Western Canadian MNer meet-up - sign in here!

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Jacksmania Sun 04-Nov-12 03:44:50

Who's up for a meet-up in BC?
Or Alberta, depending on how many we get.

Sign in here with your location and your preferred meet-up spot!

I'm just east of Vancouver. Anywhere in the Lower Mainland or BC Interior would work for me.

We'll probably have to look at a date in the New Year, but let's start planning now. smile

If we find each other tolerable, we could arrange a further one in the summer for lazydog. grin

lazydog Mon 05-Nov-12 20:33:42

YAY! And that way mad would be more likely to come along, too, as she's still very much in Western Canada but about another 5 or 6 hours further away from you guys than I am, even!

How about a summertime camping meet up and that suggestion is nothing at all to do with me living right near some fab campsites at the foot of Mt.Robson grin or do you all hate camping...?

Jacksmania Mon 05-Nov-12 23:27:08

I do RV camping. These bones are too old for tent camping.

Jacksmania Mon 05-Nov-12 23:27:39

Well, maybe not too old but definitely too princess.

Camping <shudders>. Bagsy Jacks spare bunk.

Jacksmania Tue 06-Nov-12 01:36:00

Excellent. I like you MrsTP grin

grin

lazydog Tue 06-Nov-12 02:02:32

Yer big wusses!!! grin

SomewhereInCanada Tue 06-Nov-12 02:14:09

I wouldn't be able to make January but will be in Vancouver in early June if meet up v.2.0 goes ahead?

lazydog Tue 06-Nov-12 02:45:41

Hi SomewhereInCanada smile If a summer meet up goes ahead, I'm hoping it'll either be in AB or towards the AB side of BC (being as I'm closer to Edmonton and Calgary than I am to Vancouver!)

madwomanintheattic Tue 06-Nov-12 03:05:48

grin

come ski with meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

madwomanintheattic Tue 06-Nov-12 03:07:13

i am coming to see you, lazy. i am i am. i am. honest.

lazydog Tue 06-Nov-12 03:23:20

Anytime smile but I'll probably be heading your direction first. My BIL and fiancée live in Calgary and they have just had their first baby this summer. He is soooooooooo cute! We've visited them a couple of times already and it's likely we'll be heading through your "hood" in early 2013!

SomewhereInCanada Tue 06-Nov-12 03:26:38

Ooh, Edmonton and Calgary are much better for me!

lazydog Tue 06-Nov-12 03:36:24

Hmmm, how about Jasper...? wink Lazy?! Moi?

Trouble is, if we make it too far over we'll have no chance of tempting the west coasters to make the trip but if it does end up being a choice between Edmonton and Calgary, Calgary is slightly further than Edmonton for me but has the distinct advantage of having family living there, so I can kill two birds with one roadtrip!

madwomanintheattic Tue 06-Nov-12 14:07:03

Icefields parkway in winter? Ooer, I'm British, doncha know! We were in Jasper for 4 days in the summer - our entire summer holiday, and I had Norwalk virus. Apart from that, it was lovely - couldn't move for bears. We were there when they had all the landslides though, so couldn't get to Edith Cavell, and they reopened the lake road the day we left.

I can do Calgary pretty much any day. grin

Oo, let me know when you're around, lazy. <aw, babies!>

WestCoastWinnie Tue 06-Nov-12 17:01:49

Abbotsford??? Not sure where we all are in BC (and beyond....) but seems a bit further over for the right siders!
I am good first 3 weeks in Jan - then off to the UK for a conference in Brighton - and stock up in Next, M&S etc etc

Jacksmania Tue 06-Nov-12 20:12:01

I live in Langley so Abbotsford is the next town over for me.

I could go pick up MrsTP at the ferry and then head to Abby no problems.
except there's absolutely nothing fun to do there

I only know Ikea and Vij's in Vancouver so I am at your mercy, mainland MNers. I will probably bring DD and DH along for the night/weekend and leave them to their own devices to meet you reprobates.

Jacksmania Tue 06-Nov-12 22:09:40

Ohhhh... MrsTP, we'll have to go to Vij's!!!! <drooooooooools> I love Vij's. Love love love.

Well, Jacks, prepare to be unbelievably jealous... I did a cooking course with the man himself and he is great. Funny and lovely. I have a picture with him and everything. I will show you in January grin

Jacksmania Tue 06-Nov-12 22:47:02

<thud>

He signed one of my cookbooks. The course was the best present that DH ever found for me. It was at this place.

WestCoastWinnie Tue 06-Nov-12 22:54:14

Jacks, LOL at boring Abby! Another vote for Vijs from me --- mmmmm, never been, always wanted to!

WestCoastWinnie Tue 06-Nov-12 22:56:44

OOh - are we getting a suite at Sutton Place and having a wild, all-night Mumsnet debauch (with curry, obvs)? Gets carried away at night out in big city

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