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Annual "I Love My Friends But" Pot Luck & BBQ

Lets do it again shall we.

ANNUAL Pot Luck & BBQ TIME FOR OUR GROUP

We've had a great year of meetups and every August we have our annual BIG BIG BBQ to celebrate. This is our second year doing it. Last year's BBQ was the breakout when we went from nowhere to about 25 members... from there we've gone gang busters and average 100+ per outing. So I hope you'll join us and enjoy some of the best beaches in the city and lots of open space for games and food.

This group thrives on new people that haven't been to a meetup before. So if you've been a bit shy to jump in then this is your chance to meet a great group and start a change in your life you'll not soon forget.

WHERE IS IT?:

The first parking lot at Spanish Banks. Right at the Locarno Beach concession stand. This is the first concession stand of Spanish Banks We will have a big white motor home there with Okanagan written on the side. Oh and a black and white dog.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=49.27461,-123.20566

WHAT I'LL BE BRINGING:

A BBQ and propane
Cutlery
Paper plates
Chips
Pop
Condiments Ketchup etc.
Burgers and Hot dogs

GAMES:
BOCCI Tournament
Haki Sack
Frisbee
Chase my dog around the field.

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING:

- Potluck Dish to Share
- A foldable chair
- food and drink
- cutlery
- other drinks (wink)
- BOCCI or Frisbee
- a share plate, veggie platter, chips, dips etc.

If anyone has a spare BBQ it may come in handy. Also, any tables would be helpful and extra fold-able chairs.
We will be offering burgers and hot dogs by donation... to help us pay our annual dues.

I look forward to seeing you all out there.

by donation for group dues

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  • Kristina R.

    Where is everyone?

    2 · August 10, 2014

    • Al

      I believe it's at the NORTH END OF TRIMBLE STREET.

      August 10, 2014

    • Kristina R.

      Lol, the whitecaps tent did it for me

      1 · August 11, 2014

  • Simon

    Thanks to everyone who attended and especially all the helpers who brought great food and helped me cook and clean up. That was a great turn out and it went remarkably smoothly... see you at the next event.

    4 · August 11, 2014

    • Breezer

      Hey Simon can that photo of all of us be removed or cropped it is a bit revealing of me at least

      August 11, 2014

  • Breezer

    Thx Leigh & Simon for all your hard work, supplying so much & working so hard to make today great! T'was a fun day & I appreciate all that you both did;-)

    1 · August 10, 2014

  • Breezer

    Thx Leigh & Simon for all your hard work, supplying so much & working so hard to make today great! T'was a fun day & I appreciate all that you both did;-)

    August 10, 2014

  • Janice H.

    Awesome time had by all!

    August 10, 2014

  • Janice H.

    Awesome time had by all!

    August 10, 2014

  • Al

    Thanks for organizing... And the sun the sea and the moon (;~

    August 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for organizing. That was great!

    1 · August 10, 2014

  • Steven L

    That was wonderful!

    August 10, 2014

  • Tati R.

    My first meet up ever was AMAZING!!!
    Thanks Simon for doing this. I had a lot of fun.
    See you soon guys!!!

    2 · August 10, 2014

  • Rob

    Perfect day, great bunch and lots of tasty treats. It was awesome!!

    1 · August 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello all, just wanted to say how great this event was and how much fun i had meeting all of you. A big thank you to Simon and his wife for doing what they did u guys rock. I cant wait to attend the next event and hope to see everyone there. Cheers to all.

    1 · August 10, 2014

  • Carol G.

    Are you guys still there?

    August 10, 2014

  • diane f.

    Still can't find people

    August 10, 2014

  • Kitty Y

    Are people still there?

    August 10, 2014

  • Tracy P.

    Can someone call me[masked] can not find anyone

    August 10, 2014

  • Tracy P.

    Trying to find it no luck

    August 10, 2014

  • Mako

    Totally forgot about this, but i am on my way

    August 10, 2014

  • Anna B.

    My two guests and I will join after 5pm..hope you guys are still there. ..

    1 · August 10, 2014

  • Steven L

    I found simon's car

    August 10, 2014

  • Simon

    The spot is here we are good to go

    1 · August 10, 2014

    • Michael H.

      what does the group look like, the marker on google maps puts me in a different group.

      1 · August 10, 2014

    • Steven L

      Hi i found your van but not you. Where are you related to your car?

      August 10, 2014

  • Tati R.

    Hey guys!!
    I'm not seem the groups.
    According to google maps I've arrived but where is everybody??

    1 · August 10, 2014

    • Tati R.

      Going there now. My friend was sitting while
      I was looking for the group lol.
      5 min I'll be there

      August 10, 2014

    • kate

      Oh good I'm just waiting for u in front of women's washroom :) I'm back.

      August 10, 2014

  • john(Byung H.

    Did all people found the group?

    August 10, 2014

  • kate

    I'm trying hard to find the group. Just can't.

    August 10, 2014

  • Kitty Y

    Are people staying later than 4? I can't make it until later, my family emergency

    August 10, 2014

  • Quaid L.

    Can't seem to find the group :/

    1 · August 10, 2014

    • kate

      Me too. I'm at Locarno.

