What we're about

Welcome to ESV Social, now the #1 most active meetup group in Canada! Do you want more excitement in your life? Are you looking to make new friends and do fun stuff? Join us! Check out this promo video we made for our group a few years back:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzBIvG2FQo0&feature=youtu.be

The great thing about this group, and the reason for our success, is we encourage our members to actively plan events! Members who have attended at least 1 event are welcome to post an event of their own as long as it doesn't conflict with any of our group policies which can be found here: policy page (https://www.meetup.com/Extremely-Shy-Looking-for-friends/pages/Group_Policies/). Just contact Ian or another group organizer to get set up with event hosting access. Businesses who would like to share their events with our members are also welcome to contact us for sponsorship opportunities.

Please also note that writing people on meetup whom you haven't met is against our policies. Meetup is for meeting people in person at events. Anyone found sending unsolicited messages will be removed from the group. Please inform Ian immediately if somebody you haven't met has sent you as message or if you have received a message that makes you uncomfortable. We would like to do everything in our power to make meetup a fun and safe space for everybody.

If you'd like to stay involved with the group and have conversations with group members outside of events then we also have an active discord server here: https://discord.gg/KKWzBj2. Drop by and say hi!

What about our group name? The first thing that comes to many people's minds when they see "Extremely Shy- Looking for Friends" is: Do I have to be extremely shy to join this group? NO: People of all levels of extroversion and introversion can be found in our group. Many of our members are not shy, and many more have largely overcome their shyness since joining our group. That being said, I know what it's like to be very shy and i know that signing up for your first meetup event can be scary and intimidating. Part of what this group is about is making that first step as easy for you as possible. Shyness is not something that anyone here will judge you poorly for. And if there's anything we can do to make it easier for you to attend your first event then please let me know by sending Ian a message.

Please note that although members aged 19 and over are welcome to join, our member base is primarily in their 20s, 30s, and some in their early 40s and many of our events designed to cater to these demographics.

Thanks for joining. See you soon!

Upcoming events (4+)

The Duck Among us with Bob

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Come in, have some fun and meet new friends.
Lots of us join without RSVP so we know that we will always have a big enough group.
We welcome all different types of players new and old.
We use a program called discord to talk to each other as we try to find out who is the imposter.

The game is called Goose Goose Duck (AKA rip off among us), you can download it at https://gaggle.fun/goose-goose-duck

The new release came out on mobile and can be found on the app store.

Essentially the game runs almost exactly like among us but added kicks, such as Proximity chat, Jester player, and more!

Another requirement is the use of discord, a free program that can be either downloaded or used in browser.

Our server is in the link.
https://discord.gg/ybP8qgtRue

Rules: Can't have a game without rules
-Be respectful at all times, and try to avoid insulting people.
-Bare in mind that we don't like things that are considered NSFW.

Wanna have some fun?

👩🏻‍💻Crissy's Coffee Chat on UX Design

Needs a location

Join for coffee and casual company: Friday, Aug 19, 2022 at 2pm
A friend (Graphic Designer) and I (UX Designer) host a friendly chat about User Experience and Visual Design!

I address topics like:

  1. how I got started in UX Design professionally
  2. my bootcamp experience (BrainStation UX Design Diploma)
  3. my fave tool for collaborating, wireframing, prototyping (Figma)
  • Time-permitting, I will do rapid-fire AMA (ask me anything) about design and freelance work
  • Not sponsored by anyone or anything, I'm here to connect in-person with those already or interested in being in UX Research, UX Writing, UX and UI Design, Product Design, Service Design
  • If you're in DEV or PM, you're welcome to join us too!
  • Hosting a walking social after this event at nearby Central Park so please join us if you like! Details --> https://www.meetup.com/extremely-shy-looking-for-friends/events/287259229/

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Leisure Walk, Dogs Welcome!

Needs a location

Walk starts 3pm sharp: Rain or Shine.

  1. Let's walk together for 30 mins. +
  2. Dog-friendly event so bring your puppies
  3. I'll be at Patterson Skytrain Station 2:55 pm to welcome you NEAR the bus shelter facing the park
  4. If you're running behind, let us know in comments (group will wait no longer than 5 mins. at the rendezvous point
  5. Masks are optional

If you'd like to join us for coffee before the event, I'm hosting a coffee chat at nearby Waves. Details here --> https://www.meetup.com/extremely-shy-looking-for-friends/events/287267373/

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Hike Lower Lynn Creek

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Let's do an easy hike along the Lower Lynn Creek in North Vancouver. The planned route is 9km with 60 metres of elevation gain. The hike should take about 2.5 hours. Further details of the hike can be found at: https://www.vancouvertrails.com/trails/lower-lynn-creek/

HOW DO I GET THERE? The trailhead is transit-accessible via the 245 from downtown Vancouver. Get off at Eastbound Purcell Way @ Lillooet Rd, walk north along Lillooet Rd, turn left on Inter River Park Rd and walk along the road until you reach the turnaround. If anybody is willing to carpool others, please leave a comment. Please clean your footwear before entering someone's vehicle!

Note that Google Maps provides differing transit directions. To get directions to the bus stop, enter "EB Purcell Way @ Lillooet Rd" and to get directions to the meeting place, enter "[masked],[masked]".

We will meet at the metal gate at the end of Inter River Park Rd. I will arrive at 9:45am and will set off at 10:00am sharp. Please keep your RSVP up-to-date as those who frequently no-show will be bumped from future reservations if others are on the wait list.

Bring water, appropriate footwear (good walking shoes or hiking shoes/boots), weather-appropriate clothing (including a jacket in case it rains), and, if you feel any of them necessary, snacks, sunscreen and bug spray.

HIKING IS AN OUTDOOR ACTIVITY WITH ITS OWN SET OF INHERENT HAZARDS AND RISKS. THE MEETUP GROUP, ORGANIZER AND ANY OF THOSE ASSISTING THE ORGANIZER ARE NOT EXPERT HIKERS OR PROFESSIONAL GUIDES. ALL OF THOSE WHO ATTEND THE EVENT ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELL-BEING BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE EVENT. ONLY ATTEND IF YOU ARE IN GOOD HEALTH AND ARE PHYSICALLY CAPABLE OF CARRYING OUT THE HIKE.

ALL PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK AND AGREE TO RELEASE THE MEETUP GROUP, THE ORGANIZER AND ANY OF THOSE ASSISTING THE ORGANIZER FROM CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND DAMAGES (DIRECT AND CONSEQUENTIAL) OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, NOW AND IN THE FUTURE, WHETHER CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE EVENT.

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Past events (7,004)

Monday Game Night @ The American

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