Meeting people and making friends can be challenging. But it doesn’t have to be. Whether you’ve just arrived in Kitsilano, are looking to hook-up with like-minded people or interested in trying something new, it’s worth visiting Meetup.com to see what’s going on in the neighbourhood.
Meetup is a social networking site that makes it easier for people to connect with strangers in their community and get together offline.
The lovely thing about Meetup is it makes joining new groups easier. Simply visit the site, sign-up for groups you like and RSVP for events you want to attend. You can check out group member’s profiles online. There’s no need to wait to be invited and you’ll already know something about the other people attending an event before you arrive!
Here are some Kitsilano groups that look like fun:
Kitsilano Board Games: These boardgaming peeps meet twice a week at Cuppa Joy on Alma and 4th. And, novices are welcome—the group organizer, who has taught board games professionally, is happy to explain any game. Meetup.com/Kitsilano-Board-Games
Kitsilano Parent: These mums and dads can be found talking all things babies while strolling at the beach, sipping coffee on 4th Avenue and sharing picnics in the park. Meetup.com/Kitsilano-Parents
Never Be Bored in Vancouver: Fun loving 30 somethings get together to enjoy after work drinks, attend shows and sporting events and try out activities in and around the city. Meetup.com/meetup-group-URMbcnvH
Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce: Anyone is welcome to attend these once a month early-morning networking events to enjoy presentations on current business challenges. And, our blogger Mary, who attended April’s event, can attest that they’re worth attending. Meetup.com/KitsilanoChamber
Kitsilano Photo Walk and Contest: These Kitsilano shutterbugs spend the first Sunday of every month exploring Kitsilano and taking photos. Then they submit their photos for a monthly prize. Meetup.com/phokits
Have you been to a meetup? Tell us what you think!
Last modified: April 30, 2013