Welcome to Paradise!

We hope you are settling into your new home and life in the Oceanside area.  The Qualicum Beach Newcomers' Club can definitely  help in making new friends!  




Next Meeting November 8th, 2016 (2nd Tuesday of a month)

St. Stephen’s Hall, 150 Village Way, Qualicum Beach.

Please use Hall door directly opposite the Curling Club

Doors open 9:45 AM, the meeting starts at 10:15 (sharp)

At the monthly meetings  you will have the opportunity to meet other Newcomers, sign up to an activity, or purchase tickets for the many events that occur throughout the year. Not only are our meetings fun and informative, but they are generally only 60 minutes in length!  We recommend coming early so you have time for a coffee, and to chat with the organizers of the events, and activities before the meeting starts. 

When you arrive, buy some 50/50 tickets (proceeds to Oceanside Hospice Society & Society of Organized Services-SOS) to win big!

Events tickets on sale at this month meeting


  1. St Jean Cannery – November 16th, $10.00 per person.

  2. Christmas Dance – December 8th


Guest Speakers

At every meeting, we have guest speakers who talk for 8-10 minutes each on a variety of topics

The speakers at our next meeting will be from:  


  • 1.  Eva Grodt of Parksville Tai Chi
  • 2. Netanja Waddell, Executive Director of Qualicum Beach Museum



Activity Spotlight

One or two of the many QBANC Activities & Clubs will be highlighted at our regular meetings.

This month:


  • TBA

After Meeting Lunch

After each monthly meeting a Newcomers' Lunch is held at 11:45 AM at a local restaurant for those members who are interested. This is also a great way to meet members of the executive since one or two of them generally attend. There is no need to purchase tickets ahead of time.  We simply ask for a show of hands during the meeting, and let the restaurant know how many will be coming. 


  • TBA


 Directions will be provided at the meeting.



Since 2006 the Newcomers Club has provided Christmas joy to over 150 needy seniors in the Qualicum Beach area. Once again we are asking for your generous support in filling these gift bags.

The Society of Organized Services (SOS) has identified those seniors who are either shut-ins, or have no family. These gift bags will make their Christmas a little brighter and please remember this could also be their only gift.

At our October and November meetings we will ask you to pick up a gift bag or two with a suggested items list that will cost of approximately $30.00 - $40.00 each. Please only take if you feel comfortable and have time to select gifts that you would enjoy receiving. Each bag will have a suggested list attached for either male, female, unisex, or diabetic. Before starting your gift selections please decide for whom you are purchasing, then circle the correct category. Please remember to leave your gifts unwrapped.

These gift bags can be returned at either the November or December meetings, and for you snowbirds, arrangements can be made for pickup or drop off.

Please remember this is all about giving to needy seniors who may have no one else to care about them at Christmas.

If you have any questions or need some bags picked up contact us at


Your 2016 Newcomers Christmas Stocking committee:

Sylvie Bart & Jack Yensen

Angie & Len Bettam

Anne & Chris Lihou

Lois & Richard Goodnough

Wendy & Monti Richardsen



Book Exchange

Bring 1 or 2 books that you enjoyed to the meeting.  You can exchange them for the same number of books you have not previously read.  The Coordinator will start things off by bringing a varied selection of books and plans to return home with the same number. Please only bring books you don't mind parting with.  Come early for the best selection! 

  • Coordinator: Caroline Tardiff

Sunshine Group

If you know of anyone in our Qualicum Beach Newcomers group who would benefit from a little cheering up, please contact our Sunshine Group.



Joy Dennie  289-816-2411



What Should You Bring To A Meeting?

  1. If you are already a member, please remember your name tag.  If you haven't signed up yet, temporary name  tags are available at the membership  and greeter's tables. (coffee and tea is free).
  2. To pay for any events you sign up for:  cash or cheques.
  3. We  support our local food bank with food or cash donations.
  4. Books for the book exchange.
  5. Your favourite coffee mug or tea cup can always fill up at the snack bar.
  6. Meetings are “scent free”, so please do not wear perfume, cologne or after shave lotion.
  7. Bring your smile!

May 10th 2016 - QBANC gives annual proceed of 50/50 draw to SOS and Oceanside Hospice

Andy Telfer, Executive Director, Oceanside Hospice receives $1,000. cheque from Carol Doering President QBANC

Laura Heikkila, Coordinator of Volunteer Resources, SOS receives $1,000. cheque from Carol Doering President QBANC