Interest Groups

The Newcomers Club has a selection of interest groups that have been formed to give members the opportunity to get to know each other and participate in an activity they enjoy. The groups are fluid and change as demand requires. To register in these groups, contact the group co-ordinator

  • 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.

  • Potluck Dining

This Group offers the opportunity to meet in members’ homes once a month for a delicious pot luck dinner and evening of socializing. This is another great opportunity for singles and couples to get to know each other. Guests bring a dish of their choice and their choice of beverage.

  • Gourmet Dining

If you enjoy cooking and like to experiment with a variety of foods and cooking styles, this is the Group for you. Dinners take place approximately once a month on Friday, Saturday or Sunday at the homes of members. Members (singles and couples) prepare a dish that will complement the meal’s theme, and ensure it is ready to be presented at the appropriate time during the meal. Members also bring wine, or a beverage of their choice.

  • Needlework

This group is for anyone interested in any type of needlework. This is a great opportunity to spend an afternoon socializing and working on a favourite project. The Group meets every 2 weeks with 16-30 people coming each week. Each person brings whatever type of project they are working on; knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, rug hooking and quilting to name a few.

  • Off-Road Cycling

The Group meets on Wednesday mornings to ride trails that are almost without motor traffic (e.g. Rails to Trails, or dykelands). The rides are in the range of 10 to 25 kilometers. In winter, we switch to snowshoes or boots or, if the weather is really bad, a brisk walk on the Acadia indoor track. After the exercise, we meet at a local coffee shop or cafe to snack and socialize. The group has between 10 and 20 regular attendees and continues through the summer.

  • “Hard” Hiking & Biking

This group meets irregularly to do more challenging hikes and bike rides than the off-road cycling group. A typical hike would be to Cape Split (13kms).

  • Bridge

The Bridge Interest Group is an active and engaged group who get together twice a month at members’ homes to enjoy the game of bridge. Players range in skill and experience and new players are always welcome. The Group plays contract bridge in an informal and relaxed setting with a focus on learning and socializing.

  • Scrabble

This group is for people interested in a friendly (ie. not too competitive)  game of scrabble.  The group meets at 7:00 PM on the 4th Tuesday of every month at various members/ houses

  • Food and Fun

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

  • Gentle Yoga

This group meets at a local yoga studio. The class will move at a slow pace, focusing on the most important yoga postures and principles, taking time to understand how to do them effectively and safely for every body type.  This class is appropriate for any level of yoga experience or physical fitness. The cost is $50 for 10 sessions.