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)

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Wanted Part-time hosts/Organisers (PAID role!)

Needs a location

Would you love to HOST meetups, get experience with different cultures whilst making new friends and also get PAID? 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 for doing something you LOVE to do! Kindly note: This is a part-time role of about 3 to 6 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 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 at [masked] or write him a Whatsapp or text on [masked]. If you are not too sure, you can also sign up to host a one-off event and can see if this is something you wish to pursue on a long term basis! Look forward to hearing from you! Here’s links to our meetup groups in Vancouver:- https://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Newcomer https://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Outdoor-Adventures https://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Arts-Social https://www.meetup.com/InternationalfriendsinVancouver https://www.meetup.com/VanCity-Newcomers-20s-30s

Piano Festival for music lovers- Bobby Mitchell in concert!

Spirit Of Life Lutheran Church

Please come and join us for an evening of sublime music and skill as we host our first music program for all the music and art lovers in our groups! Come and attend the piano concert of Bobby Mitchell. This is a great opportunity for you to come out and meet other like minded people who enjoy art and music! Jennifer will be your host for the evening. She will welcome you and other like minded members who will attend the concert! She will seat you together and also help you interact with each other at the end of the concert. You can also buy refreshments, beverages and food at the concert. The music starts from 7:30 PM onwards. Please come in time so as to not interrupt the concert. Program Rodney Sharman (b. 1958) - Narcissus (1981) Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856) - Noveletten Op. 21 / No. 2 and 8 (1838) Cornelius Cardew (1936 - 1981) - We Sing For the Future! (1981) --interval-- Frederic Rzewski (b.1938) - Ruins (2015) Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) - Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 58 (1844) Bobby Mitchell will play music by Robert Schumann, Frederic Chopin, and contemporary composers including local Rodney Sharman. **Kindly note: There's no cash at the meetup option available. You will have to purchase your ticket online in advance. Tickets are available here: http://www.eventbrite.ca/affiliatereg?eid=52249426441&affid=257212722 Artist: Bobby Mitchell is an American pianist whose interests are embedded in the here and now of music as performance art, as well as the more standard classical repertory of centuries past. A frequent performer of new and rarely heard works, his interests lie mainly with the contemporary music canon and combining these works with the standard repertoire in an illuminating fashion. An instrumentalist who is not afraid to cross the traditional boundaries of programming and performance practice, he is active as a solo and collaborative concert pianist on modern and historical instruments and is also experienced in the fields of improvisation, composition, and conducting. He has performed extensively in the Americas, across Europe, South Africa, and the Middle East, and recent highlights include concerto performances with Philippe Herreweghe and the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. He has otherwise performed as concerto soloist with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Noord Nederlands Orkest, Amman Symphony Orchestra, Kwazulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, Concerto Armonico Freiburg, and the new-music ensemble OSSIA, among others. Significant solo activities include numerous performances of Frederic Rzewski’s epic 36 Variations on ‘The People United Will Never Be Defeated!’ and frequent work with composers such as Frederic Rzewski, Steve Reich, and Louis Andriessen as well as regular work with peer composers of his own generation. Bobby records for the Alpha / Outhere music label (Haydn on an original pianoforte), and his YouTube channel has become an Internet phenomenon for classical and improvised piano music, with more than half-a-million views. Primary teachers include Nelita True, David Kuyken, Robert Hill, Rudolf Lutz, Stephen Perry, and Bart van Oort. EVENT COST: Adult: $35 per person Student: $15 per person Senior: $25 per person Teacher: $20 per person. We do not accept Walk-ins on the day of the event and hence no cash at the meetup and tickets have to be purchased in advance. Tickets are available here: http://www.eventbrite.ca/affiliatereg?eid=52249426441&affid=257212722 -------------------------- This meetup is organized with www.connectwithlocals.com

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