What we're about

Vancouver can be lonely place. It can be even more isolated if you are a bit older or if you are an expatriate who does not have a social network in the city. You seek substantive, intelligent conversations and not mindless chatter.

We want to bring together like minded people who prefer to socialise in relatively quiet locations including quiet bars and restaurants where people can establish connections and friendships beyond mere acquaintances.

Our meetups will be carefully organised monthly to ensure we are small enough in number so that we remember most names and exchange numbers with many by the end of it. We will also try and maintain a reasonable balance between women and men at our events.

We will strive to offer a comforting and warm group which is multinational with a high degree of sensitivity and will be welcoming. We will try to maintain a clubby close knit feel to our group.

You may be single, attached, married, separated or a grand dad...we do not care..(this is not a group exclusively for singles, couples are very welcome!) but be open to new friendships and experiences. We could go to bars, restaurants, cruises, trips, concerts, sports events, holidays, dances and parties, yoga etc. and so the meetups will be diverse.

This club will be about friendships and connections but above all having fun together with friends.

Part of the Expats Club (www.theexpatsclub.net)

Upcoming events (5+)

Meet, mix and mingle - ladies and gents! (21 to 50)-(Free Drink/Hosted)

Please come and join us for a wonderful evening of making new friends with like minded ladies and gentlemen at The Port Side Pub. You will be welcomed by your host KELLY and also be introduced to some of the other attendees. All our members also get exclusive FREE welcome drink. Join us and get started on making new connections and friendships! Please click on the link below to purchase your ticket: https://mixminglevan.eventbrite.co.uk Have a look at photos from our recent meetups and see what you have been missing! http://bit.ly/MeetupPictures Venue: The PortSide Pub offers comfort, gastropub fair, local craft beer, and great community. We have a focus on supporting nothing but the best local drinks and pairing them with high-quality food inspired by comfort and conversation. Some Important Points:- - Our area is booked for MEETUP/KELLY - This meetup is for members between the ages of 21 to 50 who want to make new friends in a safe and comfortable environment. Please come early to chat with members. You have no excuse to miss this event..! - FREE welcome drink for all our members so long as they last so please come as close to time as possible! - Your host for the evening is KELLY who will not only welcome you to our reserved area but also help you mix and mingle. No more nervousness, no awkward silences, no fiddling with your phone or staring into glasses. You will find yourself saying more hellos, shaking more hands and making more friends. Please come early as it is far easier to meet new people then. Please request KELLY for help with introductions. -Please be aware that about 95% of those who attend come alone and about 75% are attending for the first time. You will not be alone. We know how you may feel and so KELLY will take care of you. -Everyone attends these events to meet other members and so there is no reason to be shy or bashful. Also be aware that most people come alone. KELLY is there to look after you and make you comfortable. -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. -We have 5 meetup groups in Vancouver with over 25,500 members and we will be inviting members from all those groups to attend. This ensures that we always have a good number of people, with varied interests. You will meet a lot of new people. Members of other groups who RSVP are included as guests of the organiser in order to give you an idea of expected numbers. ------------------------------ Event cost: Early Bird tickets - CA $ 15 each Regular tickets - CA $ 20 each (If you do not purchase tickets in advance but want to come then please show up on the day and give CA $ 25 cash to KELLY when you meet her) Please click on the link below to purchase your ticket: https://mixminglevan.eventbrite.co.uk ---------- IMPORTANT - Dress code - Smart casual - Guests are very welcome. Please sign them up as your pluses ------------------------ Click to see secrets of our successful members: https://www.facebook.com/connectwithlocals/videos/875861952794230/ Find it difficult to make new friends? Click to see secrets of making new friends https://www.facebook.com/connectwithlocals/videos/1295060480661952/ This meetup is organised with www.connectwithlocals.com.

FREE CONCERT - Prize-winning pianist in Kitsilano

1270 Chestnut St

ABOUT THE PERFORMER Music was always a part of Matthieu’s life. Born in 2005 in Geneva, Switzerland, into a family of musicians, Matthieu showed an interest in music from an early age. After relocating to Canada he started learning the piano with his grandmother, Tanya Shevtsova and later on also with his grandfather Victor Shevtsov. At the age of ten Matthieu made his orchestral debut with the Richmond Orchestra performing Beethoven’s 1st piano concerto. He has performed in many competitions and concerts ever since. A few of his achievements include 1st place in the Kiwanis & Richmond music festivals Gala Concerts, 1st place in the junior category of the BC Provincial Festival 2018, 1st place at the Steinway Piano Competition intermediate division 2018, 1st place in the intermediate category of the BC Provincial Festival 2019. He has performed as a soloist with the Richmond Orchestra, Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra and the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, Matthieu is an avid composer. He studies composition with Edward Top at the Vancouver Academy of Music. He has composed music for solo instruments, chamber ensembles and orchestra. Several professional ensembles such as Ad Mare wind quintet, Standing Wave ensemble and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performed his music. PROGRAM D. Scarlatti - Sonata in g minor K.450 D. Scarlatti - Sonata in d minor K.42 (Aria) D. Scarlatti - Sonata in g minor K.30 (Cat fugue) L. Beethoven - 32 Variations in c minor WoO 80 S. Rachmaninoff - Preludes op. 23, nos.1- 5 INTERMISSION M. Foresi - Reverie F. Chopin - Étude in b minor, op.25 no.10 F. Chopin - Etude in g-sharp minor, op.25 no.6 F. Chopin - Ballade no. 1 in g minor, op.23 A. Scriabin - Piano Sonata no.4 in F-sharp Major, op. 30

Wanted Part-time Hostess (Generous expenses paid!)

