What we're about

Canterbury Social Connections is a social group where you can meet new people, try new activities or get more people involved in the activities you enjoy.

We are currently hosting a mix of in-person and online events. For online events we use Zoom, posting a link on the meetup event page.

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!

Once you've been to your first meetup with the group, any member can organise events or suggest activities, and there are people on hand to support you if you haven't organised activities before.

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.

It is free to be a member of the group, and to take part in activities; however, we do have costs to cover with Meetup and Zoom, therefore active members are asked to make a donation to the running costs every 3 months.

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:

https://www.meetup.com/CanterburySocialConnections/pages/24734988/Canterbury_Social_Connections_Terms_and_Conditions/

More information on taking part in our zoom events:

https://www.meetup.com/CanterburySocialConnections/pages/30280238/Using_Zoom_for_Online_Meetups/

Upcoming events (4+)

8-10km Social Trail Run with Canterbury Trails

The George Inn

Don't forget to bring a head torch!!

We are a very friendly group of people who enjoy running off road, especially when we can socialise with others along the way, and we are always happy to see new faces at our Wednesday runs:)
If you enjoy running and are happy to run off road on uneven ground and often pretty muddy trails (when it's been raining) then come and join us for a trail run around some fields/woods near Canterbury! We usually run at around 6min/km pace but always wait at corners and gates for slower runners to catch up. Our runs start from a nice country pub within 30min drive of Canterbury (different pub every week) and we always stay for a drink and sometimes dinner afterwards :)

We may offer a slower paced group whenever it's requested/there's a leader available (maybe every other week), so please comment below if you'd prefer a slightly shorter route option at a slower pace. On the longer routes (8k+) where possible we will also try and create an option for people to get back to the pub via a quicker/shorter way.

Please only come if you feel 100% healthy.
We usually try and sit in the beer garden so that we can sit together in one big group. Therefore we suggest you bring a nice warm hoodie/jacket for after the run when you cool down whilst sitting in the pub garden. And please dont forget to bring a head torch now that it's getting dark whilst we're out running.

The group's terms and conditions can be found here:
https://www.meetup.com/CanterburySocialConnections/pages/24734988/Canterbury_Social_Connections_Terms_and_Conditions/

Wednesday Evening Badminton

The Canterbury Sport & Fitness Centre

£5.00

All levels welcome :)

As a few people have asked for a later session, I thought I'd see how popular Wednesday evenings from 8-10 are. This is the only other time Canterbury College currently has unfortunately.

If 4 or more people sign up, I'll keep it running, if not, I'll cancel the event.

The centre has spare rackets, so no need to worry if you haven't got one. I'll bring some nylon shuttles along with me.

Please wear suitable clothing and white soled trainers. There's a water fountain at the venue, but you'll need to bring your own bottle.

The college charges £10 per court per hour, so if there's eight of us, we can book 2 courts for 2 hours which would work out at £5 each.
Obviously the price will change if our number deviates from eight.

I look forward to seeing you guys there!

Virtual quiz

Online event

We welcome old and new members for the Friday night quiz.

FORMAT
We use Zoom video conference software for the quiz. Members volunteer to write and host the quiz each week, so the topics and rounds are different each quiz.

The questions for each round will be read out in the video chat then you'll break off into teams of 3-6 to discuss the answers in "breakout rooms".

We use the Quizzit website for answering questions - a link to this will be sent out during the quiz. One member of your team will need to log in as Captain and enter the answers. Everyone else logs in as a team member to view the questions and answers.

TEAMS
Don't worry if you don't have a team, we will put you into one on the night.

If other members of your household will be playing along with you, could you add them as guests when you RSVP please 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. If possible, when you join the Zoom meeting prefix your display name with your team name so we can easily put you into teams.

TECHNOLOGY
Most people find a laptop/desktop with webcam and microphone works best, so that you can have Zoom and Quizzit visible at the same time. You can still take part on a mobile phone or tablet with the Zoom app installed.

The link to the Zoom meeting will be in the location of the event.

Please join the quiz promptly so that the hosts can work out the teams and allocate the groups on Zoom. This normally takes 10-15 minutes if there are large numbers.

Social 5K run around the Great Stour

The Goods Shed

This is an informal Saturday 5K run by the Westgate garden. This time, we will run by the Great Stour if it is not raining on Saturday morning.

We will meet at 10am in front of the Good Sheds . The run will start at 10.10. You can run at your own pace, and we will have to keep some distance from each other.

Past events (2,190)

Monday Evening Badminton

The Canterbury Sport & Fitness Centre

£2.50

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