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 Tues, June 12, 2018 (2nd Tues each 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 have an opportunity to meet other Newcomers, sign up for activities and 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, have a coffee, and 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 and up coming events


  • Fossil Tour.  Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at Courtney and District Museum & Palaeontology Centre.  Tickets $10

  • Native Plant Walk.  Thursday, May 17th, 2018  from QB Civic Centre. 
    $10 with $5 refundable.

  • PRISMA Symphony Cruise.   Saturday, June 23rd, 2018,  walk on return ferry from Comox to Powell River and ground transportation to and from the Theatre in Powell River for Lunch and matinee concert.  Finalized details and cost TBA at the meeting. 

  • Mixed Golf Tournament - Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course  
    Nine & Dine   Sunday, June 24th, 2018
    $42 for non-members (includes $16 for dinner credit)
    $6 for members of Qualicum  Beach Memorial Golf Course
    Shotgun start - 4pm


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:



Activity Spotlight

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

This month: 



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.

Restaurant: TBA

Directions will be provided at the meeting.

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!

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: Kathleen Benesh

Sunshine Co-ordinator

If you know of anyone in our Qualicum Beach Newcomers group who may be unwell or in hospital, or might benefit from a cheery note, please contact our Co-ordinator,

Grace Barkman at 250 594-6499. 


Coffee and tea are ‘free’ at our meeting, when you wear your name tag!   

Please bring your own mug.