In the end of '08 I noticed a lack of an Etsy team for my neck of the woods Manitoba, Canada. A local search proved that a team was definitely valid, since there are so many amazing artists & makers from Winnipeg and the surrounding area. Since I've introduced the W.E.S.T. (Winnipeg Etsy Street Team), it's been growing steadily. Though a young group, I'm pretty psyched about it's potential.
Check out W.E.S.T.!
If you'd like to join, just send me an email.