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.
INTERESTED IN TRYING SOMETHING NEW?
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.
QBANA Next Meeting — St. Stephen’s Church Hall
Tuesday January 28th
SPEAKER: The speaker today is from the Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers
1. 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.
Contacts: Lorraine Vermeulen or Lynn Cindric
2. 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.
Time: 9:00 am
Contact: Lynn Cindric
3. Tuesday March 10th- Glory of the Night Skies
Rotary Hall at 10:00 am. Ticket price $15
Lecture by David Prud’homme 10 to noon with a break mid session. Full 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
Ladies’ Lunch: Wednesday February 5th at 12:00 noon
The February ladies lunch will be at Chameleons in Parksville. Feb 5th 12:00 noon
Contact persons Ruth Harding or Beryl O’Sullivan
Men’s pub Lunch: Wednesday Feb 5th 11:45 am
The February Mens’ Pub Lunch will be at the Black Goose in Parksville
Contact: Lewis Vermeulen
Check out the gallery page on this website. If you have photos of recent events please forward them to Clive Arthorne.