I have just moved to Vancouver from Christchurch, New Zealand. Hopefully I will be here a while!
I'm very keen to get involved with your group and attend some meetups etc. These aren't really available where I come from as no one lives there (slightly over a million people live in the whole South Island. As a child, the neighbour's sheep getting into the garden was a semi frequent occurrence).
I have found your Facebook group and sent a join request. I very much forward to looking you at the next meetup.