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 for information on how to send photos to the editor.

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 go 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.


On May 17th, our membership convened for a very special event.  After a slide show of photographs of membership activities throughout the past year, our AGM began with a lively and informative presentation about NOTL Canada 150 Celebration activities by community member, Bill French.  Afterwards, President Peggy Hooke led the large group of interested participants through the club's yearly business.  At the conclusion, next year's Executive and Standing Committee members were introduced.

 Thank you to everyone who joined us for this very special meeting. 

Coffee & Conversations

We've had wonderful turnouts to our monthly Coffee & Conversations - usually held between 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. on the last friday of the month, at the Sweets & Swirls Cafe at the Community Centre.  

Tickets for upcoming events are sold at these events.  Hope to see you there! 

Membership Lists and Interest Group Information

Are you a member of the 2017/18 NOTL Newcomers Group?  You will have received links to the complete Membership List and the Interest Group Information in the January edition of News and Notes.  This information is private and not to be used for business purposes or shared outside the membership.  

If you don't know how to use the links, or did not receive the newsletter, please contact