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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!  




Next Meeting Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 (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 and up coming events

 1.  St. Patty's at Smoke n Water,

     - March 17th, 6:00,

     - order off the main menu, dance the night away with

        Eastbound Train a smoky/rockabilly band.

     - $20.00 refundable


2.  Travel Show & Tell Presentation,

     - March 27th, Eaglecrest Golf Course, 1:00-4:00,

     - enjoy presentations from fellow members, along with coffee and cookies.

     - $15.00, possible $5.00 refund if enough interest.


3.  Chemainus Theatre   

     - April 12th, Matinee  2:00 PM Show only.   

     - $44.00 per ticket including all taxes.     No transportation offered.     

     - Million Dollar Quartet:  back by popular demand, music featuring Elvis. Jerry Lee Lewis,

       Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash.


4.  Cuckoos Spring Dance     

     - April 26th:  doors open 5:30   

     - $48.00 per ticket       

     - Family Style Italian cuisine, dance your feet off with Musical Memories DJ.



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:


Kathy Jones - QB Family History Society

Rob Daman - QB Emergency Response Coordinator

Activity Spotlight

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

This month: 

                     Joanne Ayley - Art Club



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: Thalassa - Memorial Golf Club


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 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  250-607-8811