About the Club

The Victoria Evening Newcomers Club for Women (VENC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to engaging those who are new to the Victoria area by providing "insider" information about Victoria and its extraordinary lifestyle, organizing a variety of fun recreational activities and creating opportunities for new friendships to blossom.

VENC is:

  • targeted to women who have been living in the Victoria area for less than three years or five years if you have refugee status ( Note: the pandemic year is not counted! );
  • unique in providing activities and events that cater to all women whether working or not;
  • built on a foundation of personal interactions and relationship building; and
  • active in its use of technology, including a frequently updated website, to provide information about VENC events, the broader Victoria community and related areas of interest, such as food and dining, cultural interests, and more.

We encourage all newcomers to see what the Victoria Evening Newcomers Club for Women has to offer by contacting  our Membership Coordinator.

Your Commitment to the Club

VENC only exists because of its fabulous volunteers who lead activities, work on the executive & host events. We all need to contribute each and every year to keep this club vital, interesting and welcoming to new members. 

There are many opportunities to do your part - maybe it's leading a walk, hosting tapas, becoming an activity leader, joining the executive or creating something altogether new. Your ideas are always welcome. All you need to do is contact our Activity Group Liaison. So please get involved!!

Become a Member

Want to be part of the fun and friendship?  Click on the button below to join our Club. 

Join us

Questions? Contact our Membership Coordinator.

Want to be part of the fun and friendship?  Click on the button below to join our Club.

Club Activities

The activity groups are the heart of the Club and are a great way to develop friendships with members who share your interests. 

As a VENC member you are welcome to participate in any activity group, and you can join as many as you want. Learn more about activity groups.

Club Executive


 Acting President Laurie Davison
 Acting Vice President Felicity Smith
 Membership Coordinator Alison Clark
 Secretary Diane Hopkins
 Treasurer Inga Sheane
 Communication Coordinator Diane Hopkins
 Events Coordinator 
 Activity Group Liaison Edie Ungstad
 New Member Engagement Coordinator Julie Cohen
 Webmaster Debi Jackson

Website Information

There's a lot of information on our website. If you are feeling overwhelmed, here are some resources that might help.

Have Questions?

Contact us by email: VENCenquiries@gmail.com 

Members may visit our FAQs page

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