. We’ve been staying at Brown cabin for a few years now every fall; sleeps 17 and has a wood stove. I think it’s on the order of $150-$200 a night depending on the time of year. Not bad if you can split it 17 ways.

There's also day use cabins, with picnic tables and a stove. Can get crowded sometimes, but a great (free with day/season pass) option. Scroll down to "cabins" section here: http://xcskiing.ca/park-notes.html  (http://xcskiing.ca/park-notes.html) for more details.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on December 05, 2017, 12:48:05 PM
Awesome. Bookmarked for future use.

Getting back to the crux of the matter. Anyone against Rock band/kareoke and board games?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on December 05, 2017, 01:26:04 PM
Awesome. Bookmarked for future use.

Getting back to the crux of the matter. Anyone against Rock band/kareoke and board games?
r

Yup!  I know far too much 80’s CanCon for my own good.  I have never played Rockband, but I can clap along with the beat 😜
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on December 05, 2017, 02:03:10 PM
Awesome. Bookmarked for future use.

Getting back to the crux of the matter. Anyone against Rock band/kareoke and board games?
r

Yup!  I know far too much 80’s CanCon for my own good.  I have never played Rockband, but I can clap along with the beat 😜

There is four ish button guitar, drums, or a microphone. Anyone can sing!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Reggie on December 06, 2017, 08:26:18 AM
I'm willing to host a board game night but we live in Barrhaven. I would propose around 7:30 (after the kids are in bed).

I don't know how people feel about travelling to Barrhaven so feel free to say "no way in hell".

Unfortunately we don't have a TV so I don't think we could do Rock Band.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on December 06, 2017, 08:30:27 AM
I'd be coming from near the Costco on Merivale, if anyone is around there and needs a ride. I'd be willing to travel out to Barrhaven, lack of Rock Band notwithstanding ;)

Plus, it would seriously wake up the kids.

If other venues volunteer, I'd be bringing rock band, 2 guitars, the drum kit, and 3 microphones (harmonies and backup parts ;))
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on December 06, 2017, 08:54:52 AM
I'm coming from Westboro, so Barrhaven is definitely doable. Might even be able to bring our TV (it's relatively small so should be packable) if Reggie thinks we can rockband despite sleeping kids.

Maybe I missed this, but do we have a tentative date yet? I'd love to get this in my calendar as December is already getting quite busy with nights booked for things.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on December 06, 2017, 08:56:57 AM
I'm near Shefford glen, I can give lifts too.

Rockband will wake up the kids. People want to start throwing out dates?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Reggie on December 06, 2017, 09:00:36 AM
Oh ya dates... I'm proposing this Saturday (Dec 9th).

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on December 06, 2017, 09:05:04 AM
I'm out for Saturday Dec 9 and Dec 16th, unfortunately. Could do the 10th or possibly 17th, though.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on December 06, 2017, 09:18:54 AM
I'm also out this weekend, but after I have nothing planned yet.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Reggie on December 06, 2017, 09:35:23 AM
lol. I guess I'm late to join this conversation.  We are only available this weekend and then were travelling next week until the new year.

So looks like our place won't work but I hope something works out for next week.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on December 06, 2017, 09:38:39 AM
10th or 17th OK for me.  I'm mostly available.  The perils of retirement :)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on December 06, 2017, 09:59:42 AM
I'm in for the 17th.

Reggie - too bad but enjoy the travels!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on December 06, 2017, 10:01:45 AM
Everybody at Biochem`s new place for the 17th!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on December 07, 2017, 08:42:42 AM
I'll have to confirm it with my new roommate (as there will be moving boxes everywhere, but something tells me it'll be fine :)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on December 07, 2017, 08:46:35 AM
Anyone else interested in the 17th? (though previous attempts have shown that most people pop-up a few days in advance of the meet-up, rather than longer-term outlooks!)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: jambongris on December 07, 2017, 09:03:46 AM
Tempting, as I’d love to meet internet people in real life, but I’m taking my son to the Ottawa 67s vs Hull Olympiques game at Lansdowne on the outdoor rink ($15 general admission) on the 17th. I think that’s enough excitement for me for one day.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on December 07, 2017, 12:32:53 PM
Tempting, as I’d love to meet internet people in real life, but I’m taking my son to the Ottawa 67s vs Hull Olympiques game at Lansdowne on the outdoor rink ($15 general admission) on the 17th. I think that’s enough excitement for me for one day.

That sounds like a ton of fun! My family was thinking of going to the Sens game outdoors but decided not worth the cost. This would be way better! Now to fit it around our plans...

@Canadian Ben were you thinking evening or afternoon for board games and rock band?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on December 07, 2017, 01:19:34 PM
Tempting, as I’d love to meet internet people in real life, but I’m taking my son to the Ottawa 67s vs Hull Olympiques game at Lansdowne on the outdoor rink ($15 general admission) on the 17th. I think that’s enough excitement for me for one day.

That sounds like a ton of fun! My family was thinking of going to the Sens game outdoors but decided not worth the cost. This would be way better! Now to fit it around our plans...

@Canadian Ben were you thinking evening or afternoon for board games and rock band?

I'm almost at OMY's level of freedom for December (not working mondays-tue-wed), So I'll leave that point up to others. I'm fine with whenever.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on December 07, 2017, 02:08:01 PM
Tempting, as I’d love to meet internet people in real life, but I’m taking my son to the Ottawa 67s vs Hull Olympiques game at Lansdowne on the outdoor rink ($15 general admission) on the 17th. I think that’s enough excitement for me for one day.

That sounds like a ton of fun! My family was thinking of going to the Sens game outdoors but decided not worth the cost. This would be way better! Now to fit it around our plans...

@Canadian Ben were you thinking evening or afternoon for board games and rock band?

I'm almost at OMY's level of freedom for December (not working mondays-tue-wed), So I'll leave that point up to others. I'm fine with whenever.

Nice :)   I too can be mostly fine with whatever, since it turns out there are TONS of the cheap outdoor OHL games, so not planning to go on the 17th after all. Just have to be up for work the next morning so can't stay out too late.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on December 07, 2017, 02:16:47 PM
Ha. Working on a monday.

Right @oneyearfromnow?

:D
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: jambongris on December 07, 2017, 02:22:39 PM
Nice :)   I too can be mostly fine with whatever, since it turns out there are TONS of the cheap outdoor OHL games, so not planning to go on the 17th after all. Just have to be up for work the next morning so can't stay out too late.

What other games are there? I’ve never heard of the Olympiques or 67s playing outdoors before. I thought the only two games on the outdoor rink were on the 16th and 17th.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on December 07, 2017, 02:56:34 PM
@Canadian Ben  Funny   I've forgotten what day it was at least a dozen times since the end of April.   :)

I'd prefer afternoon to evening activities, as the reduced daylight tends to make me quite sleepy around 6pm. 
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on December 08, 2017, 07:12:26 AM
Nice :)   I too can be mostly fine with whatever, since it turns out there are TONS of the cheap outdoor OHL games, so not planning to go on the 17th after all. Just have to be up for work the next morning so can't stay out too late.

What other games are there? I’ve never heard of the Olympiques or 67s playing outdoors before. I thought the only two games on the outdoor rink were on the 16th and 17th.

None. I misread!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: jambongris on December 08, 2017, 07:48:10 AM
Nice :)   I too can be mostly fine with whatever, since it turns out there are TONS of the cheap outdoor OHL games, so not planning to go on the 17th after all. Just have to be up for work the next morning so can't stay out too late.

What other games are there? I’ve never heard of the Olympiques or 67s playing outdoors before. I thought the only two games on the outdoor rink were on the 16th and 17th.

None. I misread!

Fair enough.

I’m going in to it with fairly low expectations. The view won’t be great since the stands are so far away from the actual rink but I figure it’s worth it for the novelty of it all.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on December 12, 2017, 11:55:38 AM
Just a poke to remind people about this weekend.

Starting early afternoon on the 17th @BiochemicalDJ `s new place! So far, Novik, Oneyearfromnow, me and BiochemDJ. Any other takers or S/O's coming?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on December 12, 2017, 12:10:28 PM
Just a poke to remind people about this weekend.

Starting early afternoon on the 17th @BiochemicalDJ `s new place! So far, Novik, Oneyearfromnow, me and BiochemDJ. Any other takers or S/O's coming?

Looking forward to it!

I was planning to have the BF along but turns out he's got to be at Ski Patrol training all weekend.  I am much displeased since we haven't had a weekend to ourselves since September. Also because now I'm going to not one, but two social events by myself. (#introvertproblems)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on December 14, 2017, 08:01:39 AM
If anyone needs the address, let me know. Both Novik and OYFN already have it (but let me know if you need a reminder) FYI you are both in the Westboro area, if you want to carpool!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on December 14, 2017, 08:08:33 AM
@Novik - carpooling sounds good.   Send me a PM.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on December 16, 2017, 05:29:57 PM
See you both tomorrow, and if anyone else is interested, send me a message!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Dee on December 17, 2017, 06:26:51 PM
Hope you guys are having (or had) a fun meetup. I forgot to check in on the thread to get the date and just missed it. I'll have to try for the next one.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Reggie on February 01, 2018, 12:39:37 PM
Hey everyone. We'd like to host a meet up in Barrhaven next week. Either Friday the 9th or Saturday the 10th at around 7-8pm.  If there is enough interest. 

Not sure what happened at the other meet ups (because I keep missing them) but I was thinking board games, BYOB or whatever.

Let me know what everyone thinks and what their availability is. 
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on February 01, 2018, 12:49:04 PM
I'm around, available, and interested for both days; carpooling from the Russel/Walkley area if anyone is on the way to Barrhaven and needs a ride!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on February 01, 2018, 02:04:56 PM
Anyone going to Barrhaven from near Trenton? no?

Can you take a small detour Biochem?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on February 02, 2018, 07:24:18 AM
Hey everyone. We'd like to host a meet up in Barrhaven next week. Either Friday the 9th or Saturday the 10th at around 7-8pm.  If there is enough interest. 

Not sure what happened at the other meet ups (because I keep missing them) but I was thinking board games, BYOB or whatever.

Let me know what everyone thinks and what their availability is.

@Dee @Novik @oneyearfromnow Any other Ottawans interested?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: jambongris on February 02, 2018, 08:28:30 AM
Hey everyone. We'd like to host a meet up in Barrhaven next week. Either Friday the 9th or Saturday the 10th at around 7-8pm.  If there is enough interest. 

Not sure what happened at the other meet ups (because I keep missing them) but I was thinking board games, BYOB or whatever.

Let me know what everyone thinks and what their availability is.

@Dee @Novik @oneyearfromnow Any other Ottawans interested?

My wife and I might be interested if there’s room. I’ll run it by her tonight to see how she feels about playing board games with strangers.

If we do come we’ve got some board games we can bring.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on February 02, 2018, 09:50:56 AM
Possibly interested depending on day.  We are back from our epic trip this saturday.  @jambongris - would you have room to carshare if it meshes with other plans?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on February 02, 2018, 01:24:09 PM
Welcome back from your trip oneyearfromnow :)

Thanks for the signal, BioChem - I'd love to come but am busy Saturday and am likely committed Friday as well. I might be a last minute Friday addition depending on weather (if my partner drives up for his ski patrol shift Friday, I would love to show up, otherwise we're probably early to bed that night).
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Dee on February 02, 2018, 05:43:13 PM
Sounds fun! Either Friday or Saturday should work for me. I can bring Scattergories and a couple of other games. Spouse might want to join me. If we both come, though, we have to leave in time to be home at 11:00 to give our dog meds. But even aside from that, it's unlikely I'd be up later than that.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Reggie on February 04, 2018, 10:21:56 AM
Ok let's do Friday (Feb 9th). Anytime after 7 is good. 

We will have Ticket to Ride, Code Names, 7 Wonders,  Sushi Go among other games.  Please bring others you recommend.

I'll send a message to those who said their interested with the address. 

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: jambongris on February 07, 2018, 04:43:18 PM
Possibly interested depending on day.  We are back from our epic trip this saturday.  @jambongris - would you have room to carshare if it meshes with other plans?

Not a problem. It looks like it’s just going to be me though, our babysitter was unavailable.

Did you want to meet at our place around 7?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on February 07, 2018, 09:45:26 PM
@jambongris  Sounds good!  I will see you then.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Reggie on February 08, 2018, 08:29:08 AM
Just a reminder for tomorrow.  Anytime after 7 is good.  Let me know if I missed anyone with the details or address.

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on February 09, 2018, 01:44:20 PM
Looks like I'm a very last minute addition to the party after all - looking forward to it! Thank you Reggie for keeping me up to date with address etc.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Reggie on February 09, 2018, 02:02:05 PM
Looks like I'm a very last minute addition to the party after all - looking forward to it! Thank you Reggie for keeping me up to date with address etc.

Awesome! Looking forward to seeing/meeting everyone.  I think we will be 8 in total so far. 
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on February 28, 2018, 10:56:07 AM
Anybody interested in another one not this week but the next? (Sometime after the 7th of March)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Reggie on February 28, 2018, 11:16:56 AM
Danielle and I are interested. We're free the next few weekends.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on February 28, 2018, 12:35:14 PM
Interested, but March is a busy month for us so may not work out. We're most free on the 16-18th weekend.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on February 28, 2018, 12:48:06 PM
I'm busy on the 17th forwards, so if we could do it at the latest the 16th or else I'll be bowing out.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on February 28, 2018, 01:46:15 PM
Not me this time, I’ll be in Chicago!

Have a great time!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Dee on February 28, 2018, 08:28:50 PM
Interested.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on March 01, 2018, 05:39:25 AM
Interested.

Any scheduling preferences?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Dee on March 03, 2018, 08:10:03 PM
Well, I have a pesky full-time job, so evenings or weekends. I am not free on the afternoon of Sat. the 17th. But in general, weekends are good : )
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on March 04, 2018, 06:35:16 PM
How about the friday the 16th?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on March 04, 2018, 07:36:40 PM
I'm into it. I'll pencil that into my calendar!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on March 04, 2018, 08:14:20 PM
Mmmm, I will be back by then.  Possible!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Dee on March 05, 2018, 05:02:21 PM
Sounds good to me : )
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on March 09, 2018, 12:27:48 PM
I'm in with partner in tow. Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on March 09, 2018, 12:40:09 PM
So I think friday the 16th works for most people, let`s aim for that date.

Work for you @Reggie?

What are we thinking, pot luck supper, games night? And where? I'm willing to have it here, but I can easily go somewhere else too if somebody has kids, and it would be easier for them!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on March 09, 2018, 12:47:49 PM
So I think friday the 16th works for most people, let`s aim for that date.

Work for you @Reggie?

What are we thinking, pot luck supper, games night? And where? I'm willing to have it here, but I can easily go somewhere else too if somebody has kids, and it would be easier for them!
Whatever we do, I can make chili :)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on March 09, 2018, 12:55:36 PM
Please god, somebody show him another recipe.

