We kindly ask that members please be 'Scent Aware' and refrain from wearing scented products when attending 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 Awarefacility. 


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)
  • Sept 20
  • Oct 18
  • Nov 15
  • Dec 6
  • Jan 17
  • Feb 21
  • Mar 21
  • Apr 18
  • May 16
  • Jun 20
  • Sept 29
  • Oct 27
  • Nov 24
  • Dec 15
  • Jan 26
  • Feb 23
  • Mar 23
  • Apr 27
  • May 25
  • Jun 22

September Monthly Meeting - Welcome 

Date:  September 20, 2017 

Time: 10:30 am (Note the time change)
Doors open at 10:00 am, Meeting starts at 10:30 

Location: Main Auditorium - Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Lane

Our first meeting of the year! 

The monthly meetings traditionally take place on the third Wednesday of the month but this month it happens to fall on the same day as the special NOTL Canada150, Canadian Forces Snowbirds event. 

Because we know many of our members we will want to put both events on their calendars,
we have moved our meeting to 10:30 in the morning.

Time to join or renew your annual membership 

Sign up for our interest groups

  • Complete list of our Interest Groups 
  • Meet group leaders and see if it's a match for you!

Sign up for coming events (details below)

  • Tickets will be available for two special events
    • Words & Wisdom on October 5 @ NOTL Public Library
    • Sing Your Heart OUT! CHOIR, CHOIR, CHOIR! on December 1 @ First Ontario Performing Arts Centre, St. Catharines

Meet the 2017/18 Executive

Enjoy great Musical entertainment

Share a snack. Hope to see you there! 

All are welcome.       

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

October 5 - Special Event - Words and Wisdom  
October 18 - Monthly Meeting - Architecture of Nostalgia & Hope 
November 15 - Monthly Meeting - Community Awareness 
December 1 - Sing Your Heart OUT! CHOIR, CHOIR, CHOIR!
December 6 - Monthly Meeting - Holiday Luncheon 

September Coffee & Conversations 

Date:  September 29, 2017 

Time: 9:30 - 11:00 am 

Location: Mori Room - Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Lane

Coffee and Conversations (C & C) is always the last Friday of the month.
Our location this year is the Mori Room at the NOTL Community Centre.

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

October 5 - Words & Wisdom 

October 5 at 2 p.m. @ NOTL Public Library

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. Our library today is so much more than the sum of its printed word.

  • Are you up to date on how you can actively participate and contribute to the life and success of our community library?
  • Do you have subject matter expertise, time, special interests you'd like to share with other library patrons? 
  • Are you eager to promote our community library truly a gem with your friends and neighbors and with local business? 

Cathy Simpson, Chief Librarian will walk us through the growth of our library and she will point out the numerous and often unknown possibilities and resources available to community members. 

In the second half of the session we will be introduced to the labyrinth, its history and symbolic importance. We will conclude our session with a guided silent walk through our very own newly created Community Labyrinth.

Labyrinth walks have been promoted to support focus, relaxation, a meditative stance or the simple enjoyment of a guided walk. Come prepared to be energized, informed and inspired! 

October 18 Meeting

The Architecture of Nostalgia & Hope: Imitation & Innovation

Do you know your Georgian from your Regency, a Queen Anne from a Victorian, Greek Revival characteristics from the Neo Revivalist details adorning NOTL's contemporary grand mansions & town homes? Breathe easy! Brian Marshall, who has researched the topic extensively, is going to demystify, clarify & elucidate the remarkable details of historical form & function that make NOTL such a fascinating place to visit & live.

Come celebrate our built heritage in a building of distinction, and partake of the tea & crumpet autumnal equivalent that would have been enjoyed by early settlers, prepared with local produce by a dedicated local chef.

Tickets ($20) will be available at our first meeting, on September 20, and at the Sept. 29 C & C morning.

The event will take place on October 18 at the Historical Museum. 

November 15

Community Awareness - This is a chance for Newcomers to learn about other clubs, organizations and activities in NOTL. Come out and learn about other ways to get involved in the community.

December 1


Friday, December 1, 8 p.m.

First Ontario Performing Arts Centre
250 St. Paul St.
St. Catharines 

"We promote ride co-sharing for our members as an environmentally and socially responsible travel option."

Have you been captured by the sound of a choir?  And have you ever wished you could sing in one at least once? Well your opportunity has finally arrived. 

CHOIR! CHOIR! CHOIR! has brought wishful singers and professional choir leaders together all over the world to create an unforgettable evening.  Join us and hundreds of others for a unique musical experience at the First Ontario Performing Arts Centre, Partridge Hall. 

Tickets are $20.50  and can be purchased from the Special Events Desk on Sept. 20 and Sept. 29 events. 
We have 50 tickets only available for our members.  

Learn more about CHOIR! CHOIR! CHOIR!

December 6

Mark Wednesday, December 6th on your calendars... The day of our famous yearly Holiday Luncheon!

Tickets will go on sale at our October Coffee Morning, and be available for purchase at our November Meeting & end of month Coffee Morning. There will be limited space, so reserve your place at the table early. Gorgeous location, elegant venue, gourmet menu...

More details to follow... 

National Newcomers Association of Canada Conference
October 20-22, 2017

Toronto, Ontario

NOTL Newcomers is a member of the National Newcomers Association of Canada (NNAC), the support association for all clubs across Canada.  We do like to boast that our club membership is among the largest in Canada.  NNAC will be holding its national AGM and conference in Toronto the weekend of October 22-22.  Certainly there will be representation from our board, but this conference is also open to any Newcomer across Canada who wishes to attend. 

Please check the NNAC.ca website for more information and see if this weekend in Toronto would be of interest to you.