What we're about

Hi Folks

Thanks for joining this group.

The purpose of this group is to connect people with an interest in outdoors activities, with like-minded folks. So that we can all have more enjoyable, safe and worthwhile experiences. I've decided to add an additional passion of mine, Social justice. Hopefully people would be inclined to feel comfortable with expressing their fact-based views on the issues of the day and perhaps even welcome the opportunity to do our part to help create a better world when and where possible. Truth and growth, properly applied can help create a win-win dynamic.

This group was originally started by someone else & i took it over a couple of years ago. At present, Jun21st 2020, in this era of covid19, we have to make some adjustments and develop better practices to help mitigate risks and optimize people's experience. So i warmly welcome you to share your input on how to improve things

The idea is simple: we meet up to enjoy a hike (or a walk) in the Vancouver area, then we top off the experience with a delicious meal at a nearby vegetarian, vegan or veggie-friendly restaurant. Beautiful nature, time outdoors and delicious vegetarian or vegan food! We are friendly and easy-going, and we love it when veggie hikers propose and organize events.

This is a group for positive people, who love the outdoors, have an interest in social justice, want to meet wonderful people and want to bring their best self to the hikes.

Note: You don't have to be vegetarian or vegan to be a part of Vancouver Veggie Hikers & Activities Meetup Group. However, you are expected to respect the choice and lifestyle of those who are because one aim of this group is to provide an environment for veg*n outdoor-minded people to hike and have fun. Eating meat/fish/dairy at veggie hiker events is not welcome and i will kindly ask you to not bring animal based foods to our hikes. Please respect that.

Moreover, this is not a professional led group. We are strictly volunteer organizers, and by joining this group and participating in events you effectively agree to take personal responsibility for your own conduct, and will hold anyone else liable for any negative situations.

Upcoming events (5)

Kayaking around StanleyPark: Wed Mornings Weather Pending

English Bay Beach

Hi Folks I've fallen in love with kayaking and want to do as much as my body and time allows in this summer. This will be strictly socially distanced kayaking, ie 3 metres away from each other. Which makes sense since the waves sometimes cause people in the kayaks or canoes to crash into each other This meetup will be cancelled on the day of if it is rainy or too windy or if life intervenes. I will be primarily be kayaking in the english bay area, hopefully kayak out to spanish banks or wreck beach or the lighthouse park or third beach at stanley park Please review the following site and and prepare yourself accordingly. If you don't have the necessary gear, esp a pfd and whistle, then as the volunteer organizer (aka not a good swimmer) i can in in good conscience let you join us. http://kayakcrusades.ca/kayak-safety.htm MANDATORY GEAR - required by Canadian Law: -Approved Personal Floatation Device(PFD). Best in bright colors such as red, yellow or orange. ALWAYS WEAR YOUR PFD WHILE KAYAKING. -Whistle attached to PFD -Kayak Paddle.... seemingly an obvious one -Bilge Pump with Float -Throw Bag with 15 meters of Float Line -Flashlight, make sure it's waterproof with working batteries ETHICAL CONDUCT The Basic Kayakers Code of Ethics Respect fellow sea kayakers and boat traffic Offer help to those in trouble Respect private property Move away if you see signs of nervousness or panic in wild animals Disclaimer: We are a group of volunteers. We are not a professional organization. By RSVPing "yes", you acknowledge that you are responsible for your own safety and well-being. However, as a group of friends, we look out for each other. The organizer reserves the right to turn away any member who shows up unprepared and/or ill-equipped to handle this event. Please read the instructions carefully and come to each event prepared.

Buy/Sell, Gift or Trade: Hiking/camping/kayaking et al gear

Hi Folks In a bid to be more environmentally friendly, help people save money, encourage pay it forward, and other fuzzy wuzzy good stuff, im creating this new monthly event. Im encouraging people to post on this meetups event wall if they want gear, want to sell gear, give it away or barter/borrow with someone. I welcome suggestions, or superior forms of posting as well, feel free to post on the meetup wall There are FB Buy Nothing groups, craigslist, other fb groups, and prob a host of other options. So might as well add to those things and post here too. This event will be posted once a month, and hope it is useful Hopefully we can help create a more connected community and more win-win dynamics. Cheers Viral

Kayaking around StanleyPark: Wed Mornings Weather Pending

English Bay Beach

Hi Folks I've fallen in love with kayaking and want to do as much as my body and time allows in this summer. This will be strictly socially distanced kayaking, ie 3 metres away from each other. Which makes sense since the waves sometimes cause people in the kayaks or canoes to crash into each other This meetup will be cancelled on the day of if it is rainy or too windy or if life intervenes. I will be primarily be kayaking in the english bay area, hopefully kayak out to spanish banks or wreck beach or the lighthouse park or third beach at stanley park Please review the following site and and prepare yourself accordingly. If you don't have the necessary gear, esp a pfd and whistle, then as the volunteer organizer (aka not a good swimmer) i can in in good conscience let you join us. http://kayakcrusades.ca/kayak-safety.htm MANDATORY GEAR - required by Canadian Law: -Approved Personal Floatation Device(PFD). Best in bright colors such as red, yellow or orange. ALWAYS WEAR YOUR PFD WHILE KAYAKING. -Whistle attached to PFD -Kayak Paddle.... seemingly an obvious one -Bilge Pump with Float -Throw Bag with 15 meters of Float Line -Flashlight, make sure it's waterproof with working batteries ETHICAL CONDUCT The Basic Kayakers Code of Ethics Respect fellow sea kayakers and boat traffic Offer help to those in trouble Respect private property Move away if you see signs of nervousness or panic in wild animals Disclaimer: We are a group of volunteers. We are not a professional organization. By RSVPing "yes", you acknowledge that you are responsible for your own safety and well-being. However, as a group of friends, we look out for each other. The organizer reserves the right to turn away any member who shows up unprepared and/or ill-equipped to handle this event. Please read the instructions carefully and come to each event prepared.

Kayaking around StanleyPark: Wed Mornings Weather Pending

English Bay Beach

Hi Folks I've fallen in love with kayaking and want to do as much as my body and time allows in this summer. This will be strictly socially distanced kayaking, ie 3 metres away from each other. Which makes sense since the waves sometimes cause people in the kayaks or canoes to crash into each other This meetup will be cancelled on the day of if it is rainy or too windy or if life intervenes. I will be primarily be kayaking in the english bay area, hopefully kayak out to spanish banks or wreck beach or the lighthouse park or third beach at stanley park Please review the following site and and prepare yourself accordingly. If you don't have the necessary gear, esp a pfd and whistle, then as the volunteer organizer (aka not a good swimmer) i can in in good conscience let you join us. http://kayakcrusades.ca/kayak-safety.htm MANDATORY GEAR - required by Canadian Law: -Approved Personal Floatation Device(PFD). Best in bright colors such as red, yellow or orange. ALWAYS WEAR YOUR PFD WHILE KAYAKING. -Whistle attached to PFD -Kayak Paddle.... seemingly an obvious one -Bilge Pump with Float -Throw Bag with 15 meters of Float Line -Flashlight, make sure it's waterproof with working batteries ETHICAL CONDUCT The Basic Kayakers Code of Ethics Respect fellow sea kayakers and boat traffic Offer help to those in trouble Respect private property Move away if you see signs of nervousness or panic in wild animals Disclaimer: We are a group of volunteers. We are not a professional organization. By RSVPing "yes", you acknowledge that you are responsible for your own safety and well-being. However, as a group of friends, we look out for each other. The organizer reserves the right to turn away any member who shows up unprepared and/or ill-equipped to handle this event. Please read the instructions carefully and come to each event prepared.

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