West and East Club
Founded in January 2015 by Haley (from the US) and Candy (from China) in Hong Kong, WE Club is a social and events platform focused on cross-cultural communication.
Through our events, we hope to feed the desire we believe people have to understand different cultures, to share ideas, and to create valuable connections.
Since January 2015
We’ve organised 120+ events
for over 5,000+ attendees.
We’ve heard inspirational life stories from extraordinary speakers; tasted authentic exotic food and learned about culinary traditions; and taken workshops to learn new skills and experience different cultures.
We invite you to join our community of cross-cultural champions, urban explorers and inspiring conversationalists.
Here’s just a snapshot of our topic highlights.
- Performing arts
- Family Businesses
- Extreme sports
- Urban exploration
- Culinary arts
- Free diving
- Black Roll fitness
- DIY Valentine’s Cake
- Recycled art DIY workshop
- Architecture walking tour
- Soho art gallery tour
- Street art tour
- Outdoor yoga
How we got started?
Candy and Haley, Co-founders of WE Club
In January 2015, a conversation between two friends from West and East took place on a sunny rooftop in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. This conversation was about whether people who came to Hong Kong were interested in meeting people from other cultures. Whether they had a passion to discover all the creativity, diversity and fun that Hong Kong had to offer. Whether they had the platform to enable them to do those things. This conversation which took place over two years ago was the beginning of WE Club.
Candy and Haley, Co-Founders of WE Club, first met working in a boutique PR firm. They incubated the “WE Club idea” in the same office, realizing that the other was the perfect partner to start this exciting journey.
WE Club Co-Founder
Haley is a 1st generation American-born-Chinese girl. Fascinated by China, she ventured from the dirty waters of Boston to the fragrant harbor of Hong Kong in 2012. She currently works in Business Development at PricewaterhouseCoopers and spent previous working lives in PR, the UK Houses of Parliament, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and South China University of Technology in Guangzhou. Outside of work, she's a proud alumni of The Women's Foundation Mentoring Programme, an award-winning swing dancer, and a student of Chinese. She graduated summa cum laude with her B.A. from Northeastern University in Boston.
WE Club Co-Founder
Candy is a 1980s Cantonese girl born in Guangzhou who has been working and living in Hong Kong since early 2014. She currently works on branding and marketing projects for some premium clients. Besides 2-year PR agency experience, Candy previously worked at Nike (Beijing) and Sony (Shanghai) for over 5 years in sales and marketing roles in first, second, and third tier cities across China. She's a passionate improvisation comedian and instructor, creative event organizer, and reading club organizer in Hong Kong. She loves hiking, traveling and indie folk music. She got her Bachelor's and Master's degrees at Peking University in Beijing.
Meet our Team
WE Club’s team of 10 committee members keep our cross-cultural wheels greased and our weekly events running. They’re passionate, creative, and capable; they’re go-getters. They hold different roles, leading our foodie events, our fun workshops, and managing our social media. They funnel their drive and love for Hong Kong into helping people discover the diversity of what our city has to offer. They share a similar passion and goals with Candy and Haley to make WE Club a living dialogue generator.
David is the event manager of WE Club, where he looks after people who have interesting story or unique lifestyle to share, he comes from Wuhan, Hubei.He's passionate about all kinds of sports, photo graphing.
Sasa the social media manager of WE Club, where she looks after social media management. She comes from Hunan Province. She’s passionate about food and travel.
Christine is the Event Manager (Foodie Leader)of WE Club,
where she looks after cross-culture dinning events focus on exploring diversity and hidden exotic cuisines in Hong Kong. She
comes from Anhui and has stayed in Hong Kong for 4 years. She’s passionate
about traveling , food culture, nutrition, dance and floral art.
Olivia is the Event Manager of WE Club, where she looks after events planning and execution with a special interest in art- and culture-related activities. She comes from Northeastern China, Jilin province. She is passionate about art, women empowerment and cross-cultural communications. Let her know if you have interesting stories to share!
Corine is the Event Manger of WE Club, where she looks after WE FUN events. She comes from China. She’s passionate about city exploration, culture exchange, dancing and reading.
Lily is a Foodie Leader of WE Club. She and Christine lead WE EAT events. She comes from China. She is passionate about food.
Andrea is the Event Manager of WE Club, where she looks after events focusing on fitness, health, art and music. She comes from Beijing and has stayed in Hong Kong for 5 years. She’s passionate about scuba diving, thai boxing, singing karaoke and watching movies.
Audrey is the Event Manager of WE Club. She looks after events focusing on dialogues, games, and workshops. She is a typical chilli lover who comes from the Southwest China and stayed in Hong Kong for 7 years. She’s interested in yoga, nautical sports, cooking, flower arragement and aromatherapy.
Subscribe to our Events
Through our events, we enable all members to discover, learn, share and grow with us. Expect to have your next most interesting conversation at WE Club. We’ll see you at the crossroads!