What we're about

Welcome to ESV Social, now the #1 most active 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 (http://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.

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 (5)

Bike ride around the seawall

Spokes Bicycle Rentals

Let us get out and join others around the seawall. Let us grab our bikes and take a ride as a group together. For Those of you who do not have their bikes can rent them from Spokes bike rental, $10/h.Or you can borrow from a different place if you would like and then ride over and meet us. I will be waiting across the street from Spokes, there is a bench here, and if it is free, I will be sitting down and waiting for you. From here we will start, I believe the seawall is still closed so we will be making a detour on the road and getting a good work out going up a long hill. If need be, we can stop at Prospect point to catch our breath and take photos or have a bathroom break. I cannot guarantee the Second beach concession will be open, so it is best to bring your food and snacks. I always stop here to eat and have some water. (of course, drink whenever you feel the need to). We will end at English bay, and if anyone has to return, their bike. You can do so going along Denman street until you reach west Georgia street, and Spokes will be on your right. If this is your first time with the group and you are shy to ask strangers if they are part of their meetup, PM me for my number, and I will be more than happy to call or text you. I will wait for a few minutes for everyone to rent their bikes or show up. Once we are gone, I can not ride my bike and check my phone. I can not give a specific time on how long we will be; we might stop and take photos along the way. I have done this ride with the group before, and it took us four hours with some stops and a lunch break. I have done this route on my own and completed it in two hours. Keep this in mind, there may or may not be parking close by if you drive to our meeting point. What to bring: Packed lunch helmet (You can rent one) bike (you can rent one) bike lock waterbottle You beautiful smiling faces. If you RSVP yes and then change your mind, please kindly update your response. This way, I can offer your spot to someone else on the waiting list. If you say yes and do not show up, I will flag you (Yes, I have done this before) as a no show. All of the other organizers will see you have been flagged. By RSVP, yes, you agree to the risk in an outside environment. The organizer is not responsible for any injury you acquired before, during or after the event. We are a group of volunteers and not professional tour guides. As a group of friends and acquaintances, We will look after one another. BE RESPECTFUL TO ONE ANOTHER; THIS IS NOT A DATING EVENT; REPORT TO ORGANIZER IF SOMEONE IS MAKING YOU UNCOMFORTABLE.

Virtual Pub Night on Discord

Online event

Link to the Discord Server: https://discord.gg/Q9WMC5J - Go to this link to join the virtual pub night. Since we can't go to a real pub due to coronavirus, we'll be having a virtual pub night every Thursday at 7PM. Come chat with new and old friends, and get your socializing in despite social distancing. Feel free to grab a drink too, great way to liven things up. It's really easy to join: just click the link, enter a nickname, and sign up for an account if you would like. You'll be able to join one of the voice channels, where we'll be having a group call. I'll leave 4 channels available, in case one of them gets too crowded.

Hike with Harvey to Crown Mountain (Hike Rating 4.1 Challenging 💪)

