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!
KNC's 2020 Vision
Although the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in the suspension of KNC events last spring, some activities, including men's, women's and mixed golf, resumed over the summer. In addition, the Photography and Gardening groups continued their lineups through creative methods such as online seminars and weekly blogs.
To help focus its vision for the 2020-2021 season, which begins Sept. 1, the KNC conducted its first-ever online members poll in August. Nearly 40 percent of members chose to have their voices heard.
Of those, a gratifying two-thirds said they were "cautiously optimistic" about participating in KNC activities again. The survey did reveal a distinct preference for outdoor activities at this point. There was also strong support for the wearing of masks when proper social distancing is not possible.
Bearing in mind these valuable signals from the membership, the KNC board of directors and activity co-ordinators are enthusiastically putting together plans for the next 12 months. The Tour Kelowna and Photography groups have already put their fall plans in motion and there is much more to come.
Rest assured, the KNC will proceed in a manner that satisfies all government guidelines.
The board is confident that KNC will continue its 52-year tradition of providing members with the opportunity to meet new friends and participate in activities through the use of smaller groups and online meetings.
In normal circumstances, the KNC meets on the third Thursday evening of every month, from September through June. Plans are being developed to allow us to continue these meetings, either via online methods or in smaller groups. Stay tuned!
Interested in improving your fitness, meeting new people and having a lot of fun? Dragon Boating could be the answer! Join this very popular activity! For the 2021 season, we are hoping to offer Ladies and Mixed teams.
Dragon Boating is open to all Kelowna Newcomers Club members and alumni.
For the Outdoorsy
For the Gourmet
For the Artiste
For the Social Type
For the Bon Vivant
For the Curious
For the Party Lover