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. 

Interest Groups Listing for 2023-24


Can Lit I2nd Monday at 2pm – currently, the group is at capacity.
Can Lit II1st Monday at 10am – currently, the group is at capacity.
Tuesday Afternoon Eclectic ReadersWe meet at 1:30pm the 3rd Tuesday of the month and read a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books. Many of the books are available to reserve from the library
Wednesday Novel Afternoons
A terrific group of women that meet the 4th Wednesday of the month at 1pm to have a friendly discussion about that month’s book – we warmly welcome newcomers!
Mysterious Afternoons
We get together the 1st Wednesday afternoon 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!
Thursday Afternoon ReadersWe read a wide range of Canadian and International general fiction along with the occasional non-fiction book. We meet the 2nd Thursday of the month at 1:30pm. 
Women’s IssuesThe 3rd Thursday of the month at 1:30pm finds us meeting to discuss a wide variety of books chosen by members. We read books by women, for women or about women – new members welcome!
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 1st Thursday evening of the month – new members welcome!
Jane Austen Read Aloud GroupWe read aloud from Jane Austen’s novels and include time for lively discussion.  We meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday at 10am – new members welcome!


Joy Of Not Cooking
Meets once a month. Dates vary. We meet for dinner at various restaurants to enjoy different menus and social time together – new members welcome!
Couples Adventures in DiningWe meet occasionally to enjoy a co-operative dinner. The hostess sets a menu plan and others bring one of the courses and an appropriate wine pairing. The group would welcome new couples as full participants or as spares.
Dash-Away-LunchIf you don’t like to cook or just want a break, join us for conversation and different ethnic food each month – new members welcome!
Veggie Potluck
Join us for a potluck vegetarian meal on the 4th Tuesday at 6pm. Members exchange recipes for the dishes they bring. Conversation is eclectic and interesting, and new members are welcome.
International Group4th Thursday. The hostess plans the theme and accompanying menu – new members welcome!


BridgeDays vary to suit the members. We play in members´ home. We are seeking more participants in our group.
We play every Monday evening at 7pm in each other’s homes. The host decides how many players can be accommodated, and sometimes we have two hosts on one evening. We have room for extra players.


Walking GroupMondays, 9:30am, except Statutory Holidays. A weekly email announces the meeting place. Walks last about 1½ hours on established trails. Runners are suitable footwear. Walks are drop-in (no RSVP expected) and new members are welcome.
Cycling Group
Tuesdays, 9am (summer) and 10am (autumn/spring). Explore Nanaimo on your road or E-bike, along off-road paths and local streets. We ride 60–90 minutes, take a break for coffee and head home by noon. Cycling distance approx. 25–40 km. New members and all skill levels welcome.
Hiking GroupMondays, 9am. We do approximately two–hour hikes on moderate level trails that members recommend – new members welcome!


Environment GroupMeets monthly. We educate ourselves and engage in advocacy on current environmental issues.
Know Your iPad/iPhone2nd Tuesday afternoon, 1pm. Learn to make full use of the features on your iPad or iPhone – new members welcome!
Writers´ GroupWriters´ Group meets for two hours on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Time constraints mean that, currently, the group is at capacity.
Jaunts/OutingsIncludes group outings to symphony, theatre, local tours, and other events.
Stitchery GroupIf you enjoy knitting, crochet, hooking, quilting or any of the other ‘needle arts’, this group meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month, from 1:30–3:30pm in members’ homes or yards. Coffee and conversation are included – new members are welcome!
Let’s ChatMondays, 1:30–3:30pm on Zoom. Members select a variety of topics for discussion, usually two topics for each meeting.
Podcast Group1st Tuesday, 7–8pm on Zoom. Members choose a podcast, let other members know what it is and how to access it, and then the group comes together for a discussion. Discussions look at some aspect of science in a broad sense to capture interesting topics related to behavioural, biological, physical, and natural sciences.
Conversational French
Nous nous rencontrons le premier et le troisième lundi du mois à 13 h 30.  Les lectures et les discussions sont tirées de plusieurs médias ou sont proposées par la présentatrice.  Les sujets sont variés et choisis par les membres.  Nous invitons tous membres intéressés à causer en français. les nouveaux membres sont les bienvenus!