Our Activities

WHAT WE DO

Dear TNC friends,

“In Stage 3, indoor dining can resume at bars and restaurants and the size of gatherings can increase to 50 indoors and 100 outdoors.

Physical distancing is still required during any gathering with people from outside an individual’s social circle. The province is not increasing the number of people a person can gather with without physical distancing measures in place.”

The TNC encourages that masks be worn if going inside, two meters distance must be adhered to when gathering anywhere but if not possible, decrease the group size to ten which can be achieved by a “first come first serve basis”, frequent hand washing and hand sanitizer brought and used and that participation is discretionary and at their own risk. 

During these uncertain times, the TNC board regrets to announce that a decision has been made to cancel the Welcome Back Social in September. 

We will keep you up-to-date via the Newsletter and our Facebook group.

Please let us know if you live alone and need support. We are happy to help.

Be well and stay healthy.

Your TNC Board

 

This is what we usually do:

New members are introduced at our monthly coffee group where they can meet existing members and learn about the many interest groups available. If you are unable to attend a coffee, other arrangements can be made to introduce you to our club.

Our activities allow members to get together while doing something they enjoy. Don’t see your passion or hobby?  Start a new one with us! Outings can range from scenic outdoor strolls, cultural experiences, volunteer opportunities, casual lunches, or dinner and wine tastings. Groups vary in size and meet in the day or evening, monthly or weekly.  Activities are based on members’ talents, wishes and the opportunities which exist within the city and throughout the surrounding countryside.

Some activities include spouses, and there are, from time to time, special events where the entire membership come together. If you would like to come to an activity, you would simply phone or email the convenor or coordinator and let them know of your interest in attending.  Some outings have a fee associated with them but most are come as you are and ready to enjoy.  It is important to contact the convenor of that group in order to keep a spot open for you by the deadline.  Here is a listing of our activities:

  • Be Active
  • Book Club
  • Bridge
  • Bunco
  • Canasta
  • Club de Lecture
  • Coffee House
  • Days for Girls
  • Docs And Dine
  • English Conversation
  • Flying Needles
  • Foodies
  • Golf
  • Killer Heels and Cocktails
  • Lunch Bunch
  • Mah Jongg
  • Movie Matinee
  • Neighbourhood Tours
  • Papotons ensemble
  • Walk and Explore
  • Welcome Coffee
  • West End Girls
  • Wine and Food Pairing

More About Our Activities

Be Active

One of our members shares her expertise as a fitness instructor by occasionally organizing an activity in and around Toronto such as fitness in a park, kayaking, and more.

Book Club

Join us each month for an in depth discussion and thought provoking look at books from local and international authors.  We have a list of prescribed books already in place and will read and discuss one per month. 

We meet once a month, on Wednesday with discussion beginning at 10:30. Locations for this group vary from month to month but are usually accessible by the TTC.

Bridge

Please come and join us for bridge on the last Friday afternoon of the month. You must know how to play the game and the basic conventions. If you are interested in learning how to play bridge our convenor will be happy to give you suggestions on where to learn. We usually begin at 1:00pm and light refreshments are served.

Bunco

Bunco is a social game, open to everyone, no experience necessary. See old friends and make new ones. New players are always welcome. It is an excellent chance, especially for new Newcomers, to meet and chat with friendly women. Bunco is an easy dice game with four players to a table; after each round, tables change to encourage meeting and socializing. Cash prizes can be won as a $5 cash contribution is required and participants are asked to bring an appetizer, wine, dessert or the monthly prize. Come join us and enjoy some great company, a fun game and a light snack. Bunco is held the second Tuesday of each month.

Canasta

If you enjoy cards and lively company, come spend an afternoon with us. We play the American version of Hand and Foot Canasta, which uses five decks of cards. It is a very easy game to learn. We have new players all the time, no experience needed just come and have fun! We have printed rules and cheat sheets available for scoring too. If you are looking for something social, new and easy, please join us.

Club de Lecture

This low key group meets once a month over a potluck lunch to discuss, in French, a novel that the group has chosen to read. We usually read books of three hundred pages or less and it is not necessary to speak flawless French but simply to be able to understand the book and to converse in French. Our group meets jointly with the book group from Toronto Accueil. We look forward to conversing in Canada’s second language.

Coffee House

Every month from Toronto’s array of independent coffeeshops, we search out a spot to try. It’s a chance to gather informally, support small local businesses, and find new areas to explore.  This a great way to casually meet friends and have a chat as the day begins.

Days for Girls

Days for Girls is an organization committed to providing washable menstrual kits for girls in developing countries. Our team meets once a month to cut, sew and assemble kit components.