      August 10, 2014

  • Linda W

    Well Simon,
    I can't seem to get a ride out from Port Moody. This happened last year as well. I guess I won't be attending. Wasn't ment to be. Hope all have fun.

    August 10, 2014

  • Gabriel

    Are dogs allowed there?

    August 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anybody driving from dt?

    1 · August 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Well, that's a nice compliment (should i be worried? Lol). Ok I'll message u2 for a ride, thanks!!!!

      August 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi will, thanks for the offer. My day got complicated so I'll join you guys later when I finish running a few errands. I'll take the bus and perhaps I can catch a ride back with someone. Thanks again!

      August 10, 2014

  • Linda W

    Hi Lisa , or Kathy J,
    It is Linda W here. Sent you both a message a day or so ago with my phone #. Are either one of you attending the BBQ. I am still looking for a ride from the Coquitlam / Port Moody area. Will pay for gas. I am bringing alot so public transit is not an option for me. Please call me if you are going & can help me out. Thanks. #[masked]

    August 10, 2014

  • Helika

    Hi All! Is anyone coming through Fraser str (I live in Fraser / E51st) and has some room in car to pick me up? I'd really appreciate!

    1 · August 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Helika, I can give you a ride. Sorry, just saw this. If you're still down for the picnic let me know.

      August 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Helika, bus is super easy too. Make your way to 2nd and Main & take the 84 express to 4th at NW Marine Drive. A 10 min walk up Marine Drive will take you straight to us.

      1 · August 10, 2014

  • Tati R.

    This will be my first meet up and I'm bringing my friend with me.
    So excited to meet a lot of new people and make new friends!!!See you salon guys!!!

    August 10, 2014

  • Simon

    A super moon tomorrow night... bring your camera. Apparently the biggest of 2014.

    1 · August 9, 2014

  • Brian Leafy G.

    How many people came last year? I think there was about 30?

    August 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Around thirty for our first bbq, two years ago. Well over a hundred at last years, but we didn't really count.

      August 9, 2014

  • Nora

    Disappointed, because I can't make it this year. I was looking forward to meeting new people and seeing those I have already previously met, but "life" has happened again, so I will try for next year.

    August 8, 2014

  • Simon

    Here is a good description of our location... These are my coordinates from GPS Location:[masked]° [masked]°
    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=49.27503,-123.20572

    August 7, 2014

  • Blair

    Hi Simon, is there any way you can update the red marker on the map at the top of this meetup page? I see that you added a comment below, where you updated the new location, but it was not easy to see.
    Anyways, thanks for having this great day.

    August 7, 2014

  • Lawrence G.

    Work schedule changed. Sucks, I was looking forward to this again this year

    August 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      That really does suck Lawrence :-(

      1 · August 6, 2014

  • Simon

    I'm looking forward to seeing everyone this Sunday. I'll have 3 tables setup for the share plates. Please read the description again before coming. This is a group event so please bring a share plate and try to be as self contained as possible. We always have a good time and we stay beyond sunset. Games, instruments and all other fun beach accessories will be helpful. If anyone has a spare bbq they can bring and other tables then please do. Parking can be tough so sharing a ride or coming down on a bike (or driving to 4th avenue then cycling down to the spot). We are much closer to the start of Spanish Banks this year so it should be a lot easier to find us. Again, read the description.

    Cheers Sime... and don't forget your chair.

    August 6, 2014

    • Simon

      oh, and for the share plate... bags of chips don't count :-)

      August 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I know the chances are slim. But I will give it a try. I'm car-less right now and I live in Squamish. Does someone live in Whistler or Squamish who could give me a ride? If not, I will take the bus.

    August 5, 2014

  • Joseph Henry M.

    Looking forward too seeing everyone there

    August 4, 2014

  • Carol G.

    Sounds like fun and I actually have the day off! Yay!!

    August 4, 2014

  • Linda W

    Hello everyone,
    Is anyone coming from Port Moody or Coquitlam? Can I hitch a ride with you? I will pay for your gas.

    August 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm coming from coquitlam drop me a note and we can carpool

      August 4, 2014

    • Kathy J.

      I'm coming from Coquitlam too.

      August 4, 2014

  • Breezer

    Oh I see the time now :-)

    August 4, 2014

  • Simon

    Please note the new location. We are at the start of Spanish Banks this year instead of at the end. We will be near the Locarno Beach concession stand. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=49.27461,-123.20566

    July 9, 2014

    • Breezer

      Sorry what time & rain or shine?

      August 4, 2014

  • Linda W

    Is anyone coming from the tri - cities area? I am in Port Moody. I am willing to pay for gas.

    July 30, 2014

  • Livy

    Is there any possibility to do a carpool with somebody? I will try to take more food, it will be great if someone can pick up me any stop at Canada line Skytain station. Thanks.

    July 26, 2014

  • shong

    Is there a veggie option?

    1 · July 22, 2014

    • Simon

      it's a pot luck. It will have all types of offerings from people. Maybe you could do the veggie option.

      2 · July 23, 2014

  • Marko P.

    Looks bumpin!

    July 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds great, but on a plane that day. I'll wave to you all from the window!

    1 · July 7, 2014

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