Leisure Activity and Hobby Clubs

Leisure Activity and Hobby Clubs

Leisure Activity and Hobby Clubs

Learn to tango, play bridge, or share your love of board game? This is the place to be! Pick up a new hobby or skill in a fun and relaxed environment.

Cocoa & Cacao SSMU

We are McGill’s one and only chocolate club ‚ a group of chocolate lovers dedicated to bringing joy in the form of chocolate to our student body. We host chocolate-themed events throughout the academic year, such as our annual Cacao70 Factory Tour, our Homemade Truffle Sale for Valentine’s Day, and our Make-Your-Own Hot Chocolate Bar. This year (2020-2021) we will have virtual and distanced events such as online baking tutorials and delivered homemade care packages.


Gamers’ Guild

We are a club who meet up to play board games in person or online every week! We welcome anyone who wants to drop by, and have a variety of both simple and complex games for all to enjoy.

Lettuce Club

At Lettuce Club McGill, all members meet once a year and will have 10 minutes to eat an entire head of lettuce. Whoever eats the lettuce the fastest is dubbed the Head of Lettuce and organizes the meeting the following year.

McGill Poker Studies Club

McGill Poker Studies Club is the foremost community of poker players at McGill. We host weekly no buy-in tournaments in the SSMU building as well as tournaments for inter-university games. New and experienced players welcome!

McGill Students Culinary Society

Through the smells, the sounds, the displays, the textures and the tastes, we invest all our five senses in creating and appreciating a dish. Cooking, the unique yet the most prevalent form of art, never cease to add elegance to the everyday life. We believe that people should be eating better foods, and the best foods in the world are yet to be discovered. We strive to arouse enthusiasm for cooking and gastronomy among the McGill community, and we provide opportunities for food enthusiasts to display their talents and meet like-minded friends. Our activities include cooking/baking workshops, themed potlucks, outings to restaurants, screening of food documentaries/movies, inventive food sales and more.



McGill Students Knitting Club

Beginner knitter or an expert at crochet ? Either way, McGill Students for Knitting Club is a relaxing space for knitters, crocheters and anyone interested in fibre arts to gather and explore the craft together! Club activities aim to be as stress/pressure free as possible, with weekly meetings that allow members to get together, chat and unwind from the daily grind while making progress to whatever project they happen to be working on at the moment. Attendance is not mandatory in the slightest, and members are free to attend every meeting or just one throughout the course of the semester. In addition to weekly meetings, the club also holds occasional beginner’s workshops for both knitting and crochet to teach members the basics so they have the tools to get started on their exploration of the world of fibre arts! So no experience is required at all – feel free to contact us if you have any questions!


McGill Students’ Anime Club

The McGill Student’s Anime Club is a social club with the goal of bringing people together through a shared interest in anime and manga. We host weekly in-person and online events, ranging from screenings to games, workshops to outings. Above all, we want to make sure that everybody has a good time with us. Check out our Facebook page for details about upcoming events!


McGill Students’ Chess Club

The McGill Chess Club meets every Thursday evening for casual chess. We offer lessons, seminars, tournaments and other activities. All levels welcome, from beginner to master!

McGill Students’ Mafia Club

The McGill Mafia Club is a social club open to anyone who wants to play or learn how to play the game “Mafia,” also known as Werewolf. Mafia is a social psychology game that pits the uninformed majority (villagers) against an informed minority (mafia). Villagers must guess who the mafia are among them while attempting to avoid being killed themselves.

In addition to playing mafia, we also play other related intrigue games such as One Night Werewolf, Two Rooms and a Boom, and The Resistance for example. There are usually snacks to go around during the meetings. Outside of our regularly scheduled gatherings, we host multiple social events a year like parties, picnics, ice skating, and trivia nights to name a few. We’re open to anyone who would like to join. Come for a meeting and try it out!

McGill Students’ SocieTea

A fun club where tea drinkers can gather to study, socialize, and drink tea.

McGill Trivia Club

The McGill Trivia Club provides a forum for McGill students who enjoy trivia to assemble and indulge their interest. We meet twice a week to practice and we attend tournaments in Ottawa, Toronto, Waterloo, and Chicago.

We primarily play Quizbowl, a competitive buzzer format featuring teams of four who race to answer long “pyramid” style questions and confer on three-part bonuses. Tournaments are played at a range of difficulties and players of all skill levels are welcome! A longer explanation of Quizbowl is available here.

McGill Wine Society

The wine world is a complicated and daunting place for beginner wine drinkers. Do the words Chardonnay, Merlot or Pinot Noir sound too complex, so you keep reaching for that bottle of Barefoot or Yellow Tail? This is a problem that many university students face, but the McGill Wine Society is here to solve this issue on campus. Our club was founded to help the confused college student learn more about wine, the wine industry and expand their knowledge of the beverage in a safe and inclusive environment of fellow wine enthusiasts. Cheers!

Peel Street Cinema

Peel Street Cinema hosts free screenings on campus during the semester…check out our Instagram @peelstcinema for more information !!!

Redpath Museum Society

The Redpath Museum Society (RMS) is a student-run organization that works with McGill’s Redpath Museum to provide outreach programs, museum tours, and a variety of events for the McGill community and the general public. RMS members are united by their love of museology, natural history, science, and discovery through activities like Trivia Night, Coffee and Crystals, and Murder Mystery Gala. The RMS also provides students with volunteering opportunities. We welcome anyone with similar passions to join our team of volunteers and help share knowledge with the community – all while building lifelong communication skills and earning diversified co-curricular experiences.