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The Qualicum Beach Area Newcomers Alumni (QBANA) is an independent, non-profit club formed in 2004 by former members of the Qualicum Beach Area Newcomers Club who wished to continue their activities once their two-year Newcomer’s membership had expired. The purpose of QBANA is to meet and make friends and continue friendships through recreational, social and special interest activities.

Our Activities page includes a wide selection of activities to stay active and meet new people. Be sure to read the President’s Welcome and the Membership page for details on becoming a member.

For further information regarding the presentation by Dr. Laura Shanner, Applied Ethics Educator in Vancouver Island University’s Department of Philosophy,  on 27th  November 2018;  see the links in the Events list.

QBANA Next Meeting at St. Stephen’s Church Hall

Tuesday February 26th  10:00 am

Guest Speaker;  

The February QBANA Guest Speakers will come from the SOS Group. Suzanne Newton, their Executive Director and Rene Caulder an Assistant Executive Director will be our presenters.
Most of us know their store, but how many realize that over 30 other services are offered to local people. A 15 to 20 minute presentation will be done with time for questions.



Tuesday January 29,  Court Whist at the Rotary Hall, Q.B. 3:00 pm

Tickets $16:00, includes whist games from 3:00 pm to 5 pm followed by a lasagne supper.

Wednesday February 27 Flights, Friends and fun in February

A beer tasting event at the Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Co. #109 -425 Stanford Ave. Parksville.  Tickets $25:00 per person, includes group brewery tour, flights of 4 beer choices, a taco combo with chips and salsa. 2 pops for non beer drinkers.

Ladies’ Lunch: Wednesday January 30th

Ladies lunch at Tigh-na Mara   12:00 noon

Contact persons: Ruth Harding or Diane Wriglesworth

Mens’ Pub Lunch: Wednesday January 30th

The next Mens’ Pub Lunch will be at the Jinglepot Pub in Nanaimo, at 11:45 am

Contact Ron Bowers.

Check out the gallery page on this website. If you have photos of recent events please forward them to Clive Arthorne.