Explore our exciting interest groups

The best places for socializing are in the many smaller groups within the Newcomers Club. These groups offer members the opportunity to get to know each other while having fun participating in an activity of shared interest. We are happy to create new groups when there is sufficient interest.

You can join and manage your groups from our Membership page.


Food & Cooking
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Potluck Dining

If an informal dinner group with an element of surprise is your style, Potluck is the answer. This group meets monthly in members’ homes for an evening of socializing over great food. Guests bring a favourite dish and wine or beverage of their choice.

International Dining

Do you like food from other countries? This is the group for you! It meets monthly in members’ homes on weekends. A country-specific theme is chosen by the host (eg. Greek, Mexican, etc.) who also coordinates everyone’s contributions. Members bring their dish and wine or beverage of choice.

Vegan Potluck

This Group meets monthly in members’ homes for a delicious Vegan pot luck dinner and evening of socializing. Guests bring a Vegan dish and their choice of beverage.

Food and Fun

The Food and Fun Group combines a fun activity with an opportunity to share food together. The Group meets at irregular intervals as the opportunity presents itself.


Outdoor Activities
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Hiking, Biking, Snowshoeing

This group meets on Wednesday mornings throughout the year for 1-2 hours of varied exercise and ends at a local café for refreshment and socializing. Depending on the season and weather, this activity may be hiking, biking or snowshoeing. 

“Hard” Hiking 

This group is for members looking for more challenging hikes, bike rides or snowshoe activities. The activities typically last 2-4 hours.

Kayaking

This group will meet once or twice a week to paddle on local lakes and waterways. All ability levels are welcome. For those without a kayak, some events will be scheduled on Aylesford Lake where kayaks can be rented or loaned for free.


Book Club

The Book Discussion Group meets once a month from September to May on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Members take turns hosting the discussions at their homes.

Film Club

This group usually meets monthly to watch a movie, either live or streamed, and discuss it afterwards. Whenever possible the discussion will be accompanied by refreshments.

Bridge


The group meets twice a month to play contract bridge in members’ homes. They play in an informal and relaxed setting with a focus on learning and socializing. New players are welcome.

Scrabble

The group meets monthly at members’ homes for friendly (not too competitive) games of Scrabble and socializing.

Mah Jongg

Mah Jongg is a fun and challenging Chinese game of strategy, knowledge and luck. Members meet to play either in person or on-line. Players of all skill levels, including beginners, are welcome.

Needlework

Many people have a needlework hobby whether knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, rug hooking and quilting. This group meets every two weeks in members’ homes for an afternoon of socializing and refreshments to work on their projects. 

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