I'm running out of space due to chili ingredients.

On the other hand, we could probably survive a month long apocalypse on it.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on March 09, 2018, 02:38:17 PM
I'm happy to bring some food or do games as works for others, slight preference for games though. Anyone else looking forward to warmer weather when it's easier to hang out outside?

As for chili, I think you've lost that battle already Ben. Whether @BiochemicalDJ makes some or not I will be eating it next week as it on the menu at our place... so it's spreading!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Reggie on March 09, 2018, 05:02:35 PM
Works for me. I would love to host again and really don't mind it because it saves us a babysitter ($50) / or one of us missing out. But I understand if Barrhaven is kinda far. We ll make it work anywhere.

I'd propose an actually game night (where we actually play games this time lol)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on March 09, 2018, 08:31:13 PM
Barrhaven works for me.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Frankieve on March 10, 2018, 05:45:54 AM
hey all,
I can maybe do next Friday the 16th but with the kiddos and the husband on night shift that weekend:(...i may only be able to join in if it's at my place. I'm happy to host a games night. Reggie your kids can crash here also if we do that. I'm located near Algonquin college area.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on March 11, 2018, 08:20:26 AM
hey all,
I can maybe do next Friday the 16th but with the kiddos and the husband on night shift that weekend:(...i may only be able to join in if it's at my place. I'm happy to host a games night. Reggie your kids can crash here also if we do that. I'm located near Algonquin college area.
Well, that's certainly closer for us than Barrhaven!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on March 12, 2018, 09:04:13 AM
Closer than Barrhaven sounds good to me as well*, as does trying to actually play games. I suspect we'll fit in lots of MMM chat on the sidelines though!

*Do you have pets @Frankieve? My partner is very allergic to cats, most dogs, and other furred animals, so just double checking.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: wallet on March 12, 2018, 12:01:23 PM
Hey! No ragging on my Barrhaven! It's awesome, and lovely...and cost effective! :-)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Frankieve on March 12, 2018, 06:35:46 PM
Closer than Barrhaven sounds good to me as well*, as does trying to actually play games. I suspect we'll fit in lots of MMM chat on the sidelines though!

*Do you have pets @Frankieve? My partner is very allergic to cats, most dogs, and other furred animals, so just double checking.

No pets. Just two toddlers (maybe 4 if Reggie brings his kids) that I hope will cooperate with us :) They're pretty good if their promised a movie and popcorn and they're usually asleep by 8. (fingers crossed).

Let me know who's in and what time works best for all. I can send out me address to those interested. I'll have red wine and a few snacks. I have a small selection of games we can play but you're welcome to bring some if you have ones you would like to play.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Reggie on March 12, 2018, 07:17:12 PM
Sounds good. We're in.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on March 12, 2018, 08:03:09 PM
I'm in too
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on March 13, 2018, 05:49:25 AM
I'm in!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on March 13, 2018, 07:11:30 AM
We're in as well. Thanks for hosting @Frankieve
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Frankieve on March 14, 2018, 07:51:17 PM
I hope you all got my message with the address. See you Friday at 7? :)
Title: Effective Altruism Meetup
Post by: George Marshall on March 19, 2018, 04:53:42 PM
Effective Altruism Ottawa is meeting this Wednesday night at 7 and our theme is going to be frugality as a means to increase our happiness and giving potential. I know that people in this group could definitely have some great contributions to our discussions. I know also that this is short notice, but it would be great to see a bunch of you there all the same!

Effective Altruism was discussed by MMM back in December: https://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2017/12/04/how-to-give-money-and-get-happiness-more-easily/. For more information on our Meetup, see here:

https://www.meetup.com/EFFECTIVE-ALTRUISM-OTTAWA/events/248788162/
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on March 25, 2018, 06:07:08 PM
Reggie: Do you have time for a last meet-up before leaving Ottawa?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on March 25, 2018, 07:20:42 PM
I'll second that implied suggestion :)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on March 25, 2018, 07:40:19 PM
Third-ed
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on March 26, 2018, 05:47:20 AM
I suggested waffles/brunch at my place for the weekend of April 7, ideally the Saturday! I could also do omelettes for the keto/paleo crew.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Reggie on March 26, 2018, 06:42:55 AM
Awesome. Thanks for offering Austin. We'll be there!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on March 26, 2018, 11:26:46 AM
I could probably get there.. If can wake up in time.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on March 26, 2018, 04:55:14 PM
Waffles!  Awesome BioChem!  I believe I have some locally sourced ( 😜 ) Chokecherry syrup, and perhaps some Strawberry freezer jam to add to the party!  @jambongris are you available?  Want to ride share?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Frankieve on March 26, 2018, 07:32:35 PM
Wahoo we're invited to the much talked about Saturday brunch! Saturday the 7th should work great for us. I'll confirm once I convince family members to take our kids for a few hours. :)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on March 29, 2018, 01:28:05 PM
The famous waffle breakfasts, how exciting! Can we bring anything to help DJ?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on March 29, 2018, 01:30:22 PM
The famous waffle breakfasts, how exciting! Can we bring anything to help DJ?
Shopping / Donations list:

Maple syrup
Fruit toppings
Whipped cream
3.25 percent milk
Anything you want to eat on a waffle

Donations appreciates, by no means required. Sound off in forum with what you're bringing, much as others already have! (thanks!)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on March 29, 2018, 04:17:34 PM
I will bring electricity and fruit!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: jambongris on March 29, 2018, 07:02:16 PM
Waffles!  Awesome BioChem!  I believe I have some locally sourced ( 😜 ) Chokecherry syrup, and perhaps some Strawberry freezer jam to add to the party!  @jambongris are you available?  Want to ride share?

That sounds like fun @oneyearfromnow. I'd be game if it's okay with the hosts.

The famous waffle breakfasts, how exciting! Can we bring anything to help DJ?
Shopping / Donations list:

Maple syrup
Fruit toppings
Whipped cream
3.25 percent milk
Anything you want to eat on a waffle

Donations appreciates, by no means required. Sound off in forum with what you're bringing, much as others already have! (thanks!)

3.25% milk sound like something I can handle.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Dee on March 29, 2018, 08:53:51 PM
I keep wanting to come to one of these meetups and missing them all - this time I will be out of town. We are going to spend a few days in Peterborough, seeing a performance of a Led Zeppelin album on Saturday night. Anticipated mustachian activities include visiting the Canadian canoe museum on Thursday night (when it is free), taking walks along part of the cross Canada trail and visiting the (free) zoo. We will be totally living it up! But, sadly, no mustachian breakfast waffle meetup.

Here's hoping the next meet up works out for me...
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on March 29, 2018, 11:33:49 PM
Dee: throw up a meet-up date. We chose that one to party before reggie FIREs and burn his house down... (Figuratively?) But if you write ones, chances are a few of us will be free
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Dee on March 30, 2018, 07:14:36 PM
Thanks, Ben - you're right, if I want a date that works for me, I should propose one : )

But I'll probably just patiently wait until one just happens to happen at a time that I'm free. Other than work, I don't have many commitments so it's just been a funny coincidence that the last few meet ups dates have been at times where I already had something going on.

I thinks the odds are in my favour if I just wait for the next one to happen naturally...
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Frankieve on March 31, 2018, 05:43:53 AM
if I go I'll bring maple syrup. I just have to confirm a sitter for a few hours. :)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on March 31, 2018, 07:42:04 AM
Alright. Meet-up on the 7th for BioChem Waffles. (Don't those sound tasty?)

Second Meet-up after the 7th: Dee, any interest?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Reggie on April 04, 2018, 11:05:20 AM
Sorry, we can't find a babysitter for Saturday morning so if we come it will be with the kids. They are small and are generally very well behaved.  And they don't understand english so you don't have to watch what you say. 

We can bring Peanut Butter??? (It adds extra protein to the waffles)

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on April 04, 2018, 11:14:39 AM
I don't have a problem with bringing the kids along, but we'll have to check in with my roommate.

Nut butter waffles for the win!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on April 04, 2018, 11:43:17 AM
Coincidentally, I can confirm that the roommate is okay with it! (How lucky that we were at the same location!)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on April 05, 2018, 08:39:16 AM
We can bring nutella :)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on April 06, 2018, 06:29:35 AM
1030 Am, pm me for the address if you don't know or you haven't heard from me!

Sometimes we run out of visitor parking.
Should be fine at 10:30 in the morning, if there's no space, there is street parking on one side of the road one street down.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on April 07, 2018, 12:44:42 PM
Thanks @BiochemicalDJ and @Canadian Ben for your hospitality!  Great to see everyone again.



I would like to offer my place for a meetup.  Westboro.  How about Saturday, May 12th?

Afternoon? Evening?  What is the best time for the group?





Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: jambongris on April 09, 2018, 06:14:48 PM
Thanks @BiochemicalDJ and @Canadian Ben for your hospitality!  Great to see everyone again.



I would like to offer my place for a meetup.  Westboro.  How about Saturday, May 12th?

Afternoon? Evening?  What is the best time for the group?

We're free on the 12th and can probably make the trek.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Dee on April 09, 2018, 06:26:50 PM
OK, this one I should be able to make - May 12! I will check this thread for more details on time as we get closer to the date.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on April 10, 2018, 08:00:23 AM
I'm also free on 12th; either afternoon or evening works.  Thanks @oneyearfromnow for keeping the meetup momentum going!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on April 11, 2018, 02:47:32 PM
I'd be in for the 12th. Any time!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on April 11, 2018, 02:57:54 PM
I'm free since I don't plan that far in advance.

Someone will need to bump this closer to the time :D
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Frankieve on April 13, 2018, 07:24:36 PM
Thank you BiochemicalDJ and Canadian Ben for hosting a wonderful brunch last week. I think Justin and I can make May 12th early afternoon if that's what works.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on April 30, 2018, 10:58:38 AM
Bumping this for visibility: Next meet-up has been graciously offered by oneyearfromnow for those who are in the Ottawa area! @FrugalToque @swiper
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on April 30, 2018, 11:29:16 AM
Yes indeed, Westboro area, afternoon of May 12th.  Say 1pm?  Tea and treats will be supplied.

Pleas PM me your RSVP, and I will let you know about parking, transit, bike path access etc.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Dee on April 30, 2018, 05:16:21 PM
Great timing, OneYearFromNow, hosting this one year after RE!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Dee on April 30, 2018, 05:25:41 PM
I'm planning to attend and will be coming in from the south end of the city (south of Barrhaven). If anyone wants a ride, just pm me.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on April 30, 2018, 07:18:45 PM
Westboro eh? That`ll be a pleasant commute.

12th of may, about 3 messages up (Oneyearfromnow`s post)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on April 30, 2018, 08:31:48 PM
Dee, RStever, I have sent you both PM’s
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BarterBrad on May 03, 2018, 05:49:29 PM
Have you heard of Derek Foster?  He's part of the FI community in Ottawa.  He's speaking to a community group called the Ottawa Share Club this coming Tues May 8.  Anyone is welcome to attend.  The club is a group of people who take an interest in their finances, from beginners to experts.  A couple are Mustachians!  A donation of $5 helps cover costs, but free is absolutely fine too.

The topic is FIRE.  Derek is our external speaker.  The second half is an open discussion about FIRE, using an impressive spreadsheet to visualize situations.  More details on the agenda is available at www.facebook.com/events/185464795414623/, or PM me.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: jambongris on May 03, 2018, 07:11:49 PM
Have you heard of Derek Foster?  He's part of the FI community in Ottawa.  He's speaking to a community group called the Ottawa Share Club this coming Tues May 8.  Anyone is welcome to attend.  The club is a group of people who take an interest in their finances, from beginners to experts.  A couple are Mustachians!  A donation of $5 helps cover costs, but free is absolutely fine too.

The topic is FIRE.  Derek is our external speaker.  The second half is an open discussion about FIRE, using an impressive spreadsheet to visualize situations.  More details on the agenda is available at www.facebook.com/events/185464795414623/, or PM me.

Quote
Agenda:
1. “The Second Million is Easier” - external presenter Derek Foster
Derek Foster offers a down-to-earth approach in explaining simple investing concepts that allowed him to become a millionaire and leave the rat race by the time he was 34! He lives in Ottawa with his wife and 8 kids.
He spoke to the club in November 2014 and will return to share how the second million was easier.

8 kids!? Wow. Meal planning, grocery buying and cooking must be almost a full time job at that point.

Where in Ottawa is the Ottawa Share Club located?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: James R on May 04, 2018, 07:29:26 PM
Hi! I've been a mustachian for a couple years, but I only just moved to Ottawa (from the US). I'm hoping to meet other FIers in the area. Do you all have events often?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on May 04, 2018, 07:44:55 PM
Every month/2 weeks.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on May 04, 2018, 07:47:30 PM
Hello and welcome @James R !  We have been trying to be a bit more regular in meeting up.  Summer here in Ottawa is always much more better for these things.... If you can come on the 12th, send me a PM, and I will send you address details.   

Hope to see you then!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BarterBrad on May 07, 2018, 08:49:21 AM
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8 kids!? Wow. Meal planning, grocery buying and cooking must be almost a full time job at that point.

Ya, I think his story will be interesting Tues night.

Quote
Where in Ottawa is the Ottawa Share Club located?

Sorry, it was in the FB post.  It's at the Ottawa Citizen/Post Media building (1101 Baxter Rd) from 7-9pm.  We meet in the room immediately to the left of the security desk.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on May 11, 2018, 08:59:42 AM
@OYFN Anything you would like people to bring for tomorrow? Surprisingly, I might have some wine on hand... and popcorn... (Very rare for me right :D); and since it's supposed to be sunshine forever according to the weather network, biking it is!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on May 11, 2018, 12:32:11 PM
Hello back Canadian Ben!

Still on for 1pm tomorrow (12th)  There should be ample bike parking in my garage.

BYOB, I am making treats - both savoury and sweet.

I have heard back from several people, should be a good group!  The few that I expected to hear from, but haven’t officially will get PM’s from me shortly.

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on May 12, 2018, 03:47:48 PM
@investing hispster: None scheduled yet, Feel free to throw up a date/location!

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: jambongris on May 14, 2018, 01:04:08 PM
Thanks for hosting @oneyearfromnow. The family really appreciated the treats to-go.

Now that it’s warm out we also have the option of parks for meet-ups.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on May 14, 2018, 02:37:25 PM
You are welcome Jambon!  It was fun to see everyone!

I second the park idea!  Andrew Hayden, and Vincent Massey both have BBQ pits, and I think a family picnic event would be a hoot. 

I have a bocce set, and I have it on good authority that Cdn Ben has some badminton racquets.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on May 14, 2018, 02:54:52 PM
You are welcome Jambon!  It was fun to see everyone!

I second the park idea!  Andrew Hayden, and Vincent Massey both have BBQ pits, and I think a family picnic event would be a hoot. 

