What we're about

Canterbury Social Connections is a social group where you can meet new people and try new activities.

We are currently only hosting online events and a few socially-distanced in-person events. For most of these we are using the platform Zoom. Each event using zoom will post a link to the relevant zoom event which you can access.

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Whether you've just moved to the area, or have been here for a while and are looking to expand your social circle; come along to an event, meet some like-minded people and experience some adventures! New members are welcome at every event - we were all new once!

Examples of what we do on a regular basis include; pub quizzes, walking, trail running, book club, meals out, free badminton sessions, drinks nights, canoe trips, scavenger hunts and many more. We also attend local events and have regular theatre and cinema trips to name but a few.

Anyone in the group can suggest activities and take on organising if they wish; if this is you, just let us know!

Links to Group Pages:

Details about the group's organisers can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/CanterburySocialConnections/pages/26343127/The_Leadership_Team/

Our Terms and Conditions here:


Upcoming events (3)

Virtual Quiz Night

Online event

Join us for our regular Friday night virtual pub quiz! We will be using Zoom video conference software for the quiz and the quizzit website for answering questions (a link to this will be sent out during the quiz) You will need a laptop/desktop with webcam and microphone (preferred option) or a mobile phone or tablet with the Zoom app installed. The link to the Zoom meeting will be in the location of the event. The questions will be read out in the video chat then you'll break off in to teams of 3 or 4 to discuss the answers. Everyone is welcome, both old and new members! If other members of your household will be playing along with you, please could you add them as guests when you RSVP so we have an idea of numbers for planning teams. If you would like to form your own team with friends, please let us know in advance and, if possible, when you join the Zoom meeting prefix your display name with your team name so we can easily put you into teams. If you don't have a team that's fine also, we will put you into one.

Virtual Board Game Night

Online event

Join us for a fun and relaxed evening of online games. Depending on numbers, we will split into groups of around 4-6 people to play games such as Scattergories, Countdown, Pictionary, Boggle and Linkee. All game suggestions are welcome! Let us know what you'd like to play by sending a message or adding a comment in the meetup. Don't worry if you are new to the group and don't know anyone, everybody is welcome! We will be using Zoom video conference software so you will need a big screen (laptop/ desktop/ tablet) with webcam and microphone.

Virtual Book Club - Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield

A dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames. The regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open on an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a little child. Hours later the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? Or can it be explained by science? An exquisitely crafted multilayered mystery brimming with folklore, suspense and romance as well as with the urgent scientific curiosity of the Darwinian age, Once Upon a River is as richly atmospheric as Setterfield’s best seller The Thirteenth Tale. How are the books chosen? We have a WhatsApp group that new members are welcome to join once they have been to their first Book Club Meetup. We take 1 book suggestion per member and a doodle poll is created for up to 10 options. Then we all get to vote on 2 books. The winner goes forward as the chosen book.

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