The DSN Story
How did the DSN Group get started, and why?The Calgary Do Something New Meetup Group (DSN for short!)
, is a social club founded by Loralei (Laura) in August 2006, whose intention was to get out of the house, have some fun doing unique activities and meet new people.
It seems to be working - we should reach 4,000 members
by Spring 2014, by a good margin the largest Meetup group between Toronto and Vancouver (and the 300th largest on the planet!
), so we must be doing something right!!!
In the years since its founding, it has grown from a small group of new friends to a large group... of new friends!!
Our organizers - David, Loralei (Laura), Mike & Seanna, can offer the group many different and fun events
while still keeping our sanity (
), and our day jobs.
Who is this group targeted towards?
Everyone and anyone; male or female, single or not, with or without kids, fit or not-so-fit, of any age. In fact, if you walk on two legs and have opposable thumbs, you've covered most of the requirements!
Our members range in age from university students ( see Meetup.com's Terms of Service - 18+ only
) to retirees. And why not? There is something here for everyone!
It's not formal, but I like to say that the The DSN Philosophy is:"To offer to the Calgary community, an opportunity to meet new people, try new things, learn new skills, and generally have fun, conveniently and affordably, at a variety of events, that allows you to broaden your horizons."
Do I have to be "new in town"?
No!! That's just the main category the group was built under (and we can't change it!
We try to have activities of all sorts so that no matter who you are, you will likely find something fun to do with our group. Many long-time Calgary residents find stuff that we're doing, that even THEY didn't know about!!
To learn more about DSN:
1 - The DSN Story, a little history of the group CLICK HERE (**This page**)
2 - Events - what you'll find, when & how! CLICK HERE
3 - RSVPing CLICK HERE
4 - Fees, Photos and Other Stuff CLICK HERE
DSN Links outside of Meetup.com:DSN's YouTube Channel