Welcome to the Victoria
Women's Newcomers Club.

​The VWNC was founded more than 20 years ago to help women meet friends 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.   Book clubs, hiking, art tours, movies, theatre, and bridge are just some of the many activities offered.   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 the JOIN US link above. 

QUICK LINKS FOR MEMBERS:

Register HERE for the VWNC November 4th LUNCHEON

with guest speaker Stacy Ross

Activities are back! Register HERE.

 

Curious about convening? Check out a new article in our NEWS section!
 

Not a member yet?

We would love to meet you and help you meet others!

You're welcome to join as a guest for our monthly luncheon on November 4th. Click HERE for more information and to register. 

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For indoor activities and luncheon, be ready to show:     

1. Your digital or printed BC Vaccine Card       

2. Your government issued photo ID. 

Click HERE for more information.

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
always welcome! 

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OUR CLUB WELCOMES WOMEN WHO HAVE RECENTLY moved TO VICTORIA 

and WHO ARE EAGER TO CONNECT WITH OTHERS and 

ENJOY INTERESTING ACTIVITIES.

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recent ACTIVITIES

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! 

Single Ladies

Single Ladies

Cowichan Valley Wine Tour

Cowichan Valley Wine Tour

Birding

Birding

October Luncheon

October Luncheon

Butchart Gardens

Butchart Gardens

September Luncheon

September Luncheon

Couples' Pub Night

Couples' Pub Night

GOLF GALS

GOLF GALS

Happy Appies August 2021

Happy Appies August 2021

COFFEE SOCIAL

COFFEE SOCIAL

FASHION SHOW LUNCHEON

FASHION SHOW LUNCHEON

HERITAGE TOUR - FORT MACAULEY

HERITAGE TOUR - FORT MACAULEY

TEA AT THE GARDENS

TEA AT THE GARDENS

ART IN THE CITY

ART IN THE CITY

ONE-OF-A-KIND WORKSHOP

ONE-OF-A-KIND WORKSHOP

GABRIOLA ISLAND TOUR

GABRIOLA ISLAND TOUR

DEAN PARK HIKE

DEAN PARK HIKE

Dallas Road walk

Dallas Road walk

Cycling 2020

Cycling 2020

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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.