Social Events in Edmonton, Canada This Week

Let’s explore social events in Edmonton, ab happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Edmonton where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Edmonton

ARKA Brotherhood: FREE Introduction to Men’s Work – Edmonton

ARKA Brotherhood: FREE Introduction to Men’s Work - Edmonton

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Roots On Whyte (Community Building)

Edmonton Men,

We invite you to join us on **Monday, May 13, 2024** from **6pm to 7:30pm** for a free information session at **Roots on Whyte Community Building (8135 – 102 Street Edmonton, AB T6E 4A4)**.

The Arka Brotherhood offers a confidential, weekly in-person men’s circle which meets on Mondays from 6pm to 9pm. Men show up, leaving any filters or masks behind, and tell their unfiltered trut(…)

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Experience Inner Peace Through the Work of Byron Katie

Experience Inner Peace Through the Work of Byron Katie

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Edmonton Public Library – Strathcona

This is a rescheduled event. If you can’t make the new date of Thursday May 16th, that’s fine. Please change your attendee status to free up a spot for someone else. I’ve moved the event to a meeting room at the Strathcona branch of the Edmonton Public Library. The space holds 10 people total.

The Work of Byron Katie is a way to identify and question the thoughts that cause our suffering. Pain is(…)

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Let’s play outdoor soccer!

Let's play outdoor soccer!

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Maurice Lavallee Soccer #2

CONDITION TO PLAY: The minimum age to play is 18 years old.

By attending this event you confirm having read accepted and comply by the terms and conditions stated on this page: https://edmontonfusionfc.com/legal/meetup-waiver-and-release-of-liability/

DRESSING CODE: Soccer Cleats, socks and shin pads are strongly recommended for your safety.
We are not responsible for your injuries.

CODE OF CON(…)

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**MEN SOLD OUT** | Edmonton | Straight Speed Dating| Ages 34-43

**MEN SOLD OUT** | Edmonton | Straight Speed Dating| Ages 34-43

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: The Bell in Scona

**\*Email [email protected] for waitlist details.**

**Calling all Straight singles ages 34-43!**
***Earlybird Tickets available in limited quantities through MAY 7, 2024!***

\*\*YOU MUST PURCHASE A TICKET AHEAD OF TIME TO ATTEND THIS EVENT: [https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/878584157867?aff=oddtdtcreator](https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/878584157867?aff=oddtdtcreator)\*\*

**Why choose an in-perso(…)

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Competitive Pickleball Monday/Wednesday/Friday

Competitive Pickleball Monday/Wednesday/Friday

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ Where: Westmount Fitness Club

Join us for Indoor Pickleball!

* **DROP IN PRICE – $15.25 + GST**
* **10 VISIT PASS PRICE – $85.00 + GST**

Westmount Fitness Club is a great place to meet new people, get active and have fun! See you there!(…)

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VEGGIE YEG Staircase Stop and Go

VEGGIE YEG Staircase Stop and Go

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Constable Ezio Faraone Park

***Join fellow VEGGIE YEGgers for an afternoon staircase workout!***

Run, walk, jump, or crawl up and down these stairs at your own pace and catch your breath on the park grass directly above the stairs.

Ample opportunity to relax between ups and downs with other Veggie Yeggers.

Bring energy snacks, water, and weather and activity-appropriate clothing.

BYOS (bring your own sweat)!

This event (…)

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Conversation Café – Conversations on Mental Health. Third Friday of the month.

Conversation Café  - Conversations on Mental Health. Third Friday of the month.

