Activities

The following activities are available to all Guangzhou Women’s International Club (GWIC) members, please contact the relevant coordinators below or check your monthly gazette for more information. If there is an activity you would like to coordinate please Contact Us. (Updated on November 1st)

MEMBERSHIP ACTIVITIES

Morning Coffee Every first Thursday of the month with some exceptions around major holiday times (due to majority of members’ travel plans) from 9:00-11:00am at Grand Hyatt Hotel.  Click here for more details.

Afternoon High Tea Every third Wednesday of the month with some exceptions around major holiday times (due to majority of members’ travel plans) from 2:30pm-4:30pm at Four Seasons Hotel. (Please note that afternoon Tea starts from 14:30 )  Click here for more details.

Monthly Meet & Greet Provided for all brand new arrivals to Guangzhou.  Our Newcomer Coordinators host a casual chance to meet in a more private setting.  Every third Tuesday of the month from 1:00pm-2:00pm at Oakwood Premier.  Click here for more details.

CLUBS

Mahjong

If you want to play Mahjong contact us. Beginners welcome.

Contact: Michele Gain, WeChat ID- michelegain or Salete Cousseau, WeChat scousseau

When: Every Monday, 1 pm

Where: Mezomd in Canton Place

No costs involved

 

Culture club

Since GWIC members come from all the ethnic backgrounds we created a space to meet and share knowledge of traditions and customs not only from our host country but from our home country.

Contact: Jenny Kocher, phone number- 135 3873 2475, WeChat ID- kevinjennychina

When: Twice a month on Wednesdays, 1-3 pm

Where: Linjiang Dadao No. 507, Banquet house

No costs involved

 

Chinese Language Club

Gather for a useful and fun Chinese lesson taught by Sara. In the club, we can learn Mandarin and share our experiences in learning this fascinating language. Our aim is to build a bridge between cultures through learning Chinese.

Contact: Sara Jaaksola, WeChat ID- yaxuefang

When: 2nd Thursday of the month, 10-11 am

Where: GT Land Summer Plaza Tower D 15th Floor 1506, Zhujiang New Town

No costs involved

 

Meditation Club

Our purpose is to relax our mind and body, enjoy everything we do, live in the present moment, giving a meaning and purpose to life. There will be many inspirational talks and life coaching sessions. It would be a gift to yourself to have an experience by being a part of our club.

Contact: Disha, WeChat ID- dishauberoi or Zeenal, WeChat ID- Zeenaldesai

When: TBD

Where: It varies

No costs involved

 

GROUPS

Art group

We will explore different types of art media and techniques, meet local and foreign artists as well as visit galleries and museums.

Contact: Solrun, Phone/Wechat- 156 2507 7649

When: For the most part on Tuesdays (except the 2nd week because of Cooking class), 10 am

Where: Varies

Cost: Varies depending on the activity

 

Explore Guangzhou Walking Group

This is a casual club whereby we explore Guangzhou ‘without a plan’.

Contact: Karin, WeChat ID- KarinEk244 or Luz Maria Marx, WeChat ID- luzmarx

When: Usually the 3rd Thursday of the month, 10 am

Where: We’ll have a starting place that may vary and explore local areas

Cost: Each participant pays for their transport and entrance fees, these vary

 

PWNO

Evening event for GWIC members.

Contact: Jette, email- JetteBjerregaard

When: 3rd Thursday of the month, 7 pm

Where: Hotel Conrad, GEM-lounge

Cost: 150 RMB (for 2 glasses of wine and a small buffet)

 

Craft Group

If you enjoy craftwork, our group is for you. Bring whatever you’re working on and join us. Everyone is welcome!

Contact: Jemma Ji, WeChat ID- Jemma_and_Clio

When: Every Friday, 10:30 am – 12 pm

Where: Varies (Coffee shop with a large table)

Cost: Will share costs if there is a group project

 

GWIC Can Cook

Cooking class where professional chefs demonstrate how to make a four-course menu, every month we have a different topic. Lunch with what was prepared in the menu after the class.

Contact: Luz Maria Marx or Celia Valdes, email- gwiccancook@yahoo.com

When: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 10 am – 1:30 pm

Where: China Hotel A Marriott Hotel

Cost: 165 RMB

 

Book Club

For each month, a book title is selected in advance.

Contact: Kristin Judson, WeChat ID- kristinjudson

When: 1st Thursday of the month, 7 pm

Where: 65th Floor of the Park Hyatt (in “The Living Room”)

Cost: 100 RMB (for 2 glasses of wine and snacks)

 

PLAYGROUPS

Playgroup 0-3

This is a great friendly group for mothers and their babies or toddlers (0-3 years). Mothers can talk and share their knowledge and experiences. It’s an opportunity for you and your children to socialize with other parents and children.

Contact: Danielle, WeChat ID- Danielle1390139

When: Every Thursday, 10 am

Where: Varies

Cost: Varies, it will depend on the selected playground

 

Playgroup 3-6

This group is for children between 3-6 years and their parents. Play is important for growing children. Group play can help build good social skills. The group also gives parents time to socialize and exchange information. The group arranges Art & Crafts and Sports classes for the children, along with Parent daytime activities.

Contact: Sally Zhu, WeChat ID- SallyYZ or Lorena Hsieh, WeChat ID- blkteddy

When: 2nd Friday of the month, 3:30-4:30 pm

Where: Goldarch restaurant, glass room, it may vary

Cost: Varies depending on the materials to be used

 

SPORT GROUPS

Tennis

Fancy a game of tennis? Fun gathering! Beginners are welcome.

Contact: Yuko Kiyomoto, WeChat ID- yukokiyomoto

When: Every Wednesday, 9:30-11:30 am

Where: Ersha Island courts

Cost: Varies depending on court rent, balls and coach

 

CLASS

Taichi

Take a step into the heart of traditional Chinese culture and start practicing Taichi. You can try an introductory class, taught by highly skilled teachers.

Contact: Anne-Maria Ikonen, WeChat ID- mariaikonen

When: First Monday of the month, 10-11:30 am

Where: Chen Taichi Center, Ersha Island

Cost: 100 RM