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.
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
Are you looking for ways to stay connected with friends near and far?
The VWNC has a zoom account which allows for up to 3 hours of chat time in a single session.
Email the webmaster at
to book a day/time and to receive the needed password.
Joining Us for Lunch?
Members: log in to the Members section. Then, register using the "Book Luncheon" tab
Guests: Select the "Join Us" tab at the top of the page. Then, choose "Guest Lunch Registration."
In compliance with the latest orders from Dr. Bonnie Henry, all “in person” Victoria Women's Newcomers activities are suspended and will resume when gatherings are permitted.
We had a wonderful response to
our flower photo contest.
Two professional photographers were judges. The flower photos were taken between February 15 and March 31, 2021. Photos were of a flower/bloom. No landscapes -- we wanted to be close up and personal!
Thank you to everyone who participated,
and to Laurie Grant for organizing the contest!
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.