Canada Day at Canada Place (afternoon) + Fireworks *FREE*

Let's celebrate Canada Day together at Canada Place! Whether you're new to the country or just have never gone to any canada day celebrations and would like to know what it's like, come out and enjoy a fun filled entertainment packed day including a parade and fireworks at the end! Meet new people and celebrate this wonderful country of ours, Canada!

Info here: http://www.canadaday.canadaplace.ca/

These are some of the things I would like to see and do but will also walk around to see the exhibits. Since it's such a big group, we will probably be split up but if you want to stick with me, that'd be great!

WHERE TO MEET:

-We're meeting at the second floor of A&W and heading out at 2:15

If you are coming in late, part of the group will be watching the show at Celebration Stage - Hall A East, Vancouver Convention Centre East while the rest of us will be taking selfies around the festival. 

PLEASE NOTE:

I might end up leaving after having dinner but I will see how the day goes.

**A few of us will be holding onto pieces of paper that says "Meetup". Depending on whether some of us may have time, we may make a meetup flag.**

If you're an early riser, here's early group:

http://www.meetup.com/Extremely-Shy-Looking-for-friends/events/187701342/

A little history lesson about Canada:

You'll feel good about being a can-EH-dian

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRI-A3vakVg

A funny song of how canada is BIG lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vxDDcTc64c

War of 1812 Song- Because of this event, we can say I AM CANADIAN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ety2FEHQgwM

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  • Alex

    Next time. We go together to see firework for celebration of light in July and aug

    July 3, 2014

  • Al

    Thank Ed.... 1) For organizing this event. 2) for finding a good meetup location. 3) for posting your # and answering your calls to allow the late comers to find us... GREAT JOB, keep it up! ~~~ We are glad to celebrate all things Canadian... Which is pretty much all things everywhere!

    July 2, 2014

  • Lawrence

    The meet up I am referring to was at 8pm.

    July 2, 2014

    • Ed

      hi Lawrence, I believe you're referring to the Fun For Free Meetup's event at Harbour Green.

      July 2, 2014

  • Lawrence

    I thought meet up was at Harbour Green Park and did not find anyone there. I have had generally a rather disappointing experience with meet ups since very few seem to show up and not really my age group.

    July 2, 2014

    • Ian

      Hey Lawrence, sorry you had a bad experience. But if you read our group description you will see that it says that this group is for young adults. So if you're looking to meet people closer to your own age then you should probably try out some other groups. I hope your next meetup experience is a better one!

      July 2, 2014

  • Jay E.

    That meet up was cool. Thanks it was a good time! Nice photos Wunna!

    1 · July 2, 2014

    • Jim N.

      Ya that was a lot of fun. Thanks guys!!

      1 · July 2, 2014

  • Jonathan M.

    And for all those ppl bringing negative comments, to be fair it could have been organized a lil bit better, I was trying to find group as well for a while, however there were a lot of volunteers and staff with meetup signs, yes it is hard to find the group among 100,000+ ppl, but that's normal with public events like these, we work hard to make sure everyone is notified about the location of the group everytime we relocate, anyways lots of fun today, thank you to all who made it out

    Next time will be even better

    July 2, 2014

  • Jonathan M.

    Hey ED, great seeing you today, glad to come out, enjoy fireworks, really enjoyed today's meetup

    July 2, 2014

  • Ed

    Thank you Wunna for uploading Photos!

    1 · July 2, 2014

  • Ed

    For a totally opposite experience (without the chaos and 100,000 people to get lost in), You guys are all invited to 3rd annual "Life is a Beach" BBQ at the end of July! We will be having organized activities (ICEBREAKERS and GAMES) - dedicated volunteers (AWESOME people) - ONE LOCATION (We have a HUGE KICKASS banner that says "Meetup")

    http://www.meetup.com/Extremely-Shy-Looking-for-friends/events/191683052/

    July 2, 2014

  • Ed

    Thank you all for coming out to Canada Day. It was great meeting you all. Thank you for the brave souls who decided to take a step out of their comfort level to be a SIGN HOLDER (aka, sub leaders). You guys played a big role in keeping people connected and engaged while I went and answered phone call and look for lost attendees here and there. Throughout the day, it was also good seeing familiar faces and groups and meetup signs throughout the festival.

    July 2, 2014

  • Alex

    I suggest the group can be broken into sub group of 10 to 15 people. Thus, it will be easy to manage the group. Currently, the group may be disorganized little bit. However your guys do great jobs

    July 1, 2014

    • Ed

      with their groups. People who lost their sub group leaders were able to bump into another meetup sign holders.

      July 2, 2014

    • Ed

      Thanks for the feedbacks Alex! We rarely get over 50 people for festivals and it is essential for Extremely shy to develop ways to accommodate large RSVPs to chaotic festivals.

      July 2, 2014

  • Ed

    Thank you all for coming out to Canada Day. It was great meeting you all. Thank you for the brave souls who decided to take a step out of their comfort level to be a sub leader holding signs. You guys played a big role in keeping people connected and engaged while I went and answered phone call and look for lost attendees. It was also good seeing familiar faces and groups and meetup signs throughout the festival.

    July 2, 2014

  • Jay E.

    Home base is in Hall A on the right side!

