Visit this page for the most up-to-date Parksville Newcomers news. You will find the latest issue of the monthly Newsletter January 2019 and info on upcoming PNC special events, monthly meetings and upcoming community events.

PNC Online Store

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

February Monthly Meeting 

Wednesday February 6 at 2:00 p.m. at the Parksville Community Centre in the Seaside Room. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. for activity group registrations, new member registration and socializing.

Featured Presentation: North Island Wildlife Centre

Upcoming PNC Special Events


January 24th, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Thalassa Restaurant – Qualicum Beach Golf Course

496 Memorial Avenue (Memorial Golf Course) 

Join us for an afternoon of socializing with your fellow Newcomers. Includes: Greek appetizers, coffee/tea and dessert squares. 

The last day to purchase tickets for this event is January 19, 2019.

Cost – $20 per person  Purchase Tickets Online

Chemainus Theatre – “Sound of Music” 

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Come see the “Sound of Music” at the beautiful Chemainus Theatre. There is a lunch served at the Theatre starting at 12:00 and PNC has reserved a table until the show starts at 2:00 pm 

Tickets with no lunch $44.00 per person 

Tickets with lunch $68.00 per person (includes tax/tip) 

The lastly to purchase tickets for this event is February 6, 2019. You can purchase tickets by cash or cheque at the monthly meeting on February 6 or online on or before February 6.

Purchase Tickets Online

A cash bar is available at the restaurant. Only 20 tickets are available so sign up soon if you are interested.

For more info on either of these events contact Lee or Sharon Brocklesby at 250-228-0525, 250-286-0524 or

2019 Walking Group Winter/Spring Schedule

The 2019 schedule is now available. Click Winter 20119 to see it.

January PNC Activities at a Glance

8th     2:00 p.m. Bowling

9th     10:30 a.m. Coffee Chatters

9th     1:00 p.m.  Bridge Mixed

9th     7:00 p.m.  Euchre

16th   10:30 a.m. Coffee Chatters

16th   1:00 p.m.  Bridge Mixed

16th    7:00 p.m.  Wine Appreciation

19th    5:30 p.m. Pub Night at Gary’s Bistro in Qualicum Beach

22nd   2:00 p.m. Bowling

23rd   10:30 a.m. Coffee Chatters

23rd   1:00 p.m. Bridge Mixed

23rd   7:00 p.m. Euchre

24th    2:00 to 4:00 p.m. New Years Social Event at Thalassa Restaurant

25th   12 p.m.  Ladies Lunch Lefty’s Restaurant

Tuesdays 9:45 a.m. Walking Group

Saturdays 9:15 a.m. Walking Group

(Details for all group activities including those above can be found here.)

PNC Volunteer Opportunities

The board is looking for a Director of Community Relations to co-ordinate speakers for the monthly meetings. If you are interested please contact PNC President Mick Howland at

Also looking for someone to co-ordinate a monthly Mixed Lunch group.  If you are interested contact Susan McAlevy

Lunch – Ladies is looking for a volunteer.  Contact Coordinator Nancy Donovan 

Membership is looking for a volunteer. Contact Membership Director Kathy Smith at

Have you an idea for a new activity and would be willing to be that’s groups co-ordinator?  Contact Susan McAlevy at

Community Events


  • Jan 1 – Apr 10 – 100 Day Challenge @ 11:00 am. Create something everyday – different locations throughout the area 
  • Jan 1 – Polar Bear Splash @ 11:30, Parksville Beach 
  • Jan 2 – The Islanders play at British Bobby @ 5:00 pm 
  • Jan 2 – Kevin playing at Black Goose Inn @ 6:30 pm 
  • Jan 4 – Oceanside Masters Open @ 10:00 am, Qualicum Beach Curling Club 
  • Jan 6 – Sea to Sky X-Country Adventure Tour $65/person, RDN Recreation 
  • Jan 6 – 17th Annual Tree Chipping for Cancer @ 10:00 am, Thrifty’s Foods 
  • Jan 26 – 25th Annual Robbie Burns Dinner & Dance @ 5:30 pm, Qualicum Beach Legion, $4-$35 


    17th Annual Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday 

    Saturday, February 2nd from 10:00 – 3:30 pm 

    Qualicum Beach Civic Centre (747 Jones Street, Qualcium Beach) 

    Speakers: Carolyn Herriot (10:30 – 12:00) – Topic Eco-Nutrition-The Future of Food 

    Larry Church (12:30 – 2:00) – Topic Mason Bees Through the Seasons 

    There will be door prizes, raffle, childrens’ program. 

    Cost by Donation 

    Monthly Community Meetings

    • Arrowsmith Needle Arts Guild, 9:30, 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
    • Parksville Probus Club, 8:30 a.m. third Monday of each month at Quality Resort Bayside
    • Arbutus Toastmasters, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. every Monday at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre. For more info visit

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