I have a bocce set, and I have it on good authority that Cdn Ben has some badminton racquets.

I have 1 not-yet broken one (but will be after someone uses it; and two non-breakable ones! + a net) and every other sport item.
Now illegal to sell lawn darts? Heck yes.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Dee on May 14, 2018, 06:03:48 PM
It was great to meet some Ottawa Mustachians. Thanks for hosting us so well, OneYearFromNow!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on May 25, 2018, 08:58:53 AM
Anyone up for a meet-up next weekend? (2-3 June)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on May 25, 2018, 09:04:08 AM
I would be interested. 

Should we try a park picnic setting?  Bate Island is nice; however, Vincent Massey Park or Andrew Hayden Park have toilet facilities and BBQ pits.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on May 25, 2018, 10:09:21 AM
I vote for toilet and BBQ access.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: jambongris on May 25, 2018, 10:33:01 AM
I won’t be able to make it; I’m doing doors open Ottawa that weekend. Hope the weather is better that weekend than it’s looking for this weekend.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on May 25, 2018, 10:37:09 AM
I'm out that weekend, back home visiting my parents.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on May 25, 2018, 11:17:05 AM
I'm unlikely to make it since we're planning to do lots of Doors Open that weekend, but it does sound like fun so I'll be keeping an eye on plans here in case ours change!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on May 31, 2018, 01:18:21 PM
I guess Doors open won!

What are people going to see? I`m looking at the Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre. + The national art center on sunday... possibly the rowing club for the sunset.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Dee on June 03, 2018, 09:39:03 PM
Saw the storage hangar at the Aviation Museum and the Canadian Conservation Institute. Both really good picks. Anyone else pleased (or unpleased) with their doors open picks?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on June 05, 2018, 06:51:43 PM
Anybody up for this sunday? No Open doors this time :D
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on June 05, 2018, 06:59:10 PM
Likely no for me.  I have houseguests leaving some time on Sunday, there will be laundry best done on weekend rates.   Also, the F1 in Montreal is a must watch.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on June 06, 2018, 05:21:11 PM
Wish we could Ben, but we're out of town.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Frankieve on June 07, 2018, 06:33:03 PM
We've just returned from our vacation so I have been out of the loop. I'll keep an eye on here for our next meet up date.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on June 12, 2018, 12:36:19 PM
Just FYI, a company called ontario home protection is selling carbon offset programs door to door, at the price od 25$/month for 60 months, and trying to lie and tell you that you will receive electricity credits for 45$ which will more than cover it. This is a flat out lie, as they are trying to pass off the OESP (electricity support program for low-income) as part of their program. The saleswoman lied to me multiple times and tried pressuring me into signing right now and taking care of the details after when they called.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: jambongris on June 12, 2018, 01:24:52 PM
Just FYI, a company called ontario home protection is selling carbon offset programs door to door, at the price od 25$/month for 60 months, and trying to lie and tell you that you will receive electricity credits for 45$ which will more than cover it. This is a flat out lie, as they are trying to pass off the OESP (electricity support program for low-income) as part of their program. The saleswoman lied to me multiple times and tried pressuring me into signing right now and taking care of the details after when they called.

Is she invited to the next meet-up?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on June 12, 2018, 01:37:50 PM
Seemed like the best way to let ottawa people know. Especially since the 25$ for green initiative in exchange for electricity credits really seemed good to me. Till I realized what they were doing.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on June 27, 2018, 01:29:10 PM
Hello Ottawa Mustachians,

I've recently returned to the forums after years away, after noticing I was FI when musing about my next career move in case my current job ends suddenly, which it could.  I counted my pennies and realized my next career move could be to not have one any more, so I have come back to the forums and blogs to gather info and reassure myself that financially I am ready, whether it comes to that or not.

I'd love to meet some local frugal folks.  I am a long-term Ottawa resident, but in recent years have been away a lot, working up in the arctic (where my "Bingeworker" moniker comes from) and spending time in the USA where my American husband was getting his PhD.  We're full-time locals here now though, for the past year.

Glancing back at recent ideas, I'd like to propose a totally casual disorganized potluck in Andrew Haydon Park, which is on the bike path and not too far from transit (Bayshore station) if anyone is busing.  I'm guessing weekends are the best for most of you?  How would Saturday July 7 or Sunday July 8 work for people?  Friday July 6 would also be fine.  I work, but part-time (I semi-retired back in 1992 so I have been at this my whole adult life).

If anyone is interested, which day would be better for you, and is lunch or suppertime better?
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Post by: Lews Therin on June 28, 2018, 09:11:31 AM
I'll probably be in the area for that weekend, so any day works for me.
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Post by: Frankieve on June 28, 2018, 08:21:22 PM
That Saturday or Sunday afternoon may work for myself and my husband, and the kids.
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Post by: Bingeworker on June 29, 2018, 06:14:24 AM
Glad to hear at least a couple of folks are free!  Hopefully some others reply, and then we can nail down a date and time ...
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Post by: oneyearfromnow on June 29, 2018, 06:46:16 AM
Saturday the 7th works for me! 
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Post by: Bingeworker on June 30, 2018, 03:28:37 PM
So for those who replied so far, it sounds like Saturday afternoon, July 7, Andrew Haydon Park is the option that works for everyone.  How would 4-6 work for people?  Does that work?  If not, let us know what would.

If anyone wants to BBQ something, there are some BBQs that are usually not too busy at the west end of the park, right near the bridge over to Dick Bell Park, kind of tucked behind the little hill there, past the waterfall.  We could maybe meet there, or meet near the bridge if those tables are already taken when we arrive?

Still hoping some others can make it too, let us know if you can!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Dee on June 30, 2018, 06:19:48 PM
Sounds great. 4-6 is actually ideal for my spouse and me. We are beholden to our dog's medication schedule so it's really nice that the time proposed actually coincides with a period of time between meds. So, weather permitting, we are in.
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Post by: oneyearfromnow on June 30, 2018, 07:11:23 PM
Sounds Great!  Timing is good!

Since the park is large, can you post a Google Satellite image of where that meeting point is?




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Post by: Frankieve on July 02, 2018, 02:16:49 PM
That works for our family. We will likely meet up around 4 and leave early as hubby needs to go in for a night shift.
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Post by: Bingeworker on July 03, 2018, 06:32:27 PM

Since the park is large, can you post a Google Satellite image of where that meeting point is?

Here's a link to that end of the park: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Andrew+Haydon+Park/@45.3495248,-75.824615,18z/ 

But basically, when you look on google maps, we'll meet near the western edge of the park.   At the western boundary is a creek with a bridge across it that goes to the sailing club at Dick Bell Park.  On the eastern side of the creek, there are some picnic tables and BBQs a little south of the path, on the other side of a little landscaped ridge, so we can meet there if the tables are free, but if not, we can meet near the bridge and go find a table or other spot from there.  I can carry a card with a mustache on it, or place it on the table if one is free.

Before Saturday I can PM folks with a reminder and my cellphone number so that you can text me if you can't find the group.  I think the rest of you know each other though, it's more likely that I will be the confused party milling about aimlessly and you will have to come rescue me!

The weather forecast is good, so hopefully we won't need to postpone for rain.
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Post by: RetiredAt63 on July 04, 2018, 07:13:06 PM
One of these days I will make an Ottawa meetup.  But not this weekend, I am doing mother-of-the-bride stuff.   Have fun, the weather looks good.
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Post by: Lews Therin on July 04, 2018, 07:39:51 PM
I won't be coming, cottage is calling. Enjoy!
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Post by: Bingeworker on July 06, 2018, 11:48:33 AM
I just sent a PM with my cell number to all the confirmed attendees for tomorrow's meet up - if anyone else wants to join, please do, and pm me so I can give you my cell number in case you have to text me if you can't find us.
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Post by: oneyearfromnow on July 06, 2018, 12:34:17 PM
We are looking forward to it!
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Post by: Mr Ed on July 07, 2018, 05:08:22 PM
Good meeting y'all at the park today.  I just signed up so am still clean shaven (married to Bingeworker).
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Post by: Dee on July 07, 2018, 05:38:39 PM
Nice meeting you, Ed. Glad you are also joining us on the boards.
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Post by: oneyearfromnow on July 07, 2018, 07:09:25 PM
Good meeting you, and my ‘cousin’!

Nice little spot in the park, thanks to all 😀
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Post by: Frankieve on July 08, 2018, 07:29:12 PM
Nice to meet you Nancy and Ed. Great location. Thanks for planning.
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Post by: SM2 on July 19, 2018, 10:33:44 AM
I am brand new to the forum. I live in Ottawa and am recently single (with two young children). Wanted to post here first in case any of you 'older' posters would be interested in chatting about retirement in the area. I now have to completely replan my life and figure out how I will retire some day and what kind of numbers I may need.

I haven't posted an intro or case study yet. Finances and my life are not yet finalized. Just feeling overwhelmed and lost at the moment.
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Post by: Frankieve on July 19, 2018, 05:59:25 PM
Welcome to Ottawa meet up group. a few of us have met a few times. the summer always makes it a bit harder to find a date that works for most. but if you suggest a date...we can see if it works.
I wanted to say hello, I'm also have two young children. being a mother of two keeps you so busy already...then going through a separation now must be difficult. Hang in there!
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Post by: Lews Therin on July 20, 2018, 10:06:12 AM
Anyone interested in the first weekend of August?

Either the Sat/Sun (4th or 5th)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: SM2 on July 20, 2018, 10:43:47 AM
I may be able to do the 5th. Have my kids with me though. The 4th is definitely out for me.
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Post by: Bingeworker on July 20, 2018, 11:52:05 AM
I'm free that weekend at this point.
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Post by: oneyearfromnow on July 20, 2018, 01:02:10 PM
I am free as well, shall we do another park meetup?
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Post by: Frankieve on July 22, 2018, 07:12:38 AM
The afternoon of the 5th works for me also. If you want I'm happy to host here. assuming it's nice we can all hang outback. I have a large fenced yard, so the kids can run free. I'll serve some punch. let me know of that would work. my place is in the West end. Not far from Algonquin College.
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Post by: oneyearfromnow on July 22, 2018, 07:34:44 AM
5th it is!  Thanks for hosting.  I will send you a PM for address details. 😄
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Post by: jambongris on July 22, 2018, 09:59:57 AM
5th might work for me/us. Are young’uns allowed? My kids love backyards (ages 5 and 2).
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Post by: Frankieve on July 22, 2018, 07:02:51 PM
yes kiddos are welcome. my kids are 4 and 2 so they will enjoy the company. I'll pm my address to those who are coming!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on July 22, 2018, 07:31:51 PM
Ed and I will come.  Let us know what time is good.

Nancy
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Post by: Lews Therin on July 23, 2018, 06:06:25 AM
I'm an adult with no kids Frankieve, can I still come? :)
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Post by: BiochemicalDJ on July 23, 2018, 06:13:35 AM
I unfortunately can't make it for the 5th. Could do the 4th, but if that doesn't work, no problem!
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Post by: Novik on July 23, 2018, 08:16:15 AM
We're out for that whole weekend (road trip / wedding) but I hope everyone has fun and am looking forward to the next time we can catch up :)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Frankieve on July 24, 2018, 05:27:27 AM
I'm an adult with no kids Frankieve, can I still come? :)

I suppose you can join ;) I'd be glad to take a break from parenting if you want to pretend a few are yours for a couple hours.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on July 24, 2018, 05:31:50 AM
I have an excellent parenting style, it's also known as lord of the fly-ing.**

Spelling mistake.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Dee on July 27, 2018, 06:05:34 PM
Will be out of town on vacation for this one.
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Post by: Tanor85 on July 30, 2018, 12:06:45 PM
MMM is in town. Invite him to the next meetup :-)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on July 30, 2018, 12:18:52 PM
@MMM are you interested and in Ottawa? There's a meetup on sunday. Kids, adults, kid-like adults...
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Post by: Frankieve on August 02, 2018, 05:16:49 AM
I did invite him on Twitter if he was still in town
 no response :)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on August 02, 2018, 06:00:39 AM
So what are the details Frankieve?
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Post by: Frankieve on August 03, 2018, 11:08:04 AM
Meet at my place at around 1? I will send a PM to those coming. It's going to be nice and warm Sunday so we can hang out in the yard. I'll have the sprinkler on for the kiddos. We do have a BBQ and you are welcome to use it but i'll just have some munchies out.
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Post by: oneyearfromnow on August 03, 2018, 12:31:49 PM
Awesome!  Looking forward to it!
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Post by: Bingeworker on August 03, 2018, 12:51:17 PM
Ed and I will be there.  I will try to bake some c.o.o.k.i.e.s. to bring along.  ;-)
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Post by: SM2 on August 05, 2018, 07:29:18 AM
I won’t be able to get there today. One of my children is battling a virus that I also had last week so we are stuck at the house today.
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Post by: Lews Therin on August 05, 2018, 09:15:32 AM
I'm coming with popcorn and wine.
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Post by: Ottawa on August 05, 2018, 10:26:36 AM
Hi All!  I'd be in for today if it isn't too late!?  I was just over at College Square Loblaws buying a few groceries! 
I will PM Frankieve.  Cheers
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Post by: Bingeworker on August 05, 2018, 05:07:20 PM
Thanks, Frankieve and Mr. Frankieve for hosting a wonderful afternoon talking about finance!  Everybody's story is inspiring, and the food was amazing.
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Post by: Ottawa on August 05, 2018, 05:43:58 PM
Thanks Everyone, it was great to meet up!
In case you are wondering:
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Post by: Lews Therin on August 05, 2018, 05:45:43 PM
Two questions: what was the mortar and pestle for, and aren't you dirtying the bottom of your plate by putting it on the cutting board?
#howtonotgetthepointofthings.
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Post by: Ottawa on August 05, 2018, 05:49:56 PM
M&P fo' crushing the nuts.
Seasoning bottom of plate with garlic/onions/lime.  Why limit to licking the upside of the plate only?  I see no downside here.  :-)

Bonus: Knife for cutting garlic/onions/lime.

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Post by: oneyearfromnow on August 05, 2018, 05:56:46 PM
Merci bien Frankieve, Mr. Frankieve and kidlets!😀

Really enjoyed the chat and company!

@Ottawa, excellent looking Pad Thai!

So, fo the next sort-of meetup.....I noticed by the specials on Flipp, that it might be time to make some of my Grammies Mustard Pickle Relish recipe.   (Zucchini, Cauliflower, Onion, Peppers)

Any takers?  Will need assistance chopping, and we can share some vino and such....
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Post by: Bingeworker on August 05, 2018, 06:06:25 PM
So, fo the next sort-of meetup.....I noticed by the specials on Flipp, that it might be time to make some of my Grammies Mustard Pickle Relish recipe.   (Zucchini, Cauliflower, Onion, Peppers)

Any takers?  Will need assistance chopping, and we can share some vino and such....

