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, May 08, 2018 (2nd Tuesday of 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 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.  Fossil Tour at Courtenay Museum & Palaeontology Centre. 

     - May 16th  tour starts at 1:00 $10.00 per person   30 tickets only
     - A lecture in the Museum than a short drive to a fossil walk along the river banks.

2.  Native Plant Walk       

     - May 17th    1:30   

     -  $10.00/$5.00refundable  -  20 tickets

     - meet at the QB Civic Centre, explore and identify native trees, shrubs & plants. 

3.  Prisma Music Festival     

     - June 23rd     Ferry leaves for Powell River at 9:55 AM, return is 5:15 pm

     - $85 per ticket - only 30 tickets available due to high demand

     - Walk on the ferry to Powell River,
        includes ferry, transportation to and from the festival grounds, 
lunch and a symphony. 

     - program will be:  Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes

       Igor Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring

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 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


(please use this e-mail for sunshine coordinator only - all others can be found on the contacts page. Thanks)