Interest Groups

Appy Night

Meets the 3rd Friday of the month at 7 PM.

This is a group of couples and singles who meet in the home of a member. Please bring your appetizer and beverage i.e. wine, soft drink of choice.

Arts & Culture Group

Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 1:30 P.M.

We visit various venues such as art galleries, artists’ studios, special shows, or any arts and cultural related places. Afterwards, we may have coffee and socialize.

Bird Watching

Meets the 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month at 9 AM.

We meet at various spots in the area. All levels of birders are welcome. Please bring binoculars and a field guide if you have one. We usually go for coffee or lunch afterwards. In case of inclement weather, please check your email at 8 am to see if we have been forced to cancel.

Book Club

Meets the first Tuesday of every month from 2-4 PM, at a member’s house, with eight to ten at most, members. No space…not a problem!

We are looking for a few new members for our flourishing book club. We are a lively, supportive group where a book is appreciated and discussed, often leading to even wider issues in our lives and the world. The books are chosen by members and we try to include a wide variety of mostly, but not all, fiction. 2018-2019 books chosen include for example: Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr, The Alice Network by Kate Quinn, Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks.


Bridge – Ladies Afternoon

Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 1 PM.

We meet at Lutheran Church of the Cross located at 3787 Cedar Hill Road, Victoria V8P 3Z4.  This is at the corner of Cedar Hill X Road and Cedar Hill Road. This is a friendly group that welcomes all bridge players. A one-time fee of $10 is collected and $5 per Thursday game. Please arrive between 12:30 and 12:45 if you are able to help set up tables so that we can begin play at 1:00 PM.

Butchart Gardens Walking Group

Meets the second Monday of the month.

This group is perfect for those of us who have a yearly pass to Butchart Gardens as it is a way to view the gardens each month as the seasons change. We meet a few minutes before 1:00pm outside the gift shop. Please call if you will be late or need to cancel.

Dining Out

Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM.

Each month we meet at a different restaurant for dinner and lively conversation. Members will be involved in choosing the restaurants and will receive information about the selected restaurant by Email.  Dining Out is open to all SWANS members, both singles and those with partners.

Easy Riders Cycling

Meets every Wednesday morning, weather permitting.

This is a recreational cycling group. Depending on the cycling route, the meeting point will vary.  We cycle mostly along cycling trails, occasionally along roadways, for 2 -2.5 hours including a stop for coffee.  Members are notified each week about details for the upcoming ride.

Golf – Monday Morning

This group plays at one of several different nine-hole courses. All levels of players are welcome to join us in a fun, non-threatening environment. Our goals are enjoying golf, camaraderie and coffee afterwards.

Mah Jong

Meets every Wednesday at 1:00 to 3:30 PM

This is a joint activity with GRADS.

Moderate Walking Group

Meets at 10 a.m. every Friday for a one hour walk.

Members walk at their own pace, meeting up with the group for coffee.

Movie Group

Meets the 1st Monday of the month, evening or afternoon.

Out To Lunch Group

Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at noon.

Members enjoy a lunchtime gathering at a restaurant for food and conversation. Each month a different member chooses the restaurant and makes the reservation.

Salad Social

Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 11:30 AM.

Welcome to our Potluck lunch group! We take turns hosting, and each member can set a limit on how many she can accommodate. If you are able to attend, then you will be assigned a dish to bring each month. It might be an appetizer, salad or dessert to share with the group. Home-made or store-bought, you can suit yourself! Here are some of the delicious foods we enjoy!

Stitching Connection

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 1:30 – 3:30 PM.

We meet at one of the group members’ homes. The crafts are varied:  Needlework, knitting, crochet and quilting.  Show and tell is encouraged.

Sunday Hiking

Meets 4th Sunday of each month.

Walking Group – Brisk

Meets every Friday at 9:30 AM, rain or shine.

This is an energetic 1-1/2 hour walk, with coffee during or after the walk. Members share the duty of leading two walks per year. If you have questions about any Walk, contact the Leader for that particular day for assistance. We all share in making our Walks a success, so please note the following important message. IF YOU CANNOT LEAD YOUR WALK AS INDICATED after the information has been distributed, it is essential that you arrange (and supply instructions to) a replacement LEADER. Since this is an open group, we cannot contact all our Walkers before each Friday, so to avoid any confusion, the Walk must proceed as out-lined in the email sent from the Contact.  Group leaves at 9:30 AM sharp.  SORRY, NO DOGS.

Walking With Dogs

Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 9:30 AM

To own a dog is not a prerequisite to participate, you just have to enjoy walking with them! This activity is great for socializing dogs and great for those who need a “doggie fix”! After walking for about an hour, we go somewhere for coffee to socialize.

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