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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.


Think you might be ready for a change? All QBANA members are welcome to suggest a new interest group and help get it started. It can be any size, from two who share an interest to 30 or more.

Here are a few ideas that might spark some interest.

  • Concerts and theatre outings
  • Museums and gallery tours
  • Arts and crafts eg. knitting, sewing, embroidery
  • Brunch or dessert and coffee
  • Drawing and painting
  • Film or podcast discussions
  • Euchre or scrabble
  • Food, fitness and health
  • Ladies golf
  • Helping our community
  • Pizza and beer
  • Wood carving
  • Writing and publishing
  • Or any other activities you are interested in pursuing

If something is of interest talk to one of the Executive to help get the ball rolling.

Be sure to read the President’s Welcome and the Membership page for details on becoming a member.

QBANA Next Meeting  —  St. Stephen’s Church Hall

Tuesday February 25th at 10:30 am. Note : later time due to Pancake Breakfast



1. Tuesday, February 25th – Shrove Pancake Tuesday with a serving of Trivia
Breakfast at the Thalassa Restaurant. Meal to include:  pancakes, bacon, fruit, OJ, coffee/tea. When you arrive at the restaurant you will find a Trivia sheet at your table to feed the brain’s appetite. Increased stress levels should lead to a need for increased food intake.  Bring on the  pancakes! Trivia continues.

Cost: $13.00
Time: 9:00 am
Contact: Lynn Cindric

2. Tuesday March 10th – Glory of the Night Skies

Rotary Hall at 10:00 am. Ticket price: $15

Lecture by David Prud’homme, 10 am to noon with a break mid session. Full sandwich lunch to follow after lecture. All items sourced from Q.F. Coffee/tea/water will be available.

Contact: Lynn Cindric or Ian Robertson

3. Sunday, April 19 -Nanaimo Concert Band Spring Concert

  Port Theatre.  Starts at 2 pm.  Ticket Price:  $16
    We will start with lunch at the Lighthouse at noon.  Own costs.
         Join the Nanaimo Concert Band for their Annual Spring Concert.
            This national award winning band performs a wide ranging musical
              repertoire including classical, big band, marches show tune and more!
    Contact:  Dianne Anderson

Ladies’ Lunch: Wednesday March 4th at 12:00 noon

Contact person Ruth Harding

Men’s pub Lunch: Wednesday March 4th 11:45 am

Contact:  Lewis Vermeulen

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