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We respectfully acknowledge the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose unceded territory we live, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ nations whose relationships with these lands and waters shape their political thought, governance and self-determining authority that should inform how we all relate to this place


Welcome!

AS MUCH AS WE CAN'T WAIT TO MEET YOU AND WELCOME YOU TO OUR NEWCOMERS' CLUB, we have reached our membership capacity. As many activities wind down for the summer, we hope that you enjoy the lazy summer days, and consider joining us in the fall. 

Quite a few of our NCGV members graduate at the end of August. In September, when our membership numbers are lower, we will revisit accepting new members and allowing those on the waitlist to become new members. To be on this waitlist, contact our Membership Coordinator, Sheila Ronaghan, at ncgvmembership@gmail.com. The waitlist will be maintained by her on a first-come, first-served basis, based on the date and time a request comes through to her email. (All other membership criteria are also required for the waitlist.)

We really do still want you to join us. Please consider adding your name and we will see you, we hope, in the fall. 


NCGV Membership Benefits: 

NCGV membership offers a members-only tab for all the information that only members can see, including our:

  • membership roster, offering opportunities for 250 members to maintain contact with each other and make new friendships
  • twice-a-month BuddyUp email newsletter, where members can suggest and join opportunities to forge new connections, e.g. a luncheon, a neighbourhood coffee group, a beach walk, a games night 
  • newsletters and blog site, for information, local highlights and pictures of recent events
  • calendar, listing activities and events for the day and month, so that you can easily organize your NCGV time.

Membership fee for September 1st, 2021 to August 30th, 2022 is $40. 

It would be great to have you join us! 




A Warm Welcome

The Newcomers’ Club of Greater Victoria warmly welcomes women of all ages to our club.  We are a non-profit group, with members volunteering for all the positions that make this club so dynamic. If you’ve recently moved to the Greater Victoria area or have lived here for up to four years, we think you’ll find our club an excellent way to enjoy your new home, to meet other members and to develop lasting friendships.  Explore our site to find out more about our monthly meetings and wide array of activities.  Read more about the benefits of membership here.  It would be great to have you join us!

About Us

We are a club of over 200 women from all parts of Canada and the world. We offer many opportunities for women to meet one another in a friendly atmosphere and to learn more about their new home.

Monthly luncheon meetings with interesting speakers run from September to May. In June, we meet for our annual general meeting, and to bid our 'graduating' members adieu and bonne chance.

In addition, we have over 20 activities and other events, some daytime, some evening, some that welcome members' partners. These range from bridge, book clubs and knitting to hiking, walking and gardening groups.

While some activities cease over the summer months, others continue throughout the year.


Activities and Events

There are so many exciting things to do with your Newcomers’ Club of Greater Victoria friends! Our activity groups reflect the interests of our members, so find a group that interests you, or plan to start a new one. We always welcome new ideas for activities and new conveners to help get them going.

You can join an activity group anytime during the year, as long as spaces are available.

Once you have joined an activity group, it is up to you to decide whether you would like to participate in all outings or just occasionally. Whatever works for you! 

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Our Purpose

 We offer women of all ages who are   newcomers to the Greater Victoria area an   opportunity to become acquainted with   others through activities of mutual interest in   an atmosphere of friendliness and goodwill,   and to supply useful information about the   local community to club members.

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