Social Connections

Moving to a new community brings the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. It can be difficult knowing where to start. Below are some of the local programs, clubs and places that are available to help with meeting new people and learning more about activities in North Bay. 

  • Nipissing Naturalists Club originally formed in 1976, with the primary objective to observe and enjoy nature through field trips, meetings and discussions, and to stimulate interest and understanding of natural history.                                              
  • Friends of Laurier Woods was established in 1989 as a non-profit, charitable organization committed to preserving the ecological and cultural integrity of the woods, enabling it to last as a legacy for future generations.                                       
  • The Davedi Club was founded in 1952 by Italian immigrants. Their members' families and friends are invited to cultural events such as dances, picnics, sing-alongs, as well as sporting events like golf, ping-pong, and Scopa tournaments.  Davedi opens its doors to the public for craft shows, spaghetti dinners, Friday lunch buffets and offer homemade Italian frozen food. In addition to promoting their culture, the Davedi Club has actively supported local and international charities though various fundraisers and hosted events for many other local charities.                                                                                                                                                                                                
  • Rotary Club of North Bay-Nipissing is part of Rotary, an international membership organization made up of people who share a passion for and commitment to enhancing communities and improving lives across the globe.

Recreation and sport activities are also a great way to meet people in North Bay. Check out a list of them here.

The North Bay & District Multicultural Centre hosts events year-round. Check here for current activities. 

A good way to get to know your new community is to take part in the many free activities that are offered. Check out this "Welcome to Ontario" Community Resources Video to get some ideas.


Follow the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre on Facebook and Twitter page to stay up to date on events and activities you can join.


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