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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 recently announced a relaxation of restrictions related to COVID 19. Masks are not longer required in public indoor settings, although individual businesses and event

organizers may choose to continue requiring masks.   If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask at our events, please continue to do so.  


 KNC Members' Meetings

     An enthused crowd of KNC members were in attendance for our final general meeting on Thursday, May 19th.     Bob Hayes from the Kelowna Historical Society had an outstanding collection of notes and stories about the history of Kelowna and the Okanagan.   In addition,  KNA President Ann Hancock and Membership Director Ken Forth were on hand to answer questions and outline what KNA offers to graduating KNC members.

        Our thanks to Brenda Christopherson, our outgoing Director of Meetings, for lining up such a great selection of speakers and wine and cheese samples over the past 9 months.

         Our next get together will be the AGM on Thursday, June 16th at the Lutheran Church.   More details to come and we hope you can join us.


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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