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New Year's Eve at Finn's Pub at The Forks

MEMBER REQUEST:

The plans are to go to Finn's Pub and then at 10pm watch the beautiful fireworks at the Fork's to celebrate the arrival of 2014.

Perhaps play a few games of pool, a drink and some chit chat before the fireworks.

Marian has graciously made arrangements at Finn McCues for 25 people.

Possible cover charge of $5.

No $2 Meet Up Fee.

Finn McCues is located in the Johnston Terminal.

http://www.wowhospitality.ca/restaurants/finns.html

NOTE: If you change your mind on going, kindly change your RSVP.

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Scotiabank Family New Year's Eve at the Forks 

The Forks  ~ Forks Market Road Winnipeg, MB

W: http://www.theforks.com/events/signature-events/scotiabank-family-new-years-eve

 

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  • Cheron L.

    Good, fun, great crowd. Thanks to Stacey for opening the site for us and to Marian for organising it. I enjoyed myself. I agree with Bev re; the band. Hmmmmm. I could not get the "hang" of their sound. I went outside on the balcony with some of the group, the fireworks were amazing! Stacey, I KNEW you'd be up, waiting for comments! LOL Happy New Year to all!

    January 1, 2014

    • Wendy

      I hear a lot of music, good AND bad, and music certainly wasn't my reason for going to Finn's with the group - it was for good company and fun. Like Marian, I just considered them background. That said, they played only 2 tunes that seemed in their comfort zone, and the reason Cheron couldn't get the "hang" of them is that they couldn't get it either (that's why I said they were "interesting")­. Nevertheless, until they ramped up just before midnight, we didn't have to shout to carry on conversations, and comments they made were probably meant to soothe their own sagging egos. I just checked on MB Music's website, the event is listed but there is no website link or artist info for the group http://www.manitobamu...­. Not much on facebook either. Music students still finding their niche. What do you think, Marian? Above all, they didn't use offensive language and didn't make our ear drums explode. I still considered this a 5 star evening!

      1 · January 5, 2014

    • marian a.

      Believe it or not I have heard/seen much worse and from so called professional musicians "LOL! You are right Wendy and summed it up perfectly " Music students finding their niche" .

      January 5, 2014

  • marian a.

    Turned out Great !! Just exactly what I was after !

    January 1, 2014

    • Cheron L.

      We were 12 or 13, Stacey. Not everyone came that was on the list.

      January 2, 2014

    • marian a.

      The weather was so cold it nearly scared me off from going out New Year's , but was glad I did anyway! The roads were treacherous so required really slow driving . Cheron is right with the amount of people that made it out . I didn't do a head count as I really didn't expect too many to make it after I checked the weather and road conditions. It was completely understandable that some didn't go out due to that alone. The bus was the best option and I will definitely do that next time I go to the Forks !

      January 3, 2014

  • Wendy

    Wow, that was fun. And what a great group we had there. Thanks, Marian for setting it up. We couldn't have asked for more. and doesn't seem almost as if Finn's paid US?? I mean really, for $5 we got a free drink (up to $6.50 value) choice of hat, choice of noisemaker, free Guinness to toast the New Year, free after midnight food... turn in our seats OR venture outside to see fireworks. Interesting entertainment. Friendly and fast service. Loved the venue, loved the company. Every time I'm at one of our events, I meet new people whose company I really enjoy. Thanks to all of you for contributing to such a Happy New Year!! Now, I need some sleep! Here's to more cool meetups in 2014!

    5 · January 1, 2014

    • Bev P.

      Happy New Year Stacey. I have pics on my phone but have no idea how to post them onto the group. If anyone has an I phone 4 that can help me plz message me

      January 1, 2014

    • Stacey

      Thanks Bev for taking some photos. I am glad you had a good time Wendy. I just wanted to stay home. I am happy it got quite a few out to that wanted to.

      January 2, 2014

  • Bev P.

    Had a great time nice group of people. Didn't really care for the band. Thanks for organzing this. Mariane

    3 · January 1, 2014

  • Stacey

    It is now 2014... HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!!!

    3 · January 1, 2014

  • Nancy

    I had to sign out to give my spot away as my car won't start I am not close to a bus route, so don't want to risk the frost bite. Have a drink for me and all the best in the New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 31, 2013

  • Ingrid G.

