Ever had forum rendezvous in Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal and Toronto?


SwitSof
#1
The cities I've been in basically. Except Montreal, I was in Quebec instead.
Has there been any forum rendezvous in these cities: Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Quebec and Montreal?
Anybody around these cities are even keen on doing that?
Well for the actual arrangement, definitely using PM is advisable.
 
Dreadful Nonsense
#2
Quote: Originally Posted by SwitSofView Post

The cities I've been in basically. Except Montreal, I was in Quebec instead.
Has there been any forum rendezvous in these cities: Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Quebec and Montreal?
Anybody around these cities are even keen on doing that?
Well for the actual arrangement, definitely using PM is advisable.

Viners meet up...it's the whole reason they are killing one another now..it's wierd they would have these horrid fights in the vine...yup I'm serious i know you wouldn't think it.fight like you have never seen LOL!!!..then they would meet up and like come back all nice and stuff and just beat on me cause i don't do meets....
It was a cool dynamic to watch ...then after christmass it would happen all over again..kill one another have all this stuff going on behind the scenes ..

you'll see they will meet up this summer come back here...nice as pie....post all this cool stuff and by feburary it's back to killing one another
...
i love these people....
 
SwitSof
#3
Please stop with the Vine thing here!!
Some of us here have no idea what happened in that bloody forum nor we CARE to hear about it REALLY!
Some of the Viners are here indeed, but obviously some just want to start afresh.
So if you want to have scores to settle with some other Viners who do want to do so also, please create another thread where you can have your battle or on PM between yourselves (there is certainly no need to announce this kind of thing to the world on every single thread or post)!
 
Impetus
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by SwitSofView Post

The cities I've been in basically. Except Montreal, I was in Quebec instead.
Has there been any forum rendezvous in these cities: Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Quebec and Montreal?
Anybody around these cities are even keen on doing that?
Well for the actual arrangement, definitely using PM is advisable.

I travel a lot all over Canada on business and always try and hook up with fellow members of other forums. I've hooked up with friends in Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto. Had a blast!

As you said, PM for the details and meeting in a public place are key for safety.

Anytime you're in Toronto I'm sure a few folks would hook up for a beer or meal.

Muz
 
Unforgiven
#5
If everything is done just right, meeting up with some online friends can be a very rewarding thing. I've met a few wonderful people who after having talked for so long online, we know eachother already and meeting to eat or have a few drinks is a way of really adding a little depth to the relationship you have with them online. Sharing an experience.

Never met anyone in Calgary, but quite a few people from around Ontario.

Quote: Originally Posted by SwitSofView Post

Please stop with the Vine thing here!!
Some of us here have no idea what happened in that bloody forum nor we CARE to hear about it REALLY!
Some of the Viners are here indeed, but obviously some just want to start afresh.
So if you want to have scores to settle with some other Viners who do want to do so also, please create another thread where you can have your battle or on PM between yourselves (there is certainly no need to announce this kind of thing to the world on every single thread or post)!

 
SwitSof
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by UnforgivenView Post

If everything is done just right, meeting up with some online friends can be a very rewarding thing. I've met a few wonderful people who after having talked for so long online, we know eachother already and meeting to eat or have a few drinks is a way of really adding a little depth to the relationship you have with them online. Sharing an experience.
Never met anyone in Calgary, but quite a few people from around Ontario.

That's true, I did that also during my stay in Tokyo and Singapore, haven't done that here in Dublin though, cause I haven't found an active forum here. I reckon the Dubliners prefer to go to pubs to socialise while having their Guiness A pity I don't drink
Some people do prefer to keep it separate however, online stays on the net and offline socialising is with people they know thru work, school, etc.
Forums can really help I reckon for people who stay abroad to get to know things and people around. When I had to move from Yokohama to Tokyo, 2 forum members brought their own cars to help me moving my stuff.
I find it amazing so far how close online communities can be.
In Singapore, some people got to meet up sort of regularly in a member's flat which is quite big so we can have dinner together and followed by dancing in the living room or watching football during the World Cup.
I got to meet some good friends I still keep in touch from time to time now even though we are not in the same country anymore.
I saw people helped each other such as with depression, with computer problems, with house renovation tips, or with me when I needed somebody to write me an invitation letter to get a bloody short-visit visa!
Some people still consider it dodgy though unfortunately.
Hope to see you guys in these cities if I got to go there again. Especially in Alberta since 2 of my best friends are there now.
 
Unforgiven
#7
Sounds like you've really got that world traveler game down. I'd love to travel to Dublin sometime and sit in the pub drinking Guinness and listening to the music.

