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Wed. Nov. 6th Monthly Meeting at Parksville Community Centre – 1:30 p.m.

Our guest speakers will be: Leona Matte, Parksville Museum’s “resident expert” on regional history and a great story teller. She will share a couple of stories and provide information about the museum. Angeline Street, Volunteer Coordinator, for Mt. Arrowsmith Community Ministries will speak about the services they provide in our community.

Membership Renewal

The fall is when members are required to renew their membership by paying the annual $15 dues either at a monthly meeting (cash or cheque) or online where you can pay your fee through the online store.

Community Volunteer Opportunities

We have a new page on our website. When organizations come to us with their need for volunteers, we will post their information here: Organizations can submit their details, contact info and a small logo to: 

PNC Activities at a Glance

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. 

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

Coffee Chatters – Wednesdays  10:30 a.m. 

Bridge Mixed – Wednesdays   1:00 p.m.  

Men’s Golf – Mondays and Thursdays  

Wine Appreciation – will be held on Wednesday, November 20 at 7:00 pm. 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 – Contact co-ordinators Sonya and Ken Bardati at or 250-744-0052 to get your name on their email list.

Dine Out – Typically Dine Out events are the third Saturday of the month. To be added to the group email list, contact coordinator Dave Cumming (

Ladies Lunch  Friday, November 22nd at 11:30 at Mekong River, 625 E Island Hwy., Parksville. –  if planning to attend please contact Pat Cooke at so that the restaurant can be advised of the numbers to expect 

>More info on activity groups and contact info for coordinators  

Events at restaurants require you RSVP the activity coordinator.

2019 Walking Group Autumn Schedule

The 2019 Autumn walks is now available. 

PNC Special Events


PNC members are invited to join Parksville Newcomers Alumni Club’s Christmas Party on Sat. December 7 which includes a Turkey dinner and entertainment, dancing and great door prizes. Tickets are $25 and you can purchase them by credit card in our online store or contact Special Events Director Tom Kinred at and drop off cash or cheque at his office.  Deadline to purchase tickets is Nov. 18 and they are going fast!

Community Events

> Check out this extensive list of events happening in our community in November.

Know of another event that should be on the list? Let us know at 

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
  • Membership: Sandy McLary
  • 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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