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About the DSN Group 1 - The Story

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 (confused), 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'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
4 - Fees, Photos and Other Stuff CLICK HERE

DSN Links outside of

DSN's YouTube Channel

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
DSN General Liability Waiver (for ALL members!) February 17, 2014 12:43 PM David R
About the DSN Group 4 - Other Stuff February 17, 2014 12:19 PM David R
About the DSN Group 3 - RSVPing February 17, 2014 11:56 AM David R
About the DSN Group 2 - Events February 17, 2014 11:33 AM David R
About the DSN Group 1 - The Story February 17, 2014 11:18 AM David R
About The Calgary Do Something New ('DSN') Meetup Group February 10, 2016 7:01 AM David R

DSN Per-Event Fee

CAD1.00 /per person, each event.

This covers: Fees help cover the website cost, group expenses & help offset organizer costs

Payment is accepted using:

  • Cash or check - “A loonie at each event is all you need! There are no 'regular or annual dues'.

Your organizer will refund you if:

  • There's no requirement to pay anything to just 'be' a member - no annual or monthly dues. We may skip the $1 event fee (or request something more), depending on the arrangements needed at certain events. Read each event's details carefully!!

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