    I'll be there but I'll be late because I will be taking the bus.

    December 31, 2013

    • Ingrid G.

      I found a bus ticket so I don't have to wait for the free bus and I will not be late, in fact I think I'll go early to check out the outside stuff.

      December 31, 2013

  • Stacey

    Marian, let me know who shows thanks. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

    December 31, 2013

  • Wendy

    Hey everyone! That wind chill is going to lighten up this evening to a balmy -43. That's cold, but not unfamiliar in the Peg. But it's easy for me to talk.. I live downtown now, so I'm bussing and will be warm. I'm lucky - I can take the 38 bus door to door in 11 minutes! I COULD get there for 8:00, but the free New Year's bus rides START at 8 PM - so instead, I'll be arriving at 8:19 PM (yea, OK, I'm cheap...). I've already checked out several return trip times, too. I'm ready to party! See all you hardy types later!

    December 31, 2013

  • Stacey

    Hi Kim, I just noticed you are down as going with the WOW group to a wedding social on this day at the same time. Are you still coming out to Finn's pub?

    December 30, 2013

    • kimberly

      Hi Stacey, I am not sure that this is the right Kim. I am not going to any social and look forward to going Finn's with my friend Kym and the Out and About group.

      December 30, 2013

    • Stacey

      You are listed as Kimberly on the right side of the screen, not Kim. I am going by the labels on the profiles. Somehow Marian, I don't think Kim with the profile photo of a lady made of leaves will be going either. She would have had to buy a social ticket ahead of time.

      December 31, 2013

  • Stacey

    A reservation for 25 is a good amount of people to deal with for a meet up. There will possibly be last minute cancelations. The Forks and Finns is a public place. So many can come out on their own, if they want. That being said the ones that have reserved their spot will be the ones that own that reservation. Remember to take a list of those with reservations Marian. It is up to Marian if she wants to chance increasing the reservation. It can be embarrassing if people don't show up, and also if more than the reservation show up with a busy venue. Do what is right for you Marian.

    December 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Marian - I'll pull out of the event as it is unlikely I would stay for more than one drink and the fireworks, and it looks like there are still folks waiting for a spot. Have a fun time, and I'm sure I will see you all at some point :-)

      December 30, 2013

    • marian a.

      No Need to cancel ... Come down and enjoy a drink and fireworks : ) I called Finn's and so far we are the only group who reserved a spot for New Year's. The manager said there usually is a lot of walk in's but they would come in after us . It pays to book ahead ..I did a count and I have 22?? ( including me ) not 25. I think if a couple do not show up we all will be just fine. So if you are on the wait list no problem ...just come on down and you will get in under the reservation, the manager will see to that . If anyone wants to bring a friend and is committed to coming just call Finn's or let me know and we can squeeze them in no problem. Take care and see you there !!

      December 30, 2013

  • Alan

    I regret I can't make this meetup, someone else can have my spot.

    December 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry for cancelling, something came up. Hope you all have a great time!

    December 30, 2013

  • Donna

    I will have to cancel my plans for new years.

    December 30, 2013

  • Stacey

    I was just listening to radio and they say for New Year's Eve the wind chill is to go down to -50 at night. That made my ears perk up. Make sure you have warm clothes, a safe ride home, and have fun!!!

    December 30, 2013

  • Sheri K.

    So excited to meet new people!!!

    December 30, 2013

  • Todd H.

    Looking firward

    December 29, 2013

  • Alan

    I'd like to bring a friend.

    1 · December 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any chance the reservation can be changed so that more people can come out?

    December 29, 2013

  • kimberly

    Can I bring a friend?

    December 3, 2013

    • marian a.

      Now you can bring a couple of friends !

      December 4, 2013

    • Stacey

      Kimberly, I added one friend. If you are bringing more, you need to change the number of guests you are bringing to hold a spot for them.

      1 · December 5, 2013

  • Todd H.

    Is there a cost to get in? Can you buy the tickets now? What time does it start?

    December 1, 2013

    • marian a.

      It is booked as a group . Just show up anywhere after 8pm Dec 31st and say you are with the "Out and About Group" under Marian (reservation name) $5.00 at the door . There will be a band , dancing , fireworks , party favors, etc. Should be a good time !