Yum!  I'm in, if I'm not working or in the Adirondacks when you do it!
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Post by: Frankieve on August 05, 2018, 07:00:17 PM
Thanks Everyone, it was great to meet up!
In case you are wondering:

Please sent the recipe link. I'm craving pad Thai now. :) it was nice to meet you, glad you could make it.
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Post by: Frankieve on August 05, 2018, 07:01:46 PM
Merci bien Frankieve, Mr. Frankieve and kidlets!😀

Really enjoyed the chat and company!

@Ottawa, excellent looking Pad Thai!

So, fo the next sort-of meetup.....I noticed by the specials on Flipp, that it might be time to make some of my Grammies Mustard Pickle Relish recipe.   (Zucchini, Cauliflower, Onion, Peppers)

Any takers?  Will need assistance chopping, and we can share some vino and such....

you are very welcome. thanks for coming. I look forward to eating the relish you left.
I'm also up for making some...im in! as long as I'm around of course.
 
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Post by: jambongris on August 05, 2018, 07:08:05 PM
I’m sad we couldn’t make it; sounds like a good time was had by all.

I’m down for relish making @oneyearfromnow.


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Post by: Lews Therin on August 05, 2018, 10:48:49 PM
So, fo the next sort-of meetup.....I noticed by the specials on Flipp, that it might be time to make some of my Grammies Mustard Pickle Relish recipe.   (Zucchini, Cauliflower, Onion, Peppers)

Any takers?  Will need assistance chopping, and we can share some vino and such....

I'm in for wino labor. I only have relish for guest.
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Post by: Ottawa on August 06, 2018, 08:40:05 AM

Please sent the recipe link. I'm craving pad Thai now. :) it was nice to meet you, glad you could make it.

I followed Tako pretty closely: http://www.mrtakoescapes.com/mr-takos-easy-shrimp-phad-thai/ (http://www.mrtakoescapes.com/mr-takos-easy-shrimp-phad-thai/)
I would recommend using less than a whole bunch of green onions (2/3).  I would also use more cilantro (1/2 cup).
But, personal taste! 

Would be very easy to sub the chicken or tofu for the shrimp.   
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Post by: oneyearfromnow on August 08, 2018, 08:05:45 AM
Grammie’s Mustard Pickle Relish - canning party!

It is zucchini harvest time, and that means relish making time.  If you haven’t tried my Grammie’s recipe yet, it does contain Mustard powder - but it isn’t mustardy.  It is more a sweet/sour condiment.  Excellent on a cheese sandwich, charcuterie boards, or on pork, chicken, or fish.  Heck, it is excellent on a hotdog or hamburger too.

I am happy to share the recipe, and will need chopping skillz to assist.

This Saturday, Aug 11th, starting at noon @ my place.  (If you can’t make it then - I could host a second date)

Let me know how much relish you’d like to take home (recipe makes about 16 cups) - I can purchase the veg.  I have received an excellent supply of mason jars from a friends, as they were downsizing, so I may be able to front you some jars.

If you can’t come and would like a few bottles,  or If you can come, and just want a couple of bottles - that is all OK too.

Based on numbers/ amount being made, how many sealing rings & caps the bottles need, I can come up with a price per cup.



Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on August 08, 2018, 08:19:50 AM
I'm working this Saturday. :-(  (Semi-retirement still gets in the way of many things!)   I'll buy a jar of it though if you have extra!
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Post by: Frankieve on August 08, 2018, 12:53:59 PM
sounds good but we are camping all weekend so won't be able to participate.
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Post by: Lews Therin on August 08, 2018, 01:08:47 PM
Can't make it either, Sorry!

I'd also be curious to the price of one jar (and how long it stays good since I only have some for other people, I don't eat any)
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Post by: Dee on August 08, 2018, 06:38:13 PM
Are you interested in getting more mason jars? My spouse has some from way back when his mother would do some canning with him but hasn't used them in years. I haven't taken a close look, so it may be that the rings have worn out. But if you are interested in having them passed along your way, I can take a closer look.

(I'm not sure whether Saturday will work but I could drop off the jars soon regardless of Saturday's activities.)
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Post by: jambongris on August 10, 2018, 01:42:38 PM
If this is the same stuff that you left with us last time than I'm sorry so to say that I won't be there. This is our last weekend before we leave for England and we have a lot of stuff left to do.
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Post by: oneyearfromnow on August 10, 2018, 02:06:38 PM
@jambongris it the same relish!  Family favourite!

I sense that I may not have much of a canning party.   No worries if you have other plans, it is canning time and I am going ahead with our regular batch for us.

But I am sensing that I may be able to sell off a second batch......or at least for barter.....
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Post by: Bingeworker on August 10, 2018, 07:31:48 PM
<...> But I am sensing that I may be able to sell off a second batch......or at least for barter.....

If you make a second batch later, I can come be your sous-chef if I am free. 
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Post by: Frankieve on August 12, 2018, 05:32:34 AM
I'll buy some for sure.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on August 12, 2018, 06:11:59 PM
Ottawa MMM PSA:

If anyone is interested in the cost per the Mustard Pickle - it comes out to about $2 per 500 ml jar - not including electricity or time.  Biggest part of the cost is the new sealing lid for the mason jar.

So, I'll be making some more tomorrow and/or Tuesday - $3 per 500 ml jar.  This year's batch has more cauliflower in it - not that you'd notice :)  PM me  if you are interested in purchase.

Also - for those who are interested - Super Store is selling 25 lbs boxes of plum tomatoes for about $7.50.   In a few days they may go to half price, but you may have a few more dodgy ones in the box.   Peel, chop, freeze in baggies.   We did two boxes yesterday - yielded 20 - 2 cup bags of chopped tomatoes, and 28 - 1 cup bags of plain tomato sauce.  That is about $0.19 per 1 cup chopped tomato, and $0.27 per cup of prepared tomato sauce.   Should last us almost a year.
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Post by: Frankieve on August 13, 2018, 04:45:29 PM
Count me in for 5 jars!
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Post by: oneyearfromnow on August 14, 2018, 11:22:46 AM
Count me in for 5 jars!

You five have been made, just have to cool.  Send me a PM, and we will try to meet for the swap!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on September 18, 2018, 08:33:25 AM
Anybody in Ottawa have the game dead of winter?

I'm trying to find it in order to try it out. (Next step would be going to a board game bar.)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on September 18, 2018, 10:06:30 AM
Lews, I haven’t heard of that game.   The husband recently picked up Azul, which I would highly recommend!  good for two players too.

I was actually thinking that a meetup might be nice.   I know quite a few of are going to CMC this weekend....I was thinking Saturday Sept 29th, so those that attended CMC could share any tidbits learned.

I wouldn’t mind hosting again.  If the weather complies we could sit outside.   Alternately, we could do a park again, that way kidlets could roam.

Thoughts?  Interest?
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Post by: Lews Therin on September 18, 2018, 10:09:12 AM
It's a cooperative/non-cooperative game depending on what happens.

Don't know if I will be able to attend, my GF has her family coming, and for some reason she was unimpressed with my plan of leaving and avoiding them all weekend.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on September 18, 2018, 11:05:36 AM
I've played dead of winter - we had to watch a 30 min instructional video first, and then playing took another few hours. I can see the appeal if you have a consistent group of players, but if there's only 1-2 people who will play with lots of new people, I think you can serve the same purpose with a less overly-complex, "everyone dies of frostbite" game.

I'll vote in favour of a meet-up in the next couple weeks. Odds are we'll be around and if so we'd love to attend.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on September 18, 2018, 11:25:28 AM
My GF loves it, and since I make force people to learn play Betrayal at House on the Hill.... the game being too complicated isn't really something I can say without them laughing in my face.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on September 18, 2018, 11:42:31 AM
If your GF loves it, that's definitely a good enough reason! Having played Betrayal and Dead of Winter, I still think the latter is much more complicated  (Betrayal waits until you've mastered basic skills before getting complicated, at least, which I find helps), but if you've got someone who really likes it, that's pretty irrelevant.

(And I really shouldn't talk AT ALL about too complicated games given that I keep luring people to play Power Grid with me... we had to break out calculators in the final rounds the first time we played... and it took like 3 hours)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: jambongris on September 18, 2018, 12:11:43 PM
I got power grid last year at my family Christmas exchange and I still haven’t made time to play it yet. Argh.

And I’m the one that brought it to the exchange because I had heard good things about it.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on September 18, 2018, 01:15:10 PM
@jambongris Oh no! If you'd like to try it, my nearby household is two people who've played and would love to play again  (none of the rest of my local family will touch it with a ten foot pole after hearing the description). We've got free evenings most weekends in the next month. Totally understand if just getting the time is too tough though!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on September 18, 2018, 04:54:09 PM
I too have played and enjoy power grid- of be down if you need a fourth :)

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Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: jambongris on September 18, 2018, 08:25:36 PM
Looks like I have no excuses to go any longer without playing Power Grid. Re-laying patio stones is consuming all of my scant spare time right now but I should be done by this weekend.

I just need to find a way to sneak in a few practice sessions so I don’t get destroyed.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on September 19, 2018, 06:12:55 AM
Watch youtube of powergrid while laying those stones.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on September 19, 2018, 09:58:57 AM
If there is a meetup, I am working Sept. 29 but would be interested if it was a different day.  I'm free Sept. 30, and the weekend of Oct. 13.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on September 27, 2018, 11:57:36 AM
Is there a meetup coming up? or should it be moved to the 13th, 14th of Oct?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on September 27, 2018, 01:19:00 PM
I am still OK for the 29th, but I believe only Novik can come.

I am OK to postpone, but cannot do any meetups till after the 15th.  Plenty of houseguests coming my way!

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on September 27, 2018, 01:34:44 PM
I am also okay to postpone, given how soon this weekend now is.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: jambongris on September 27, 2018, 01:35:41 PM
I can confirm that the 29th doesn’t work for me. We have a wedding that day.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on September 27, 2018, 02:00:29 PM
Postpone it is.   

Just as an aside, a pub meetup might be fun too.

Happy end of Q3 everyone!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on October 11, 2018, 02:15:04 PM
Alright. Time to bump this. When should we try and schedule another one?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on October 11, 2018, 02:16:38 PM
Weekend of Oct 27-28?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on October 11, 2018, 02:26:25 PM
As long as it's not the night of the 27th, got a Halloween party to attend. Free otherwise.

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Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on October 11, 2018, 05:15:30 PM
Ed and I are away that weekend, and I work the weekends on either side of it.  We're free the weekend of Nov. 10 if it isn't held before then.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on October 11, 2018, 05:26:22 PM
Sounds like people have terrible schedules. Throw up weekends you could meet.
21/28 Oct // 04/11 Nov
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on October 11, 2018, 07:10:02 PM
Indeed! 

Can someone else take the lead on this one? I have too many obligations house guests, and two big trips to plan.

Open weekend days are:
Oct 20/21,
Oct 27/28,
Nov 17 daytime
Nov 24/25

If meetup happens while we are away, we will catch you on the next one.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on October 12, 2018, 07:46:17 AM
Terrible or maybe just full of exciting weekend plans. Also exhausting weekend plans.

In town and free:
Oct 27/28
Nov 3rd maybe
Nov 17/18
Nov 24/25

We could plan one for late Oct, one for late Nov or early Dec as we approach then? No rules saying we can only have one meetup!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on October 12, 2018, 09:25:11 AM
28th seems like it could work for Oct for a few people (I'm willing to host if nobody else wants to).


November... people seem all over the place. How do people feel about the weekend of the 24th of Nov?

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on October 12, 2018, 11:49:06 AM
28th seems like it could work for Oct for a few people (I'm willing to host if nobody else wants to).


November... people seem all over the place. How do people feel about the weekend of the 24th of Nov?

I feel good about those two dates. :)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on October 12, 2018, 11:53:47 AM
Works for me!

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Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: RetiredAt63 on October 13, 2018, 04:52:59 PM
I keep hoping to make a meetup and have never managed so far.  The 20/21 of October doesn't work, but after that I should be* fine any weekend.


*Dangerous words, they are asking fate to intervene.  ;-/
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on October 14, 2018, 06:40:32 PM
28th seems like it could work for Oct for a few people (I'm willing to host if nobody else wants to).


November... people seem all over the place. How do people feel about the weekend of the 24th of Nov?

I feel good about those two dates. :)

I also have positive feelings :)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on October 14, 2018, 08:07:46 PM
28th seems like it could work for Oct for a few people (I'm willing to host if nobody else wants to).


November... people seem all over the place. How do people feel about the weekend of the 24th of Nov?

I feel good about those two dates. :)

I also have positive feelings :)

Keep your feelings to yourselves. I need rational plans and thoughts.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Frankieve on October 16, 2018, 06:01:02 PM
28th afternoon may work for us!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on October 16, 2018, 06:03:33 PM
I second afternoon or late. Hungover Ben will be present on the 28th.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Cannot Wait! on October 16, 2018, 06:17:27 PM
Teri (from CM*TO)  and I might road trip down from Kingston for one or both those dates!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on October 19, 2018, 08:46:51 AM
Confirming - 28th, afternoon, Lews Therein's house?

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Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on October 19, 2018, 02:55:41 PM
Indeed!  I am in.

 @Novik  @jambongris could we consider ride sharing?

ETA @The Investing Hispster   are you able to attend? 
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on October 19, 2018, 03:13:34 PM
@Ottawa
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Ottawa on October 19, 2018, 06:34:26 PM
ahhhh....not sure!?  D has a birthday to attend Sunday 28th..will see if I can make it.  Cheers!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on October 21, 2018, 02:12:56 PM
I might have bought over 10kg of chicken breasts yesterday, so if people want to stay later for board games and supper, you're welcome.

Give me an idea of how many people would like to join in. I've got simple games and complex/convoluted/holy crap how many rules are in this game/ kinds of games.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: RetiredAt63 on October 23, 2018, 04:31:45 PM
Update?  What is planned?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on October 23, 2018, 04:34:05 PM
28th at my place in the afternoon. People are welcome to stay for supper and board games. Anybody would plans on joining for supper let me know so I can unfreeze the correct amount of food! If you don't have my address, PM me.

The next one is tentatively planned for the 24th no plan on what exactly.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: jambongris on October 23, 2018, 05:55:54 PM
Indeed!  I am in.

 @Novik  @jambongris could we consider ride sharing?

ETA @The Investing Hispster   are you able to attend?

I don’t think I’m going to make this one but otherwise carpooling would be the obvious choice.

I do want to plan a board game night in the near future so I can get around to playing Power Grid.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on October 23, 2018, 06:02:55 PM
Jambongris:

"Crickets.... 24th.... Crickets"
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on October 26, 2018, 08:38:14 AM
Bump.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Cannot Wait! on October 26, 2018, 10:24:13 AM
Thanks Lews Therin for hosting.
Teri and I will be there!
If anyone btwn Kingston and your place needs a lift,  let me know... :)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on October 26, 2018, 10:38:34 AM
@oneyearfromnow : Car pool option

It's somewhat on the way. (since it's faster to take the 416-417).
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on October 26, 2018, 01:24:38 PM
@oneyearfromnow : Car pool option

It's somewhat on the way. (since it's faster to take the 416-417).

