[ESV] Thanksgiving Mingler Dinner + Food contest

If you're new here, this event is for you! If you're here since the beginning of this meetup group or anywhere in between, this event is for you too!

With Thxgiving coming up around the corner and with lots of new comers to our group. lets have a mingler potluck dinner. (Food not required if you're too busy to cook or a horrible chef like me, we'll be ordering takeout as needed)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanksgiving is traditionally a time where communities and neighbours bring food and celebrate things they're thankful for: a job, a place to live, being in Canada, freedom and most importantly great family, friends and community. Let's gather together around food and get to know others in the Extremely Shy community over dinner and fun games.

We'll bring some chicken or turkey. you guys bring some multicultural dish for 12+ people! (Or be a food judge if you don't have a dish) specify at your RSVP or post on discussion so there won't be 50 ppl bringing desserts.

Details:

Time-
6:00PM-8:00PM-  Potluck Dinner
8:00PM-10:00PM-  icebreaker + activities

cost- $15 at the door (no credit card)

Cost will go mostly toward chicken/turkey (anyone know of an affordable place to order a cooked turkey?), room/table/chairs rental, utensils, cups, drinks appies. excess will go toward prizes and toward keeping this group free. If you have food, you will be entered into the food contest/raffle!

Location- We are meeting at the YWCA hotel at stadium/chinatown behind BC Place. 733 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC, Vancouver, BC.

Follow the map below if you're coming by skytrain. There MAY be street (metered) parking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food:

We'll bring the chicken/turkey, bread/sushi/salad/pizza?/drinks and utensils.

If you are bringing a dish, please specify it in your RSVP or post on the discussion so there wont be overlap. You will be automatically entered into the food contest where we will have a vote at the end of the day for the grand prize!

YWCA does not allow alcohol and we do not have an alcohol license, so please do not bring any alcohol.

Contest:

We have multiple prize give-aways!

Food contest - We will have a couple judges (you could be one of them if you're not bringing food) who will vote on the best dish of the night based on deliciousness and unique/exoticness.

Contestants: (email me if you want to be a contestant)
-Abby -             Veggie Brusselsprouts
-Anna Banana-  friedrice/noodles
-Corinne-          Canadian Cake
-Veldine-           Meatballs  
-Lena-              Pumpkin Cupcakes
-Evangeline-      Pansit, native filipino Noodles
-Vivian-             Japanese Style Curry
-Angela T-        Samosas

Afterwards we can head over to duello for some dancing as after party!

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Disclaimer:

Please list out any allergies/dietary restrictions you have, as you are responsible for your own dietary, health and safety needs. ESV, the organizers, event hosts, YWCA hotel and contestants will not be liable for any injuries to anybody.

If you are bringing a dish or game to share, make sure you identify your container with a label so it can be identified if left behind.

If this is your first meetup event, let us know in the discussion and we can give you an extremely shy welcome =D

check out this article on how to meet lots of people at your first meetup!

If you want to invite your friends (which is awesome) make sure they're on the guest list by making an account and RSVPing with us.

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  • Dan

    I had lots of fun, a great first meet for me :-D

    October 13, 2013

  • Antoinette

    Good and overall atmosphere was pleasant. My first mingler and hope to attend others.

    1 · October 13, 2013

    • Anna B.

      It was nice to meet you Antoinette! I am looking forward to seeing you again at our next event soon.

      October 13, 2013

  • Gord

    At first I wasn't planning to attend this event since had some not so great experience from a few previous mingler event. I also had other things on my mind. But i'm glad I attended this event. It was much better than I expected. The food was really good. Glad to see familar faces agian and it was nice to meet some new people.

    October 13, 2013

  • Anna B.

    It was a fun night. Thanks ED for hosting .

    October 13, 2013

  • Ed

    Thank you all for coming out tonight. Despite a few technical glitches and delays, we had a great time socializing, meeting new friends and enjoying Viral Videos! We also were able to raise $50 for ESV Heroes fundraiser with Kevin.

    October 13, 2013

    • Ed

      congrats food contest winner- Ben (Abby, runner up)
      congrats human bingo winners- Lance, Angela and Bunnie
      A big hi5 to everyone who helped from Gary, Erica, James and Tony with the turkey to all the judges.