    1 · July 1, 2014

    • Ed

      Thanks for posting this up Eric!

      July 2, 2014

  • Linda

    I've been and gone. See you at the bbq. Linda

    July 1, 2014

    • Ed

      See you at the BBQ Linda!

      July 2, 2014

  • Bob M.

    I was at A&w at 2:00 waited until 2:15 no one there.
    Were are the 200 people who singed up to be there?
    No Meet up signs, at least the host should have been there.Im disapointed.

    July 1, 2014

    • Ed

      Hi bob. Sorry we missed you. We had a big crowd outside the back door of a&w as specified by the picture and arrow. Around 11 volunteers were holding onto signs that says meetup.

      July 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We were with vics group. Had a great time.

    July 2, 2014

  • Nancy K.

    Hi I would like to attend to this but I am not free till after 4:30PM. Where can I found you guys at that time?

    July 1, 2014

    • Nancy K.

      I am running late I can meet you guys anywhere you decide on to next. Sorry, got held up.

      July 1, 2014

    • Leon H.

      Anyone still meeting up? My number is[masked]

      July 1, 2014

  • Leon H.

    I'm here. I anyone still meeting up and where?

    July 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey All, Will the group watching the fireworks tonight? If so, where the group will be?

    July 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I cant make it for 230pm. Probably not til 6 for parade. If anyone wants to meet then somewhere let me know

    July 1, 2014

    • Philip

      I met up with nancy she is wants to meet up with you

      July 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok we just got our supper. We should be done at 730

      July 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We will be at alberney st and burrard at 745pm on the corner. Wont be online again.

    1 · July 1, 2014

  • Farzela

    Sorry that I wasn't able to find you all. Sorry Mell, I can't stay I'm on my way home to try and get an hour's sleep before I head out to work tonight. Have fun everyone. See you all next time.

    July 1, 2014

  • Nancy K.

    I am almost there, where can I found you guys?

    July 1, 2014

  • Jim N.

    Can the leader post where we are going to meet next? If u see this let the leader know.

    July 1, 2014

  • Jonathan M.

    Where is everybody, Im Litterally at front of stage on right hand side

    July 1, 2014

  • Pam

    Hey Esvrs I am at tall info desk in front of main stage, stripped blue top 2 Canada flags if anyone is near here

    July 1, 2014

  • Jim N.

    Where is the groups location right now? A or b or c or??"

    July 1, 2014

  • Farzela

    Hey everyone I'm here walked around for a bit trying to figure out where everyone is but it's total madness trying to find anyone. Philip I went by the garbage cans by the main stage but wasn't sure who to look for and Eric maybe I'll try to find you after Bhangra. I'm inside at the celebration stage 3rd row far left black with white flowers dress white top and red jacket tied around my waist. See you guys soon.

    July 1, 2014

    • Vik

      Walk across the street from Main stage there are steps that go down to foodcourt

      1 · July 1, 2014

    • Alex

      This is Alex. Nick cell phone die. Pls contact or text Alex at[masked]

      1 · July 1, 2014

  • Alex

    Is there people in the hall a

    July 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So our group got split up

    July 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    where is a&w

    July 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I found an A&W, I don't see any ESV shirts

      July 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      The ESV shirt sucks, make a better one.

      July 1, 2014

  • Azi

    Where is every 1 ? I just met few friends of mine ,, came late sitting near the stage

    July 1, 2014

  • Mako

    Won't be able to make it today

    July 1, 2014

  • Philip

    I will be outside at the main stage until 530 if anyone wants to join me near the garbage bins

    July 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it still possible to attend the meeting later

    July 1, 2014

  • Jay E.

    Room B downstairs

    July 1, 2014

  • Farzela

    I will get there between 3.30 and 4.15 my number is[masked] but Ed I don't have your number to call if U can't find you guys

    July 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Farzela i am going to be there later i will text u to find out where u all are.

      July 1, 2014

  • Azi

    Im at flyover .. Somebody ??

    1 · July 1, 2014

  • Azi

    Where is the group now?

    1 · July 1, 2014

  • Farzela

    Sorry typo: if I can't find you

    July 1, 2014

  • Gian

    I'll be a little late thanks :)

    July 1, 2014

  • Alex

    Hi ed some ppl arrive already

    July 1, 2014

  • Philip

    I will be running late should be around there by 2:45 my cell is[masked]

    July 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be late a bit..vould i rejoin?

    July 1, 2014

  • Ed

    Running late. See you at a&w 2:05

    July 1, 2014

  • Ed

    BRING WATER AND SUNSCREEEN!

    July 1, 2014

  • Ed

    An email with my contacts has been sent.
    cant guarantee that i can hear your call in the midst of phone calls. you're better off texting me or keep posted on THIS PAGE for updates.

    July 1, 2014

  • Ed

    A reminder for the ladies, washroom inside has long lineup. do recommend using the washroom at A&W before going in.

    July 1, 2014

  • Ed

    If you're coming in late, part of the group will be at hall east A watching the show. From 3 to 5ish.
    Celebration Stage - Hall A East, Vancouver Convention Centre East

    July 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am going to get there half an hour to an hour late. Could I please have someone's number to rejoin the group part-way through? Text me pls at[masked]

    July 1, 2014

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