Club Meetings Cancelled for the rest of 2021

The board of directors has made the difficult decision to cancel club meetings and activities for the rest of this year while we look to investigate the possibility of merging with another Newcomer Club or community group. 

Members who are “graduating” to alumni

If you joined PNC prior to Sept. 1st, 2017 you are no longer eligible to be a newcomer.  However you can join the Parksville Newcomer Club Alumni.  To find out how please email that club’s newsletter editor Sheila Coulbourn at

Results of Membership Poll

Thank you to the members who responded to our recent poll about preferences for in person and virtual meetings and activities to help the club plan for the future during the current Covid pandemic. To see the results of the poll, please click Membership Survey results

PNC Activities at a Glance

Book Club – Ordinarily the third Tuesday of the month. 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! Meetings in the spring have been via Zoom, the June meeting was at a member’s home (with physical distancing). Currently seeking a new co-ordinator. 

Bowling Group –  Not currently meeting. To be re-assessed. Ordinarily a drop-in event the 1st and 3rd Tues. at 2:00 at Sunset Lanes.   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. The bridge group is playing online – using plus Houseparty to communicate. This provides them with an opportunity to play bridge plus socialize.  Contact Ann Staples for more info

Camping – Various camping events are scheduled for the summer. Contact co-ordinator Ken Ginther for info on dates and locations.

Coffee Chatters – Not currently meeting. Ordinarily Wednesdays 10:00 am -11:30 am, Serious Coffee, #9 – 1209 East Island Highway

Dine Out – Not currently meeting. Ordinarily the third Saturday of the month.  6:00pm  Currently seeking a new co-ordinator.

Ladies Golf – Wednesdays at 10:00 am at the Brigadoon Golf Club in Parksville. This scenic course is a 9-hole par 3-4. To add your name to this group list contact Coordinator Linda Burgess at

Ladies Lunch   Not currently meeting but to be added to the email list for future events contact Pat Cooke at

Men’s Golf – Mondays. Must contact co-ordinator Henry Salomon-de-friedberg to get on his list and he makes up the foursomes and books tee-times at different courses.

Singles Out – Members create opportunities to get together throughout the month and email the member list. They also have contacted each other to meet for 2 or 3 to walk together.  Currently there is a 10 day scavenger hunt available to Singles Out members (Aug 16-26). With an event wrap up on a local patio on the last day. We are currently seeking a new coordinator for this group. 

Walking Group – Tuesdays at 9:30am and Saturdays at 10:00am. (arrive 10 minutes beforehand as the group leaves right at the start time) Up and going with physical distancing (no carpooling, 2 meter distance, carry hand sanitizer) – participants gather in the Wembly Mall parking lot near the arena on Tuesdays. See Summer Walk Schedule and Fall Walk Schedule for details of each week’s walk location. For more info contact Kim Lock at

>More info on activity groups and contact info for coordinators  


Board Members

The 2020-2021 Board of Directors are:

  • President: Barb Lockie
  • Vice President: Tom Kinred
  • Treasurer: Sharon Dent
  • Secretary: Sherryl Hoskins
  • Membership: Vacant
  • Special Events: Karen Mayner
  • Community Relations: Lyn Policha
  • Communications: Kathy Northrup

Note that we currently have a vacancy on the Board. The club needs this role filled as we do our best during a pandemic, and moving forward, developing the club for the post-pandemic times we’re so looking forward to. To discuss the details of the vacant role, please contact President Barb Lockie at

Links to COVID-19 Resources

We were contacted by Services Canada advising of their program information online and that they have a phone number to call for those without Internet access or who need help accessing government programs and services. So we put together this page with a link to their information, as well as other Federal, Provincial and Municipal resource websites.

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


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