Whatever your interests, the Ottawa Newcomers’ Club offers opportunities to connect with other women and ease your transition to living in the Nation’s Capital. Participate as much or as little as you like. The monthly Newsletter provides an overview of upcoming activities including a monthly Members’ Lunch and/or dinner in a restaurant.

You are requested to confirm your attendance a few days prior to the meeting or the event. Costs are nominal and reflect the actual cost of the tour or food expense. Please note that for events in which a cost is involved a reservation made is a reservation paid. No excuses will be accepted. Many other events are hosted by a member who provides light refreshments at her home. Some examples are: Afternoon Book Club, Scrabble, and Knit & Such. Consult the monthly calendar to confirm dates and times for scheduled Club activities.


Get together with other Newcomers to learn about their adventures and upcoming events in our new city. Once a month, a group meets in the West End of Ottawa. Come out to connect with other Newcomers for coffee and conversation.


For those interested in knitting, crocheting, or any other form of needlework, this is your chance to learn, sharpen your skills, or just try your hand at something new. Beginners and experienced needlecrafters meet in a member’s home once a month. Working on another kind of needlework? Bring it along and join us for a morning of conversation as we work on our individual projects.


Join us near the end of the month to discuss a film chosen by the convenor to be viewed on Netflix at your convenience during the month. We meet on Zoom to share our thoughts and socialize.


Ottawa is Canada’s Capital City. As the seat of the Federal Government, it offers sightseeing attractions that are very rich in history. Out and About visits different historical landmarks and museums in the Greater Ottawa area.


This is a monthly Get-Together of Members either in person or online for club updates and social fun. We have met in parks and in restaurants.  Join us for some good food and lively conversation.


The Afternoon Book Club is a friendly group that meets once per month. The setting is relaxed, the discussions are always interesting and followed by general conversation, along with refreshments. It doesn’t take too many meetings before people become familiar and you start to feel at home.


Fun Lunch is a potluck activity where members bring food to a member host’s home to enjoy a delicious informal meal and great company. Fun Lunch meets once per month.


This is a great way to get to know new friends and get some exercise as well! We meet once a month, weather permitting, and walk for approximately 45 – 60 minutes and then end with a visit to a local café. The walks take place in various parts of Ottawa so that you will start to know your way about this beautiful city. The walks are moderate and thus suit most people’s walking speeds.


Let’s get together with our “Plus 1” for food, fun and laughter! Many of you have expressed interest in a “Plus 1” gettogether. Everyone is welcome and you may invite a friend, family member, visitor, spouse/partner for a fun night


The friendly group of Scrabble players meets monthly either online or at a member host’s home. We welcome both beginners and more serious players to enjoy a few games of Scrabble while socializing.


The Joint ONC/ONAC Bridge Group meets at weekly at the Overbrook Community Centre. Parking is available at the Centre. Members of ONC/ONAC and their spouses, if they wish, may attend. A partner is not required. There is a nominal cost per session. Bridge skill levels vary within the group, but participants should have a basic understanding of Bridge. Coffee and Tea are provided and on a rotating basis a member of the group brings a simple snack to share with the group. We hope you will be able to join us!


If you love eating out and trying new restaurants this is the group for you. We meet monthly at a different restaurant and that’s part of the fun. You can try something new and hopefully discover a restaurant that becomes a favourite. You also get to meet new friends or see old ones again. Plus, you are learning your way around your new home town of Ottawa!


This group makes monthly visits to different Art Galleries in the Ottawa/Gatineau region. In a typical season, we may go several times to the National Gallery of Canada, but we also explore smaller galleries and other venues where art can be seen and appreciated. Museum tours are usually guided by docents (fee charged) but gallery visits are usually self-guided. In the case of museum fees, a reservation made is a reservation paid.


Mah Jongg is a popular and fun game played with tiles, generally with 4 players to a table. The object is to form the tiles into a hand. The first player to do that wins. Our group plays by the American rules and meets twice per month in person or online. 


Come join us for discussions on the joys and challenges of being a “Grandmother” in a new city or changed circumstances. Build on your desire and efforts to create a loving support to the little one/s in your life. We welcome anyone who is involved in the care of children. We meet monthly.


For those who like to draw as a hobby and would like the motivation of getting together with others to draw and/or share drawings  


Members meet on Tuesdays to play golf at different courses at a time to be determined.


Rejoignez-nous pour un après-midi de conversation en français. Tout niveau de prise de parole est le bienvenu.
Apportez un repas léger ou un café et un scone si vous le souhaitez. Et tout peut changer à cause de la COVID.


JGood Reads over Great Food! What a perfect combination! For this book club, each person will choose a book
and a restaurant where we will gather for a lively discussion on the book accompanied by good food!

Ottawa Public Transit

Let’s learn how to ride Ottawa Public Transit together! Join the growing number of savvy urban women who are saving on gas and avoiding the stress of traffic and parking!! We will have an evening Zoom tutorial session, with a chance to have all your transit questions answered. And then, on a Sunday afternoon, we will meet in person and ride the O-Train together. Sunday is free all day for seniors 65+!!


Join our Zoom tutorial and learn about the incredible range of services offered by the Ottawa Public Library!

Woodsy Ramble

Ottawa has a fantastic wealth of beautiful forest trails. Let’s get together and enjoy a hike through nature’s


 This is an email list of members interested in spontaneous, off -calendar activities: movies,special events/exhibitions, tours, etc.

New ideas are always welcome. If you have a skill or interest not reflected above, you are invited to suggest a new group or plan an outing. What’s your passion? Volunteering? Learning French? Music? Technology?

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