Newcomers Club




Book Club

2nd Thursday of the month @ 7:00 pm

Meetings take place at the home of one of the members, where the selected book for that month is discussed.

Men's Biking Group

Every Tuesday @ 9:00 am

Meet at various locations decided each week by consensus of the group and the coordinator.

Casual Dining

  • 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 6:00 pm
  • September to June

As if Pub Lunch wasn't enough, we also like to sample the local area pubs and restaurants for dinner, too!

Drinks and Appies

  • 4th Saturday of the month @ 7:30 pm
  • September to June

Different members host this casual event in their homes. Guests bring their own drinks, glasses and an appetizer to share with the group. At the end of the evening, everyone takes their glasses and leftovers home with them. Hosts provide tea and coffee.

Pot Luck Suppers

  • 3rd Saturday of the month
  • October to June

A relaxed dinner with your favourite dishes. Hosts provide tea and coffee.

Pub Lunch

  • 1st Saturday of the month @ 12:00 noon
  • September to June

Each month our convener selects a different Nanaimo-area pub for us to visit. Casual and fun, it's a great way to get to know our members in a relaxed atmosphere.


Games Night

4th Wednesday of the month @7:00 pm September to June

This activity is held once a month and is hosted by one of the participants who will decide on the game or games that night.


Wine Appreciation

Last Friday of the month @7:00 pm September to June

This activity is held once a month and is hosted by one of the participants who will decide a theme that might be winesfrom a certain locale or of a specific varietal. Guest bring an appetizer and a bottle of wine in keeping with the selected theme. 



Discussion Group

Mondays @2:00-3:30 pm September to June

For those with a keen interest in current events in our community, our province, our country and around the world. Discussion groups benefit where members represent a diversity of interests and both male and female perspectives. The group will meet on Mondays from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm in the boardroom at Save-On-Foods, Brooks Landing (2000 Island Hwy).

Jam Session

Alternate Tuesdays @1:30-3:30 pm September to June

The jam is for anyone who would like to get together with other musicians to play and sing. Players of all levels welcome. Bring your instruments and copies of easy songs (3 or 4 chords) to share.

Westwood Lake Walk

Every Tuesday @ 10:00 am

Start your Tuesday mornings with a 6 km walk around Westwood Lake. The trail is well groomed and apart from a steep knoll towards the west end of the lake, it is considered an easy walking trail.

Other activities are run jointly with the Alumni group

See the Joint Activities Section for details


Nanaimo, B.C.

"Great Place, Great People"



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