Last week I got the chance to head down to Van city to start spreading the word that Ourfaves is coming. I had the most fantastic couple of days meeting amazing, passionate Vancouver-ites and faving some of the best places in Van city.
The first night I was in town, I got the chance to take part in SteakCamp which was a challenge put out to the blogger community to eat the $8.99 steak at the Brave Bull, a very sketchy looking place. It was an adventure of the not so fave-worthy but fantastic nonetheless as I got to spend the night with a few of Van city’s digital media crew including Tom Williams from Givemeaning.org and some of Van city’s best bloggers including Lisa from Mostlylisa, Raul from Hummingbird604 and Karen from Tiny Bites. So we braved the Brave Bull and survived.
On Tuesday night, we threw our first Ourfaves Vancouver meetup at the wonderfully fave-worthy Soma.
We had over 30 people come out and fave the city out loud. Soma was chosen as the venue, as one of our first and most awesome contributors on the Vancouver site, Myles had faved this hot spot for best wine bar and it really was fantastic.
They offer a selection of meats, cheeses, tapas and fabulous wines.
The “i fave VAN” pins were a huge hit, thanks to SixCentPress for making those pins happen in less than 24 hours!
There was a real wide range of people who came out but they all had one thing in common, they really do love Vancouver! We had such amazing conversations about all the amazing things and places and hiddden gems the city has to offer, it made me want to move there. People seemed to love the idea of building community around favourite things and places and I am so excited to see all these new faces on Ourfaves Vancouver soon. Thanks to everyone for coming out including Lisa from Mostlylisa.com, Karen from Tinybites, Raul from Hummingbird604.com and everyone else who made it such a fun evening.
See you at the next event, favin’ folks … and around the site of course!
Interested in getting involved in the Vancouver beta community? See the next post on how you can!