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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, July 10th, 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

Nine & Dine Mixed Golf Tournament (Mexican Scramble)
Sunday, June 24 at the Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club.
Tournaments fees are $42 for non-members of Memorial Golf Club.
(includes $16 dinner credit) and $6 for members of the Memorial Golf Club. 
There will be a shotgun start at 4:00pm sharp.
If you have a friend or spouse that doesn’t golf but would like to come for dinner they are welcome to do so.
Come out and enjoy a great afternoon of golf and dinner with new friends!

Burger and Beer Night
Qualicum Beach Legion, Wednesday, July 18th
Tickets:  $15.00   Time: 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Event includes one beef burger and one beer/wine. 
Mix and mingle with fellow Newcomers and compete in our Bocce Ball tournament.

Frances Barkley Tour
With Bus TransportationMonday, July 30th
Tickets:  $75.00   Board bus at 8:00am at Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. 
Stop for coffee and muffin at Macdonalds in Port Alberni. 
Back on the bus to Ucluelet and have lunch and spend some time exploring Ucluelet. 
Board the Lady Rose 1:45pm and enjoy a 5 hour cruise through the Broken Islands. 
Arrive back in Port Alberni at 7:30pm and board the bus to Qualicum Beach arriving about 8:30pm.  

Bard to Broadway Theatre - Chicago
Tuesday, August 14th
Tickets $22.00 
Enjoy Broadway's longest running American musical.

Port Alberni Steam Train
Friday, August 17th, 2018
Tickets:  $40.00 includes fees and taxes
Includes steam train ride from Port Alberni to mill and back.
Includes a tour of the mill. 
Train departs at 11:00am.

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.