Society of Organized Services (SOS) has started up a new social group to engage residents ages 25-55, otherwise known as generations X, Y and Z.

By forming this group, SOS hopes to promote healthy social lives and interpersonal connections, start conversations and gather information about community interests.

The group held its first event on March 9, 2023 at the SOS Community Services Centre in Parksville. Throwback Thursday Game Night was complete with retro gaming consoles, big screens, board games, mocktails and snacks. While gaming can be a solitary activity, this nostalgic event made use of couch co-op games, designed to be played and enjoyed by multiple people on the same screen.

Moving forward, XYZ is looking at holding regularly scheduled events that provide physical spaces for adults to play.

Committee members are currently working on a Foraging Tour in Coombs in the fall of 2023. Details will be released in the News section of the SOS website, on SOS social media pages, on posters around town, and through SOS’s E-newsletter. Sign up for SOS emails by clicking here. Once you receive your first email, you can set your preferences for future emails.

Other possible future XYZ events include pop up arcades, board game nights, forest walks, or beach hang outs.

If you want to meet new people (without the stress of professional networking and business cards), join XYZ! Let us know below what events you’d like to participate in, and our team will make it happen.

For more information contact:
Lissa Alexander
Communications Manager