Butchart Gardens

The Butchart Gardens offers 55 acres of spectacular floral display. Join us to walk and explore the four seasons, from spring with its thousands of flowering bulbs to summer with its beautiful hanging baskets and Rose Garden. Then there is the autumn when the leaves on the trees turn an incredible red, orange and gold. In winter the trees and shrubs are showcased as well as access to historical documents and an indoor tropical garden.

Calling All Artistss

Many of us enjoy the creative process and enjoy producing inspiring and beautiful pieces of work. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a Newcomers Art Show? The Arstea (Artsea.ca) Gallery in Tulista Park is ‘open to the entire community, welcoming artists at all levels’. Please sign up if you are interested in joining a group of us in putting on our own art show – bookings of the gallery are for one week duration and there are some time slots still available next year. If you or your partner are a creator (no matter the media), please consider signing up.  Contact: cdcphilp@gmail.com

Coffee & Chat

Every Thursday at 10-11am.  Venue changes weekly.

Couples Connecting

This group is for the ladies and their honeys that want to do activities as couples. It may be a game-night, theatre, pickleballing or appetizer testing together. You never know what might be in store for this action-oriented group but the idea is to do something fun, interesting, active or thought provoking together and to get to know each other and their partners better.

Garden Explorers

From March to June this group explores a number of different gardens in the Greater Victoria area.  Venues include, but are not limited to, the Horticultural Centre for the Pacific, Royal Roads and Hatley Castley, Government House, UVic's Finnerty Gardens, Abkhazi Gardens and Beacon Hill Park.  You will be guided by a head gardener or garden volunteer when possible and/or the convenors of this activity.  Groups will be limited to 10-16 depending upon the destination. Good footwear is required, along with the ability to climb stairs and stand and/or walk for 90-120 minutes.  Car pooling will not be officially organized by t may be arranged between those who feel comfortable doing so.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Guess who's coming to dinner will start in Spring 2022 and will be held once every 3 months. It is a great way for couples or singles to meet new people in a small group. Members sign up to either be hosts or guests.

Mahjong (American)

This group is currently seeking a volunteer to take the role of convenor.  If you are up for the challenge please email activities.pnc@gmail.com.   American Mah Jongg (or mahjong) is a variant of the Chinese game mahjong. It follows the National Mah Jongg League rules.

We welcome new players and those that have been playing for years. The game uses racks to hold each player's tiles, jokers and 'Hands and Rules' score cards. The card describes the winning combinations of tiles. The goal of the game is to match your tiles with one of these combinations.

Monday Morning Hiking

Every Monday throughout the year a hike on nature trails in the parks, hills and mountains of Southern Vancouver Island, takes place from 9am for approximately 1.5 - 2.5 hours.  The hikes very in length and level of difficulty, although they are typically moderate.

Monthly Luncheon

From September to June the PNC holds a monthly luncheon.  Most lunches have a guest speaker in attendance with the opportunity for Q and A at the end of the presentation.  The luncheon venue is currently at the SHOAL Centre on Resthaven Road in Sidney BC.

Movie Club

Want to watch a movie and have a lively discussion about it?  This group meets once a month.

Non Fiction Book Club

This is a bit of a different format for a book club.  Rather than all reading the same book, each member reads a book of their choice each month and then comes prepared to discuss/ explore the impact of the book and what they learned from it. In this group last year we found this format led to some fascinating and timely discussions.

Virtually Connected

Let’s zoom together! Weekly chats for those feeling more sheltered or craving more connections. We’re going to test drive Mondays (except holidays) for up to an hour.

Wednesday Waterfront Walkers

This group meet weekly at 9.30am on Wednesday mornings in downtown Sidney and complete a brisk walk of the "Heart Smart" route along the ocean front and back.

Wine and Appies

Meet and mingle other ladies and couples too.  On the first Friday of every month one or two hosts open up their homes to wine and appies from 7-9.30pm.  Everyone contributes by bringing a bottle of wine and an appetizer (we suggest that singles only bring an appetizer as there is always more than enough wine) to the designated host’s home.

Peninsula Newcomers Club, PO Box 2665 | Sidney | BC | V8L 5Y9

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