Interest Groups

Afternoon Games

Afternoon Games - dust off the old board games lurking in your closet. Or choose a card game, with the entire According to Hoyle book as your guide. Something new each month, with rotating hostesses choosing the games and providing light snacks and beverages.

2nd

Thursday

1:00p.m.

Afternoon Games

Antiques

Antiques' members discuss various topics relating to antiques and collectibles.  Most meetings are held in members homes but there are occasional outings

1st

Thursday

7:00pm

Antiques

Book Exchange

Book Exchange members each buy one recently-published book and once a month, passes it on to the next person on the list. 

As Arranged

Book Exchange

Bridge II

Bridge II members - in between delicious desserts and great conversation - manage to get in three rounds of five hands each. This offers both a good challenge for our minds and a wonderful opportunity to socialize.

2nd

Thursday

1:00pm

Bridge II

Cafe aux Ladies

Café aux Ladies meets on the 2nd Wednesday every month at a different café for a casual chat and a coffee (or tea) and maybe something sweet to nibble on. 

2nd

Wednesday

10:00am

Cafe aux Ladies

Come Spin a Yarn Too

Come Spin a Yarn II gets together once a month in each others’ houses, and with every stitch we share our stories, dreams and plans for our next projects. From each other, we learn new techniques, new websites, and new tricks.  

1st

Friday

1:00pm

Come Spin a Yarn Too

Daytime Social Bridge II

Daytime Social Bridge II consists of 16 players with a schedule drawn up where each person hosts twice during the season, and we have a potluck luncheon at the end of the year.

As Arranged

Daytime Social Bridge II

Draw, Sketch & Doodle

Draw, Sketch & Doodle members will be outdoors sketching landscapes, architecture, figures, and animals, while on inclement weather days we will be indoors at homes, libraries, events, stores, etc. for still life, portraits, and possibly, lessons. All skill levels welcome!

4th

Monday

1:00pm

Draw, Sketch & Doodle

Duplicate Bridge I Too

Duplicate Bridge I members have been meeting twice monthly for over 40 years!  We have a light snack as we begin playing and enjoy the camaraderie along with the challenge of getting the best pair score. (Are we getting competitive in our old age?) 

4th

Tuesday

1:00pm

Duplicate Bridge I Too

Games Night

Games Night members take turns hosting, which involves providing light snacks and beverages, selecting the game(s) for the evening, and explaining and teaching the 'house rules'. After a couple of practice rounds, members try their luck playing the game(s).

1st

Monday

7:00pm

Games Night

Gourmet II

Gourmet II members meet monthly at a member’s house. The hostess chooses the recipes and brings them to the meeting prior to her hosting. She prepares the main course and the others choose a recipe from her list (or wine) and bring that.

1st

Monday

6:30pm

Gourmet II

Gourmet IV

Gourmet IV’s members continued to travel around the kitchens of Canada and the world when we gather each month. The conversation is always lively as we discuss the delicious recipes and everything else happening in our lives - great fellowship and fun!

2nd

Monday

6:30pm

Gourmet IV

La Jasette

La Jasette is a new activity group to meet other members En Francais, to use their French skills in an informal chit chat via Zoom. We are living in a unique period where company is needed, so the plan is to meet twice a month for appoximately one hour En Francais "dans un salon Zoom".

2nd

Thursday

1:15pm

La Jasette

Let's Sing

Let's Sing is the perfect venue for ladies who like to lift their voices in song to sing Broadway tunes and all the old favourites. The group, accompanied by a piano, takes to song on Tuesday afternoons in a condominium common room (with room enough to social distance and still hear each other).

3rd

Tuesday

1:30pm

Let's Sing

Mid-week Hikers Too

Midweek Hikers hike between one and a half and two hours, at a leisurely pace, along different trails around the region. In the winter, hikes depend on the weather conditions. At times a coffee or lunch stop is planned at the end.

3rd

Tuesday

10:00am

Mid-week Hikers Too

Out to Lunch

Out to Lunch meets for lunch each month from September to June at a local restaurant to enjoy the multitude of tastes and cuisines that abound in our region. Members pair up to take a turn at arranging one group outing for the year.

2nd

Wednesday

12:00pm

Out to Lunch

Pedal Pushers

Pedal Pushers meets at 9:30 on Wednesday mornings from Mar-Oct, to ride on local city or countryside trails. Bikes adapted for trail riding are recommended (e.g., a hybrid bike). The length of the ride and trail changes each week, and we often stop for coffee or lunch along the way.

Every

Wednesday

9:30am

Pedal Pushers

Soup Luncheon

Soup Luncheon members, each in turn, prepare and host one luncheon, including  appetizer, wine, soup, rolls, coffee and tea. Along with the delicious food, we enjoy a wide range of conversation topics mixed with loads of laughs.

4th

Friday

12:00pm

Soup Luncheon

Theatre and Events

Theatre Group members are offered opportunities to attend a live theatre or other special event every two months. Teams of three are responsible for selecting the event, purchasing tickets, collecting cheques, lunch or dinner reservations (optional) and arranging car pools if the venue is out of town. 

As Arranged

Theatre and Events

Travel III

Travel III is a daytime group that enjoys fellowship and sharing travel experiences.

2nd

Monday

1:30pm

Travel III

Wine Tasting I

Wine Tasting I meets monthly from September to June. We taste wines made from various varieties with suitable food parings. Delicious and fun!

