With more than 50 active clubs and organizations inside the gates, Big Canoe residents have no trouble finding exciting things to do while making new friends who share their interests. While many of the clubs center around sports and leisure activities, service is also a huge part of the Big Canoe club culture. Whether they’re cleaning up trails or volunteering at the Big Canoe Animal Rescue to help lost and injured animals in need, residents open their hearts and their homes to the community.
A common feature of Big Canoe’s clubs is that they’re very active with regular meetings and get-togethers, and they’re always open to new members. There are more than a dozen book groups for ladies and men. There are clubs to play games, like poker, bridge, and Mah Jongg. Knitters, artists, and quilters can easily find their own dedicated crafting clubs, and gardeners commune with fellow green thumbs in the Wildflower Bunch. Along with the Mountain Birders, the Wildflower Bunch is active in restoring the Meadows to its former loveliness.
One of the largest and most active clubs is Ridgerunners. This social organization welcomes every woman in Big Canoe to their monthly meetings and luncheons; its motto, “A Bridge of Friendship in Big Canoe.” Sponsoring the annual Spring Fashion Show and Christmas Luncheon, the Ridgerunners have helped develop many lifelong friendships within the community.
Whatever your passion, it’s always easy to make friends in Big Canoe, and that is a huge part of what Canoe Life® is all about.