      October 13, 2013

    • Kevin

      A big thank you to everyone who donated to Extra Life!

      October 13, 2013

  • Kevin

    I will be taking donations for the inaugural Extra Life fundraising tonight to SAVE CHILDRENS LIVES! Here is the event page.

    http://www.meetup.com/Extremely-Shy-Looking-for-friends/events/143842792/

    If you want to donate or join the ESV Heroes team for the Extra Life event, come talk to me or visit the team page.

    http://www.extra-life.org/team/esvheroes

    October 12, 2013

    • Kevin

      bringing fries and gravy

      1 · October 12, 2013

    • Kevin

      My apologies if anyone who mistaken my gravy for chocolate pudding. I should have labeled it.

      October 13, 2013

  • Darren

    Thanks for organizing. Really enjoyed getting more intimate at the bar with a few members afterwards!

    October 13, 2013

  • Lance

    Thanks Ed and the other hosts for setting this up, I had a good time

    October 12, 2013

  • leee

    Thanks, everyone. I had a pleasant time.

    October 12, 2013

  • Courtney L.

    Had a lot of fun meeting some great people!

    October 12, 2013

  • Ben

    A fun event. Guess my mom's sweet potatoes were a hit. Won two years in a row.

    3 · October 12, 2013

    • Diana

      yumm!

      1 · October 12, 2013

  • cindy R

    Held up on sky train.. a late arrival at 630...

    October 12, 2013

  • Sukh

    Sorry to cancel. Had something urgent come up at the last minute.

    October 12, 2013

  • Mark

    Bringing the roasted root veggies!

    October 12, 2013

  • abby

    Too bad it's non-alcohol event, otherwise I bring some wine lol!

    1 · October 12, 2013

    • Ed

      usually a group of us will go to an after party where there may be alcohol.

      1 · October 12, 2013

  • abby

    I can't wait for this excited Thanksgiving Fest! Look forward to meet you all!

    1 · October 12, 2013

  • Vincent W.

    This is my first attendance in this group. nice to meet you all!

    October 11, 2013

    • Ed

      Welcome to the group Vincent. We'll be having some icebreaker activities to help everyone meet one another

      October 11, 2013

  • Rosemarie

    Unfortunately, I will not be able to make it. :( I have a family emergency and need to be avail. to fly at any point from now.

    October 11, 2013

    • Ed

      im sry to hear about your fam emergency Rosemarie. hope it gets better soon. See you at our halloween party.

      October 11, 2013

  • Joan M.

    Looking at the food I'm going to try and bring cheesecake and fall veggies. If there's anything missing that people want instead, I'm completely open to suggestions.

    October 11, 2013

    • Ed

      mmmmm.... cheeese cake! looking forward to it =D

      October 11, 2013

  • Olisa

    might be coming down with a cold...will see how i feel tomorrow...

    October 11, 2013

    • Ed

      hope you get better in time.

      October 11, 2013

  • bunnie

    I may be bringing a few friends with me

    October 11, 2013

    • Ed

      we have some space, thats great

      October 11, 2013

  • Jenny C.

    I will bring fried shrimps with chives.

    1 · October 11, 2013

  • Joan M.

    Looking at the food I'm going to try and bring cheesecake and fall veggies. If there's anything missing that people want instead, I'm completely open to suggestions.

    October 11, 2013

  • Brenda

    I have to decline this coming up thanksgiving weekend. Sorry about that, but I have plans for a family dinner.

    October 10, 2013

    • Ed

      Have a great family dinner, Brenda. hope to see you at Halloween or another event.

      October 10, 2013

    • Lena

      Since Brenda can't come I'll be brining the Fall Dip as well as the cupcakes :)

      October 11, 2013

  • Mauro K.

    Hey Ed, something came up and I might be able to get there around 7~7:30... is that ok?

    October 11, 2013

    • Gord

      If I come I'll also be late, can we pay less since we are probably going to miss out on the food? It's been a while since i've been to a mingler and I would like to catch with people I met and to meet new people.

      October 11, 2013

    • Ed

      Hey Gord, you mentioned briefly about your work ending at 6. It's quite likely we still have food by then, if not we may order extra pizza.

