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)

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

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 and have a chance to bond with everyone available!

Come and join us on Saturday 3rd December 2022 from 7.00 pm onwards at 12 Kings Pub, where Naj will be your host for the evening!

Please click on the link below to make new friends -
Eventbrite - Click here to meet new people!

The Venue - 12 Kings Pub, Tons of CRAFT beer! Pretty good food too!

What's more - First 10 members to arrive will receive a FREE welcome drink

Have a look at photos from our recent meetups and see what you have been missing!

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 host has to be compensated for their time and work. 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.

- Many Free events also tend to only serve the needs of organisers (and their close friends) who then use them to market their products or services or in some cases give them easy access to members of the opposite gender. We have never really seen organisers of free events do them for altruistic reasons. At most times they tend to have an undisclosed but dubious reason to do them. We don't! We only organise our events to help members and overall cover our costs.

Some Important Points:-

  • Our area is booked for MEETUP/Naj.
  • This meetup is for member of all ages, 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..!
  • First 10 members to arrive will receive a FREE welcome drink! Make sure to arrive on time!

-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 Naj 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. Naj 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 Naj when you meet her)

Please click on the link below to make new friends -
Eventbrite - Click here to meet new people!

Past events (404)

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