10 Fun Ways To Meet People When You’re New To KW

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By condoculture

So you’re new to Kitchener-Waterloo? Welcome! Now you can get out there, experience the city, and make new friends along the way. The best way to meet new people is by getting out of the house! Our guest writer Anastasia from Club Actively has put together this list of awesome local activities. Check out these activities on your own or join a group that goes together such as Club ActivelyHere are 10 fun things to do in KW if you want to meet new people.

1. Discover THEMUSEUM Beer + Series

At Beer+ you can do awesome activities while drinking beer! From adult lego sessions to harmonica lessons, you will never be bored again.

2. Take a Kitchener Art Gallery Workshop

Take group lessons in sculpture, photography, watercolour, and more. Buff up your skills and meet others who love this stuff as much as you do!

3. Join an Axe Throwing League

Axe throwing is all the rage in Kitchener these days. Take some of your work friends for a group session and you’ll be ready to join a league in no time! !10-fun-ways-to-meet-people-2

4. Volunteer

Learn about yourself, meet others who are passionate about your cause, and do some good! VolunteerKW has hundreds of opportunities from board positions to one-off events.

5. Go Salsa Dancing

What better way to connect with people than through the universal language of dance? With KW Salseros you dance in a rueda. That way you don’t need to have a partner and can dance with everyone in the class! Join the meetup to get involved.

6. Play Board Games at Adventurer’s Guild Lone Wolf Wednesdays

Love board games but don’t have a group? Adventurers Guild Cafe devotes Wednesdays to meeting new people! Plus with board games, you’ll see your new friends’ true colours fast. 10-fun-ways-to-meet-people-3

7. Check Out Tuesday Night Rock Climbing

Climbers are a welcoming bunch. Meet the community by signing up for a lesson or coming to an open climb. It’s no experience necessary and they have routes for every ability!

8. Tech and Entrepreneurship Socials

Networking events will introduce you to the tech scene in KW. Ask about the projects people are working on and the best spots to hang out after work. If you keep the networking friendly and ask lots of questions, you’re sure to meet someone you vibe with.

9. Try Social Painting and Drinks

At a paint night, you get all the supplies and instructions you need to paint a masterpiece! Even if you haven’t painted before, you’ll be proud of what you make. Plus paint nights come with alcohol! No matter what, you’re guaranteed fun. 10-fun-ways-to-meet-people-4

10. Get Back Into Sports

If you didn’t play intramurals in college, you still have a chance! If you did, relive the glory. KW has everything from soccer to dodge ball. If you don’t mind a commute, Co-Edge hosts teams and leagues year-round. Don't want to do activities alone? Club Actively is a social group for people who choose experiences over things. If you’re a techie, join us at the virtual reality arcade. Into the arts? Come to our paint night! Have any pent up stress? Join us at the Archery Tag event on November 27th. Because who doesn't want to play tag with bows and arrows. Archery tag is Club Actively's most popular activity! See what all the hype's about as you shoot people with a bow and arrow, defend your team, and enjoy some friendly competition. After-archery drinks/food destination is TBA! Check out the Facebook event for updates.  


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