Halifax NS meetup? September 13, 2007 3:21 PM   Subscribe

Halifax NS meetup next week?

I'm going to be in Halifax and Antigonish on a work/play trip with my sister next week. I don't know if there's a critical mass of Halifax MeFites but Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night (at this point) would be good for a get-together. We'll be staying downtown so anyplace walkable with decent food and drink would be great.
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:21 PM (28 comments total)

aw, if only i could cross the bridge and get there.
posted by dflemingdotorg at 10:17 PM on September 13, 2007


if only I could cross the country...
posted by timeistight at 1:07 AM on September 14, 2007


Apparently Nova Scotia is one of those places like Vermont and Maine that's not really, you know, real.
posted by yhbc at 5:36 AM on September 14, 2007


Damn, yeah, just one province away for me, too, and I have to work the next day. :(
posted by Space Coyote at 5:36 AM on September 14, 2007


I'm tempted! (Again, though there's that pesky bridge... ) There's lots o' decent fud & drink to be had in downtown Halifax.
posted by fish tick at 11:45 AM on September 14, 2007


Fish Tick, you're an islander, too?

/threadjack.
posted by Space Coyote at 12:07 PM on September 14, 2007


I'm going to be in Halifax and Antigonish

Now there's a placename I never expected to run across in these parts. My mom grew up in the big green-and-yellow house with the gingerbread trim at the crest of the first hill on Hawthorne St.; say hey to my Uncle Ron if he's out on the porch. (My parents are next door but you can't see their porch from the street.)

If I was back home visiting, I'd gladly buy you a pint or two down at Pipers; as it is, if you have any questions at all about things to do in Antigonish and environs, my email's in my profile.

(Seriously anything. I know the town well enough that we refer to the Five-to-a-Dollar Store on Main Street as Jukes, because Mr and Mrs Jukes are the ones who own it. You want directions to the best swimming hole in the county, they're yours - though it's a bit cool for swimming this late in the season . . . you get my drift . . .)
posted by gompa at 12:56 PM on September 14, 2007


Nope, Space Coyote - a Dartmouthian for now. Wasn't talking about the Span of Green Cables.
posted by fish tick at 6:50 PM on September 14, 2007


The customs agents in Halifax should have been the ones in charge on 9-11. I flew in from Newark the day after that Labor day with only 90 minutes to transfer to the last plane to PEI and nearly missed it because of the way they were going through my things.
posted by brujita at 9:40 PM on September 14, 2007


Well this may be a bust then. I'll have to email people with Halifax coordinates them. gompa, I sent you an email with a few Antigonish questions.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:33 AM on September 15, 2007


You're gonna be in Antigonish? I'm from the 'nish! Alas I'm in Vancouver at the moment. HAVE SO MUCH FUN!! Antigonish is a beautiful lovely place. Pity you weren't there a month ago, I was working at the theatre on campus---pints would've been had. Let me know if you have any questions gompa can't answer.

Gompa, you didn't happen to write that article in the Westjet rag last month, did you? I'm pretty sure I know your Uncle Ron, ps.
posted by stray at 3:06 PM on September 15, 2007


stray, I will of course be in Vancouver next month. I'll leave word, pints will be had.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:58 PM on September 15, 2007


I'm a shiny new member and also brand new to Halifax, but I love Metafilter and would love to meet up with you downtown! I know a few cool pubs, let me know if you're up for a drink with me and the hubby. :)
posted by andree at 6:17 PM on September 15, 2007


hey andree, that would be great. Are any of the evenings I listed better for you?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:44 PM on September 15, 2007


Wednesday would be the best day, actually... would that be good for you? Did you have any idea where you would like to go? I've been to the Economy Shoe Shop and it's great, lots of different beers on tap; Maxwell's Plum is also pretty great, but if I remember correctly further up the hill from the water!
posted by andree at 6:57 PM on September 15, 2007


I've never been there before either so if you have any suggestion that would be super. Shoe Shop sounds good, do they have food? Wednesday night is totally great for us.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:09 PM on September 15, 2007


They do have a full menu (a pretty tasty one at that; I had the mussels last time and they were awesome - and cheap!); I think it's the right choice, then! We're free anytime after 6-ish, so I'll leave the time up to you.
posted by andree at 7:27 PM on September 15, 2007


Gompa, you didn't happen to write that article in the Westjet rag last month, did you? I'm pretty sure I know your Uncle Ron, ps.

Yup, that was my piece. Mrs gompa did the pics. How do you know Ron?
posted by gompa at 1:25 PM on September 16, 2007


Just in that sort of way that everybody in Antigonish knows everybody. I was pleased to note that one of the photos had a small Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre sign in it--if you're there next summer you should definitely go see a play or two. It was pretty weird to be getting on a plane to head back to school in Vancouver, whip out the free travel magazine only to find that my home town, the very place I'm leaving from, is on the cover as the place to be. :P Good article.
posted by stray at 10:38 PM on September 16, 2007


Andree, let's say 6:30 at the Economy Shoe Shop on Wednesday. I may email other MeFites if I find any that happen to be around there. I'll bring my sister, feel free to bring anyone you know who is around.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:02 AM on September 17, 2007


Sounds great, see you there!
posted by andree at 8:35 AM on September 17, 2007


Also, I look more or less like this and will be wearing that sweatshirt. My sister looks like this.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:01 AM on September 19, 2007


I really wanted to go, but I'm in the midst of real estate dealings, sorry. Hope Halifax was fun for you, jessamyn.
posted by fish tick at 4:37 PM on September 19, 2007


Second chance: me and my sister and greebie and maybe andree (if you want to) will be heading out for Indian food tonight at 8. Meeting at Lord Nelson lobby at 8, walking over to Indian place.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:15 AM on September 20, 2007


Dingdang! I have dealings with a realtor after 8:30 tonight. Thanks for the notice, though.
posted by fish tick at 2:14 PM on September 20, 2007


stray, I will of course be in Vancouver next month. I'll leave word, pints will be had.

A Vancouver meetup, you say? Count me in for this one.
posted by jokeefe at 5:33 PM on September 20, 2007


Indian Food was great Jessamyn. Lots of fun was had and sorry Andree couldn't make it.

I need to find myself in this place more often.

To Antigonishers: did you know the Kontak family? Cause I married one of them. :)

To Dartmouthians: sheesh. I know people who would rather travel 30 minutes to Sackville than spend 5 minutes to cross the bridge. As a fellow Dartmouthian, I can't understand it myself.
posted by Greebie at 12:43 PM on October 3, 2007


Sorry I missed out on this...I hadn't checked my metatalk thread but heard via the podcast. Hope you had fun!
posted by boost ventilator at 2:08 PM on October 3, 2007


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