Needs a location

(Please be aware that this is an announcement and not a meetup event. If you would like to host meetups then please get in touch with Dan via whatsapp at the details below) Kelly is our regular community host in Vancouver. However, at times she gets busy with work and so we would like a few additional hostesses for Vancouver. If you are a lady who would like to HOST meetups, get experience with different cultures whilst making new friends and also get a generous expenses allowance then please get in touch. Are you a people person? Do you love to go out, plan and organize events, meet new people and help people connect with each other? If you can relate to this then we may have the perfect opportunity for YOU! The cherry on the top is that you get great experience, learn new skills, rapidly expand your own network and you get paid an expense allowance for doing something you LOVE to do! Kindly note: This is a voluntary part-time role with an expense allowance (this is not employment) of about 3 to 5 hours a month. This role is a great start for someone who has taken a break from work, just moved into the city, someone who needs to network for their main occupation or just for someone who is socially confident and loves meeting people! This is also a wonderful opportunity for self development since organising gives you great insight into human psychology, group dynamics, strategy and event management. It also makes you the social leader of the group and enables you to rapidly expand your network. Here’s the offer:- We have over 525,000 members in 32 cities around the world with over 150 meetup groups and you can become a part of our rapidly growing team as a host/organizer in your city. You’ll be hosting our drinks, socialising evenings and also some activity events for our groups. If you are up for this extremely satisfying yet challenging role then get in touch with Dan in London UK. **Whatsapp or text on [masked]** Look forward to hearing from you!

Piano for Two! Fine pianists from NY in Concert!

4405 W 8th Ave

You’ve heard Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring with a full orchestra and now you will get to experience it in a more intimate setting of the piano duet! Join us for an evening of pianistic excellence with two award-winning musicians. Larry Weng and Wayne Weng have been successful on the international stage at competitions that include the Queen Elisabeth in Belgium and New York Concert Artists. The first half of the concert features beloved four-hand duets by Franz Schubert. To purchase tickets, click here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/piano-for-two-wayne-weng-and-larry-weng-in-concert-tickets-72043892221 LARRY WENG, piano A laureate of the 2016 Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition, Larry Weng has been described in The New York Times as playing with “steely power and incisive rhythm.” Of his 2014 New York debut at Weill Hall, the New York Concert Review described him as “an extremely sensitive musician and mature interpreter,” and “mature beyond his years.” Of his Alborado del Gracioso, Harry Rolnick of ConcertoNet exclaimed, “Radiant and transparent, picturesque and picaresque, wild but with the artistic perfection of wildness.” Mr. Weng is also a laureate of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto Competition, the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition for Young Musicians, The New York International Piano Competition, the Kosciuzsko Foundation Chopin Competition, and the Wideman International Piano Competition. WAYNE WENG, piano Pianist Wayne Weng’s playing has been described as “vibrant and immensely musical,” and as having “delicacy amounting to almost reverence [...] through gossamer touch” (Wiltshire Gazette & Herald). His “ability to modulate the piano’s sound [...] coupled with his great ear easily gave him an edge” (Sioux City Journal) to win the first prize at the 2013 Iowa Piano Competition. He was also a prizewinner at the Washington International Competition for Piano, where his performance in the final round “raised the excitement level of the afternoon several notches.” (The Washington Post). As a soloist as well as a collaborator, Wayne Weng has performed in Canada, the United States, England, Italy, France, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Serbia, Egypt, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Venues include the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Chicago Cultural Center, Bösendorfer Hall at the Mozarthaus in Vienna, Sala dei Notari and Teatro Pavone in Perugia, the Palace of Fontainebleau, the Fitzwilliam Museum at the Cambridge University, Bargemusic in New York, the National Music Museum in South Dakota, the 92nd St. Y in New York, Steinway Hall in New York, the Brooklyn Public Library, the 100 Club in London, the Brahms Museum in Mürzzuschlag, the Polish Consulate in New York, the Bulgarian Consulate in New York, Cairo Opera House, Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office in New York, the Chan Centre in Vancouver, the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, and the British Columbia Governor House, among others. His performances have been featured on radio stations such as WFMT Chicago, WQXR New York, CBC Radio and Seattle King FM. As a member of the Phoenix Ensemble, his first commercial recording was released in 2017 to critical acclaim.

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