Interest Groups

Appy Night

Meets the 3rd Friday of the month at 6 – 8PM.

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 the month from 2-4 PM, at a member’s home.

The club operates in two separate groups, with a maximum number of 8 ladies in each group. We would welcome new members who would enjoy a lively, supportive group where a book is appreciated and discussed, often leading to discussion of broader issues in our lives and the world. Books are chosen by the members and we try to include a wide variety of mostly, but not all, fiction.

Bridge – Ladies Afternoon

Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 1 PM. Ladies Bridge is currently postponed until January 2023.

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 third Monday of the month at 1 p.m. The group meets in front of the gift shop.

This group is perfect for those who have a yearly pass to Butchart Gardens, as it allows us to view the differing plants as the seasons change. Coffee will follow for those interested.

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.

Friday Walkers

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

Swans Friday Walking Group

We walk every Friday, rain or shine, starting at 9:30.  However, in the event of unsafe walking conditions (e.g. snow, ice, high winds) the leader may choose to cancel the walk.  Walks are generally 75 to 90 minutes in duration.  A schedule for upcoming walks is provided once a month, and a reminder is sent out on the Thursday prior to the walk the following day.  Details such as the degree of elevation (e.g. flat, hilly) and walking surface (e.g. trail, pavement) are provided in these communications, along with the location for coffee and the timing (e.g. mid-walk, post-walk).  The leader’s cell phone number is also provided.  Please note that dogs are not permitted on the walks. Members are encouraged to share the duty of leading the walks, and an attempt is made to vary the locations.  Anyone wishing to bring a friend should contact the leader who will provide a waiver form to be signed at the start of the walk.  Members who are not able to walk are encouraged to join the group for coffee.  Our goal is to exercise and socialize!

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Golf – Monday Afternoon

This group plays 9 holes at Highland Pacific Golf Course every Monday – generally in the afternoon but in the summer early morning tee times are available as well. It is a challenging course and more suitable for experienced players. Our goals are enjoying golf, camaraderie and coffee afterwards.


Mah Jong

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

Movie Group

Meets the 1st Monday of the month, afternoons 1:00 or 2:00. Members attend films at various cinemas downtown and other areas of the city.

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 2022 -2023

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

Traditionally, we meet in each other’s homes for a potluck luncheon of appies, salads and desserts. I assign the dishes to bring each month.

 This year, we have adjusted to bringing our own lunch when we gather, due to Covid concerns.



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 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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