Comox Valley Newcomers’ Club

New to the Comox Valley in the last two years? Eager to connect with other women and explore your new community? Join us!

For over 30 years, the Comox Valley Newcomers Club has welcomed women from across Canada and from all parts of the world. Our members meet women and make lasting friendships. They explore their community and discover fascinating details about their new home. And we have fun!

The Club offers a variety of activities for all interests. Check out the list of our activities under the About Us.

Monthly meetings offer interesting topics and speakers as well as information on how to sign up for activities.

Curious? Non-members are welcome to join in on a walk up to three times before joining the Newcomers Club. For more information, see Join us for a walk!.

 

October Virtual General Meeting

The September Virtual General Meeting was a great success. Although we could not hug people, we did see old friends and meet new friends. We had a chance to go into “break out rooms” for smaller group discussions.

Our October General Meeting will be a virtual meeting on Zoom on Tuesday, October 13 at 7:00 pm. We will have a guest speaker and small group discussions. It is open to members and potential members.

If you are not yet a member, please fill in the form on Contact Us on the menu bar. Request a link to the Zoom meeting or ask questions about joining.

Current members will receive a link to the Zoom meeting in your inbox before the meeting. If you do not receive the link by email, please contact us at [email protected]

2020 General Meeting Dates:

  • October 13(Tuesday) Virtual General Meeting
  • November 9­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ (Monday) Virtual General Meeting

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October Message from the President

We are well into fall now, and I hope everyone is enjoying the cooler evenings and still warm days of October. This is a favorite season for many of us. The cooler weather is invigorating, and we feel energized to get all sorts of things done.

 If you aren’t feeling this way, but dreading the winter under pandemic rules, please know that you aren’t alone. Many people hit a wall about 6+ months into a crisis. We no longer feel that it will be over soon and can’t predict when things will be more normal, which feels really drags at our spirits. Be kind to yourself, get outside to exercise every day, preferably in greenspace or by the ocean (or both) and connect with your people in person when possible, virtually when not.

Here in the valley, there is much to celebrate. The farm stands are open and full of harvest vegetables, including heirloom pumpkins, apples, and more squash varieties that anyone knew existed. Exploring the island campgrounds is still possible. Outdoor patios at the restaurants can be enjoyed. The food trucks are still at the marina. Trails and beaches are open all year.

It was so good to see those who were able to make the meetings at 40 Knots Winery. A big thank you to Lori Novak and 40 Knots, who made that possible. We will be looking at having another meeting there in spring, assuming that we are still under the PHO protocols. In the meantime, we will be meeting virtually. Our general meeting is on October 13 at 7 pm.  I hope to see everyone there.

If you haven’t yet signed up for the activities, please consider doing so. The book clubs are meeting regularly. The Décor Group has recently begun and has a full slate of activities in the next months.  The Garden Group’s first activity is this week, and I’m sure those who signed up are in for a treat. Everyone is enjoying the various walks, hikes, and bike rides. Check in to the website regularly for updates.  There is lots of planning occurring behind the scenes.

Take care. Stay well. Be so gentle with yourselves.

 

Denise