This group is dedicated to young women who want to expand their social circle and meet new, interesting people. Let's be honest, it can be very difficult to meet new people! Maybe you have just outgrown your friends due to them having babies, moving away, getting married, or vice versa. Either way, we are here to help!
Please note that this group is geared towards women in the 20s to mid-40s age range who desire to live an active social life and engage with new, like-minded friends. Meetup events will primarily focus on activities enjoyed by this demographic, and may not feel comfortable for members outside of it. Over the years, ELMG organizers have found it easier to maintain a comfortable social group dynamic when there is a smaller age range. If you are outside this age range, please consider whether this group is the right one for you. There are many meetup groups in the Edmonton area, and you may find that there is another one which is a better fit for you.
How ELMG came together:
ELMG was founded by an energetic and welcoming person named Shauna, who saw a gap in social opportunites for ladies in the Edmonton area and decided to do something about it! Shauna has since chosen to leave the group but her contribution to lives changed by new friendships will not be forgotten. I am very proud of this group and what it provides to ladies in the Edmonton area.
Nervous about attending your first meetup? That's okay, it's totally normal to feel that way. It is scary to go to a venue alone and sit with a bunch of people you don't know. Don't worry - we are all friendly, and we have been there. Remember that we are all here for the same reasons - to make new, lasting friendships. You may find that you connect a little more easily with some people and maybe not as much with others, but that's all part of the fun! Everyone has something special and positive to offer. Please remember that disrespectful or judgmental comments or behaviour are not permitted at our meetups, and may lead to a member being removed or permanently banned from the group. The premise of this group is to welcome new friends.
That being said, as a member of our fantastic group we expect you to be active. That means, RSVPing to events, attending events (at least one a month). If you NO SHOW without any explanation, you may face removal from the group. We want to keep this group upbeat, fun and active - just like our members.
If you have any questions or concerns, please never hesitate to send a message to any of the organizers. We are always willing to help you out!