      December 2, 2013

    • marian a.

      sorry anytime LOL!

      December 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    do we have dancing?

    November 27, 2013

    • marian a.

      Yes they are getting a band and they make a dance area for when the bands are there : )

      November 28, 2013

  • Angel A.

    Im totally okay with Finn's. sorry ive been kinda mia on the discussions so far, had some stuff going on this week. it might have been said, but do we pay at the door, or do I have to get tickets somewhere beforehand? And is this still what were planning? Personally the locations great, it sounds not too low-key, yet not too high intensity for me. Lots of activities, and fireworks are pretty. And id get to meet some of you lovely folks finally. Thanks to those that set this up, I seem to lack such organization/planning skills.

    November 26, 2013

    • Stacey

      You pay at the door.

      November 26, 2013

    • Stacey

      It is geared toward families. I understand where you are coming from though. Although, I know in past years I was so grateful it was at 10pm. I was tired out by then. lol.

      1 · November 26, 2013

  • Wendy

    I'm staying put once I get there. Like others are saying, everything we need for a fun evening seems to be right there.

    November 26, 2013

  • marian a.

    I liked the Legion idea because you can purchase a $5.00 ticket for the dance portion ahead of time and that would guarantee you entry and they have lively bands and cheap drinks. Pus there is no problem with parking. Finn's Pub is $5.00 plus what you eat and drink . Loads of free parking. It just fits my budget and it sounds like a few others. Lots to do there...pool, darts, band, dancing,food ,party favors and Fireworks ( big Bonus!), and the ability to actually talk to people. If others want to spend more money then you can set up another option to see if some want to go that route? There may be some that aren't speaking up and may want to go to the big clubs or Convention center? From my experience ..you can make your own fun anywhere you are ...no matter how much you spend : )

    November 26, 2013

  • marian a.

    There will be a band and no fear there will be dancing at Finn's Pub. They have a deck you can go out to watch the Fireworks at approx 10 ish pm. They have party favors and champagne planned for Midnight . If anyone can make a reservation at another larger venue ( a club or somewhere if you have a connection ) for after the fireworks and want to be in a bigger crowd then that would work.... You have to factor in cost (probably they would charge full price even for half a night )to get into the club, the ability to make a guaranteed reservation so we actually can get in , and parking/driving location/situation. I personally hate to wing it ( rush seating etc.) as your wonderful night can then turn sour if things don't work out in your favor.

    November 26, 2013

  • marian a.

    You are welcome Jeff : )

    November 25, 2013

    • marian a.

      Not to sound repetitive..aww thanks Stacey : ) I was just trying to hear what everyone was after for a night out ( plus myself ) and find something that would fit the bill ( no pun intended!) and a place that had a great New Year's buzz all round . It will be like having New Year's at a "Cheers" type pub with front row Fireworks! I will certainly be up for a Dingo Dog or some pub grub as I will be plenty sick of Turkey etc. by then LOL! You sure you can't make it out ? I have a drink for you with your name on it ! We all owe you big time for being the co-ordinator !

      November 25, 2013

    • Stacey

      Cheers!

      November 25, 2013

  • Stacey

    Wendy, Brenda had REALLY wanted to go to the legion for New Year's Eve. If you have intentions of going there later in the evening after Finn's Pub, let her know please.

    November 24, 2013

  • Stacey

    FYI - The meet up at the ST JAMES LEGION for New Year's Eve has been CANCELLED.

    November 24, 2013

  • Stacey

    Alan, Wendy, Cheron, David, Brenda, I have added you to this meet up for New Year's Eve to hold a spot for you since only 20 spots are available. If you cannot make it, kindly take yourself off to make room for someone else.

    November 24, 2013

  • Stacey

    What time do you want to meet up at Finn's pub? Let me know.

    November 23, 2013

    • Anna F

      Thank you Marian for making the arrangements for us at Finns. Much appreciated. :)

      November 24, 2013

    • marian a.

      You're welcome ! I have always been the one outside freezing at the Forks so I am looking forward to being toasty and warm with a fine Ale watching people freezing this year LOL!

      November 24, 2013

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