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Aum CAFE

**Conversations on Mental Health**
**You are invited into conversation with Terry, our local organizer, and all who attend to discuss topics related to mental health.**

**Are you stressed out? Me too!!**
Join Terry for interesting discussion.

**Terry has a degree in health and education** and has spent most of his career in software development, implementation, and training. He suffered a mental(…)

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[*FREE ENTRY] Bachata Nights Edmonton

[*FREE ENTRY] Bachata Nights Edmonton

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: 99ten

*While this event is not exclusive to LGBTQ+, the organizers work hard to create safer spaces for community members of all ages, backgrounds, and gender expressions. We do not gender lead/follow roles in these dance classes and a partner is not required to join.*

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Enjoy a FREE beginner friendly 90 minute Bachata da(…)

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Meet & Hit – Beginners/low-intermediates (L1 – 3)

Meet & Hit - Beginners/low-intermediates (L1 - 3)

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Forest Heights

This Meetup is for levels 1 – 3 who would like to play rallies and some friendly matches while working on improving their skills with each other.
This Meetup is a great way to get to know and play with different people.

How to pay:

* Bring $3 cash and drop this into the money jar.

General rules:

* This meetup may be canceled in the event of inclement weather (rain, snow, wind). Please check th(…)

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Meetup Night @ Edmonton Unlimited

Meetup Night @ Edmonton Unlimited

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Edmonton Unlimited

Monthly Meetup Night occurs every 2nd Tuesday of the month and celebrates Edmonton’s tech and innovation community. Join us for a vibrant gathering of local meetup groups, where future CTOs, founders, and innovators unite, each showcasing their unique passions and expertise, all in one place.

**Agenda (sometimes things change but we’re agile) :**

* 6:00 PM: People arrive
* 6:30 PM: Meetup pitche(…)

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COFFEE TIME IN FRENCH ☕

COFFEE TIME IN FRENCH ☕

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: CAVA – Centre d’arts visuels de l’Alberta

What could be better than getting together on a Saturday morning to speak French and meet new people over a good cup of coffee? Join us on **Saturday, May 18, at 10:30am, at the Alberta Visual Arts Centre!**
Whether you’re a beginner or expert, this event is open to all lovers of the language of Molière.

It’s the perfect opportunity to meet new people, exchange ideas and discover new cultures, al(…)

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Garneau Fitness Class

Garneau Fitness Class

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: 11135 83 Ave NW

Join us for a Group Fitness Class! Our group fitness class is the perfect blend of fun and sweat, bringing the local community together for an energizing workout. Let’s boost those endorphins, make new friends, and embrace a healthier, happier neighborhood vibe!

Please bring a yoga mat with you if possible (only limited yoga mats are available)!
The class will feature dynamic bodyweight exercises(…)

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UX Camp 2024

UX Camp 2024

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: 11110 104 Ave NW

Calgary UX is happy to invite you to one of the largest design and innovation events in the region, UXCampYeg, which is back on May 18 at MacEwan University.

**Get your tickets!**
[https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ux-camp-2024-tickets-863392770017?aff=oddtdtcreator](https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ux-camp-2024-tickets-863392770017?aff=oddtdtcreator)

## About this event

For the last two decades, UX Edmon(…)

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The Wandering Woolies Meetup

The Wandering Woolies Meetup

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: GEF Seniors Housing – Avenwood Corner Apartments

We currently meet on Zoom.
We each work on our individual projects while chatting and generally having a great time together. The leader will make a few short announcements and then there will be a Show N Tell where each member shows what he or she is working on.

Meeting passcode: woolies

Email link for voluntary etransfer contributions:
[email protected](…)

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Let’s play outdoor soccer!

Let's play outdoor soccer!

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Maurice Lavallee Soccer #2

CONDITION TO PLAY: The minimum age to play is 18 years old.

By attending this event you confirm having read accepted and comply by the terms and conditions stated on this page: https://edmontonfusionfc.com/legal/meetup-waiver-and-release-of-liability/

DRESSING CODE: Soccer Cleats, socks and shin pads are strongly recommended for your safety.
We are not responsible for your injuries.