3rd

Thursday

7:00pm

Wine Tasting I

Afternoon Games Too

Afternoon Games Too is for those who enjoy board games and card games.
We meet monthly at member’s homes with the hostess choosing the game and providing light snacks and beverages.

4th

Tuesday

1:00p.m.

Afternoon Games Too

Bid Euchre

Bid Euchre members will teach anyone who wishes to learn. All that is required is a willingness to learn and an enjoyment of cards. Bid Euchre is more complicated than Euchre, but less complicated than Bridge.

3rd

Wednesday

1:00pm

Bid Euchre

Booker Book Club

Booker Book Club members discuss books nominated since 1969 for the prestigious Booker Prize. Members meet monthly for a light dessert and an animated discussion about the selected novel.

2nd

Monday

1:30pm

Booker Book Club

Bridge V

Bridge V is an informal/discussion bridge group. 

3rd

Wednesday

7:00pm

Bridge V

Come Spin A Yarn I

Come Spin a Yarn I members get together monthly at members' houses, on a rotating basis, to clack knitting needles, and to swap patterns, tips and stories. We occasionally go on road trips to top up our yarn stashes.

1st

Wednesday

1:00pm

Come Spin A Yarn I

Contemporary Books

Contemporary Books members meet in each other's homes monthly to discuss interesting books chosen at our September meeting. To accommodate room sizes, our group is limited to 14 members.

4th

Monday

7:30pm

Contemporary Books

Dining Divas

Dining Divas prepare delicious, healthy recipes, with casual elegance. Group members take turns picking a theme and hosting a dinner, with the host preparing the main dish. We rotate the menu that includes appetizer, soup, salad, vegetables, dessert and wine.     

4th

Thursday

6:00pm

Dining Divas

Duplicate Bridge I

Duplicate Bridge I members have been meeting twice monthly for over 40 years!  We have a light snack as we begin playing and enjoy the camaraderie along with the challenge of getting the best pair score. (Are we getting competitive in our old age?) 

2nd

Tuesday

1:00pm

Duplicate Bridge I

Duplicate Bridge II

Duplicate Bridge II meets monthly to share laughter and fun while trying to improve their duplicate bridge skills. We encourage the novices, cheer the experts, and love to see who can bid the winning hands. A different member hosts each month.

1st

Wednesday

1:00pm

Duplicate Bridge II

Gourmet I

Gourmet I sets a monthly theme, and rotates to each member's home. We celebrate milestones and enduring friendships.

3rd

Wednesday

6:30pm

Gourmet I

Gourmet III

Gourmet III members research and prepare cuisine , often based on a theme. We take turns hosting and providing the entrée while the other members bring the other courses for the evening’s meal. 

2nd

Thursday

7:00pm

Gourmet III

Health & Nutrition

Health and Nutrition I helps our members make the best possible choices about food, exercise and lifestyle. Activities include personal research, discussions, field trips and presentations.  We also share fabulous healthy recipes and learn ways to modify recipes to make them a healthier but still tasty choice.

4th

Wednesday

1:30pm

Health & Nutrition

La Jasette Too

La Jasette Too is a new activity group to meet other members En Francais, to use their French skills in an informal chit chat via Zoom. We are living in a unique period where company is needed, so the plan is to meet twice a month for appoximately one hour En Francais "dans un salon Zoom".

4th

Thursday

1:15pm

La Jasette Too

Mid-week Hikers

Midweek Hikers hike between one and a half and two hours, at a leisurely pace, along different trails around the region. In the winter, hikes depend on the weather conditions. At times a coffee or lunch stop is planned at the end.

1st

Tuesday

10:00am

Mid-week Hikers

Novel Lovers

Novel Lovers' members nominate, collate and vote upon book selections online by mid-summer. At our September meeting, we finalize the schedule for the coming year, identifying leaders, hosts  and providers of light refreshments.

1st

Monday

7:00pm

Novel Lovers

Out to Lunch Too

Out to Lunch Too meets for lunch each month from September to June at a local restaurant to catch up with friends and explore the multitude of dining options available in the region.

1st

Thursday

12:00pm

Out to Lunch Too

Reading Between the Wines

Reading Between the Wines is a spin-off from another group that discovered they shared a passion for reading in addition to enjoying dining together. For now the group will meet virtually, and will decide if they can accommodate new members once the pandemic is behind us.

4th

Monday

7:00pm

Reading Between the Wines

Sunday Hikers

Sunday Hikers meet for morning hikes on the second Sunday of the month, with an occasional stop for coffee. Members are encouraged to make suggestions and lead hikes if they wish. Everyone hikes at their own pace - no super athletic abilities required.

2nd

Sunday

10:30am

Sunday Hikers

Travel I

Travel I members meet once a month, except in December, in a member's home, to travel vicariously across the world.

4th

Monday

1:30pm

Travel I

Voulez-vous parler avec nous?

Voulez-vous parler avec nous? members already have a working knowledge of French, and welcome opportunities to improve their fluency in the language. But we do strictly adhere to our rule that we only speak French from the moment the hostess opens the door.

3rd

Friday

1:30pm

Voulez-vous parler avec nous?

Wine Tasting II

Wine Tasting II meets monthly for approximately two hours. Each member takes a turn at hosting, choosing a selection of four wines for the group to sample. The evening always proves to be interesting with our conversation catching up on everyone's monthly adventures.

1st

Tuesday

7:00pm

Wine Tasting II