welcome to the
New City • New Friends • New Opportunities
New to the city? Wondering what there is to do?
Eager to make connections?
OUR CLUB WELCOMES WOMEN WHO HAVE RECENTLY COME TO VICTORIA
and WHO ARE EAGER TO CONNECT WITH OTHERS and
ENJOY INTERESTING ACTIVITIES.
The VWNC was founded more than 20 years ago to help women meet friends and find enjoyment by participating with others new to the city in a variety of club activities. The club hosts monthly luncheons on the first Thursday with speakers of interest to the diverse group of women who are club members. With a membership of more than 170, the club offers a variety of activities including book clubs, hiking, art tours, movies, theatre, and bridge. Participation in any of our group activities is open to all members. Some, such as in-home dinners, appetizer evenings and pub nights, welcome partners. If you would like to come to a luncheon as a guest, click on "Join Us" in the menu above.
The Guest Luncheon Registration page is not available at this time.
We organize small groups such as book discussions, walking, bridge--and more... Participation in any of our group activities is open to all members.
New members and guests are
THE STRENGTH OF
OUR CLUB IS YOU!
During this unsettling time, please know that you are not alone. We are
all feeling disconnected and so will appreciate hearing from others.
Please reach out to your Activity group conveners and members, as well as to other Newcomers you have met
-- by phone, email, text, etc. --
even if it's just to say "Hi".
Log in to find members contact info in the Membership Directory.
creating, imagining and connecting
with others has not been cancelled.
We now have all types of social media
to connect with and/or offer to help
each other. Let's reach out!
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Read about VWNC activities and events at the News page by clicking here.
Recent posts include A Message from our incoming president, Sandra Roy, and information on what is happening at other newcomer clubs.
The VWNC May and June luncheons are cancelled as a safeguard against the risk associated with covid-19.
The VWNC executive will continue to track the situation as the health and safety of our members is a top priority. We look forward to getting together in September.
As for VWNC Activities, your convener will be contacting you as to whether or not they are going ahead.
We will continue to update the website as well as send you email announcements to advise you of the status of future events and activities.
Thank you for your understanding.
We wish good health for all and let's show kindness where we can.
- Executive of the Victoria Women's Newcomers Club
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Scroll through our photos showing some of the many activities members enjoy. From cooking workshops, book clubs, special walks, tea house tours and visits to historic spots, our club features more than 25 different activities. As a member you get to choose the ones that interest you most. And, while enjoying the activity, you will meet other Newcomers who have chosen Victoria as their new home. Our members come from across Canada and the US as well as Europe. Check out our website to discover the value of VWNC membership. Join us and watch for your photo here!
The five w's
WHO are the members of the Victoria Women’s Newcomers Club (VWNC)?
The membership is comprised of women, most of whom are retired professionals, ranging in age from mid-40’s to 80+. They have recently moved from places across North America and many other countries worldwide. They are single, widowed, divorced and married or with partners. Membership is open to women who have moved to Victoria within three years prior to joining.
WHY do women join VWNC?
They join to meet other newcomers to the city and to participate in the wide variety of activities offered by the club. They also join to learn about and to experience the many attractions available throughout Victoria—from shops, restaurants, museums, city parks, hiking trails and golf.
HOW do women become members of VWNC?
They can come to two monthly luncheons as guests before deciding to join the club. An application form is available online as is payment of the $35 membership fee. Guests and new members must reserve online in order to attend a luncheon.
WHEN & WHERE are luncheons and activities held?
Luncheons are held monthly between September and June at the Union Club in downtown Victoria (805 Gordon Street). The locations of VWNC activities are set by the conveners and are printed alongside the activity listings on the website.