What we're about

Ottawa Social welcomes you to the original National Capital Meetup group, the one that started it all, the largest, friendliest, most active and diverse Adult group in the National Capital Region !

... where you will find opportunities to take-a-break, chillax, attend events or activities, discover our city and enjoy life's simpler pleasures of socializing and making new friends. There are no pre-selection processes , no lengthy applications to fill out and no pre-approval to join , making us the most inclusive and largest multicultural group in the National Capital Region!

We are always welcoming newcomers! Time and again we receive feedback about how welcoming we are, and how this group has transformed people's social lives. No wonder we took Ottawa by storm and quickly became the largest adult group in the Capital!

Whether you're a resident, new to the city or just visiting , you'll find a wide array of events, activities and excursions on our calendar, located on our own exclusive website at https://www.meetup.com/ottawa-social/events/ . ... and without having to wait to be approved, you can enjoy our activities and events as soon as you join!

Whether you're single, a couple or a parent , if you're interested in being socially active, building a social network and meeting new people in a comfortable, safe and friendly environment while enjoying the many activities and events Ottawa has to offer, then you've come to the right place!

This is your opportunity to make friends , be active, and socialize! Our primary goal is to foster friendships. The social flavor of our events is a refreshing change to a singles pick-up scene. This is a great place to chill without any dating pressure, so come on out to events if you haven't yet, and make some new friends and acquaintances!

On our activity calendar you will find a multitude of events each week including outdoor activities, movies, concerts, casual or fine dining, cultural events, trivia, dancing, self improvement seminars, day trips, themed pub nights, board games, karaoke and dog walking - just to name a few ! You'll have plenty to choose from with ample opportunity to socialize, make friends and enjoy the company of other good people.

We also take great pride in giving back to our community through continued involvement in charitable work such as sandwich making for the homeless, the Ottawa Mission, The Childrens Wish Foundation, Toy Mountain, the Ottawa Food Bank, numerous events for Nations in need and a variety of activities for over 35 different charities!

Contrary to mythical legend, this group is not strictly for homo-sociologicus in their "thirties-only". Anyone who survived the embryonic stage and evolved for a quarter century or more is welcome to join, making us the largest, most inclusive and multicultural group in the National Capital Region that doesn't take itself seriously! :-)

Members can join regardless of race, religion, marital status, sexual orientation or any other unnecessary labels. We thrive on the diversity of backgrounds and cultures within the group. Be nice and you will be welcomed with open arms.

The ball is in your court now. Sign up, check out our activities, attend some events - and then decide if you want to stay. Gotta warn you though, this group grows on you pretty fast, you'll be hooked :)

We look forward to meeting you !! ...


Note: THIS GROUP IS NOT A SINGLES CLUB NOR A DATING SITE. This group is run by volunteers. Once you're comfortable with the group, who knows, maybe you'll be hosting events too! Members are encouraged (but in no way obliged) to host events, and it is their initiative that provides us with such a rich variety of activities.

This group is not an organization or business and is not for profit.Our group is about general social activities and events for our members. We do not encourage mass emailings related to direct marketing, sales, promotions or advertising.

NO volunteer can be held responsible or liable in any way shape or form for hosting any event or activity at any venue (public or private). You automatically release any volunteer from any and all responsibility & liability by joining this group. For more information please contact meetup.com

Also, please read our policy page for additional information(Discussions-Message Board-Admin stuff)



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