Mixers for the Middles (Pilot Project)

Society of Organized Services (SOS) has created a social group to engage residents ages 25-55, initially called SOS XYZ Generations, it was renamed to Mixers for the Middles.

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

The next event will be a Ticket to Ride Game Night on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 from 5 – 9 pm at Railyard Games in Parksville. Registration for this event is now full, however, you can check this link to see if any seats have opened up. Click here to pre-register or for more information. 

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.

We hosted a Foraging Tour led by Vancouver Island Foraging Tours on September 28, 2023 in Coombs. The weather turned out perfectly for this amazing forest walk in Coombs, where we learned what to put in our salads (year-round!) what we can pick to eat or drink, and how to make a natural, bubbly juice!

Moving forward, Mixers for the Middles is looking at holding regularly scheduled events that provide physical spaces for adults to play quarterly throughout the year.

Upcoming events and 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 Mixers for the Middles 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 Mixers for the Middles! Let us know below what events you’d like to participate in, and our team will make it happen.

For more information email Lissa Alexander, Communications Manager at communications@sosd69.com

Charitable Number: 107021537RR0001

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