Docs And Dine

We have a fabulous community of arts and cinema here in Toronto.  Each month when available, we arrange for a specific documentary film and meet in the lobby of the Hot Docs Cinema. You are responsible for purchasing your ticket online or in person at the box office. And if you’re available, we often meet for a meal before or after the film.

English Conversation

If you would you like to improve your level of English conversation and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon conversing in a cozy coffee house, then this is the group for you. You will not only improve your grammar and vocabulary, but also try to correct your mistakes and help you better express your ideas or feelings to sound more natural for this part of the world. There are two group levels, one for members with beginner-intermediate language skills and the other for more advanced speakers. Each group meets separately once a month in midtown very close to a subway station. Dates and details of our meetings are sent in advance each month by email. This is a great way to get some English speaking immersion and make new friends.

Flying Needles

We are avid knitters and are keen to teach beginners to knit or crochet once a month. If you are an experienced knitter, please join us to knit or crochet. We work on projects to teach new methods of stitching. This year we plan on doing a double knitting project, knitting socks, and knitting holiday-themed gifts or decorations. You can also bring along a project you are working on and just visit with fellow knitters. We try to gear the projects for beginners as once you can knit and pearl, everything else is a combination of the two stitches and you’ve got it.

Foodies

We get together to explore ethnic food locations, specialty food stores and authentic restaurants.

Golf

Weekly golf runs through the spring, summer and fall until the course closes for the winter. We play every Thursday morning. Golf usually takes around two hours and afterwards we meet at the clubhouse for a quick and inexpensive lunch. For more information on the Golf Club, go to www.flemingdonparkgolfclub.com

Killer Heels and Cocktails

Need a night out with the ladies?  Here’s your chance to see the Toronto nightlife with some giggles and girlfriends …all perfectly behaved but nice to have an evening with your Toronto pals.  (Killer boots work too or nothing killer, just bring yourself and a smile!) This event meets once a month and is usually accessible by the TTC.

Lunch Bunch

Interested in new and interesting cuisines?  Please join us at Lunch Bunch each month to taste and experience a tasty lunch menu in different areas of the city.  Come to visit with old friends and make some new ones. 

Mah Jongg

The Mah Jongg group meets every Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. but you don’t have to commit for every Monday to join. We are a “play when you can” group. Mah Jongg is an ancient Chinese game that uses tiles instead of cards, and we’ll teach you how to play the American version if you are new to the game. The hostess provides tea and coffee and everything you need to play. Come join this ancient strategy game!

Movie Matinee

Please join us on the second Thursday of the month for an afternoon at the cinema. We choose a matinee showing at a theatre accessible by the TTC and then if time permits have a coffee and quick discussion. We hope to see you there.

Neighbourhood Tours

We will explore unique parts of this fascinating city every month. We’ll see unique buildings, learn of our history and explore the past and present of this wonderful place we call home. We often meet for lunch afterwards. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience our roots and growth here in Toronto! If there is a guide there will be a fee for participation paid at the beginning of the tour.

Papotons ensemble

Si vous n’avez plus l’habitude et si vous êtes intéressés à parler en français de sujets divers en petit groupe venez nous rejoindre. Nous papotons, nous jouons occasionnellement à des jeux de traduction bilingues et de temps en temps nous regardons des films français sous-titres en anglais.

Walk & Explore

Every month we walk to a different part of Toronto exploring and chatting together for approximately two hours. Whether we choose a trail, park or neighbourhood, this group is all about the camaraderie and then the exercise.  Nothing gets the heart pumping better than nice conversation and movement in and around our lovely city.

Welcome Coffee

Welcome Coffee takes place once a month to welcome our most recent newcomers. All TNC members are invited and it’s a wonderful opportunity to chat and visit with one another. Welcome Coffee will be held at different homes of our members but if you are unable to attend, please let us know where we can meet, we are eager to welcome you to our club. Please email us for information of our next coffee at tncmembership@gmail.com

West End Girls

The West End Girls started as an activity to introduce TNC members, no matter where they lived, to a hidden gem of Toronto, the West End. Through an assortment of fun and varied activities such as walks, brunches, lunches, dinners, and feel-good movies in our condo theatre room, we explore new and interesting or seasonal activities. We are now a pop-up activity and have expanded to enjoy outings anywhere in the city, such as live theatre. Please join us if you can.

Wine and Food Pairing

Food and Wine Pairing meets throughout the year at a member’s home where some of our expert members show their knowledge of wine and food as it pertains to courses, cheese and nibbles or full meals.  Great fun is had by all and the spirit of the evening is casual and comfortable.