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KW Asians and Friends is a social and language Meetup group for people who have origins from the continent of Asia (East Asians, South Asians, West Asians/Muslims etc.) AND for anyone interested in meeting each other for local activities, dining out, socializing and making new friends!

We offer a wide variety of events including popular Asian multi-cultural events and food festivals, potlucks, Asian movies and Anime, coffee/tea socials, Asian food and other restaurant meetups, hiking, board and card games, bowling, art and craft shows/gallery, KW Symphony, live theatre, local landmarks and attractions etc. Feel free to make event suggestions and even host them yourself. And, we may on occasion cross-post some food meetups into KW Movies and Foodies (https://www.meetup.com/KW-Movies-and-Foodies/) which Amanda also runs.

➤ Whether you are new in town, English is your second language or you were born in Canada, or have lived here most of your life –– KW Asians and Friends welcomes you! In addition to our regular activity meetups which are open to everyone and every ethnicity, we may offer meetups specifically for Asian language, and/or ethnic groups. This space and time are created for Asian expats and Asian Canadian members to commune and socialize IN YOUR OWN NATIVE LANGUAGE or preferred language (including English) without judgment. This will be marked as "INVITATION", so it's clear from the other meetups. If you are interested in hosting a one-time event or being an event organizer of such groups, PM Amanda. She sometimes hosts these meetups but would prefer to have event organizers who can speak those languages fluently and have related cultural roots to host them. Regrettably, Amanda only speaks English fluently... don't be like me! If you don't have people to talk to and socialize in your ancestral/native language you will lose it!

➤ Our members are students, singles and couples... but mostly young adults and some in their 40s. Formerly we were the "KW Chinese-English Language and Cultural Exchange" meetup group with an ESL focus under the previous organizer. Now, we are primarily a social and Asian (language) group more focused on Asian cultural food, art and entertainment activities; AND whatever Amanda feels like posting!

➤ For security & membership approval, please upload a photo with your face and a first name. Spammy accounts will be rejected. We are a private group.

There are no membership fees to join this group and attend the events, but voluntary donations towards the Group Organizer's subscription Meetup fees would be appreciated!

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Absences are recorded as "no shows" and this includes cancelling on the same day. Please don't RSVP to three events consecutively and not attend any one of them as this will get you removed from the group. So if you miss two events in a row, you must make the third one in order to be in good standing.

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