CODE OF CON(…)

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YEG Tango

YEG Tango

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Parkdale Cromdale Community League

Argentine Tango every Monday evening! Parkdale Cromdale Community League (2 blocks from Stadium LRT), 6:45-10. Lesson followed by dance/ practica. Cover: $5.
Whether you have never danced before or have some experience in other dance styles, this workshop is perfect for those wanting to learn and improve their Tango dancing skills.
Beginner and intermediate lessons each week.
No partner or prior e(…)

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Come experience West Coast Swing in a warm, friendly atmosphere!

Come experience West Coast Swing in a warm, friendly atmosphere!

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Bonnie Doon Community Hall

Would you like to meet new people? Do you want to learn to West Coast Swing or improve? Come join this fun, welcoming group at the West Coast Swing Addicts Dance!

**Lesson: 7:30 pm**
**Open dancing at 8:30pm**

**No partner needed** (most people come alone) and **no previous experience required.** During the lessons, almost everyone rotates partners. This makes is easy to get on the dance floor a(…)

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Tuesday Volleyball at Monsignor William Irwin, SW Edmonton

Tuesday Volleyball at Monsignor William Irwin, SW Edmonton

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: 9735 75 Ave NW

Let’s play Volleyball for fun. There is a $10 drop-in fee. Please e-transfer it to [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) to confirm your spots. cash is accepted at the venue, however, e-transfer is the preferred option.

Feel free to join the Group Chat (it is a good method for regular communication)
[https://chat.whatsapp.com/Fk2rlL6dLgs8bgWZgDLUBX](https://chat.whatsapp.com/Fk2rlL6dLgs8b(…)

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Essen, trinken und fröhlich sein!

Essen, trinken und fröhlich sein!

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Edmonton

Wir wollen uns jeden Freitag treffen. Natürlich können es nicht immer all schaffen, und ist auch nicht erwartet. Wir werden weiterhin unser treffpunkt jede Woche zwischen zirka Downtown und Südseite wechseln. Wir werden versuchen jeden freitag das Lokal für die nächste woche auszusuchen…(…)

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Edmonton Pagan and Witches Meetup (In-Person) A &W by Davies LRT Station

Edmonton Pagan and Witches Meetup (In-Person) A &W by Davies LRT Station

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: 7488 68 Ave NW

We are meeting at the A&W by Davies Station. I will try and be early to get us a quiet table and I will post the location for those who have RSVP’ed so please do not forget.

Bring your questions and Ideas and come and enjoy conversation and coffee.
We will keep the topic open for those that have questions and ideas.
I hope to see you all soon
Blessed Be and Never Thirst
Logan(…)

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Quantum Shift Circle: Co-Creating a New World

Quantum Shift Circle: Co-Creating a New World

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Sweet Pea Café & Playhouse

**Invitation to Evolutionary Awakening: Embrace the Quantum Leap with Us!**

Calling all souls aligned with the cosmic rhythm of change and transformation! Are you ready to co-create a world where ancient wisdom meets modern innovation?

[Join us](https://quantumshiftcircle1.eventbrite.ca) as we embark on a journey to catalyze the evolutionary quantum leap that is being asked for right now!

**Whe(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in Edmonton is by choosing a common theme or interest. If you like movies, why not go see a screening with people who also like movies! Then you already have something to talk about. Or if you’re into coffee or beer, a Coffee and Beer Garden Meet and Greet could be perfect for you. And keep in mind that smaller group settings can be less intimidating and easier to start conversations in.

Another thing that might worry you is introductions. Some people aren’t as keen on introducing themselves and others worry or get nervous about it. Why not level the playing field and go to an event where everyone is expected to introduce themselves and talk? It could be a networking event, an acting class, a singles event, or a book club. Not only are people looking to introduce themselves at these events but they’re also there to make friends.

Our final tip is on the age of the people you are going to meet. If you have your heart set on meeting people close to your own age, then research events so that you can find your chosen demographic. At the same time, we want to encourage you not to limit yourself. An age gap doesn’t necessarily mean a disconnect and the great thing about different age groups is that they can learn from each other!

You can find even more events in Edmonton on Edmonton.ca, Exploreedmonton.com, or Todocanada.ca.

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