Arts and Culture
Enjoy tasting the many styles of the world’s oldest beverage. This group has special tastings twice a year to share beer and conversation. We keep our eyes peeled for tasty beverages during our travels and pick up an extra bottle or two to share. Informal gatherings occur every Thursday.
Meet new friends over home-cooked meal. Guests gather in each other’s homes for an evening of good food, conversation and an opportunity to share discoveries about Kelowna. The hosting member will be responsible for the main course, while co-ordinating their guests to bring salad, dessert or appetizer. What a great chance to try that new recipe or share an old favourite. Dinners are normally held on the third Saturday of each month. Everyone in the group should be willing to host 2-3 times per year. Couples and singles welcome. All dinners are BYOB. RSVP required.
This is a great way to meet other KNC Members and share in the exploration of restaurants in our community, the fourth Thursday evening on the month at 6:30 p.m. As our numbers are limited, please sign up quickly. RSVP required.
Dragon Boat Racing
Our brand-new (men’s and women’s) dragon boating activity has attracted enough paddlers to fill five different weekly practice sessions on beautiful Okanagan Lake. These will begin in late May with a half-hour warm-up, followed by an hour on the water. The cost for 16 weekly practices is $100.
The group is open to men and women. Meetings are held every month from March to October.
Golf - Men's 18 Hole
We are usually on the course from March, and tee times are available through October. You can play twice a week (Wednesdays and Fridays), or once a year, whatever you choose. Just come out and enjoy a nice walk and good company, spoiled, of course, by the golf. This is a joint group with our Alumni.
Golf - Ladies 9 Hole
The course is very flat and walkable and play is relaxed for golfers of all skill levels. This is a non-competitive activity, but some golf experience is required and a basic knowledge of golfing etiquette is expected.
Golf - Mixed 9 Hole
Hockey Night In Kelowna
KNC shutterbugs meet on the third Friday of the month to discuss the art of photography and to go on group shoots.
Ladies Book Club
We meet the first Wednesday of each month at members’ homes. This is a casual get-together to meet new friends and learn about the community.
We meet at 11:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month. We discover a new restaurant each time, while engaging in friendly conversation over delicious food. RSVP is required for all lunches as we give the restaurant confirmed numbers.
Ladies Potluck Lunch
This is a fun and very social group where we mingle over appetizers, then sit and enjoy a lively lunch together, potluck style. This usually utilizes the kitchen, dining room, and possibly some card tables, but it’s all good! We switch seating for dessert to maximize the opportunity to converse with new members. Please sign up for appetizer, main dish (either meat or veggie), salad or dessert. The hostess will supply coffee, tea and water. Each participant should bring her own beverage of choice, along with their dish.
This group meets Tuesday mornings 9 a.m. at a Kelowna deli. The bistro offers a wide variety of coffee, muffins, etc., and a good breakfast for those of you who like to kick-start your day a little later in the morning. New members are welcome to join us.
Westside Pub Night
We are a volunteer organization and activities depend on the interests of members at any given time. KNC always welcomes suggestions for new group activities. Groups can be formed if there is enough interest and someone volunteers to coordinate the group. Please contact our VP of Activities (email@example.com) for more information.
Members participating in any activities do so at their own risk. The Kelowna Newcomers Club waives all responsibility for personal injury, accidents or lost articles.