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 Nov. 22nd)
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 Tea Every third Wednesday of the month with some exceptions around major holiday times (due to majority of members’ travel plans) from 2:00pm-4:00pm at Hilton Tianhe Hotel. 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. Click here for more details.
If you want to play Mahjong contact us. Beginners welcome.
Contact: Salete Cousseau, WeChat scousseau
When: Every Monday, 1 -4 pm
No costs involved
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: Tarasha, WeChat ID- Tarashaa
When: Twice a month on Wednesdays
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
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
No costs involved
GWIC Biking Club
Love to enjoy the nice weather! explore Guangzhou and enjoy its beautiful scenery with easy body workout- join our Bicycle Club where we leisurely ride around town with friends. The favorite destinations will be along the Pearl River Promenade, Ersha Island, Luhu Lake, Shamian Island and Baiyun Mountain. Every Wednesday starting from W hotel, Zhujiang New Town. Sometimes starting point will change according to the route for the day, which will be updated every Monday.
Contact: Sonal WeChat: Neilrox1
When: Every Wednesday
Cost: Free (Pay your own bike)
We will explore different types of art media and techniques, meet local and foreign artists as well as visit galleries and museums.
Contact: Claire Dowell. WeChat: claire473562
When: 4th Tuesday of the month, 10 am
Cost: Varies depending on the activity
Explore Guangzhou Walking Group
This is a casual club whereby we explore Guangzhou ‘without a plan’.
Contact: Alicia, WeChat ID- Aliciacecilia 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
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)
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, WeChat ID-luzmarx or email- firstname.lastname@example.org
When: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 10 am – 1:30 pm
Where: China Hotel
For each month, a book title is selected in advance.
Contact: Gendie Lash, WeChat ID- Gendie_Lash
When: One Thursday of the month, 7 pm
Where: 65th Floor of the Park Hyatt (in “The Living Room”)
Cost: 150 RMB (for 2 glasses of wine and snacks)
Enjoy some salsa dancing!
Contact: Roberta Viroli, WeChat ID- RobertaViroli
When: Every Tuesday of the month, 10 to 11:30 am
Where: R&F Full Square Club, 3rd Floor, Block B, Zhujiang New Town No. 16, Ma Chang Road (Metro Line 5, Tancun Station, Exit D)
Cost: 50 RMB each, minimum 6/8 people
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
Cost: Varies, it will depend on the selected playground
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
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
Fancy a game of tennis? Fun gathering! Beginners are welcome.
Contact: Grace, Wanda or Katia, WeChat ID-gracepark1978, Wanda-O-Giralt, KCorpGz
When: Every Wednesday, 9:00-11:00 am
Where: Ersha Island courts
Cost: Varies depending on court rent, balls and coach
Yoga for begginers or intermediates Yoga Club will help you Yoga for beginners or intermediates Yoga Club will help you learn breathing techniques for relaxation, increase balance, strength and flexibility, foster a positive mind body connection and reduce stress.
Contact: Lilia Wechat: lilia_barbier
When: Every First Tuesday of the month, 10am -11am
Where: Gold Arch Aerobics Gym
Cost: Venue Fee: 200 RMB which will be divided amongst all attendees
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
Where: Chen Taichi Center, Ersha Island
Cost: 100 RMB (first trial class)