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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  10:30 am  (Note the later start time due to the pancake breakfast.)



1. Monday, December 9th – QBANA Christmas at TOSH

Bring your favourite Christmas appy. Cost $12 per person. Wine will be sold at $4 per glass. Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Contact:  Laurene Ebbett
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2. Wednesday, January 29th – Banish the Winter Blues Games Day

QB Rotary Hall is the venue. Games will begin at 3 pm. Dinner 6 pm. Meat and vegetarian chilies, scones and breads, (some gluten free)  salads and desserts.

Cost: $20
Contacts: Lorraine Vermeulen or Lynn Cindric

3. 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

Ladies’ Lunch: Wednesdsay Dec 4th – 12:00 noon

The next Ladies lunch will be at Cedars Restaurant (Tigh-Na-Mara) in Parksville –12:00 noon on December 4th.  Tigh-Na-Mara’s seasonal decorations should help get us all in the mood for Christmas.

Contact persons Ruth Harding or Beryl O’Sullivan

Men’s pub Lunch: Wednesday December 4th at 11:45 am.

The men’s Pub lunch will be at Fanny Bay Inn on December 4th at 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.