Thanks Lews, but I will be bussing over to R@63’s, and then carpooling from there.

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on October 26, 2018, 01:30:37 PM
@Ottawa ; @Frankieve ; @Novik
Coming?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on October 26, 2018, 01:47:31 PM
Yes :)  Within "afternoon", did you have a time in mind you'd like us to aim for arriving?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on October 26, 2018, 02:53:06 PM
Anytime after 1 is fine. I won't be hungover since saturdays plan fel through, so I will be awake and alive at that point.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Cannot Wait! on October 27, 2018, 12:51:15 PM
Teri and I will be there for 1 as I have dinner plans to get back for.
Look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Ottawa on October 27, 2018, 07:21:14 PM
Sorry B, I won't be able to make it as another commitment tomorrow afternoon. 
Enjoy!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Frankieve on October 27, 2018, 09:18:46 PM
Hey all, just remembered that I said tomorrow might work for us and then we had a very busy week here and I completely forgot to checkup on the plans. Unfortunatrly, I won't be able to make it...Ive got a full day of grocery shopping, pumpkin carving, swimming lessons, and solo parenting as Justin is working all weekend. :( hope to make it out to the next one!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on October 27, 2018, 10:28:54 PM
It's still on for everyone else, i'll see oyfn, novis, 63 l, cannot wait, dj and others tomorrow.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Cannot Wait! on October 28, 2018, 09:00:43 AM
SNOW! 
No power at either of our houses! 
Good thing we are hard core Mustachians!  We will not let these setbacks deter us! 
Teri even put on her own snow tires this year! 
Woohoo!
See you in a couple hours if the roads cooperate....
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on October 28, 2018, 09:13:07 AM
I timed it perfectly, changed my oil and tires to winter ones yesterday, the moment I was done it started raining, this morning: Snow.

Can't beat that.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Cannot Wait! on October 28, 2018, 03:58:01 PM
Made it home!
Thanks so much and lovely to meet everyone!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on October 28, 2018, 06:21:14 PM
Thank you Lews, Lews BFF, Biochem for your hospitality!

Always good to see Novik, and Novik +1, R@63, and an especially nice to meet Cannot Wait & their BFF/ travel friend.

Maybe I will host the Nov 24th tentative date?

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on October 29, 2018, 09:04:25 AM
Seconding oneyearfromnow - it was a great meetup yesterday and lovely to put more faces/names to forum folks, and catch up with others.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: RetiredAt63 on October 30, 2018, 06:35:31 AM
That was fun, great to meet people.  Thanks for hosting.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on November 15, 2018, 08:49:36 AM
For those interesting in doing a real-life scavenger hunt type activity, giving yourself 200$ of free stuff for 200$ worth of air miles, it's worth taking a look at my last post in here:

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/canada-tax-discussion/canadian-travel-hacking-and-cc-churning-thread/msg2202452/#new

https://shoptheblock.ca/en/home


Any news on the 24th? People still available/interested?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on November 15, 2018, 09:00:18 PM
I am very happy to host Nov 24th!

Please RSVP...
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on November 16, 2018, 11:01:15 AM
Count us in! We're flexible on timing as long as it's sorted in advance so we don't double book ourselves.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on November 16, 2018, 11:28:56 AM
I'm most likely in as well, with my +1
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on November 16, 2018, 11:34:12 AM
I'm in, flexible on timing. Maybe will carpool with Lews.

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Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Cannot Wait! on November 16, 2018, 01:08:46 PM
I am taking care of 2 BIG dogs that weekend whom I'm sure would not be welcome!
They are also not very Mustachian!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on November 16, 2018, 01:39:52 PM
As much as I love doggos, the husband is very allergic.

Lets say 1pm on the 24th.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on November 19, 2018, 10:15:54 AM
As much as I love doggos, the husband is very allergic.

Lets say 1pm on the 24th.

I have RSVP's from Lews, Lews +1, BioChem.

Any other peeps able to attend?

@Novik , @Ottawa , @Frankieve , @The Investing Hispster , @jambongris , @RetiredAt63
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on November 19, 2018, 01:09:03 PM
I have RSVP's from Lews, Lews +1, BioChem.

And me! (but contrary to my prior page RSVP, looks like it will be just me, no +1, due to ski patrol)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on November 19, 2018, 01:12:26 PM
I have RSVP's from Lews, Lews +1, BioChem.

And me! (but contrary to my prior page RSVP, looks like it will be just me, no +1, due to ski patrol)

I had seen your previous for the date on offer, was just making sure I got the numbers.

Oh, just realized I forgot to add @Bingeworker and +1  Opps!  Did I omit anyone else?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on November 19, 2018, 01:16:25 PM
@Frankieve ; @jambongris
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on November 19, 2018, 01:18:08 PM
@Frankieve ; @jambongris

Haha Lews!  I remembered them!  See a few posts up!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on November 19, 2018, 01:30:26 PM
1/2 Jambongris wasn't actually linked. Nor is @RetiredAt63
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: RetiredAt63 on November 20, 2018, 10:49:45 AM
As much as I love doggos, the husband is very allergic.

Lets say 1pm on the 24th.

I have RSVP's from Lews, Lews +1, BioChem.

Any other peeps able to attend?

@Novik , @Ottawa , @Frankieve , @The Investing Hispster , @jambongris , @RetiredAt63

Weather cooperating, I will be there.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on November 24, 2018, 09:01:52 AM
We're coming!  See you all soon ...
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on November 24, 2018, 11:42:20 AM
Can someone p.m. me the address?

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Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on November 24, 2018, 03:17:23 PM
Thank you all for coming over to my humble aboad!  Always happy to host!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on November 24, 2018, 03:45:13 PM
And you were as always a wonderful host! Thank you for having us all :)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: RetiredAt63 on November 25, 2018, 07:09:37 AM
Yes, thank you for hosting.  Meetups are fun.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on November 25, 2018, 07:27:47 AM
That was indeed fantastic! Thanks again!

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Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: jambongris on November 25, 2018, 08:17:27 AM
Thank you for hosting. It’s nice to see everyone and to put faces to more forum names.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Frankieve on November 25, 2018, 06:12:48 PM
Hello everyone, I'm sad I missed another meetup! I have been terrible at checking the site...and we have also been just so busy here. With the both of us working full time, and Justin having to do extra training lately on his days off, and with kids swimming and skating on weekends, it's been a little bit hectic over here. I also had a sick grandma and had to drive up north suddenly. Ben has my cell #, that might be the best way to reach me last minute. But I will try to check the forum more often.
We are also planning our 6 month sabbatical...just over 3 months to go before we go live abroad. Planning logistics and such are taking up our time.  Hope you are all doing well.
 
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on November 25, 2018, 06:21:45 PM
We are also planning our 6 month sabbatical...just over 3 months to go before we go live abroad. Planning logistics and such are taking up our time.  Hope you are all doing well.

You're going to live abroad!  That's so cool, you were talking about that last summer.  Where did you decide on as your first destination?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on November 25, 2018, 06:27:13 PM
Salut Frankieve, Justin & kidlets!

Sorry to have missed you all too!

I will send you a PM with my Private email & cell number as well, since many do not have a chance to check the forum often.

Other Ottawa MMM peeps, I recognize that I am an organizer, (too many years as an office manager),  so if you would also PM me your private credentials, I will have a curated list of Ottawa peeps for future meetups / calendar appointments etc.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Frankieve on November 26, 2018, 04:33:36 PM
We are also planning our 6 month sabbatical...just over 3 months to go before we go live abroad. Planning logistics and such are taking up our time.  Hope you are all doing well.

You're going to live abroad!  That's so cool, you were talking about that last summer.  Where did you decide on as your first destination?

Costa Rica...and surrounding area..for the first 2 months. Europe in the spring and across Canada in the summer. but no flight tickets purchased yet...any day now.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on November 27, 2018, 10:44:14 AM
Costa Rica...and surrounding area..for the first 2 months. Europe in the spring and across Canada in the summer. but no flight tickets purchased yet...any day now.

Wow, fun!  Pretty impressive that you guys are pulling that together so fast.  Keep us posted on how it goes, and if you start a blog, let us know.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Frankieve on November 28, 2018, 05:06:07 PM
will do :)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Frankieve on December 21, 2018, 04:59:56 PM
Just wanted to say Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all of my MMM friends. Hope to see you all in the new year.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on January 19, 2019, 06:02:07 AM
It's after the holidays... Things are getting back to normal. Any interest in a meet-up? Throw up free days!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on January 19, 2019, 09:24:00 AM
I would like to meetup, pretty much open after Grounhogs day.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on January 19, 2019, 11:19:08 AM
Mr. Ed and I would love to go, we are free Feb. 3, 10, 16, 17, and 24, if we are looking for a weekend date in February.  We should do it before the Frankieve family takes off on their 6 month adventure, if they are free to join.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Frankieve on January 22, 2019, 04:16:50 PM
Hey everyone. Hope everyone had nice holidays. How does this Sunday afternoon sound? I'm happy to host here if we dont know where to go. It works well for us.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on January 22, 2019, 04:44:34 PM
This Sunday works for me and Mr. Ed.  I know Oneyearfromnow is out of town right now though.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on January 23, 2019, 01:15:30 PM
Me and my +1 are interested for sunday as well. We can fo anywhere :)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on January 23, 2019, 01:37:24 PM
Myself & +1 are out of town this weekend probably including Sunday afternoon, but will keep an eye on the details in case we make it back in time.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on January 23, 2019, 05:43:28 PM
I am indeed out of town.   

Where I am it is anywhere between 26-30, the salt water is warm, the beer is cold.  I do not miss the cold!

Have a great meetup this weekend!

Lews, I cc’d you on an email for potential new member to the group!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Frankieve on January 24, 2019, 03:48:18 PM
Okay everyone we will host a meetup here at around 1pm Sunday. Join if you can. Let me know if you need my address I'll send you a PM.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on January 26, 2019, 06:45:43 PM
It sounds like only three mustachian households are going ... should we postpone to when more are free?  Maybe the lead time wasn't long enough for people to have a chance to see it's on.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on January 26, 2019, 07:14:29 PM
Oh well, They have the most exciting updates. 6months visit the world!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Frankieve on January 27, 2019, 05:59:14 AM
We can try to reschedule for next the next week or two. I'd like to see you all before we leave! What other dates are people available?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on January 27, 2019, 08:06:22 AM
We're free Feb. 3, 16, 17, and 24.  I think Oneyearfromnow made an e-mail list after the last meetup to notify people, maybe we could get it from her and send out a notification once we pick a date and then more folks might be free, I get the impression not many subscribe to or drop in to the meetup page frequently enough to see a short-notice meetup.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Frankieve on January 27, 2019, 09:27:09 AM
okay sounds good!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: frugalcanuck on January 27, 2019, 12:07:21 PM
I would be one of those that would be interested in the email list because I don't often look at the meetup page.
Who should I pm for this?

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on January 27, 2019, 12:43:08 PM
Oneyearfromnow has the e-mail contact list, PM her, she is away right now though so might not be online much.  You can pm me too if you want, in case we set something up before she is back.  What dates are you free in February?  And how about you, Frankieve, does any date work for you?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on January 27, 2019, 01:11:54 PM
I would be one of those that would be interested in the email list because I don't often look at the meetup page.
Who should I pm for this?

Send me a PM with your general availability. I will send out an email within the next couple of hours. (once I can gain custody of the laptop!)  Only date I have plans is Sunday Feb 10.  @Frankieve please PM me with your departure date, I will want to make sure that we can properly send you off on your excellent adventure!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on January 30, 2019, 02:40:30 PM
Hello!

I've sent an email to Frankie, Lews (&+1), Novik (&+1), BioChem, R@63, Jambon, BingeWorker.

@Dee and @Ottawa Feel free to let me know if you can come out.

Per the general discussions so far - I'm proposing Feb 3rd, or Feb 9th. 

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on January 30, 2019, 02:49:27 PM
Thanks for the email!  Feb 2-3 weekend is better for us, and Feb 3rd, as the date specifically proposed, is good
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on January 30, 2019, 03:39:54 PM
The 3rd works for me and Mr. Ed as well.  The 24th is the only other one that still does from that list.

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on January 31, 2019, 05:39:10 AM
I'm free-ish most of the days.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: RetiredAt63 on January 31, 2019, 08:17:14 AM
I have to head home Saturday or Sunday, I need to get salt on my 2" of ice = front walk so the warm weather will work. Plus dentist (Island of Montreal) Wednesday, so no Ottawa for a while.  Either of the other 2 weekends is good.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on February 01, 2019, 04:34:38 PM
After gathering the data - the date selected with the most votes is:

Sunday - Feb 24th
My place (please PM) if you require the address again.
anytime after 1pm
BYOB

That being said - If anyone wants to informally gather somewhere this Sunday, let me know!

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: MichaelG on February 02, 2019, 07:53:40 AM
Hi all. I'm new here. Any chance I could get added to the Ottawa email list? I'd be interested in joining a meet up in Ottawa. Thanks!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on February 02, 2019, 09:48:02 AM
Hi all. I'm new here. Any chance I could get added to the Ottawa email list? I'd be interested in joining a meet up in Ottawa. Thanks!

Check your PM’s!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: ChipmunkSavings on February 06, 2019, 11:13:24 AM
Hi! I'm in Gatineau, I would also be interested in being added to the list, thank you!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on February 06, 2019, 12:29:33 PM
Hi! I'm in Gatineau, I would also be interested in being added to the list, thank you!

Please check your PM’s!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: JamOnFire on February 19, 2019, 03:42:20 AM
Just found this forum and also live in the 613.

Please add me to email list, thanks

Jamie
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on February 19, 2019, 12:38:46 PM
Just found this forum and also live in the 613.

Please add me to email list, thanks

Jamie

Hi Jamie,

I have sent you a PM.

😀
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: RetiredAt63 on February 21, 2019, 03:24:30 PM
As much as I love doggos, the husband is very allergic.

Lets say 1pm on the 24th.

I have RSVP's from Lews, Lews +1, BioChem.

Any other peeps able to attend?

@Novik , @Ottawa , @Frankieve , @The Investing Hispster , @jambongris , @RetiredAt63

Weather cooperating, I will be there.

So much for weather cooperating, if we are having freezing rain and snow I need to be at the house to keep the walkway clear and salted/sanded, or I won't be able to get into the house later.  The forecast is 5-10 mm rain and then snow, ice pellets in there somewhere, what a mess.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on February 21, 2019, 04:34:32 PM
We are still on for the meetup on Sunday 24th February - anytime 1PM and beyond at my place in Westboro.

BYOB, bring one thing for the cheese / pate / cracker or treat shared plates.

Lots of new people to the group showing up!

