This group was started by Maureen, back in October 2012. After two years of organizing events for us almost every Friday, she was ready for someone else to take it on. Although she may not be organizing the events now, we still have the same goals, along with the simple rules that are meant to make it more enjoyable for everyone. If you are new to the group, please make sure to read the full intro to see the requirements for joining...
But first, here's why Maureen started Craic Junkies...
I've been back in Vancouver 6 years now after living in the U.K. and one of the rituals I really miss from across the pond is meeting up for drinks on a Friday, to unwind with friends after a long work week. I've noticed that Vancouverites don't seem to do this, so I decided to start up a group in the hopes that other people who feel the same way might like to join me for a bevvie or two. Suggestions for other activities are most welcome, as are suggestions for places to meet.
I'd like to try many different venues around Vancouver for this group (and keep everybody happy) but as a lot of places don't tend to accept reservations on a Friday night, going too far can be risky as far as securing tables.
And now the few house rules:
This is a laid back group, but we still ask that members PLEASE honour their "Yes" RSVP after the deadline. It's very difficult to organize large groups when people say they're coming and don't show up or don't RSVP and show up unannounced. Venues that take reservations tend to get very annoyed about this sort of behaviour and may not allow us to make reservations in the future. Let's also be considerate of others. When you say you are coming and don't show up, you have taken a spot away from somebody who was willing but unable to join us. PLEASE CHANGE YOUR RSVP as soon as you know you won't be coming (BEFORE the deadline) and give your spot to someone else. RSVP changes (from YES to NO) made AFTER the deadline will be considered a "NO-SHOW". After 3 NO-SHOWS, you will be removed from the group. Sorry if this seems harsh, but it's become necessary. On the flip side, if you decide after the deadline that you'd like to join us, and there's still room, you are more than welcome to. Just post a message and let me know you're coming.
This group is not a forum for marketing/promoting your business. This is a social group. Anyone found to be aggressively promoting themselves and harassing other members will be removed without warning.
We will NOT tolerate harassment or bullying of any kind. Anyone found to be engaging in this type of behaviour will be removed from it immediately.
There are three simple requirements to join the group:
1. Write a decent introduction.
2. Post a photo of YOURSELF, including your face (this is for group safety reasons, not vanity - EVERYONE is welcome ;P) You can change your photo once we've met, if you wish.
3. Answer the profile questions (PROPERLY!...otherwise don't bother joining). They are asked so that we can learn something about you before we meet and also to gauge people's sincere interest in and motives for joining the group. We have a very good group and want to protect it, and the people in it.
Looking forward to making some new friends :) Slainte!