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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!  

For new membership information, please click here... "Memberships"

Next Meeting Tues, October 09, 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 you come 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


Christmas Dinner and Dance – Tigh-Na-Mara, 1155 Resort Drive, Parksville

Thursday, December 13th , 2018 –  Tickets $60.00 pp

Enjoy a delicious buffet and dance the night away to the classic rock band,
Doctors of Rock n Roll. 

Join us for the Event of the Season!!

Doors open at 5:45 pm with dinner at 6:30 pm

Don't be disappointed.  Get your tickets early before they sell out!



Egypt, The Time of the Pharaohs    -    Royal Museum, Victoria, BC

Wednesday, October 17, 2018    Tickets $60.00


Halloween Dance, Qualicum Beach Legion

** costumes are optional **

Saturday, October 27, 2018    Tickets $25.00


Mushroom Walk, Heritage Forest   (SOLD OUT)

Tuesday, October 30, 2018   Tickets $10.00 ($5.00 refundable)

A walk through Heritage Forest with Terry Taylor, an expert in mycology,
to learn about all the interesting fungi living in our forests. 


Music Trivia Night – Shady Rest Pub, 3109 Island Hwy West, Qualicum Beach

Friday, November 16th – 6:00 pm  - Tickets $10.00 (refundable at event)

Meet at Shady Rest at 6:00 pm and enjoy appies or a meal
before challenging your memory of those greatest hits of the past. 




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:   TBA

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 we 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. Members, please wear your name tags.  If you haven't signed up yet, temporary name tags are available at the membership & greeter's tables. (coffee & tea are 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've 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   email:

Free coffee & tea at our meeting, when you wear your name tag!  Please bring your own mug!