Welcome to the ILV Activities, Events & Outings page!
We have an awesome array of activities planned every week and at least one outing a month. There is something for everyone!
If you have any suggestions for a new activity or a monthly outing or if you would like to head up a new activity, please email us and let us know about it!
Note that most of the activities are announced by Evite, email, or Whatsapp, so check your spam folder if you sign up for an activity but haven't received an Evite or email. Also, please RSVP so the organizer can arrange a large enough venue to handle the activity.
If you would like to join ILV and participate in our activities and outings, please email our activity coordinators for each activity. We'd love to have you join us!
Lunch for New Members
Every third Thursday of the month at 12:30 p.m. (after ILV Coffee Morning), at a restaurant near The Intercontinental Hotel.
This lunch is primarily for those who have become ILV members in the past three months, but all members are invited to join in.
It is an opportunity for new members to learn more about ILV and about living in Saigon, including the best places to shop or dine or have a coffee, where to get what, and all the questions you want to ask. You will also meet some of our Committee members and other newcomers. An Evite will be sent to ILV newcomers about a week before the lunch. Watch your inbox for the Evite, or let us know if you haven't received it by emailing ILV Membership.
Every fourth Wednesday of the month from 1 pm at a venue in D1 to be confirmed by an Evite to be sent to members.
Books selected for discussion can be downloaded from the Kindle store and other online venues, so don't worry if you can't find a hard copy. Use the button below to contact Anne, the book club coordinator, if you have any questions about how to obtain the book for the month.
Sign up via the button below. Reminders are sent by Evite to everyone on the book club list. Please remember to RSVP to the Evite!
Every Tuesday, 10:00AM until noon. Sign up at Coffee Morning then show up at Norfolk Mansion to get in on the action. If you are interested, please sign up with Linda Ledl by clicking here.
Calling all Bridge players! Every Tuesday, 10:00AM until noon. Sign up at Coffee Morning. The location is flexible so if you are interested, please sign up with and get in touch with Catherine Graydon.
Every Friday at noon. Lunch followed by cards at different restaurants. Sign up with Sally Norris by clicking here.
Knit & Natter
Meetings are held on the second Monday of every month beginning at 10AM and are held most often at Agnes Café (02 Le Van Mien, D2), with occasional forays into other districts.
In this group, we each work on our own handicraft and needlework projects in a casual, fun atmosphere. There may be occasional stash-expanding shopping excursions, and if you have always wanted to learn to knit, crochet, cross stitch or embroidery, there will be someone in the group who can help you learn (just email first or bring your own supplies).
If you are interested in participating in the group, please sign up with Moray by clicking here. Reminders are sent by Evite to everyone on the list. Please remember to RSVP to the Evite!
We play a round of golf (9 or 18 holes) once at month at Song Be Golf Resort at Binh Duong. ILV members get a discount so please bring your card. For 18 hours, the price will be 1,260,000 VND plus 300,000 VND for your caddy. To sign up or for further information, please contact Susanne by clicking here.
Long Dien Salt Field Trip
Put on the conical hat, roll up your sleeves and rake the salt!
- Walk along the squared yards filled with seawater
- Watch and help the local people with their daily harvest and capture those “Kodak” moments
- Witness the hardship to appreciate the tenacity of this Vietnamese traditional trade
- Then relax and enjoy lunch by the seaside
Date: April 12th 2021
Cost: 550,000 VND members
Includes: Transportation, lunch and your very own conical hat
750,000 VND Non Member
Important: early departure
Info at ILVactivities@gmail.com
Bau May Pepper Plantation
Come see pepper vines growing in row after row of staked plants . Handpick each pepper fruit cluster.
- Learn about traditional farming combined with modern technologies
- Learn about intercropping for sustainability
- Sample the berries, taste the 5 different grades of spiciness
- Have a leisurely lunch
Date: April 26th 2021
Time: 8:00 am (D1) – 8:30 am (D2)
Cost: 550,000 VND members
750,000 VND non members
Includes: Transportation and lunch
Info at, ILVactivities@gmail.com
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