The Venue

We are local.

A space for markers, creators, and entrepreneurs to showcase their products through pop-ups, workshops, and other events. A spot where community organizations and small businesses can come together to create something incredible.

The Social Spot provides opportunities for the people of Cochrane to come together to support their neighbours, friends, and colleagues.

Venue Info

  • Location: #103, 609 1st Street West
  • 4300 sq ft wide open space – very versatile!
  • All events will be listed on our event website (public events only) as well as shared on The Social Spot’s Instagram account and Quirk Social’s Facebook page.

Oh, Hi!

Meet Our Leader.

Hi there, I’m Kailey. I’m a born and raised Cochranite now raising my two beautiful girls in my hometown. I drink wine, eat all the things, and love to move my body to balance it all out. I have traveled to over fifteen countries & love to immerse myself in new cultures, try new food, and speak the languages.

People are my jam. I work with local entrepreneurs and business owners to create community and connections that help expand their reach through social media and event management.

Over the past few years, I have had the immense pleasure of working alongside some wonderful Cochrane organizations through both social media and event management. I have founded strong relationships within the community and am proud to witness our entrepreneurs and small business owners community continuously coming together to support one another to thrive in our little town.

Cochrane, Alberta is my home, and, now more than ever, it is my passion. From friendly smiles to Rocky Mountain views, there is just something about this valley town that makes my heart proud and I am so happy to call this beautiful area home.

Years of experience
Events organized
Happy customers

Meet Our Team.

Kathleen Dennis, Operations Assistant

Hello, my name is Kathleen Dennis (or Kat for short) and I am thrilled to be on Kailey’s team with Quirk Social and The Social Spot. I have lived in Cochrane for the majority of my life and love what this vibrant community has to offer. I have assisted with many events with Quirk Social and the Town of Cochrane and I value the importance of community connection. I have my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Alberta and prior to working with Quirk, I spent my career in the social services sector. My husband and I have two beautiful young children and when I am not with my family and friends, I’m probably playing soccer or at our family cabin in the Little Shuswap.

P.S. Kailey & Kathleen have been friends since they were 10 years old!

Kassidy Gerhardi, Social Media Assistant

I have been fortunate enough to grow up in Cochrane since elementary school, and always enjoyed the amazing events and opportunities this town has to offer. After graduating from Bow Valley High School in 2018 as my classes’ Valedictorian, I started my next adventure at Mount Royal University where I am currently in my third year of my Bachelors of Business Administration with a Major in Marketing and a Minor in Entrepreneurship. I met Kailey when I started volunteering for the Cochrane & Area Events Society providing marketing support for the team in 2018 and started working for Quirk Social in 2020. I am thrilled to continue to get to work with great local businesses and be involved in the great events Quirk Social is hosting for our community. When I am not doing schoolwork or marketing projects, you can find me hanging out with my two labs Hudson (pictured) and Sawyer, working on digital art projects, or thrifting fun new outfits!