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 (1)

Meet, Mingle with Ladies & Gents! (25-45)(FREE DRINK/HOSTED)

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Having friends is very important in everyone's lives, but making new friends can be difficult especially meeting online! What we try and do is make you come out and meet people face to face. This gives you an opportunity to bond with everyone present at our social!

Our socials are designed in a manner, where our host present that evening will encourage you to make new friends and meet everyone and help you interact with like-minded people!

Please come and join us on Saturday 25th June 2022 from 6.30 pm onwards at The PortSide Pub, where Ryan will be your host for the evening! He will warmly welcome you into the group and help you meet like-minded people!

Please click on the link below to make new friends -
Eventbrite - 25 to 45 Mingle! 25th June!

Please make sure to carry ID in order to enter the pub! Masks along with vaccination certificate maybe asked for at entry. Once inside and seated you can remove your masks and show off your smile!

The Venue - The goal with the Portside Pub is to be the friendliest bar in Vancouver. Great beer, delicious cocktails, friendly staff, comforting food, fresh oysters, good music, fine people.

What's more - All our members get a FREE welcome drink so long as they last, so please come as close to time as possible!

Have a look at photos from our recent meetups and see what you have been missing! http://bit.ly/MeetupPictures

Some Important Points:-

  • Our area is booked for MEETUP/Ryan
  • This meetup is for member between the ages of 25 to 45 who want to make new friends and mingle 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 please come as close to time as possible!
  • Your host for the evening is Ryan 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 Ryan 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 Ryan 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. Ryan is there to look after you and make you comfortable.

  • We have 7 meetup groups in Vancouver with over 35,500 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.
  • We are not a dating group. Our events are not organised to help your dating life. Our group is created to help ladies and gents meet other like minded ladies and gents and make new friends. This could be for singles or for those who are not single. Please do not attend our event if a perfect gender balance is important for your enjoyment of our meet-up.

Event cost:
Early Bird tickets - $ 10 each
Regular tickets - $ 20 each
(If you do not purchase tickets in advance but want to come then please show up on the day and give $ 30 cash to Ryan when you meet him)

Please click on the link below to make new friends -
Eventbrite - 25 to 45 Mingle! 25th June!


  • Dress code - Smart casual
  • Guests are very welcome. Please sign them up as your pluses

Watch this video for 6 key reasons why you should attend our meetups - http://bit.ly/attendourmeetups

Watch this video to see how to make people like you instantly - http://bit.ly/makepeoplelikeyouinstantly

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Meet, Mingle with Ladies & Gents! ALL AGES! (FREE DRINK/HOSTED)

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