!!!CLICK READ MORE AND READ EVERYTHING BELOW!!! Hike Rating Scale here : https://www.meetup.com/Extremely-Shy-Looking-for-friends/messages/boards/thread/52051637 BC Parks will start reopening the majority of provincial parks and protected areas and marine parks per http://bcparks.ca/covid-19/ We will hike as a group while still observing social distancing rules. The group will be small, so please join waitlist if interested. Priority is given to those who have a hiking history. 8am meet at the statue just outside the Starbucks at Grouse. We will start the hike at 815am. We begin from the BCMC trailhead. We head up the BCMC trail and then at the Chalet we take a small break before heading to the trailhead for Crown Mountain. **Note: The elevation change is misleading compared to other hikes as you have to essentially hike the elevation change twice.** There is scrambling near the top, so bring gloves. Hiking boots are necessary and bring spikes just in case there is still snow on top. Bring at least 2L of fluids to drink as you will sweat a lot for this hike. We will hike all the way back down to the parking lot via BCMC at the end. We hike together at a moderate pace, but if you cannot keep pace then you are responsible to safely hike your way back to the starting point. You may also take the Grouse Gondola down instead of hiking down the BCMC. If you are a "no show", I will mark you as such. I do not mind if you change to "not going", but taking up a spot and not showing up is just not respectful to the organizer and other members who want to join. I take attendance for my events. Those who are "no show" will be marked as such. If you are signed up in my future events and have a long history of "no shows", you may be removed without notice so that others may join. Thank you for your attention in this matter. HIKE DESCRIPTION and IMPORTANT NOTES: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/british-columbia/crown-mountain-trail BE RESPECTFUL TO ONE ANOTHER; THIS IS NOT A DATING EVENT; REPORT TO ORGANIZER IF SOMEONE MAKES YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE. • All participants in our group activities are entirely responsible for their own safety • Please come prepared for the season and the hike – wear sufficient layers, water proof boots, jacket and pants, bug spray, crampons or spikes, plenty of water, etc. • If you RSVP yes and then must cancel, please update your RSVP immediately, so we don't wait for you. LEGAL INFORMATION, LIABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: We are a group composed of volunteers. We are NOT a professional organization or pro trail guides and/or pro event organizers. However, as a group of friends and acquaintances, we will look out for each other. The organizer and any/all assistant organizers and other attendees are in no way responsible and liable for your personal safety and health state, before, during and at anytime after this event. By RSVPing "Yes", for this event, you acknowledge that you fully understand and accept the aforementioned conditions and following event attendance conditions and, you are solely responsible for your own health, safety and well-being before, during and at anytime after the event as stated previously. All attendees shall forever hold harmless the organizers and other attendees and unconditionally waive any liabilities resulting from attending and/or participating in this event.

Lighthouse Park

Lighthouse Park

Lighthouse Park, anyone? Join me for a casual walk through the beautiful forest, which has been around since 1881. We will meet at the parking lot near the entrance to Shore Pine Trail. If you do not have Data, feel free to PM message me for my number, and I will be more than happy to call or text you. This is a prime spot to take a picture while looking out at the ocean. Sadly you cannot go to the lighthouse since it is gated off, but we can admire it from afar. We will go on the Shore Pine trail, leading us to have a look at Howe Sound. Let us hope it is low tide, so we can go down and explore the beach. Here long west beach, we will get a first glance of the lighthouse. There is a lot to explore; we are most likely depending on if I can pull you away from the beach will do some of the other trails. Going up valley trail to arbutus trail to the valley of the giants’ trail to take pictures with the Douglas fir, hemlock, and western red cedar trees. This event will have a set time, but if anyone wants to explore the whole park, they can do so. Or if someone just wants to do the first trail and then leave once they have seen the lighthouse and have gotten their pictures can go. How do you get to lighthouse park?: The 250 bus to horsebay. Get the bus in downtown West Georgia and Granville street right across London drugs and in front of Huson’s Bay. Do not get on the 250A because this only goes to 25th street, and you will have a long walk to the park entrance or will have to wait until the 250. The bus doesn’t drop you off at the park entrance, you will have to walk beacon Lane to enter the park. There is parking here if you drive (I am sorry, but I do not remember if you have to pay). Due to COVID there will be no options to carpool with anyone just yet, not until the middle of July. There is the option of taking an Uber to lighthouse park ($20-50). What to bring: Pack a lunch in a backpack, snacks, sunscreen, Hat, Waterbottle 2L or more sunglasses, Sweater, Optional mask and gloves If you RSVP yes and then change your mind, please kindly update your response. This way, I can offer your spot to someone else on the waiting list. If you say yes and do not show up, I will flag you (Yes, I have done this before) as a no show. All of the other organizers will see you have been flagged. By RSVP, yes, you agree to the risk in an outside environment. The organizer is not responsible for any injury you acquired before, during or after the event. We are a group of volunteers and not professional tour guides. As a group of friends and acquaintances, We will look after one another. BE RESPECTFUL TO ONE ANOTHER; THIS IS NOT A DATING EVENT; REPORT TO ORGANIZER IF SOMEONE IS MAKING YOU UNCOMFORTABLE.

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