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. That said, if you're a lot older than that but young at heart and don't mind spending a lot of time with younger people then you're welcome to join us as well.

Thanks for joining. See you soon!

Upcoming events (5+)

Karaoke @ Mix-2 Karaoke Burnaby (RSVP CLOSED)

Come for an evening of All You Can Sing Karaoke at Mix-2 Karaoke in Burnaby in a fun non-pressure environment regardless of your singing ability level! This will be a great opportunity to try something new, improve your singing skills, meet new people, and have fun! We are entitled to sing from 6:30pm to 12:30am but you can leave whenever you want. Do you need to be a good singer to join? No you don't, and most of us are probably not going to be good singers either. We will be in a private room singing mainly as a group, so you do not need to sing alone in front of everyone. Plus it's more fun singing as a group. Also you can choose to have the singer's vocals on while you sing. Keep in mind we are in the "extremely shy" meetup group :) Cost (CASH ONLY): $18 ($16 plus tax and tips), and must be made in CASH ONLY since they don't accept card. Also there's a minimum group charge of what we all as a group have to purchase in food and drinks there (they sell cooked asian food and bubble tea) depending on our group size as follows: 1-3 people: $5 4-6 people: $10 7-8 people: $[masked] people: $[masked] people: $25 I will purchase at least a drink, and it would be great if a few of you will also purchase something to meet the minimum group charge. You can make the payment at the end of the event once you leave. Where and when to meet: We're gonna meet outside by the entrance at 6:30pm first, then go in as a group. If you're going to be late, please let me know or leave a comment so that I can let the receptionist know. How to get there through Transit (2 options): -Take the Skytrain to Royal Oak Station, then walk for about 10 minutes to get there -Go to either Metrotown or Edmonds Skytrain Station, then take the 119 bus which goes along Kingsway Types of music they have: -English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean -I uploaded photos of the songs that were sang in my previous 4 karaoke meetups at Mix-2 Karaoke if you would like to have an idea of what we would be singing. Here are the links: Jan 30: https://www.meetup.com/Extremely-Shy-Looking-for-friends/events/258211200/ Dec 4: https://www.meetup.com/Extremely-Shy-Looking-for-friends/events/256831083/ Nov 14: https://www.meetup.com/Extremely-Shy-Looking-for-friends/events/256227820/ Aug 8: https://www.meetup.com/Extremely-Shy-Looking-for-friends/events/253409279/ Etiquette: -Respect other people's singing since most of us are probably going to be singing for the first time and not going to be good singers. It's the courage to sing that matters. -Maintain a positive attitude. -When you're selecting songs in the monitor, please only add a maximum of 3 songs to the playlist at a time so that others have the opportunity to select and sing songs of their choice. If you want to add more songs, please only do so after everyone has had a chance to add songs. Also respect their song choices. -Do not add and move songs to the top of the playlist. Songs should be played in the order they were chosen. -There will only be 2 microphones in the room, so please pass it around to people who want to use it. Also don't force the microphone on someone who doesn't want to use it. RSVP RULES: Please have your final RSVP status set 24 hours before the event starts since I will need to know exactly how many people are going to make a reservation beforehand. If you no longer can go, please immediately change your status to "not going". Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. If you have any issues, please let me or another organizer know ASAP. Our group policies are in this link: https://www.meetup.com/Extremely-Shy-Looking-for-friends/pages/5395332/Group_Policies/ Any questions, feel free to contact me. -Simon

Ladies Against Humanity

The Rio Theatre

On the spot sketches based on the suggestive answers from the game Cards Against Humanity. Could you be Vancouver's Most Horrible Person? Buy tickets in advance for $12 +tax http://riotheatre.ca/event/the-fictionals-comedy-co-presents-improv-against-humanity-ladies-against-humanity/ $14 at the door. I look like my photo with the Rio shirt.

Thursday afternoon bowling at Grandview Lanes

Grandview Lanes

Thursday afternoon bowling at Grandview Lanes. I have booked two lanes of ten pin, we can accommodate a maximum of 12 people. Please do add yourself to the wait list if attendance is full as space does tend to become available closer to the date. For those of us who have weekday afternoons free, I will host every other week. This is not about bowling skills, nobody needs to feel like they can't participate because they don't play like a pro...gutter balls do count as bowling. :-) Cost is $5.99 per game plus shoe rentals are $4.00 for adults, $2.00 for seniors 55+. So total with tax for the two games and shoe rental is $16.58, paid to the bowling alley before we start. Start time is 2 pm, please arrive at least ten minutes early so everyone has time to pay, change shoes and get organized so that we can start on time. We will be bowling two games, it takes about 45 minutes per game so we will be there about 90 mins to two hours, depending on how many people actually show up. The reservation is under my name, there are only four ten pin lanes, so we will be easy to find. Sometimes, after we bowl, if there is time and interest, we may head across the street to JJBean for a coffee/tea/hot chocolate and chat. :-)

Badminton Thursdays!

BONSOR RECREATION COMPLEX

Event Organizer: Krish Badminton courts : Indoor || Drop-in is $ 2.70 • Important to know Make sure you have fun when you invest your time & energy!!!!!!!!!! • What to bring Bring your racket or just rent one from the Bonsor reception. • What we'll do They have 5 courts, so we write down the names and rotate after every game as there would be other people as well. You can play with anyone you like. Note: These are public Badminton courts, not reserved for our group..

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