Interest Groups

Interest Groups are a great way to benefit from life-long learning, socializing and meeting other members in a smaller setting, often in members’ homes.




We read a variety of titles, selected by the members and often available at the library or for purchase. Discussion is wide-ranging through members’ various backgrounds and the connections they make to the novels.
WHO DONE IT? If you like mysteries and would like to get together with a group of like-minded readers to discuss your favourites and learn about writers that might be new to you, please join us the first Thursday evening of the month.
MYSTERIOUS AFTERNOONSmysteriousafternoons We get together the first Wednesday of the month to talk about mystery novels. Here is an opportunity to read your favourite author or discover a new author. Please join us.
WOMEN’S ISSUES The third Thursday afternoon of the month finds us meeting to discuss a wide variety of books chosen by members. We read books by women, for women or about women.
WEDNESDAY NOVEL AFTERNOONS A terrific group of women that meet the fourth Wednesday of the month to have a friendly discussion about that month’s book.
THURSDAY AFTERNOON READERS We read a wide range of Canadian and International general fiction along with the occasional non-fiction book. We meet the second Thursday of the month.





One Tuesday evening a month we meet at a local restaurant to try new cuisines in the city and anyone is welcome.
ADVENTURES IN DINING This couples group meets monthly to enjoy a co-operative dinner in the hostess’ home. The hostess sets the menu plan and everyone brings complimentary dishes and wine.
DASH-AWAY-LUNCH Every month we take a break and have lunch where we enjoy multicultural cuisine and support local businesses. Anyone welcome.


Meet the fourth Tuesday of the month for an eclectic and interesting conversation while enjoying a meal of dishes chosen and prepared by each attendee. Members explore vegetarian and vegan recipes, and are willing to experiment with unfamiliar vegetables and new dishes.
INTERNATIONAL DINING GROUP l We get together once a month to share a dinner with an ethnic theme. Each month a country is selected and everyone attending brings a dish from that country to share. Members take turns hosting this social evening on the fourth Thursday.
INTERNATIONAL DINING GROUP ll We are a socially minded group that likes to discuss culture, world events and politics related to the country we are showcasing the cuisine of.  I really love this group for our eclectic often-gourmet tastes, our willingness to try making foods “from scratch” and our willingness to attempt menus that cater to those with food intolerances.  We always have fun and we welcome new members for 2017/18.
ADVOCACY COFFEE GROUP The second Tuesday morning of the month we meet over coffee to discuss local issues affecting women and where we as a club may be of assistance to further the cause, lend support or bring it to the public’s attention.



JAUNTS If you enjoy an occasional day out experiencing what our Island has to offer, join this special group. Watch the newsletter and announcements for upcoming events.
STITCHERS ALL Every second Tuesday afternoon bring your knitting, quilting, embroidery or other project and work on it with other members. Experienced help is always on offer.


Come and share your travel experiences from near and far. This is usually an evening format held throughout the year in one of our homes.
We have fun as we read and informally discuss articles of interest on a wide variety of subjects. Sometimes members report on their travels or we play board games. We try to go to “French events” in our area.
THE WALKING GROUP Every Monday morning we meet to walk for an hour to an hour and a half along the various trails and walking routes in Nanaimo. Every now and then we go further afield and sometimes have coffee or lunch. Come when you can.
Explore Nanaimo Tuesday mornings on bike paths and local streets.

Helmets required, all skill levels welcome.



Come and join our Canasta Hand and Foot group.

We welcome all every first and third Monday evenings.

WRITERS GROUP An eclectic group of women writing novels, poetry, short stories and family history. Bring your own work and read it to the group or come and listen to what others have written. We meet the first and third Wednesday morning.