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Frankieve on February 23, 2019, 07:24:25 PM
Our plan is to be there!!! Thanks for organizing!!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on February 23, 2019, 07:48:42 PM
We're still planning on coming.  Hope the snow-and-ice lined roads don't turn to rivers with all the rain we are supposed to get tomorrow!  We'll find out if the car floats ...
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on February 23, 2019, 07:57:53 PM
Happy to have you all come for the meetup!

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Road To Avonlea on February 24, 2019, 11:48:11 AM
Good afternoon,

I’m new to this forum but from Ottawa. It would be great if I could be added to the email / distribution list to be notified about future meetups.

All the best.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on February 24, 2019, 03:15:30 PM
Happy to have you all come for the meetup!


Thank you everyone for coming out this afternoon!   It is always lovely to see everyone in real life. 😄

I didn’t get a chance to have extended chats with some of you, but I hope I will get the chance to at our next meetup.

Oh, there is a lonely Metro Shopping bag left behind, please let me know if it is yours!

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on February 24, 2019, 06:56:09 PM
Thank you, OYFN, for hosting!  Big crowd today.  Fun to talk with so many like-minded, motivated people about all the deep meaningful thoughts and opinions we have on FI and what to do about it / with it.  Whoever made those delicious Quesadilla strips (or whatever they were), yum!  Also, the DIY black forest cake was divine, OYFN.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on February 24, 2019, 07:06:10 PM
Quesadilla strips: https://www.budgetbytes.com/creamy-white-bean-and-spinach-quesadillas/

Tortillas, white bean, spinach, cheese and sour cream. Crazy simple!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Frankieve on February 24, 2019, 07:34:34 PM
Thank you OYFN for hosting another awesome meetup with great ppl and good food! I also didnt get to chat with everyone, but happy to see a few familiar and new faces to the group!
As most of you know we leave next Saturday for our 6 month trip. If you are interested in reading about our travels you can do so at SmallFamilyBigAdventure.com. Hope to see you all in September.
Thanks again.

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on February 24, 2019, 07:41:23 PM
You'll never be able to go back to a normal life after that frankieve! Enjoy multiple continents!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: ChipmunkSavings on February 25, 2019, 06:10:03 AM
Thank you so much for hosting this great meet-up! It was great to be able to put faces on names, and to meet you all.  Hopefully I'll get the chance to talk a bit more to everyone at our next meetup.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: JamOnFire on February 25, 2019, 07:51:27 AM
Thank you OYFN for hosting another awesome meetup with great ppl and good food! I also didnt get to chat with everyone, but happy to see a few familiar and new faces to the group!
As most of you know we leave next Saturday for our 6 month trip. If you are interested in reading about our travels you can do so at SmallFamilyBigAdventure.com. Hope to see you all in September.
Thanks again.
Thanks for sharing the link to your page Frankieve.  I look forward to following the family's adventures!

Thanks OYFN for the invite, it was great to meet everyone and I look forward to seeing everyone next time.

I also hope the birthday girl had a wonderful evening!

Jam/Jamie

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Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on February 25, 2019, 05:06:47 PM
I have to say one more thanks......

Thanks to everyone for bringing something to the share table.  It was lovely!  A very eclectic selection of treats!

Tonight, in true MMM /Maritime form, I used up all of the cheese bits, and cracker bits, to make some kickbutt homemade Mac & Cheese. 

In the Maritimes, we used to have something we called ‘old nippy’, or more commonly called ‘Rat trap cheese’.  Of course this was a long time ago - but  it is not unlike the cheese curds that were brought to the meetup.  (tasty, stringy, cheesy).   That and the other cheeses, and some cheddar, chili flake, and dry mustard powder, with a crunchy cracker tip, well.....3 portions for dinner, 7 for the freezer.   Oh yeah!

Until next time!   Always happy to host again!

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: april22 on March 24, 2019, 07:32:04 AM
Hi!

I'm new to Ottawa and kind of new to Mustachianism, though I've been frugal all my life. Would like to be on the email/distribution list for any future meetups!

Thanks,
April
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on March 24, 2019, 08:03:41 AM
Sounds like time to try and reorganize another one!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: JamOnFire on March 24, 2019, 08:10:54 AM
+1, I support!

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Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on March 24, 2019, 09:32:25 AM
Sounds like a great idea!    We are getting quite large, should we consider a different venue?  Maybe a pub?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on March 24, 2019, 09:52:19 AM
Or stop trying to get everyone, and just have more smaller ones?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on March 24, 2019, 12:13:14 PM
A pub would be great.  Or, Ed and I could host, although I am a very much a slacker hostess, BYOEverything, except furniture, we have some of that!  :-D  We're in the west end, in Crystal Beach.  Also, the end of winter is near and park meetups might not be so far off.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: JamOnFire on April 04, 2019, 06:24:21 AM
I'm fine with a pub.  Anything mmm worthy in terms of reasonabley priced yet central?

The nice weather is coming, we may be able to aim for a patio soon!

Jam

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Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on April 04, 2019, 06:30:34 AM
Mmm worthy is debatable. La Maison Acadienne near U of O used to do 10 dollar pitchers.

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Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on April 04, 2019, 02:12:29 PM
Clocktower has “very happy hour” 2-5pm everyday  $5 for 20 oz craft beer.  Discounts on foods.  Some of the best fish tacos I have had in Ottawa.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on April 04, 2019, 03:19:45 PM
We'd be intererested in "Very Happy Hour".  I guess a weekend day would be good for all the peeps that still work?  How crowded do they get on weekends, OYFN, do you know?  If I recall, they don't take reservations although maybe that has changed.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Road To Avonlea on April 06, 2019, 07:03:31 PM
I would also be interested in a meet up, clocktower is a great location and hopefully it will be patio season soon.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: JamOnFire on April 10, 2019, 06:39:17 AM
Morning Guys, with Easter coming I think it would be best to aim for the week after.  I'm fine with clocktower in Westboro. 

Friday night the 26th or Sunday afternoon the 28th? 

Any takers and interest?

Thanks
Jamie

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Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on April 10, 2019, 06:43:51 AM
Sunday after would work for me!

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Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on April 10, 2019, 10:33:37 AM
I'll be out of town for four weeks starting April 25, so sounds like I will miss this one.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on April 10, 2019, 01:13:12 PM
I am busy on the 28th, so if it goes ahead that day I will have to pass.

If anyone would like to meet up during the week, I should be available. 

Bingeworker, we should get together before your adventure.....
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: JamOnFire on April 17, 2019, 04:54:02 PM
I dont know if we are still on and if there is sufficient interest.  I am open to another date OYFN

Jam

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Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: George Marshall on April 19, 2019, 05:37:23 PM
I'm out of town until the 29th. Would love to meet up after that.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on April 19, 2019, 06:17:40 PM
As a wee note.....I would be happy to host another meetup at my house.  I really enjoy seeing you all, so I hope you all will attend again.  May 18 (or 19) as primary meetup, the next (long) weekend as a back up.

I am putting it out there now because I want everyone to put in their calendars.   Either
Saturday preferred.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on May 01, 2019, 05:09:59 PM
As a wee note.....I would be happy to host another meetup at my house.  I really enjoy seeing you all, so I hope you all will attend again.  May 18 (or 19) as primary meetup, the next (long) weekend as a back up.

I am putting it out there now because I want everyone to put in their calendars.   Either
Saturday preferred.

Change of plans.....

We will be in Halifax for the latter part of May.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: FemmeFrugale on May 05, 2019, 04:47:07 AM
Hi all! I'm new and interested in joining a meet up. What about a coffee shop or food court?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on May 09, 2019, 07:06:12 AM
Welcome! I think people would really be interested in any venue, nobody has really taken the reins recently on one recently :)

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Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on May 09, 2019, 07:17:31 AM
Hi all, I have been preoccupied dealing with my Fathers health issue. 

Hopefully next month things will be better for me.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on June 14, 2019, 11:44:44 AM
Anyone feel up to pointing out a nice Park or outdoor area for a meet-up in July?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on June 14, 2019, 12:51:37 PM
Anyone feel up to pointing out a nice Park or outdoor area for a meet-up in July?

Totally!  The Farm is always nice, but either Vincent Massey or Andy Hayden / Brittania have little bbq areas is people are interested.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on June 18, 2019, 08:23:31 PM
Mr. Ed and I would be interested if we do it before I go away again on July 15.  Andrew Haydon Park worked well last year, and Britannia is nice too, both are on the bike path and pretty close to transit.  Britannia has the option of swimming or wading if it is hot.

Sunday July 7, or Saturday July 13 would work for us.  June 29 or 30 are OK too, if that gives enough time to rustle up enough Mustachians.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: mb17 on June 22, 2019, 09:15:55 AM
Hello!
New to the forum, but not to the principles.
Been in Ottawa for many years, but amazed to never run into anyone that understands this lifestyle. Look forward to meet you all.
Cheers,
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on June 22, 2019, 09:44:04 AM
7 and 14th works for us. Nothing planned for those weekends yet.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on June 22, 2019, 01:16:26 PM
OK, so there seem to be four of us in (welcome, mb17!), so that's enough to start a plan:

How about Sunday July 7, 3 pm, Britannia Park, east end of the park (which is less crowded), bring chairs or a blanket to sit on as there aren't many tables out that way.  Bring some snacks to share. 

(We could do it earlier than 3 pm, but if we do it then it gives people enough time to do other stuff earlier in the day.  If anyone with kids comes we could shift westward to be closer to the play structure, although it is a lot more crowded over that way.)

OYFN, do you want to send out an e-mail to your contacts list?  I am guessing people aren't seeing the forum posts.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on June 22, 2019, 02:29:25 PM
OK, so there seem to be four of us in (welcome, mb17!), so that's enough to start a plan:

How about Sunday July 7, 3 pm, Britannia Park, east end of the park (which is less crowded), bring chairs or a blanket to sit on as there aren't many tables out that way.  Bring some snacks to share. 

(We could do it earlier than 3 pm, but if we do it then it gives people enough time to do other stuff earlier in the day.  If anyone with kids comes we could shift westward to be closer to the play structure, although it is a lot more crowded over that way.)

OYFN, do you want to send out an e-mail to your contacts list?  I am guessing people aren't seeing the forum posts.

Sunday July 7th works for me - and I will send out an email to the addresses I have on hand tomorrow.   I will chat with your first to make sure I have the "location" sussed out, and then will send instructions as part of the email.   BYOB/Snack?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on June 22, 2019, 07:30:50 PM

Sunday July 7th works for me - and I will send out an email to the addresses I have on hand tomorrow.   I will chat with your first to make sure I have the "location" sussed out, and then will send instructions as part of the email.   BYOB/Snack?

Yep, all that sounds good.  I'll do a screen capture of roughly where I think we should meet at Britannia from Google maps, and send it to you, and you can send it out to the e-mail list if you agree that it's a good spot.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: mb17 on June 22, 2019, 08:36:30 PM
Sounds great. Date works. No kids for me. Happy to bring chairs and snacks.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: scottish on June 23, 2019, 08:02:56 PM
I can probably make it on the 7th...
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on June 25, 2019, 11:56:12 AM
Hello!

I've sent out an email to our list, and have sent PM's to other's letting them know about the event.

See you all Sun - July 7th @ 3pm
Britannia Park/Beach.

My laptop is not liking attaching the map that Bingeworker sent me.... If someone else is more capable - please post!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on June 25, 2019, 12:14:35 PM
Thanks for sending out the email @oneyearfromnow. It sounds like there's a lovely plan for a meetup. We're out of town that weekend (busy summer!), but I have attached the map.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: jambongris on June 25, 2019, 01:01:07 PM
Unfortunately we’re out of town that weekend as well. Here’s hoping for nice weather.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: frugalcanuck on June 28, 2019, 08:41:30 PM
I will try to make it out to this one.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: dr_sassy on July 03, 2019, 11:44:58 AM
Hi, I'm working this weekend, but could you add me to the list for future meet ups? Or is there an easy way to subscribe?
Thanks a lot. Have a good time!

Hello!

I've sent out an email to our list, and have sent PM's to other's letting them know about the event.

See you all Sun - July 7th @ 3pm
Britannia Park/Beach.

My laptop is not liking attaching the map that Bingeworker sent me.... If someone else is more capable - please post!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: JamOnFire on July 04, 2019, 06:04:10 AM
Hello Guys,

I'm planning on being there. Hope everyone is having a great summer

Jam

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Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: zebel on July 04, 2019, 12:04:45 PM
Newly joined, want to attend meetup, can you email me the details as well?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on July 04, 2019, 12:18:35 PM
Newly joined, want to attend meetup, can you email me the details as well?

Thanks!

In essence:

"Sunday July 7, 3 pm, Britannia Park, east end of the park (which is less crowded), bring chairs or a blanket to sit on as there aren't many tables out that way.  Bring some snacks to share."

The map was posted by Novik on June 25, scroll back a page and you'll see it.

Looking forward to seeing you there!  Looks like we have around 10 or so expecting to come, and there may be others from OYFN's e-mail contact list.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on July 04, 2019, 02:17:43 PM
Hi, I'm working this weekend, but could you add me to the list for future meet ups? Or is there an easy way to subscribe?
Thanks a lot. Have a good time!

Hello!

I've sent out an email to our list, and have sent PM's to other's letting them know about the event.

See you all Sun - July 7th @ 3pm
Britannia Park/Beach.

My laptop is not liking attaching the map that Bingeworker sent me.... If someone else is more capable - please post!

Hi Dr_Sassy,

Send me a PM with your email address, and I'd be happy to add you to the list!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: elap on July 05, 2019, 06:15:49 AM
I'm planning on attending too! Anybody else bringing kids?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on July 05, 2019, 01:30:19 PM
Reminder for Sunday!   

See you all Sun - July 7th @ 3pm
Britannia Park/Beach.

We are on the eastern side of Britannia park, on the grass.   There is a parking lot close, and we are just off the bike path.  I'll be wearing a bright green Hawaiian shirt, that has white plumeria flowers on it.   Should be easy to spot!


There may be some members of the Ottawa ChooseFI book'o'faces  group coming too!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on July 07, 2019, 10:14:57 AM
See you all there!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on July 07, 2019, 12:56:00 PM
we are here - very right hand side of park, close to bike path, some mustaches taped to tree.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: JamOnFire on July 07, 2019, 01:05:25 PM
At end by the side road everyone(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190707/7503f2693489d77571f4a66ed52aaded.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190707/67d6376573ca3964782489d0351ea328.jpg)

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Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on August 09, 2019, 09:55:04 AM
Hello Ottawa Frugal Friends!

Meetup time!   The date and time has to be set - but I'm up for a mutually agreeable location.

I have the delightful opportunity to host Prairie Moustache and partner while they are visiting this fair city.   The MMM crowd is small in Saskatoon, so I'd like to give them the chance to meet up with a vast and amazing group!

