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.

Non-members may attend two meetings/activities as a registered guest.

Our monthly activities include:

movies Movie Matinée
This is an afternoon outing for members to enjoy the cinema together.

 

Coffee-LoveCoffee Mornings
A fun morning held once a week where we meet  on Monday mornings for coffee at different coffee shops.

 

Happy-Hour Happy Hour
Held once or twice a month on Fridays usually from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.  We try different lounges, restaurants and wine bars throughout the downtown area. A fun way to end the week and begin the weekend.

 

frenchFrench Café
The French Café provides an opportunity to practice our French, no matter whether fluent or not! Join us for interesting conversation in French at a local restaurant or lounge, usually over a glass of wine.

 

wine-tastingWine Tasting
Join us for good food, good wine and great company! We gather one evening each month to enjoy a variety of foods and wine, usually at the home of a volunteer hostess.  These occasions are a great opportunity to chat with new friends while educating our palates.

 

Canada-PlaceCulture Club
Artistic and social activities or events designed to showcase the heritage and cultural scene of Vancouver. Each month a new activity is planned for members.

 

lunchDining Divas
Dining Divas are fabulous women who go out for a nice meal, once a month at a restaurant of our choice. We’ve been trying different foods  and have included theatre and dancing in our mix. Enjoy good food and great conversation and a lot of fun!

 

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

 

dinner World Wide Dinner
Each month members meet at one of our member’s homes for a themed potluck dinner.  Members can bring their partners to the dinners.

 

book-clubDaytime Book Club
The Daytime Book Club meets once a month.  We read a wide variety of books and enjoy each others company while discussing our latest read.

 

book-cookEvening “Cook N Book” Club
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. 

 

cardsEuchre
Euchre is a card game that is played internationally, and it is much easier to learn than Bridge! Come out and join the group to learn or help the rookies learn. Socializing, eating and playing cards–give it a try!

 

knittingKnit Wits
The knitting group meets once a month. This is an opportunity to get together with your knitting or other projects. Socialize while you create!

 

golf Golf
In season we gather together for a fun couple of hours.  It’s a super outing whether you are a new golfer or someone looking to improve those short game skills !

 

cycleCycling
Get together with other women to cycle some of the beautiful bike paths of Vancouver.


skatingSkating
In Dec., Jan., and Feb. we get together at Robson Square twice a month for an hour of skating.  Afterwards we warm up with coffee, tea or hot chocolate at the Art Gallery Café.

 

bard1Walk, Talk & Coffee
We meet every Saturday morning for a walk in Stanley Park that usually takes about 45 minutes and then we go for coffee on Denman Street.  Exercise, coffee and good conversation.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

From time to time we offer and organize opportunities for members to participate in special events and socializing. Some of the special events we have enjoyed:

  • OKANAGAN WINE COUNTRY WEEKEND
  • AN EVENING OF OLIVE OIL TASTING
  • PACIFIC THEATRE PERFORMANCES
  • AUCTION HOUSE EDUCATION AND TOUR
  • VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHRISTMAS CONCERT
  • ANNUAL HOLIDAY COCKTAIL PARTY
  • VANDUSEN GARDENS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
  • ANNUAL SPRING FLING COCKTAIL PARTY
  • BARD ON THE BEACH PERFORMANCE

New activities and events are often added to our roster. Also, we often have special events, such as attending performances together, weekend trips and special celebrations.

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, which is a great way to meet some of our members, please send us an email for more information.

 

Note: Thanks to  FreeDigitalPhotos.net 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