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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!

KNC Members' Meetings

KNC Members' Meetings are always a fun mix of new friends, great conversation and interesting topics.

Our last meeting was January 19 . There was an informative presentation by Dr Saran Purchell and  Miranda Smith, a graduate student, both from the Faculty of Medicine, Center for Chronic Disease and Management, UBC. The topic of the presentation was on  "Nutrition and Prevention of Chronic Disease."  The presentation was met with much enthusiasm.  It was apparent by all the great questions posed during the  Q & A  that followed.  

Keep an eye out for information regarding our February meeting.  General Members Meetings are a great way to learn about your new community and to meet a wide range of KNC members.   Not to be missed!!!

Provincial Regulation Update

The B.C. Government 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.  

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)
  • Solos

For the Bon Vivant

  • wine tasting
  • beer tasting
  • Kelowna 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.  Members 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 members 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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