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Let's explore together 😃 🎈

Freshly roasted coffee beans, chill vibes, and great conversations. Open to people of all ages and backgrounds who ❤️ coffee and ❤️ meeting new people. Every other Saturday noontime coffee (2x month) but somewhere new each time. Looking forward to great coffee and meeting cool people ☕☕☕

Mission: to build community by connecting people and promoting independent coffee shops in Vancouver Instagram: @ (exploringvancouvercoffee)

➳ September Schedule ➳

Thursday September 5th evening- 7:30-9pm downtown Granville street *music meetup*

Saturday September 14th noontime- 12-1:30pm Commercial Drive

Saturday September 28 noontime- 12-1:30pm East Van near PNE

➳ About Us ➳

Maintain connections by seeing the same faces every other week instead of always making new introductions. A friendly and familiar atmosphere takes trust too, another reason why this group is kept small. Think of this meetup group like regulars in your neighbourhood pub, "so what'd you do on the weekend?" It's not about the number of facebook friends or instagram followers, but friendly faces. This means: quality of connection > number of connections and over time, strangers → friends 🎈😃 Someone once told me that a person can be in your life for a reason, season, or a lifetime, so lets see what we can learn from each other.

➳ How it all Began ➳

I met a man named Juan Carlos (co-organizer) at Breka Bakery on Fraser street in September, a random stranger reading a book about leadership. I had just moved from Ontario, so it was nice meeting someone new. I grew up here and was more reserved, but Ontarians are friendlier and showed me so much kindness so I tried to bring it back home. Even though we came from different backgrounds (race, gender, age, profession), we had the same foundation: to be open-minded and curious in others. I've been organizing this since October, but expanded online in January to meetup.com so we can meet new people.

➳ Guidelines (just two!) ➳

1. Must attend one event within the first month of joining the group to stay in. After the first time, how often you decide to come is up to you. Some people thought it meant "mandatory one meetup/month", but how often is entirely your choice.

2. Membership due is $2-3. Please pay membership in person, good for the rest of the year. A yearly subscription for organizers is $120, so $2-3 from each person would break even.

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