VNC Regular Activities and Special Events

The Vancouver Newcomers Club meets formally on the first Tuesday of each month for a dinner meeting. Also, we arrange and provide a wide range of VNC activities and special events for our members including movies, book clubs, Vancouver dining, wine-tasting, golf, hiking, golf, yoga, knitting theatre and so much more.


Our monthly activities include:

movies Movie Matinée
An afternoon outing for members to enjoy the cinema together


Coffee-LoveCoffee Mondays
Start the week with coffee and great conversation


Happy-Hour Happy Hour
Try different lounges, restaurants and wine bars one Friday a month, from 3:00-5:00


wine-tastingWine Tasting
Good food, good wine and great company, held once a month at a member’s home.



Canada-PlaceCulture Club
Artistic and social activities or events designed to showcase the heritage and cultural scene of Vancouver.


lunchDinners Out
Saturday Night Live dinners, Pub Nights and Cooks N Books provide opportunities to dine out with VNC friends.


dining Lunch Bunch
Join other members on a fun outing for lunch, usually to an area a little outside downtown Vancouver.


book-cookCooks N Books
Join other members with a similar interest in reading as well as all things food.  This book club will feature topics that touch on food and cooking.  We will read not only books, but also blogs and watch a movie. 


knittingKnit Wits
A once-a-month get-together to work on your  knitting or other handwork.


 Work Out with Friends
Explore our beautiful city on foot with weekly walks specially organized by VNC conveners. Other physical activities include Skating, Golf and Cycling, depending on the season.


bard1Walk, Talk & Coffee
Meet on Saturday mornings for a walk in Stanley Park, followed by coffee in the West End. 



VNC conveners also organize special events, such as:

  • Okanagan Wine Country Week-end
  • Bard on the Beach Performance
  • Harbour Boat Cruise and Luncheon
  • Chinese New Year Dinner and Tour
  • Vancouver Symphony Christmas Concert
  • Annual Winter and Spring Fling Cocktail Parties
  • Ghostly Gastown Tour
  • Week-end in Seattle
  • Vancouver Canadians Ball Game

New activities and events are often added to our roster.

Once you become a member of VNC you will receive additional information and have access to our monthly calendar showing all newcomers activities and events for the month. You will receive emails and have the opportunity to sign up each month for the activities or events you wish to attend.

If you are interested in participating in one of our activities, please send us an email for more information.


Note: Thanks to for many of the photo: “Golf” by Salvatore Vuono, Cinema Chairs Image courtesy of Salvatore Vuon, Apertif Image courtesy of zole4, Move Reel with Popcorn Image courtesy of renjith krishnan, Restaurant Dinner Table Image courtesy of photovibes, Book Club Image courtesy of Stuart Miles, Dining Table Image courtesy of arztsamui, Retro Bicycle Image courtesy of kraifreedo, Skating Image courtesy of radnatt, cards Image courtesy of phanlop88,  Grass Baseball courtesy of  Idea go, Book and Cook Image courtesy of Apolonia.

Other images courtesy of Rae Tucker Photography