      October 11, 2013

  • Dan

    This is my first event too. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

    October 11, 2013

    • Ed

      Welcome, Dan, to ESV see you at the party

      October 11, 2013

  • Courtney L.

    This is my first event, a little nervous but you all seem really nice

    2 · October 10, 2013

    • Ed

      welcome both of your to Extremely Shy. looking forward to meeting both of you.

      October 11, 2013

  • Kristal W.

    Hey Ed! Sorry I can't make it to the dinner. We're out of town for the weekend. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone though! Looks like it'll be a yummy meal!!

    October 10, 2013

    • Ed

      No worries Kristal, we have Halloween costume party coming up. Hope you can make that one. Have a fun trip.

      October 10, 2013

  • Ed

    Anybody has a projector we can borrow for the event?

    October 6, 2013

    • Ed

      Thanks for the offer bonny, we may do another activity instead and move the projector activity to Halloween or another mingler. heres the idea of the game http://www.meetup.com...­

      October 8, 2013

    • Kevin

      Do cards against humanity

      October 10, 2013

  • Kathy

    Can I attend this event even if I don't bring a dish?

    October 6, 2013

    • Ed

      Hi Kathy, by all means, come on out!
      we understand that some ppl are too busy to cook or not that great of a chef (like me) and invite everyone to come out food or no food. (we may even call on the non chefs to be our unbiased food judges)

      October 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    WOW !!! im missing out a great event DAMN IT !!

    October 6, 2013

  • Vivian

    I'm bringing curry

    October 4, 2013

    • Ed

      Thanks for confirming, Vivian. Looking forward to it =).

      October 5, 2013

  • Anna B.

    I will bring diced Chicken & Shrimp Fried Rice and Noodles.

    October 4, 2013

    • Ed

      Thanks for confirming what you're bringing, looking forward to it =)

      October 5, 2013

  • Ed

    We have a number of dishes coming. (meatball, sushi, chicken, veggies, brussel sprouts, desserts, appetizers and a few more). it would be nice if ppl mention it on the discussion so there won't be 50 ppl bringing desserts

    October 3, 2013

  • Brenda

    Ed, what kind of dishes that is already will be bring?

    October 3, 2013

    • Ed

      We have a number of dishes coming. (meatball, sushi, chicken, veggies, brussel sprouts, desserts, appetizers and a few more). it would be nice if ppl mention it on the discussion so there won't be 50 ppl bringing desserts

      October 3, 2013

  • Brenda

    I will bring a fall dip dessert

    October 3, 2013

  • Ed

    Depending on time and interest, we may play a game of sound effects =)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HMUj51SpPs

    October 2, 2013

  • Rose

    how do we pay?

    September 29, 2013

    • Ed

      it'll be at the door upon arrival

      September 29, 2013

    • Rose

      sounds good

      September 30, 2013

  • Ed

    Please list out what dishes you're bringing. Either reply here or when RSVPing

    September 19, 2013

    • Tammy S

      Is there a place to heat food up or plug in warmers?

      September 22, 2013

    • Ed

      There's a microwave in the kitchen and plugs all over the place.

      September 29, 2013

  • Antoinette

    Thanks.

    September 19, 2013

  • Antoinette

    I would like to include a friend in my RSVP but not sure how to do so.Can I get someone please me on this :matter please. This is my first mingler, a little nervous but hope to have fun.

    1 · September 19, 2013

    • Ed

      Hi Antoniette, welcome to Extremely Shy and glad to see you're interested in the thanksgiving event. Due to limited seatings for this event and the importance of making sure only those on the guest list are allowed and present, the +1 setting has been disabled (we had crashers in the past). We invite you friend to sign up an account and RSVP with us (it takes only 60 seconds to do that).

      1 · September 19, 2013

  • Tan

    Hey Ed, what time does this event start? 6pm or 7:15pm?

    September 18, 2013

    • Ed

      Oops, it should start at 6, not 7:15. thanks for asking

      September 18, 2013

  • Olisa

    we allowed to bring a +1 or members only?

    September 8, 2013

    • Ed

      Due to limited seating, we will be making a guest list. We invite all +1 to create an account and RSVP (it takes only 60 seconds)

      September 9, 2013

    • Olisa

      Thanks :)

      September 9, 2013

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