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 now available.
Our next luncheon is Thursday, March 5th. We look forward to meeting you then!
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
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OUR MARCH LUNCHEON IS COMING UP -- JOIN US AND
help REACH OUR GOAL OF 60!
THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2020
805 GORDON STREET, VICTORIA
DOORS OPEN 11:15 AM - "MEET & GREET"
LUNCHEON BEGINS 11:45 AM
SPEAKER PRESENTATION 1:00 PM --
~ SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL ~
Earthquake hazards - what you need to know!
Ms Alison Bird
Earthquake Seismologist, Natural Resources Canada
Alison Bird has been investigating and analyzing western Canada’s earthquakes for 20 years. She helps communities prepare for quakes, was part of a response team visiting Haida Gwai after its severe 2012 quake, and enjoys
speaking to groups like us about preparing
for the dangers of earthquakes.
LUNCHEON COST: $31
GUESTS: BOOK THE LUNCHEON BY GOING TO
"GUEST LUNCHEON REGISTRATION" UNDER "JOIN US"
MEMBERS: BOOK THE LUNCHEON BY GOING TO
"BOOK LUNCHEON" PAGE UNDER "mEMBERS"
~ NOTE: REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS
SUNDAY, MARCH 1 AT 8:00 PM ~
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DIRECTIONS AND PARKING INFO FOR THE
UNION CLUB CAN BE FOUND HERE
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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!
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NEW BOOK CLUB --
COFFEE, BOOKS AND MORE
Members Only: To Sign Up, go to the
Activities Registration page.
< Hurry! Maximum of 10 Members >
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signing up online
for activities will continue all through 2019-2020.
TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR FAVOURITE ACTIVITIES,
GO TO ACTIVITIES REGISTRATION
& FOLLOW THE EASY
You will receive confirmation for
each Activity you enroll for.
not a member yet?
view oUR SEASON'S ACTIVITIES!
CLICK HERE => OUR ACTIVITIES
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See old friends & meet new members
at the monthly Luncheon and Activities
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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.