Things We Do

We are a volunteer organization and activities depend on the interests of members. KNA welcomes suggestions for new group activities.  Please contact our Vice President for more information. Please use the email address published in the KNA monthly newsletter.


Active Pub Night

Welcome all to the group that combines an active outing followed by a visit to a pub!
We meet on the last Monday of the month (late afternoon/evening), and experience a variety of activities and a variety of pubs. Those who want to attend the pub only can be included on a space available basis.

To be added or removed from the distribution list, email us at [email protected].

Book Clubs - fiction

Do you enjoy reading fiction? Would you enjoy a good conversation about some of the books you read? If so, the Fiction Book Club may interest you. Hosting meetings is rotated among the members. There are two separate Fiction Book Clubs and the two groups read different books.  One group meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month and the other on the third Friday.

Boomers 1 & Beyond

A new group has been started. It is an afternoon get-together at a coffee shop, mainly for our most experienced members, the first wave of Boomers & Beyond. Just a casual hour or two to enjoy each other’s company and meet new and old friends over great conversations.

We will be meeting every Tuesday at 2:00 PM at a Tim Hortons. 

Bowling - 5 Pin

The Newcomers Bowling League has been a joint activity of Newcomers & Newcomers Alumni for over 25 years. It is fun, good exercise, and a great opportunity to socialize.
We bowl at the Capri Valley Lanes every Tuesday at 9:30 am from September thru April.


We play a simple form of the card game Canasta that is easy to learn and allows players to switch tables during an afternoon. We meet on the second and fourth Fridays from 1:30 to 4:30.  We are more about having fun and sharing some laughs than about playing cards.

If you would like to receive invitations to KNA Canasta, email [email protected].

Canasta 5000

Come join us for a fun-filled afternoon of cards, socializing, and food. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday at Dakoda’s Sports Bar & Grill.  Our canasta is a simple, quick version where we play three games, mixing partners each time. Even if it’s your first time, you’ll catch on quickly.

To be added to the email distribution list, please email [email protected].

Hockey Night in Kelowna

Ticket prices are $18.00 and will be distributed to KNA fans the night of the game inside the entrance to the Manhattan Point Restaurant at 6:30 PM. There are both stairs and elevators in the arena for fans to use. 50/50 draws have amazing take home values of $2000.00 plus! Join us for fast action, the best popcorn in Kelowna and really, really COLD beer!

To join the email list for Hockey Night in Kelowna, please send your contact information to [email protected].

Pub & Paddle (Dragon Boating)

Dragonboating is a joint KNA/KNC activity. The Kelowna Dragonboat Club supplies the boat, coach and steerer for each session on the water; life jackets and paddles may be rented. The season runs from May to August. There are currently two ladies teams and one mixed team. After each practice, members gather for a beverage and a bite to eat.   No prior paddling experience is necessary and non-swimmers are welcome! 

If you think you might like to try Pub & Paddle, email [email protected].

Men's Golf

Men’s golf begins in early Spring. We play at up to 5 different courses in the Valley on various Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays until the end of October. This is a joint KNC and KNA activity.

If you are interested in joining the Men’s Golf group next year, please email [email protected].

Ladies' Golf

Ladies’ golf is each Thursday at either the Kelowna Springs Golf Course followed by a full breakfast at the club-house or at Michaelbrook Golf Course followed by an optional lunch. We welcome new members and look forward to reconnecting with those from previous years.

Mixed 9 - Hole Golf

The Mixed 9-Hole Golf group meets at Kelowna Springs Golf Course very early Wednesday mornings from April until the end of the golf season in October. We usually play the back-9, then reward ourselves with a scrumptious breakfast in the clubhouse. This fun, non-competitive activity for golfers of all skill levels is open to couples and singles, women and men. This is a joint KNC and the KNA activity.

Ladies' Morning Coffee

Ladies’ Morning Coffee meets the 1st Wednesday of each month in someone’s home from 10:00 AM to Noon. We are usually a group of 5 to 10 ladies.

Coffee urns are made available to the hostess each month. The hostess is responsible for buying regular & decaf coffee. 

Please email  [email protected] to be added to the contact list.

Ladies' Lunch

Ladies’ Lunch is held on the third Wednesday of each month in various restaurants in Kelowna and West Kelowna. So ladies….come on out and meet some of your fellow KNA members over a lovely lunch!

To be added to the email distribution list for Ladies’ Lunch, email [email protected].

Ladies' Potluck Lunch

Ladies Potluck Lunch is held on the 4th Thursday of the month at Noon until about 3:00 PM. We are a fun, energetic bunch of gals who like to eat and mingle!

Our hostess changes each month. She doesn’t need to supply food but will provide coffee, tea, water and dishes/cutlery (formal or paper plate picnic style). Participants must sign up to bring an appetizer, salad, main dish (or veggie main) or a dessert. Please bring serving utensils for your dish if needed as the hostess may not have enough. Beverages, alcoholic or non-alcoholic are BYOB!

Mix & Mingle

Home hosting made easy! A great sociable way for members to meet and get to know others in a smaller group setting. 8-12 total guests per host. All guests will bring an appetizer for all to share and a personal beverage (BYOB). Hosts are not required to provide any food.


For more information and to be added to the email distribution list, please contact [email protected].

Non-Fiction Discussion Group

The Non-Fiction Discussion Group gathers approximately 10 times a year to put their heads together on topical matters such as the coming conflict with China, the hidden realms of animal senses and other subjects. This year the group will meet on the last Wednesday of each mnonth from February to June and Sepember to November.

Pub Night - Kelowna

Weekly pub nights are held every Thursday at 4 pm at King Taps, 1352 Water Street.

The email address to be added or removed from the list is [email protected]. No need to reply or confirm as these are drop-in events.


Solos is an activity for those who are single and looking to meet and socialize with other single members. It is not a dating activity, but more of an opportunity to form friendships in order to attend other KNA events together.

We typically meet once a month for a dinner or other arrangement. For more information on Solos or to sign up, please email [email protected].


This  group will meet every Wednesday at 10:00 AM once we have enough snow on the ground. So the start date is to be determined.

We will attempt to stay local (i.e. Telemark) but will include some trips that will take us to trails further away where carpooling may be arranged. 

If you have any interest or questions, please contact  [email protected]

Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch takes place on the first Sunday of every month at 11:00 AM. Everyone on the Sunday Brunch email list is informed of the venue three weeks in advance and since numbers are usually limited, we have a “first come, first served” approach for reservations.

Walking Group

The Walking Group meets Thursday mornings at 9:00 or 9:30am, depending on the time of year. The walks last about an hour and the route is usually over relatively flat terrain. 

This is a ‘show and go’ activity so there is no need to register for the individual walks. To get on the distribution list, email [email protected] and you will be emailed details of the upcoming walks.

Wine Tasting

The KNA wine club meets from September. This year we have grown to nine groups of eight members each which includes a Snowbird group which will participate until Christmas and resume in late spring.