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Welcome to Kelowna!

If you are new to the Kelowna area, eager to learn more about your chosen community, get involved in fun activities and meet new friends, Kelowna Newcomers Club is the place for you!

For more than half a century, the KNC has helped new arrivals to the Central Okanagan settle in to their new homes. From regular indoor and outdoor social activities to special functions, we offer something for every taste. So explore these pages and find out how the KNC can help you fall in love with this sensational place!

Provincial Regulation Update

The B.C. Government has announced a new round of restrictions.

Full details are available here

Once these measures are over,

KNC will continue to adhere to the provincial government's proof of vaccination requirement:

Proof of Vaccination will be required for all patio and indoor activities.  Currently, participation in KNC activities will require that you show your vaccine passport to the activity coordinator.  

The B.C. Vaccine passport is the easiest way to show proof of vaccination.  You can get your Vaccine passport by following this link:

B.C. Vaccine Passport

and simply providing your B.C. services card number and the date of your vaccination.  

 KNC Members' Meetings

KNC Members meetings are every third Thursday evening of  every month except for December, July and August.  On November 18th, a 'Hybrid" meeting was held at the First Lutheran Church with many members joining us on Zoom from their homes.  (Thanks IT team).  There was a very informative presentation by Chris Lewis from Tourism Kelowna who talked about trends in tourism in the Okanagan again and the many amazing things for local residents and visitors alike in the Kelowna area.  

Mark January 20th, 7 pm for our next General Meeting. We will be welcoming Jordan Coble, Councillor for Westbank First Nation, as our guest speaker.  Jordan was one of the original attendees of the Westbank Indian Band School (now Sensisyusten).  He is a graduate of UBCO and has also completed a 4 year adult immersion language program at Syilx Language House.  He has been a significant influence in creating the Sncewips Heritage Museum. 

On Thursday February17th, we hope to be socializing over a glass of wine and chocolates (a couple of Brenda's favourite things), so keep that evening open as well!  


Typical KNC Activities:

For the Outdoorsy

  • golf (men, ladies, mixed)
  • gardening
  • snowshoeing
  • walking
  • dragon boating
  • hiking/walking

For the Gourmet

  • ladies lunch
  • ladies potluck lunch
  • dining in
  • dining out

For the Artiste

  • arts and culture outings
  • photography

For the Social Type

  • five-pin bowling
  • canasta
  • social bridge
  • ladies book club
  • Hockey Night in Kelowna
  • coffee (ladies, men)

For the Bon Vivant

  • wine tasting
  • beer tasting
  • Kelowna pub night
  • Westside pub night

For the Curious

  • Tour Kelowna

For the Party Lover

  • Trivia-at-the-Pub Night


Interested in connecting with KNC members to organize other events not covered above or to discuss common interests?  Please visit our new Social Forum.  You can access to this page by clicking on the Social Forum tab on the top banner of the of Website.  This forum provides a great way to help you find other newcomers who are interested in similar activities that are outside those formally offered by KNC.   You can join in a topic or set one up yourself.    Check it out and Get Social !  

 Kelowna Newcomers Club  -  Founded in 1968

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