I don't know it you have ever been to Canada before, but it's a big country.
I live near Toronto and to get to Calgary you have to fly and that is about a 4 hour trip one way. I used to live there though. You really must take time to go to the mountains. If you are adept at hiking and have some basic climbing skills, you can get to place that will make you stop and take it all in. It's all together different once you get up above the pollution and have a clear day to view a range. Gives you a whole new understanding of just how small you really are. The air is different, crisp.

Lake Louise is fantastic and if you have a huge bank roll, stay for a night in the Fairmont. Expensive but worth it. Banff, Jasper, Glacier, Kootney over the border into BC, all absolutly fantastic places to visit there. If it's in the winter, even better. I used to ski all over there when I was younger. Going with a group will make for an awesom weekend trip.

If you get out east to Toronto, let me know, I'll meet up with you for a bite to eat.
Quote: Originally Posted by SwitSofView Post

That's true, I did that also during my stay in Tokyo and Singapore, haven't done that here in Dublin though, cause I haven't found an active forum here. I reckon the Dubliners prefer to go to pubs to socialise while having their Guiness A pity I don't drink
Some people do prefer to keep it separate however, online stays on the net and offline socialising is with people they know thru work, school, etc.
Forums can really help I reckon for people who stay abroad to get to know things and people around. When I had to move from Yokohama to Tokyo, 2 forum members brought their own cars to help me moving my stuff.
I find it amazing so far how close online communities can be.
In Singapore, some people got to meet up sort of regularly in a member's flat which is quite big so we can have dinner together and followed by dancing in the living room or watching football during the World Cup.
I got to meet some good friends I still keep in touch from time to time now even though we are not in the same country anymore.
I saw people helped each other such as with depression, with computer problems, with house renovation tips, or with me when I needed somebody to write me an invitation letter to get a bloody short-visit visa!
Some people still consider it...

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SwitSof
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by UnforgivenView Post

Sounds like you've really got that world traveler game down. I'd love to travel to Dublin sometime and sit in the pub drinking Guinness and listening to the music.

Actually more importantly to hear their comedians. They're hillarious!
Well even the regular people can be too
Lovely people with lovely accent, easier than Glasgow for me for sure! Very friendly too.

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I don't know it you have ever been to Canada before, but it's a big country.
I live near Toronto and to get to Calgary you have to fly and that is about a 4 hour trip one way.

Awww, I just wrote I've been to Calgary, Edmonton, Quebec and Toronto up there
Would love to go again, like Montreal etc. I reckon so far in my travelling I got the best impression on the people there in terms of hmm being sympathetic I'd say. For being friendly Irish is still there on top.

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I used to live there though. You really must take time to go to the mountains. If you are adept at hiking and have some basic climbing skills, you can get to place that will make you stop and take it all in. It's all together different once you get up above the pollution and have a clear day to view a range. Gives you a whole new understanding of just how small you really are. The air is different, crisp.

That would be wonderful. I went to Banff but we were just on the touristic spot.
I still remember that post you wrote about you went up to the mountain and could see a reindeer who stopped for a while near you and didn't seem to notice you. That's a nice post.
How can I get fit to climb? I'm not very sport unfortunately *blush* Well, don't forget I'm a geek-wannabe, not really a geek even though I do wear specs, part of the disguise you see!

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Lake Louise is fantastic and if you have a huge bank roll, stay for a night in the Fairmont. Expensive but worth it. Banff, Jasper, Glacier, Kootney over the border into BC, all absolutly fantastic places to visit there. If it's in the winter, even better. I used to ski all over there when I was younger. Going with a group will make for an awesom weekend trip.

That lake was closed cause it's too icy the road to go there I was there in March year 2000! Wow that long ago...
Went skiing near Banff too, where the winter olympics was held once. Man, the beginner's slope was indeed more difficult even on the same type of olympics spot in Nagano in Japan! Again, not a good skier either *blush*

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If you get out east to Toronto, let me know, I'll meet up with you for a bite to eat.

That'd be luvly! Muz suggested Mongolian beef ribs! Now that is something I haven't tried!
Oh dear, if only you knew what I've tried before in Japan...
 
Impetus
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by SwitSofView Post

Oh dear, if only you knew what I've tried before in Japan...

No....no...don't say it out loud! Eeeek

Muz
 
SwitSof
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by ImpetusView Post

No....no...don't say it out loud! Eeeek

Muz

Are you crazy?
I still want to live!
 
Toro
#11
Yes.

Everyone killed one another.
 
SwitSof
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by ToroView Post

Yes.

Everyone killed one another.

Oh, I didn't see what I wrote can be interpreted that way, crickey!
I once ate errr horse meat *duck*
Raw too, well it's prepared like sushi called basashi, sashi as in sashimi.
 

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