Date:  Sunday Aug 25, 2019
Time:  3PM to say 6PM
Location?  Another park?  Britannia was nice, although there seemed to be some parking issues.  The Farm?  Would someone else like to have the opportunity to host?

I will also send an email to the group - as well as the Group FI people that we've connected with.

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on August 09, 2019, 03:33:52 PM
Howdy, I don't know if I'll be free on Sat, i'm moving on the 24th, so it depends on how chaotic it is the next day.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on August 11, 2019, 11:56:03 AM
I just want to mention to those who haven't yet met us in real life ... don't get the impression from the photos above that we're an older bunch, most of the group average around thirtysomething it seems when we get together, and we have folks from mid-twenties into their sixties.  It's just that the greyer contingent happened to arrive early to be in the "we're here" photos that OYFN posted.  (I'm one of the grey haired fogies in it so I can say it, but we are WAY cooler looking in real life!  :-D  )
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: JamOnFire on August 15, 2019, 03:05:30 AM
Thanks OYFN for initiating this.

Unfortunately I will be out of town that weekend.

But based on last get together , I want to remind people not to forget the watermelon this time!

Jamie

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Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on August 16, 2019, 10:19:05 AM
Hello Ottawa Frugal Friends!

Meetup time!   The date and time has to be set - but I'm up for a mutually agreeable location.

I have the delightful opportunity to host Prairie Moustache and partner while they are visiting this fair city.   The MMM crowd is small in Saskatoon, so I'd like to give them the chance to meet up with a vast and amazing group!

Date:  Sunday Aug 25, 2019
Time:  3PM to say 6PM


LOCATION WILL BE AT DICK BELL PARK / NEPEAN SAILING CLUB.   Lots of parking, if there is rain - we can go into the sailing club itself (upstairs) 

I hope this Google maps link works :)
https://www.google.com/maps/place/45°21'08.4"N+75°49'45.1"W/@45.3496514,-75.8296296,1136m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d45.3523348!4d-75.829192 (https://www.google.com/maps/place/45°21'08.4"N+75°49'45.1"W/@45.3496514,-75.8296296,1136m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d45.3523348!4d-75.829192)

I sure hope someone brings watermelon!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Prairie Moustache on August 23, 2019, 10:05:42 AM
Hello Ottawa Frugal Friends!

Meetup time!   The date and time has to be set - but I'm up for a mutually agreeable location.

I have the delightful opportunity to host Prairie Moustache and partner while they are visiting this fair city.   The MMM crowd is small in Saskatoon, so I'd like to give them the chance to meet up with a vast and amazing group!

Date:  Sunday Aug 25, 2019
Time:  3PM to say 6PM


LOCATION WILL BE AT DICK BELL PARK / NEPEAN SAILING CLUB.   Lots of parking, if there is rain - we can go into the sailing club itself (upstairs) 

I hope this Google maps link works :)
https://www.google.com/maps/place/45°21'08.4"N+75°49'45.1"W/@45.3496514,-75.8296296,1136m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d45.3523348!4d-75.829192 (https://www.google.com/maps/place/45°21'08.4"N+75°49'45.1"W/@45.3496514,-75.8296296,1136m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d45.3523348!4d-75.829192)

I sure hope someone brings watermelon!

I was going to say I could carry one on the plane, but I reckon that's more than 100 mL of liquid.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on August 23, 2019, 10:11:50 AM
Hello Ottawa Frugal Friends!

Meetup time!   The date and time has to be set - but I'm up for a mutually agreeable location.

I have the delightful opportunity to host Prairie Moustache and partner while they are visiting this fair city.   The MMM crowd is small in Saskatoon, so I'd like to give them the chance to meet up with a vast and amazing group!

Date:  Sunday Aug 25, 2019
Time:  3PM to say 6PM


LOCATION WILL BE AT DICK BELL PARK / NEPEAN SAILING CLUB.   Lots of parking, if there is rain - we can go into the sailing club itself (upstairs) 

I hope this Google maps link works :)
https://www.google.com/maps/place/45°21'08.4"N+75°49'45.1"W/@45.3496514,-75.8296296,1136m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d45.3523348!4d-75.829192 (https://www.google.com/maps/place/45°21'08.4"N+75°49'45.1"W/@45.3496514,-75.8296296,1136m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d45.3523348!4d-75.829192)

I sure hope someone brings watermelon!

I was going to say I could carry one on the plane, but I reckon that's more than 100 mL of liquid.

:)   Looking forward to seeing everyone this Sunday.   If it is raining - please come on into the sailclub upstairs.  It is open to the public.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: jambongris on August 24, 2019, 09:19:44 AM
It’s looking nice tomorrow.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: frugalcanuck on August 24, 2019, 04:45:52 PM
I'll be there with my wife and 2 year old daughter again.  Hopefully earlier this time.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on August 25, 2019, 05:48:57 PM
Thanks OYFN for organizing another great meetup!  Nice to meet so many new folks today.  Great location.  I ate too many lemon squares ... I blame the lack of watermelon.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on August 25, 2019, 08:20:25 PM
Thanks OYFN for organizing another great meetup!  Nice to meet so many new folks today.  Great location.  I ate too many lemon squares ... I blame the lack of watermelon.

Awww shucks 🥰  Good to meet everyone again!  Until next meetup!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Prairie Moustache on August 28, 2019, 01:49:33 PM
Nice to get to meet everyone! I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to visit with everyone though. I wish we had such an awesome community in Saskatoon!

If anyone is ever passing through Saskatoon (or there for a purpose, not sure what it would be), send me a PM! @oneyearfromnow was a wonderful host, I'll definitely pass along the favour!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: RetiredAt63 on September 04, 2019, 08:20:17 AM
Nothing to do with a meetup, but lots of Ottawa people here.

If anyone needs LCBO boxes or moving boxes, I will have lots of spares once I move and unpack.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on November 15, 2019, 09:56:17 PM
Is anyone interested in a meet-up for the first weekend of december?

Time to check-in with the Ottawa people!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on November 16, 2019, 08:01:11 AM
Is anyone interested in a meet-up for the first weekend of december?

Time to check-in with the Ottawa people!


I’d be up to next Saturday /Sunday (23/24) or Saturday 30th.   December gets a bit busy for me.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on November 16, 2019, 09:42:29 AM
Saturday the 30th or Sunday, Dec. 1 works for Mr. Ed and I, as does the weened of the 7th / 8th.  We're in Europe until Nov. 29th.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on November 17, 2019, 04:16:52 PM
We're interested. Nov 30/Dec 1 is best for us, but we'd try to make something if it was the weekend before or after. (can't do the 23rd, as we're hosting American thanksgiving, and likely have out of town guest(s) ~Dec 7)


edit: paging @BalancingFireDotCA - now that you're local, you should also come to the meetup!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: mb17 on November 17, 2019, 05:52:03 PM
I'd be happy to catch up 30/1st as well.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on November 17, 2019, 06:33:55 PM
Let's aim for the 30th then.

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on November 20, 2019, 08:34:40 PM
We're up for hosting an afternoon on the 30th!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on November 20, 2019, 09:48:27 PM
We're up for hosting an afternoon on the 30th!

Fantastic, as it is the day before we leave for a wee excursion, and as much as I would love to host again, it would be a challenge.

PM me about sending out stealth details to the Group FI, and other local MMM peeps on my mailing list.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: JamOnFire on November 21, 2019, 05:52:03 PM
Woot woot

Looking forward to it

Sent from my ONEPLUS A6003 using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on November 22, 2019, 07:04:02 AM
Sounds like a good time :)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on November 23, 2019, 12:02:55 PM
Here's the official notice!

Saturday, November 30, 2019
Starts at 1PM
Location in Gatineau, at Lews' new house!

Bring your own Beverage - and something for the Share table

If you can attend - DM either myself or Lews for the address

Please RSVP!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: jambongris on November 23, 2019, 03:31:42 PM
Thank you for the invite but I have a prior engagement.

Happy winter!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Novik on November 24, 2019, 05:46:32 PM
We will be there. Excited to see the new place!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on November 30, 2019, 03:47:37 PM
Thank you Lews (and Lews +1) for hosting the meetup!  So lovely to see everyone again, and to meet a few more Group FI people too!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: mb17 on December 02, 2019, 08:11:32 PM
Yes, thanks very much for organizing and hosting! Great to see everyone.
If we don’t meet up before then, merry Christmas!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: OttawaNeal on December 03, 2019, 01:36:43 PM
edit: paging @BalancingFireDotCA - now that you're local, you should also come to the meetup!

Oh...Just saw this.  This one wouldn't have worked for me, as closing for our Kanata house was the 29th, and we just had too much going on with moving.  Next time though!  I'm going to turn on email notifications for this group now so I don't miss the next meetup.

~ BalancingFireDotCA
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on January 31, 2020, 09:30:36 AM
Hello Frugal friends!

(((((Sorry for the last minute notice - I was in Halifax to attend a funeral.))))

The Group FI people are having a wee meetup tonight (Fri Jan 31)

7pm
Big Rig Brewery - 1980 Ogilvie Road
(Blair LRT station)

Organizer:  Cory(Group FI Facebook group)
Topics are mostly tax time related, and the usual shenanigans.


Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: mld on March 29, 2020, 08:04:04 AM
Hi everyone!

Thought I would share this on here. The local Choose FI group is having a Virtual Meetup tomorrow evening on Zoom.

https://www.facebook.com/events/682087405667846/

PM me if you don't have access to Facebook and would like the Zoom link :).
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: mld on April 17, 2020, 09:06:00 AM
Since we had a pretty good time during our last Virtual Meetup, we'll be repeating the experience this Sunday from 1PM to 2PM.

Here's the Facebook link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2283402615298215/

PM me if you don't have access to Facebook and would like the Zoom link :).
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on April 26, 2020, 01:10:46 PM
Are there any forumites in Gatineau/Ottawa that have gardening equipment that I could borrow for a weekend?

I'm leveling my backyard and looking for a landscape / leveling rake, and if possible a lawn roller.

Beer/alcohol/fancy thing of your choice in exchange!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on January 11, 2021, 01:56:08 PM
Ottawa Friends of FI !!!

MMM's partner in Early Retirement here in Ottawa is the FI Group.   I have been a member of both for quite some time - and since I know there are a few of us who wouldn't mind some interaction.......

Right now they are organizing a virtual meetup with 4 tentative dates 

EDITED TO STATE:   Tues Jan 19th @ 8PM is the confirmed time of the call - please send me a DM if you would like to join us

I have asked the organizer if I can cross advertise, and she has agreed.

For those that do have a FB - the group is called:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChooseFIOttawa
Feel free to vote for a preferred time there in the Poll.

For those who are not interested in FB - I will edit this entry in our MMM group with the final date & time.    Should you wish to participate - send me a DM here - and I will send you the zoom details.

Please consider joining us!   


Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on June 22, 2021, 01:16:09 PM
What are people's thoughts on having a meetup in a park? Nice weather, restrictions are down...
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on June 22, 2021, 02:42:17 PM
What are people's thoughts on having a meetup in a park? Nice weather, restrictions are down...

I am getting my 2nd shot this weekend. 

I would be in to meeting up at a park...Britannia again?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Road To Avonlea on June 22, 2021, 08:36:18 PM
I'm also game.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: RetiredAt63 on June 23, 2021, 04:46:11 AM
Sounds good.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Malcat on June 23, 2021, 05:25:27 AM
I'm in, I get my second shot today.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: scottish on June 26, 2021, 12:32:26 PM
If RA63 is going, I'll go too.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: RetiredAt63 on June 28, 2021, 08:05:38 PM
If RA63 is going, I'll go too.
Seriously? No pressure, eh?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Ottawa on June 29, 2021, 12:32:08 PM
Sounds like a great idea!  2 shots down...none to go!

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on June 29, 2021, 01:33:09 PM
Alright, so throw up dates in July for people to find the best spot?

I'm busy this weekend, but free for the next lifetime. Yay for FIRE.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on June 29, 2021, 02:50:04 PM
Alright, so throw up dates in July for people to find the best spot?

I'm busy this weekend, but free for the next lifetime. Yay for FIRE.

How about Sat, July 17, with a rain date of Sunday July 18.  2pm?

Britannia again? 

Offers lots of parking, excellent cycling access, swimming, a great Burger joint (Baja Burger), close to ice cream (Beachconers), and public facilities.

I can send out a bat signal to our mailing list, as well as the Group FI folk too.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: RetiredAt63 on June 30, 2021, 05:22:37 AM
Sounds good to me.

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Malcat on June 30, 2021, 05:34:47 AM
Good for me.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on July 01, 2021, 11:44:39 AM
Thanks for sending out the email @oneyearfromnow. It sounds like there's a lovely plan for a meetup. We're out of town that weekend (busy summer!), but I have attached the map.

MEET UP TIME!

Saturday, July 17, 2021   (Rain date: Sunday July 18)
Time:  2pm - 5pm
Where:   Britannia Park - where we held the last meetup.   Map (hopefully) is in quote.     You'll note that we are not that far away from Beachconers..........

Other wise - put these Coords in Google:  45.36543405590801, -75.79861203352351

Please be respectful of current guidelines for group meetings, give each other space, bring your own snacks / chairs etc.

Please let me know if you can be there.   

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Dee on July 01, 2021, 08:04:43 PM
I should be able to make it : )

I'll be coming in from the south end so if there is anyone in Barrhaven who would like a ride, let me know. I should be double vacc'ed by then (I'm scheduled for my second dose tomorrow).
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Malcat on July 01, 2021, 08:07:09 PM
I'm in
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: scottish on July 02, 2021, 07:54:58 AM
That should work for me.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Road To Avonlea on July 03, 2021, 06:37:12 PM
See you there!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Prairie Moustache on July 11, 2021, 10:02:18 AM
Wish I could be there! Enjoy!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on July 13, 2021, 02:22:44 PM
We're coming too.  Hope the weather is good!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Dee on July 15, 2021, 08:29:25 PM
I won't be able to make it after all. Hope everyone has fun and that I can make it to the next one.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: RetiredAt63 on July 16, 2021, 02:50:02 PM
I won't be able to make it after all. Hope everyone has fun and that I can make it to the next one.

Sorry you can't make it.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on July 16, 2021, 03:24:24 PM
I am looking forward to seeing you all again!

Click on the coordinates, and switch to satellite view if you want to see extra parking , facilities

https://www.google.com/maps/place/45.365455,+-75.798510/@45.3643926,-75.7997005,17z/data=!3m1!1e3 (https://www.google.com/maps/place/45.365455,+-75.798510/@45.3643926,-75.7997005,17z/data=!3m1!1e3)

Dot indicates general location.

I will (once again) wear my bright green Hawaiian shirt.

See you 2-5pm Saturday!

~ OYFN
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on July 16, 2021, 07:42:05 PM
I'll match, and wear a blue hawaiian shirt
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: RetiredAt63 on July 17, 2021, 09:37:46 AM
Darn, it looks like I won't be able to make it after all.  And the weather is perfect, cloudy so no sunburn. 

