About Us

about us



Welcome to Newcomers, the pioneering social club in Canada, founded by Kay Dant in 1961. As a non-profit organization, we are proud to be run entirely by dedicated member volunteers who are passionate about fostering connections and providing a welcoming environment for women in our community. At Newcomers, we understand the importance of socializing and building friendships, especially during times of transition. Our club offers a unique opportunity for women to come together, share experiences, and create lasting connections. Whether you have recently moved to our city or experienced a major life change, we warmly invite you to be a part of our vibrant community.We invite you to get in touch with us to learn more about our club and how you can become a part of our welcoming community. Discover the joy of connecting with like-minded women and embracing the opportunities that await you at Newcomers. We can’t wait to meet you and embark on this exciting journey together!


Why the white hat in our logo?

The Calgary White Hat has become an emblematic symbol that celebrates outstanding ambassadors of hospitality, embodying the core values of integrity, western hospitality, pride of place, and commitment to the community. It stands as a proud representation of Calgary’s international recognition for its unparalleled hospitality and deep-rooted Western heritage. The inaugural white cowboy hat made its appearance in 1946, when representatives of Calgary adorned these distinctive hats while passionately supporting the city’s football team, the Calgary Stampeders, during the 1948 Grey Cup—the renowned national football championship of Canada. The sight of the white hats captured the imagination of onlookers and quickly gained popularity.

Today, the Calgary White Hat remains a cherished symbol, symbolizing Calgary’s warm and welcoming spirit. It recognizes individuals and organizations who exemplify exceptional hospitality and contribute to the city’s vibrant community fabric. The white hat serves as a testament to the enduring legacy of Calgary’s commitment to creating memorable experiences and fostering a strong sense of pride in the city’s unique character. As Calgary continues to evolve and embrace its diverse cultural landscape, the Calgary White Hat stands as a powerful symbol that unites residents and visitors alike, fostering a sense of belonging and shared identity. It is a symbol of Calgary’s enduring reputation as a city that embraces hospitality, celebrates its Western roots, and proudly showcases its vibrant community.

The white hat means you came to Calgary as a visitor and now you are leaving as a friend.