Activity Groups

IWCR Activity and Language groups

The IWCR Activity & Langauge groups cover a variety of interests – we invite you to join us. If you would like to participate in any of the groups, you can reach out to, or respond when the announcements are sent to members by email.

If you have an interest and would like to find other like minded club members to start a new activity, please reach out to us. We always welcome new ideas, skills, expertise and engagement for the members. We will support you to get the group up and running and to communicate the information.

Activity Groups

IWCR Activity Group Book Club

Book Club

Status: Active

Coordinator: Leena Prozes

The book club #1 meets monthly, and has ~10 members.  When a place opens in the group, an email will be sent to members to invite a new member to take that place.

In case of interest, a second book club can be started. Members can get in contact by email.

IWCR Activity Group Pre-school/school English playgroup

Pre-school/school English playgroup

Status: Active

Coordinator: Sophie Griffiths

We meet weekly throughout the year, to give our kids the chance to play with other kids from around the world.  The parents get the chance to socialize and chat. All are welcome – this group is allows both members and non-members to join.  Typically we meet on Friday afternoons from 3pm onwards.. Time and location are sent out via a whatsapp group. If you’d like to be added to the group, reach out by email.

IWCR Activity Group Running Club

Running Club

Status: Active

Coordinator: Sophie Griffiths

Runners meet once per week from Spring to Autumn – Thursday mornings in the center. We range from beginners to marathon trainers and the runs will be flexible to accommodate all abilities.  Please let Sophie know if you wish to be added to the running group for notifications on time/location/races.

IWCR Activity Group Toddler Group

Babies & Toddlers

Status: Active

Coordinator: Suzi Stilwell

The mothers of young children, especially under 3 years, do meet frequently for for play, snacks and good conversation. This is a wonderful opportunity for the tots and moms to make new friends, exchange helpful information and hear fun stories about life in Riga. 

Looking forward to seeing your little ones for a play date morning!

IWCR Activity Group Bible Group

Bible Group

Status: Active

Coordinator: Agnès Lubloy

The group meets weekly, in most cases on Fridays at 10:00. Reminder about the next meeting (timing and lesson to study) is sent out weekly to those on the groups mailing list. In case of interest, members can get in contact by email.

IWCR Activity Group Handicraft Sewing

Handicraft Group

Status: Active

Coordinator: Eva Sesemann

Meets from September until November – email invitation sent to members prior to each meeting. We make handicrafts for sale at the Bazaar, based and our ideas and experiences. We learn and do different sewing and handicraft activities.

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Language Groups

The IWCR currently has 4 active language groups for members, in English, French, Latvian and Spanish.  The groups are generally a combination of native speakers, and those learning the language. If you’re interested in joining any of these groups, members can reach out to to be connected.

English Conversation

Status: Active

Coordinator: Elena Zlygosteva & Zakia Sidiqqi

Meets Ad Hoc – email invitation sent to all members prior to each meeting with registration details.   

This club is for anyone who wants to practice using their English and improve their vocabulary and conversation skills.  All levels are welcome. We have fun with activities on different topics and enjoy some tasty treats at the same time.

French Conversation

Status: Active

Coordinator: Laure Stinge, Aurélie Guéroux et Delphine Auvergne

We meet approximately twice a month, usually on Friday mornings at our places or in a cafe.  

Email invitation sent to all members prior to each meeting with registration details. Sometimes we’re cooking (for events like Christmas bazaar or just for us), chatting , talking about different topics.  All levels are welcome. We’re usually 5 to 7 people.

Russian Conversation group

Status: Active

Coordinator: Elena

The Russian Conversation group meets twice a month. Anyone who has some basic knowledge of Russian and who is interested in improving or practicing her Russian is welcome to join. We will be talking, reading texts and exchanging ideas about many interesting subjects.

For more information, and to RSVP, please use Member Planet.

Spanish Conversation

Status: Active

Coordinator: to be announced

We are delighted to annouce that there will be a Spanish language club starting very soon.

The conversation group is for anyone who wants to practice using their Spanish and improve their vocabulary and conversation skills.

Watch Member Planet and FaceBook for updates!

If there are members interested in starting a conversation group for another language, or a group in the evenings for any language, please reach out to us. We are happy to support you to get the group up and running. 

Currently paused Activity Groups

If you are interested to run an activity group, you look for members who share the same interest or you like to re-activate one of the below groups contact our Social Committee. We are always pleased to add new possibilities to our club.

IWCR Activity Group Golf Society

Golf Lessons

Status: On-hold

Coordinator: Sophie Griffiths

Not a regular group (yet!), but we offer members the chance to join us for a golf lesson and lunch at Ozo Golf Club near Meza Parks. This is arranged once or twice in the Summer season.

IWCR Activity Group Women’s Business Network (WBS)

Women’s Business Network (WBS)

Status: On-hold

Coordinator: Tabatha Soltay

The WBS meets once a month, in the evening. The goal is to support members with an interest or experience in running their own business, through sharing experiences and best practices, and inspiring and motivating each other to realise our business ambitions. Emails will be sent inviting members periodically, or reach out by email to join.

If you are interested to activate this group, please contact us

IWCR Activity Group Mah Jong Group

Mah Jong Group

Status: Non-Active

Coordinator:Eva Sesemann

Group does not currently meet regularly,  but in case of interest, please reach out by email.

IWCR Activity Group Choir/Singing Group

Choir/Singing Group

Status: Non-Active

Coordinator: TBC

Looking for a coordinator!  Group was active until about 1 year ago, and has willing members – just needs a coordinator!

IWCR Activity Group Cooking Group

Cooking Group



Latvian Conversation group

Status: Non-Active

Coordinator: new coordinator needed

If you are interested to re-start the Latvian Language Group, please volunteer to become the coordinator.

You can run your individual concept. For example could the group be targeted at those with at least a basic understanding of Latvian.


Join us and be part of our activities

Contact us – either to join one of our groups or to start a new idea.