Next time.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Ottawa on July 18, 2021, 11:20:45 AM
Shoot!  Just remembered the meetup now.  A full 24 hours late.  See, ER makes you forget when the weekend is...a good thing.  Missing out on fun...a bad thing!

How was it!?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on July 18, 2021, 01:06:06 PM
Shoot!  Just remembered the meetup now.  A full 24 hours late.  See, ER makes you forget when the weekend is...a good thing.  Missing out on fun...a bad thing!

How was it!?

It was a lovely afternoon, with a nice size group!  There were people who belong to the Group FI Facebook group joining us as well.

I was so happy to see people again!

Maybe a meetup in August?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: frugalcanuck on July 30, 2021, 02:11:21 PM
I was wondering when these would start up again.  Hopefully I pay better attention next time.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on July 30, 2021, 02:56:34 PM
I was wondering when these would start up again.  Hopefully I pay better attention next time.

Thanks for your DM - I've added you to my list
:)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on November 04, 2021, 10:45:34 AM
So, are there enough of us now who have crossed over to the RE side to meet up occasionally for weekday lunches?  Those lunch specials look so tempting to a hard-wired frugalite, and no rush-hour traffic to battle.  Non-RE with flexible schedules would of course be welcome to join and soak up what life on the other side feels like ...
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Malcat on November 04, 2021, 10:46:27 AM
So, are there enough of us now who have crossed over to the RE side to meet up occasionally for weekday lunches?  Those lunch specials look so tempting to a hard-wired frugalite, and no rush-hour traffic to battle.  Non-RE with flexible schedules would of course be welcome to join and soak up what life on the other side feels like ...

I'm in, I'm all about the lunch specials. Mostly because I do IF now and don't eat dinner, lol.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on November 04, 2021, 10:54:57 AM
So, are there enough of us now who have crossed over to the RE side to meet up occasionally for weekday lunches?  Those lunch specials look so tempting to a hard-wired frugalite, and no rush-hour traffic to battle.  Non-RE with flexible schedules would of course be welcome to join and soak up what life on the other side feels like ...

We'll hit the limit on tables for sure. Multiple tables.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on November 04, 2021, 02:42:46 PM

We'll hit the limit on tables for sure. Multiple tables.

Is there still a group size limit?  I've been in groups of 8 that were reserved for more.  Restaurants are hopping now, capacity limits are gone.  But if we had a large group (unlikely for a weekday lunch), we can split in 2 tables.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on November 04, 2021, 02:55:00 PM
Here in Gat it's 3 households max per table, that's another factor
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on November 04, 2021, 03:04:12 PM
We are totally in!

Although most restos aren’t open Mon, Tues, and sometimes Wed.

Pub?  Something Schmancy?  Something inbetween?   

I am giddy at the thought of happy hour!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on November 04, 2021, 03:33:37 PM
I'm in, any day but tuesdays (hopefully a non-rainy day so I can bike)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on November 04, 2021, 06:06:09 PM
How about week of the 15th?  We're free for lunch any weekday that week.  The week of the 22nd would be OK from Mon-Thurs too.

Maybe somewhere in Westboro?  Malcat, you are in the west end too, aren't you?  Westboro or Hintonburg would be sort of in-between the four households, and hopefully not too far for Lews to bike to?  I didn't know a lot of restaurants were closed at lunch right now.  OYFN, if we are looking at Westboro/H-burg (I am open to other areas), do you have anywhere in mind?  You know that scene pretty well.  Ed and I love anything as long as it's food.  I love schmancy (and that's where you often save a lot at lunch compared to dinner), but anything tasty where we can feel smug about lunch prices would work.  Pubs are fine too.

Hopefully some others will join in once we start putting a plan together ...
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on November 04, 2021, 07:31:35 PM
Actually, I believe that @Malcat is eastern-ish.  That would make @Lews Therin closer in a way....

What about the Mill Street Pub?   Def on the bike path - not really super bus accessible (Pimisi/Lyon)- but bike accessible.

https://www.millstreetbrewery.com/en/pubs/ottawa-brewpub


Thoughts?



Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on November 04, 2021, 08:06:33 PM
That sounds good to me, Ed likes craft beer places.  I haven't actually consulted him on any of this yet but I am pretty sure his arm won't be difficult to twist.  Looks like they are open any weekday, as well.  How is parking there?  We were there in the evening a couple of years ago and I seem to remember it wasn't difficult, although the entrance road was difficult to spot at night, should be easier in daytime.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Malcat on November 05, 2021, 04:53:33 AM
Is the Carleton Tavern still doing free lunch on Wednesdays?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on November 05, 2021, 07:29:35 AM
I'm up for any place
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on November 05, 2021, 08:31:38 AM
Is the Carleton Tavern still doing free lunch on Wednesdays?

I can’t find any evidence of free lunch for Carleton Tavern online.   Their prices are reasonable though.

Most of the haunts we used to go to pre-pandemic, have ditched their happy hours, and most of their specials. (Fish tacos at Clocktower).  They have a wing special now, but it starts at 4.

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on November 05, 2021, 09:03:13 AM
Darn it on the lunch specials not being back yet at most places!  We'll have to keep our eyes peeled for future meetups.  I used to see places all the time where it was "darn, I am 5 hours too late" when reading the menu.

I guess Millstreet looks better for us, due to the craft beer angle and Ed being a devotee, and the menu looks more interesting.  Carleton is more frugal though, so we're fine with that if the mustachian impulse prevails.

Any preferences on date?  If not, how about Thursday the 18th?  Gives a bit of time for the other retirees to see the plan and join in.  Ed's busy the 16th (and Lews said Tuesdays don't work for him anyway.)

What time, noon?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Malcat on November 05, 2021, 09:18:27 AM
Is the Carleton Tavern still doing free lunch on Wednesdays?

I can’t find any evidence of free lunch for Carleton Tavern online.   Their prices are reasonable though.

Most of the haunts we used to go to pre-pandemic, have ditched their happy hours, and most of their specials. (Fish tacos at Clocktower).  They have a wing special now, but it starts at 4.

They've done free BBQ chicken lunch on Wednesdays with the purchase of a beverage for decades.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on November 05, 2021, 09:40:57 AM

They've done free BBQ chicken lunch on Wednesdays with the purchase of a beverage for decades.

Do you want to check on that and get back to us?  Sounds good to me you can verify it.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Malcat on November 05, 2021, 09:43:16 AM

They've done free BBQ chicken lunch on Wednesdays with the purchase of a beverage for decades.

Do you want to check on that and get back to us?  Sounds good to me you can verify it.

I called and they haven't been doing it since covid, but they do intend to bring it back.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on November 05, 2021, 11:38:48 AM

They've done free BBQ chicken lunch on Wednesdays with the purchase of a beverage for decades.

Do you want to check on that and get back to us?  Sounds good to me you can verify it.

I called and they haven't been doing it since covid, but they do intend to bring it back.

That's too bad about the Carleton - we should keep it in mind for the future though!

Thurs 18th works for me.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on November 05, 2021, 11:46:17 AM
18th is fine for me too.

No preference on the locale
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Malcat on November 05, 2021, 12:11:54 PM
I'll be in New Brunswick
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on November 05, 2021, 02:42:47 PM
I'll be in New Brunswick

Do you have any alternative dates to suggest in that timeframe, or do you want us to go ahead without you for this one?  Hopefully we'll do it again before too long.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Malcat on November 05, 2021, 03:31:27 PM
I'll be in New Brunswick

Do you have any alternative dates to suggest in that timeframe, or do you want us to go ahead without you for this one?  Hopefully we'll do it again before too long.

I'm back on the 19th and pretty flexible except for the 22nd and 23rd
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on November 05, 2021, 05:07:09 PM
So, would everyone be free on Wednesday the 24th?  Noon, at Mill St. Brewery? If that doesn't work for anyone, how about Thursday the 25th as an alternate?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on November 05, 2021, 05:32:45 PM
both fine with me
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Malcat on November 05, 2021, 06:25:26 PM
both fine with me

Both work for me but 24th is better.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on November 05, 2021, 08:50:31 PM
Both fine for me. 

Looks like Wed, 24th @ noon.

We should probably make a reservation.   I can take care of that.

Lews, Malcat - will you be bringing your partners along?

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Malcat on November 05, 2021, 08:52:57 PM
Both fine for me. 

Looks like Wed, 24th @ noon.

We should probably make a reservation.   I can take care of that.

Lews, Malcat - will you be bringing your partners along?

Unlikely, he'll be working.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Lews Therin on November 05, 2021, 09:40:03 PM
I'll be alone as well.

Life gets in the way when you're not old and just puttering around the house all day like me.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on November 06, 2021, 03:03:36 PM

Looks like Wed, 24th @ noon.

We should probably make a reservation.   I can take care of that.

Thanks for taking care of that!  Looking forward to it.  Ed approves of the location, he likes the food there (as do I) and I'm sure he'll go beer shopping in their little store afterwards.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: jambongris on November 07, 2021, 08:19:23 AM
If it had been the Carleton I could have walked over from work on my lunch wearing my Carleton shirt from when they sponsored our dodgeball team.

Maybe next time.

Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on November 07, 2021, 10:25:37 AM
If it had been the Carleton I could have walked over from work on my lunch wearing my Carleton shirt from when they sponsored our dodgeball team.

Maybe next time.

I am more than willing to also meet up at the Carleton!  @jambongris - which days do you work from the office?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on November 07, 2021, 10:26:25 AM

Looks like Wed, 24th @ noon.

We should probably make a reservation.   I can take care of that.

Thanks for taking care of that!  Looking forward to it.  Ed approves of the location, he likes the food there (as do I) and I'm sure he'll go beer shopping in their little store afterwards.

The 6 of us are booked 11:45 @ Mill Street - Wed Nov 24th.   (noon was already taken)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Bingeworker on November 07, 2021, 04:16:28 PM
The 6 of us are booked 11:45 @ Mill Street - Wed Nov 24th.   (noon was already taken)

Perfect, especially since I realized I have a volunteer committment later in the afternoon that I had forgotten about!  I'll be able to make both with the earlier start time at Mill St.

Sorry to hear you won't be able to make this one, Jambongris, maybe our next one will be at the Carleton.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: Road To Avonlea on November 08, 2021, 07:11:40 PM
I know I'm a bit late to the party, but room for one more?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on November 08, 2021, 07:19:19 PM
I know I'm a bit late to the party, but room for one more?

Sure thing!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on November 21, 2021, 06:24:55 PM
I know I'm a bit late to the party, but room for one more?

Sure thing!

Hello, Those who have indicated that they are / want to attending - I have sent a PM via this forum.  Please confirm your attendance!

~OYFN
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: jambongris on January 21, 2022, 07:46:59 AM
If anyone wants to have a small say in improvements to the active transportation networks in Ottawa:

 https://engage.ottawa.ca/transportation-master-plan/news_feed/active-transportation-candidate-projects-and-rural-network (https://engage.ottawa.ca/transportation-master-plan/news_feed/active-transportation-candidate-projects-and-rural-network)
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: naturalhattrick on March 21, 2022, 03:41:08 PM
Would anyone here want to participate as a group for Cycle for CHEO. 15, 35 and 70k rides.

https://www.cncycle.ca/the-event/
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: jambongris on March 22, 2022, 12:26:22 PM
Would anyone here want to participate as a group for Cycle for CHEO. 15, 35 and 70k rides.

https://www.cncycle.ca/the-event/
That looks like a really nice route around the city on parkways with no cars. Unfortunately I’m training 6 days a week for the Ottawa half-marathon at the end of May and I think I would struggle to fit in a long bike ride that day.

I’ll think about it though. Maybe I can rearrange my training plan a bit.

At the very least, I’d be happy to donate to your team if you proceed.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on March 23, 2022, 06:08:08 PM
Would anyone here want to participate as a group for Cycle for CHEO. 15, 35 and 70k rides.

https://www.cncycle.ca/the-event/
Not very “sporty” but would donate to the cause!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: jambongris on April 30, 2022, 10:13:16 AM
Would anyone here want to participate as a group for Cycle for CHEO. 15, 35 and 70k rides.

https://www.cncycle.ca/the-event/
Ran by the War Museum today and saw everything setup for Cycle for CHEO. Good luck tomorrow [mention]naturalhattrick [/mention]!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: frugalcanuck on June 05, 2022, 04:16:07 AM
Anyone thinking of another meetup anytime soon?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on June 08, 2022, 06:24:17 AM
Anyone thinking of another meetup anytime soon?

I think a meetup in Britannia Park would be great!  How anpbout we start off with the weekend of June 25/26?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on June 11, 2022, 10:06:58 AM
I could make that timeframe!
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on June 22, 2022, 10:48:13 AM
I could make that timeframe!

Hey Biochem, I haven’t had any chance to organize anything on this.  Although if your still free, maybe we can meet at the Bierhalle on Scott?  @Bingeworker and Mr Ed might be available too.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: scottish on June 22, 2022, 08:06:06 PM
I could make that timeframe!

Hey Biochem, I haven’t had any chance to organize anything on this.  Although if your still free, maybe we can meet at the Bierhalle on Scott?  @Bingeworker and Mr Ed might be available too.

Scott and Carruthers, correct?
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on June 22, 2022, 08:11:38 PM
I could make that timeframe!

Hey Biochem, I haven’t had any chance to organize anything on this.  Although if your still free, maybe we can meet at the Bierhalle on Scott?  @Bingeworker and Mr Ed might be available too.

Scott and Carruthers, correct?


Yes!  If we do Sunday, the mugs are a wee bit cheaper.   
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: scottish on June 23, 2022, 05:01:11 PM
I could make that timeframe!

Hey Biochem, I haven’t had any chance to organize anything on this.  Although if your still free, maybe we can meet at the Bierhalle on Scott?  @Bingeworker and Mr Ed might be available too.

Scott and Carruthers, correct?


Yes!  If we do Sunday, the mugs are a wee bit cheaper.

Ok.  I have to be non-commital, but I'll try and make it.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: oneyearfromnow on June 25, 2022, 07:45:29 AM
I could make that timeframe!

Hey Biochem, I haven’t had any chance to organize anything on this.  Although if your still free, maybe we can meet at the Bierhalle on Scott?  @Bingeworker and Mr Ed might be available too.
@BiochemicalDJ @Bingeworker @scottish

A friend just tested positive for covid.  My exposure was minimal, but out of an abundance of caution, I won’t be coming out to play tomorrow.  Sad face.

Scott and Carruthers, correct?


Yes!  If we do Sunday, the mugs are a wee bit cheaper.

Ok.  I have to be non-commital, but I'll try and make it.
Title: Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
Post by: BiochemicalDJ on June 27, 2022, 09:19:57 AM
Sorry I missed the replies- I definitely don't spend enough time on the forum in any way. Would still like to meet up sometime in the next few weeks!
Do you have my alternate contact information still? If not, message me and I'll be happy to send!