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February Meeting

Our next monthly meeting is Wednesday, February 5 at 1:30 p.m. in the Gary Oaks Room at the Parksville Community Centre at 132 Jensen St.

There will be 2 guest speakers. Rob Jonas, President of Parksville Golden Oldies Sports Association (PGOSA) and Mike Andrews, President of Echo Players.  It’s sure to be a fun meeting learning about the many activities available with PGOSA and to get a glimpse behind the scenes of the Echo Players’ theatrical productions.


Community Volunteer Opportunities

If you’re looking for a volunteer opportunity, check out our Community Volunteers page.  If you know of a community organization that is looking for volunteers have them send their info to our webmaster at 

PNC Volunteer Opportunity

We have an opening for a Membership Director. For more info contact Club President Susan McAlevy at

January Special Event

Darkview Restaurant – January 24 – 6:30 p.m.

“Be prepared to be amazed… Upon arrival you will be welcomed by a host and provided with a menu (in a well lit environment). When you are ready to place your order, the host will inform your blind or visually impaired server and guide. Dark View servers are specially trained to guide and take care of you in the dark… Once you have placed your order, your server will lead you to your table and ensure that you are comfortably seated. Please note that Dark View Restaurant does not have any stairs. If you need anything while seated, just call your server’s name and they will attend to you immediately. Rest assured that your trained server is committed to ensuring your comfort throughout your stay – so you can relax and enjoy your experience”

To attend send an email to our Special Events Director Tom Kinred at

PNC Activities at a Glance

Book Club – Third Tuesday of the month, 1:00pm-3:00pm. There’s room for more to join. And in the event that the number of members exceeds 10, then the “overflow” will start their own book club, under the “tutelage” of the first group! For more details, contact Eleanor Joy at 

Bowling Group – 1st and 3rd Tues. at 2:00 at Sunset Lanes – Drop in – contact coordinator Pat Purves at to add your name to the email list. Cost $11 for two games and bowling shoes. 

Bridge Mixed – Wednesdays   1:00 pm

Coffee Chatters – Wednesdays  10:30 am

Dine Out – The next event will be Saturday, January 18, 5:30pm, at Gary’s Bistro, 115 W 2nd Ave, Qualicum Beach.  To be added to the group email list, contact coordinator Dave Cumming ( Typically, Dine Out events are the third Saturday of the month. 

Ladies Lunch  Next lunch will be Friday, January 24 at the Rod and Gun Club restaurant. To be added to the email list, contact Pat Cooke at

Men’s Golf – Mondays and Thursdays 

Singles Out – Members create opportunities to get together throughout the month and email the member list. To be added to the group’s email list, contact Kathy Smith at

Walking Group – Tuesdays at 9:30am and Saturdays at 10:00am. It’s suggested that you arrive 10 minutes beforehand as the group leaves right at the start time.

Wine Appreciation – will be held on Wednesday, January 15 at 7:00 pm. Theme is “Anything Goes!” Bring your favourite white or red wine and be ready to share why it is your favourite wine. (Eg memorable stories to share while you were enjoying this wine are encouraged.) Hosts are Doug and Linda Watson. RSVP to Linda Watson. To be added to the group email list contact Coordinators Linda and Doug Watson at Registration is required at least one week prior to the event.

Wine Social – The next event will be Wednesday, January 30 at 4:30pm at Margaret Stevens in Nanoose Bay. Contact coordinators Sonya and Ken Bardati at or 250-744-0052 to get your name on the group email list.

>More info on activity groups and contact info for coordinators  

Events at restaurants require you RSVP the activity coordinator.

Community Events Listings for January

Board Members

The following are members of the 2019/20 PNC board:

  • President: Susan McAlevy
  • Vice President: Barbara Lockie
  • Secretary: Sherryl Hoskins
  • Treasurer: Barry Millar
  • Special Events: Tom Kinred
  • Community Relations: Avrillee Kenny
  • Communications: Donna Gratton

PNC Online Store

Parksville Newcomer Club members can now purchase memberships, name badges and special event tickets online. Click here for more info.

Submit Your Photos 

View from Silver Meadows Farm Market, Errington. Photo credit: Donna Gratton

A picture’s worth 1000 words! We need your help to add more pictures to our website. Please share photos that are either from

  • Newcomers’ activity groups, or
  • your own experiences and discoveries, as you get to know Parksville and the surrounding areas.

In both cases, you’re helping fellow Newcomers learn about the Parksville Newcomers club and where we all now call home.

We’ll include a photo credit to you and the short description you provide.

Send your photos and description to 

Thank you. We’re looking forward to seeing and sharing your photos!

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