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🎲 Board Games meetup 🎲 (Sunday edition @ The River Market)
You can join us any time after 11am and stay as long as you like until 6pm. If you plan on attending, please please please RSVP! Despite the possibly low number of RSVP's, we always get between 10 and 40 people at this event (unfortunately, many don't RSVP through this groups -or the other two groups- page for this event). This event is also hosted through: The Board Gamers of Greater Vancouver and Beyond the Infinite ( Geeks, Gamers and Boardgamers Collective ( Enjoy board games and card games and whatever other games we have there! It's a wonderful place with lots of space and many different kinds of food on the first floor! Welcome to the River Market ( edition of Sunday board games! We're on the second floor of the River Market (, mere steps away from the New Westminster skytrain station! This is a great location if you live in Surrey or Coquitlam. Bring your games and lets have a great time! Link to Google Maps for the outlined locations: HERE (!data=!4m29!3m28!1m5!1sNEW+WESTMINSTER+SkyTrain!2s0x5485d86e30e3c767%3A0x841410575de1e430!3m2!3d49.201459!4d-122.912629!1m5!1s810+Quayside+Dr%2C+New+Westminster%2C+BC+V3M+6B9%2C+Canada!2s0x5485d86fa80db725%3A0x3c75e8656b26ca78!3m2!3d49.1997723!4d-122.9124427!1m5!1s708+Clarkson+St%2C+New+Westminster%2C+BC+V3M%2C+Canada!2s0x5485d86e078fc81f%3A0x1eee2b4ea8454d7e!3m2!3d49.2024244!4d-122.9106!2e2!3m8!1m3!1d1597!2d-122.911513!3d49.201103!3m2!1i1280!2i941!4f13.1&fid=0) (River Market ( is where the little toon turtle, Tommy (, is hangin' out) The map is a little misleading, we're actually only a 3-minute walk from the skytrain station. We're also super close to Board Game Warriors (, a great board game store. Food Many great eats await you downstairs at the River Market! Parking Use Parkopedia (, or.. the River Market's parking help page ( Internet Access While at the River Market, you can enjoy free Internet access. If you check for WiFi hotspots, you'll find 'River Market' as a non-'password protected' access point. Thank-you, River Market, for allowing us free Internet access!! For a list, and brief explanation, of some games we play, click HERE (

River Market at Westminster Quay

810 Quayside Dr · New Westminster, BC

What we're about

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Welcome to ESV Social, on meetup known as Extremely Shy- Looking for Friends, now the #1 most active meetup group in all of Canada and one of the top 5 most active groups in the world! Are you a young adult looking to make new friends and gain new experiences? Then this is the group for you. With over 15 superstar organizers, there are always exciting events on the horizon that should be able to satisfy a wide range of interests.

But 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? And the answer is most definitely no. People of all levels of introversion and extroversion are welcome to join our group. In fact, if you were to randomly stumble upon our group during one of our events, you would be very unlikely to tell us apart from any of the other number of social meetup group in Vancouver. Many of our members are not shy, and many more have largely overcome their shyness since joining our group. This is a major reason why we're slowly transitioning to the name "ESV".

That being said, as somebody who used to be very shy, I know what it's like. I know how hard it can be to take that first step in trying to exit your comfort zone. And so one of the purposes of this group, is to make that first step as easy for you as possible. But if you are still too shy to come out to an event, then send us an email by clicking here ( and we will do everything possible to make coming out to that first event as easy as possible.

Check out this promo video to get a feel for what our group is all about:

Another great thing about this group, and a large reason for our success, is that we like to encourage all of our members to get involved in planning and helping to host events. Anybody who has attended at least one event is welcome to post a meetup of their own. And unlike most groups where this event will be hidden inside the suggested tab, in extremely-shy- looking for friends, your event will be immediately approved and announced to the group. We only ask that you do not attempt to use our group as an attempt to promote a business or make profits. See our policy page ( for a full list of this and other group policies. Businesses are welcome to contact us for sponsorship opportunities.

So join our group today and get involved with one of the fastest growing social phenomenon's in Vancouver! I promise you won't regret it!

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