Super Happy Hacker House (SHHH) is inspired by the Super Happy Dev House and Hackerspaces communities.
From the SHDH site:
“… a non-exclusive event intended for creative and curious people interested in technology. We're about knowledge sharing, technology exploration, and ad-hoc collaboration. Come to have fun, build things, learn things, and meet new people. It's called hacker culture, and we're here to encourage it.”
Most importantly, regular SHHH events will provide a time and space for such collaboration. What we make of it is up to each participant.
Note Blog posts automatically get posted to Facebook and from there onto Twitter.
If any local companies would like to support SHHH, they are encouraged to purchase food and/or drinks for hackers.
TL:DR if we have a 'staff party' that is not open to the public we can serve liquor without a permit. As long as the directors send an invite to the membership first.
An SEP is not required for a staff party if the party is held in a closed office or business premise that is not regularly licensed. The party must be restricted to the owners or employers, employees and their guests and liquor may only be served but not sold.
2.3 When a Special Occasion Licence is Not Required:
The special event is held in a private place (if there is any doubt about whether a proposed venue is a private place, the individual or organization holding the event should consult with a BC Liquor Store manager or LCLB) and liquor is served but not sold. A private place includes: a closed office or business premise that is not a licensed establishment, provided that all the following conditions are met: