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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  monthly Meeting

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

Our Valentine themed monthly meeting was held on  February 16th. The meeting was started with updates from five of our board members: Tricia, President, Angie VP of Special Events, Suzanne, VP of Activities, Anne, Director of Membership and Mary, Director of Communication. 

Marilyn Stand, Photography Chair of the BC Winter Games, stopped by to speak on all of the variety of ways to volunteer with the upcoming BC Winter Games right here in the Okanagan March 23-26.23. Go to for more information on how to get involved. 

The guest speaker for the evening was Chris Lewis, Director of Destination Development, Tourism, Kelowna.  He highlighted the new building down on the waterfront. It really supports the community not only for tourist but the residents as well. He highly encourages everyone to stop by and see all there is to offer.  There is an opportunity for all of us to get involved as a volunteer. For more information email .

The evening was concluded with plenty of time to socialise.  Les O’Reilly our Director of Meetings and his wife Joan put on a lovely spread of Valentine delights.  A glass of wine with decadent chocolates was available to all! 

Keep an eye out for information regarding our March 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!!!

Club Gives Newcomers a Chance to Meet and Discover the City

There was a recent article written about the Kelowna Newcomers Club that is worth a read if you if you haven’t already read it!

On February 17, 2023 an article was published in the Kelowna Daily Courier. The journalist was Jude Campbell, of the Okanagan Newspaper Group, and the topic was on the Kelowna Newcomers Club, KNC. In the article Tricia Anderson, President of KNC, was interviewed on the features and benefits of being a KNC member.

The article does a great job of showcasing KNC. Take the time to click the link. af13-11ed-8b04-0fc55133caf0.html

If you are new to Kelowna and looking for a way to immerse yourself in this beautiful community, KNC is definitely a path to consider! 

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?  Please visit our Social Forum.  Members can access 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 !  

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