What we're about

Welcome to VanCity Newcomers (20's~30's) Group !!
For anyone between the age of 20-30's has moved to the GVA recently and wants to branch out and make new friends/connections/memories and learn about living in BC.
VanCity Newcomers is a Social Networking Group for newcomers who want to meet other Locals and Expats in a relaxed and casual environment. Our meetups are held once or twice every month.  
VanCity is a wonderful place but it is much nicer with friends who would like to make interesting connections with newcomers!
While we are called the Expats Club, everyone is welcome to join. There is nothing better than expatriates and locals interacting and socialising together. 
It allows for interesting conversations and enriching experiences. We will help you shrink the time it takes to create a social network and that too with others who are also new here.

Click on the link to have a look at some of our past events - Photo Album
Here you can see everyone from different cultures and races meeting and having a great time and this is what we tend to achieve everytime we host!
Here is how we will do things differently
Ever since Covid has occurred the world has changed ways in how we function and operate.
Meeting people of various cultures has become difficult with various restrictions and with online events people rarely have the opportunity of meeting face to face and this results in not getting the right opportunity to meet in person.
We will always have hosts at all our events. You will always be greeted by someone
at all our events and introduced to others. (Warm & welcoming hosts to help you
Click on the link to understand WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO SOCIALISE AT OUR MEETUPS!
We will minimise no shows by requiring attendees to pay a deposit in advance. No
shows are misleading and not fun for organisers nor for members.
We will not disguise organisation costs in opaque ticket prices, commissions from
bars or inflated set menu prices.
We will instead ask for a small charge of a few pounds to help us manage the group and its activities. (Very Transparent)

We will strive to attract a high quality membership who prefer higher quality
venues and events. We will not be driven by happy hours, free food etc...(as all
of these are eventually balanced out by much higher prices later)
We will constantly request members to help us host events and take a lead on
activities so that we have energy and variety.

Click on the link to our website and have a look at our other cities that we host in -
I very much hope that you will join us and create a vibrant social community
which is close knit and high quality.

Upcoming events (1)

Speed Friending: Meet like-minded ladies & gents! (25-40/Hosted/Happy Hour)


Join us for our Speed Friending evening to make new friendships with both ladies and gentlemen between the ages of 25 to 40 at The Morrissey Pub on Saturday 10th June from 7 pm onwards!

Naj, your lovely host will be there to welcome you warmly into the group and also help you with introductions!

Happy Hours for all our members until 8 pm so make sure you come closer to time to enjoy the deal.

We welcome locals and internationals both!

Click below to book your ticket online today and save money! -
Speed Friending with Naj 10th June!

**Kindly note that you can pay via Paypal, Credit Card or Debit Card. To purchase via debit/credit card please click on 'Place Order' and you will be shown payment options.

Early Bird - CAD$ 10 per person
Regular Ticket - CAD$ 15 per person
General Admission - CAD$ 20 per person
Cash at meetup - If you have not purchased your ticket in advance then you can pay CAD$ 30 cash when you meet Naj at the venue.

Have a look at photos from our recent meetups and see what you have been missing!
Here’s how it will be set-up:-

Half of the group (mixed gender) will be in a fixed place and the other half of the group (mixed gender) will rotate. During these intervals, each pair of people will get the opportunity to talk to each other.

Naj will be hosting the evening and she will organize the speed friending. She will indicate when you should move to the next person.

We will meet from 7.00 pm onwards. You should get yourself a drink and also any food before 7.20 pm.

The Speed friending part will start exactly at 7.20 pm onwards and continue till about 7.45 pm followed by a break and finish at 8.40 pm, so please try and be there on time. If you are late then you can join the speed networking midway.

Why should you attend our meetups?
- We have hosted meetups in over 30 cities world over for the last 10 years with over 50 meetups a month where 1000s of social connections, friendships and relationships have been created. We understand our member needs.

- We tend to have space earmarked for our groups so you get a comfortable and safe environment to mix and mingle at our meet-ups. Our meet-ups are well planned and organised.

- You will generally find a good gender balance (though not perfect) at all our events. Gender balance changes by city, weather, season, event type, age group etc but we try our best to achieve that.

- Our meet-ups are formally hosted and so our hosts are able to welcome you and help you with introductions with some of the other attendees and also settle down. You have absolutely no need to be apprehensive, nervous or worried about coming alone.

- We charge a minimal event cost for a couple of reasons. Our Marketing and Meetup overheads costs need to be compensated. Further safety is our priority. When we sell tickets we get a record of people attending through online payments. It provides for better behavior and accountability. We also believe free events equal no commitment and poor behavior. People RSVP and then don't attend. Our tickets help us improve safety, better estimate numbers, better gender mix and promote more responsible behavior.

We are not a dating group. Our events are not organised to manage your dating life. Our group is created to help ladies and gents meet other like minded ladies and gents and to make new friends. Please do not attend our event if a perfect gender balance is important for your enjoyment of our meet-up. Keep an open mind and join us to make new friends.

Click below to book your ticket online today and save money! -
Speed Friending with Naj 10th June!