We kindly ask that members please be 'Scent Aware' and refrain from wearing scented products when attending any NOTL Newcomers Events.
For some people, perfumes and scents may cause serious health reactions.  Thank you for your adherence to this request.

Please note, the Community Centre is a Scent Aware facility. 


Save the Dates 2017-18
Monthly Meetings Coffee & Conversation (C&C)
(Third Wednesday of the month, except Dec) (Last Friday of the month, unless it is a holiday weekend)
  • Jan 17
  • Feb 21
  • Mar 21
  • Apr 18
  • May 16
  • Jun 20
  • Dec 15 (Earier due to holidays)
  • Jan 26
  • Feb 23
  • Mar 23
  • Apr 27
  • May 25
  • Jun 22

SAVE THE DATES:  You may want to mark your calendar for these upcoming activities:

  • December 15 - Coffee & Conversation, 9:30 - Community Centre NOTL
  • February 16 - Choir! Choir! Choir! 

December Coffee and Conversation

Date:  Friday, Dec 15 (Not the usual last Friday of the month)

Time: 9:30

Location:  Simpson Room, NOTL Community Centre

Coffee and Conversations (C & C) is always the last Friday of the month.
C & C is our 'TICKET OFFICE' where you can:

  • Renew your Membership ($30)
  • Purchase tickets for upcoming Programs
  • Meet new friends and network

We thank Sweets & Swirls Cafe who help provide us with coffee and snacks for purchase


Date:  Friday, February 16, 2018

Time:  8:00 p.m.

Location:  First Ontario Performing Arts Centre

Cost:  $20 

Open to Members and their guests (please welcome family and friends to this event)

Choir, Choir, Choir! Is a Canadian musical choir, based in Toronto Ontario. Instead of a traditional organizational model, the choir is structured as an open participation group where anybody who attends the event is welcome to perform as part of the choir. Each performance revolves around a single song that is taught to the participants and culminates in a live performance. The group’s rendition of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” went viral on the internet, and tribute performances have been staged at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall. They’ve performed music by John Lennon, Prince, the Tragically Hip, and Cyndi Lauper and supported musicians Tegan and Sara. 

What a wonderful opportunity to exercise your vocal choirs in a safe and supportive environment and be part of something truly special! All members and their family and friends are welcome to participate in this unique experience. Some standing may be required in the performance.

Visit CHOIR! CHOIR! CHOIR! website to learn more.

Past Events this Year

Take a look below at some of the recent events NOTL Newcomers have enjoyed, and get a feel for the range of activities and opportunities to socialize with other NOTL women that Newcomers offers. If you're attending a Newcomersprogram or Interest Group, why not take some photos of the event - and the location - for our website and newsletter? Contact info@notlnewcomers.com for information on how to send photos to the editor.

November Monthly Meeting

Date: Wednesday, Nov 15

Time: 1:30 - 3:30

Location: NOTL Community Centre, Main Auditorium

Community Awareness

Join us for the November meeting on Community Awareness. 

There will be 24 different community organizations attending with several speakers including: 

  • Jane Andres who will speak about our Migrant Workers who come to Niagara each year. 
  • Mary Keith & Samantha Talat will provide information on the new community health initiative, Health Tapestry 
  • Lauren Kruitbosch will speak on the NOTL talent bank of volunteers, a new initiative supported by the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. 

 We hope both new and long term members will join us for the afternoon to learn about the wonderful community initiatives that will make our community more welcoming, healthier and stronger. 

October Special Event

Words & Wisdom 

Date: Thursday, October 5 
Location:  NOTL Public Library
NOTL Community Centre
Do you remember when the community library was the place where you would justgo to borrow books? Those days are over. Today the NOTL Public Library is a vital and evolving meeting place and a resource for the community. 
Cathy Simpson, Chief Librarian walked us through the growth of our library and the resources available to community members. 
In the second half of the session introduced to the labyrinth, its history and symbolic importance.  Thanks to all who attended. 


Date: Wednesday October 18
Location: Niagara Historical Society Museum 
43 Castlereagh Street
The Architecture of Nostalgia & Hope: Imitation & Innovation

Brian Marshall's talk on the Architecture of Nostalgia & Hope, focusing on the historical styles of NOTL, was a great success. The NOTL Museum was the perfect location and Chef Stacie Royd's pastries & cider the perfect accompaniment. Brian gave us a deeper understanding and a new appreciation of our historic town. Watch for his website, and take advantage of the this resource he has prepared for those who may wish to study the delightful details of homes typical of each era.