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Speakers at Durham West Probus Club

The following is provided for information only. It is not an endorsement by the Durham West Probus Club or any of its members.

Often contact information is available through the speaker’s Linkedin professional profile, the organizations or businesses listed or online. The details are true to the date they were  originally posted.


April 12  Jennine Agnew-Kata, Executive Director, Literacy Network of Durham Region,

March 8  Ted Barris, The Great Escape

Feb. 8  Michael Neumann, Electrical Solutions Advisor (electrical & home safety) contact: Angela Hoyos at

 905-569-1818, or email at

Jan. 11  C. J. Calvert , inspirational speaker & author   “Living an Exceptional Life”


Jan. 12  Speaker   Andrew Felker,  lawyer at Walker-Head law firm   'Estate Planning & Probate Process"

Feb. 9   social activity

Mar.9  Speaker   Rick Atkinson,  President of RA Retirement Advisors, "Don't Just Retire. Live It. Love It."

Apr.13  Speaker  Dan Buchanan, author   “A family tree search led to a murder buried in the past."

May 11  Speaker   Steve Craig  "Zoos and their importance"

June 8   Speaker   Steve Burrows, author  “Murder Mysteries and travel regarding birds and other events."

July 13  Speaker  Becky George, librarian and historian  "Pickering/Ajax in the Age of Confederation"

Aug.10   Speaker  Thanh Campbell, motivational speaker   "Orphan 32 (Vietnam rescue)"

Sept. 14   Speaker  Talli Osborne, inspirational speaker   "How to stay positive when life is difficult"

Oct. 12  Speaker  Dr. Francine Dallaire, chiropractor   "Optimum Health and Detox."

Nov.9   Speaker  Bill McKee,  award winning Town Crier  for Scugog, Uxbridge & Oshawa


Jan.12  Speaker  from Room 217 Foundation  “Music & Palliative Care”

Feb.11.  Speaker  Loretta Tanner  "Alzheimer's and other related issues"

Mar.10  Speaker ?

Apr. 11  Speaker  Gord. Whatley , owner of The Armchair Motorist,  will talk about his small museum of automobile books and items of history!  

May 12  Speaker  Barry Risk, author, retired border security & intelligence officer   "Border Protection and You"  

June 9  Speaker ?  "Camp X, but from a daughter's perspective"

July 14  Speaker  Laura Clements, corporate trainer and health specialist,  Alzheimer Society of Durham Region    "Brain Health and Vitality"  

Aug. 16  Jason Slone (Dr. J.)  " Music from the 50's to the 80's" performance

Sept. 8   Speaker  Tammy Miller, owner Country Cheese Company   "Cheese with including types and pairing with wine"

Oct. 13  Speaker  Kristie Virgoe, Land Securement Program Manager   "Oak Ridges Moraine and Land Trust"

Nov. 10  Speaker Becka Soyka,  Intake, Volunteer, and Special Events Coordinator  “CAMP ERIN” dealing with grieving children and family dynamics.


Jan. 8  Speaker  Bruce Woods, author   "Between Two Women"

Feb.1   Speaker  Robert Winslow, playwright, actor, director. theatre founder  "Fourth Line Theatre"

Mar. 12 Speaker  Lesley Page, motivational speaker  " On Becoming a Pilot"

 April 9  Speaker  Brock Godfrey, volunteer with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC)   "Fraud Awareness"

May 14  Speaker  Maryanne Ford & Steven Nash  "Nordic Pole Construction"

June 11  Speaker  Alan Mallory, speaker, author & performance coach  "Climbing Everest"

July 9  Speaker  Lisa Smith  "Horizon House"

Aug.13  Speaker  ?

Sept.10  Speaker  Geoff Cutten,  Ministry of Environment ret. "Gardens and Bugs"

Oct. 8  Speaker  ?

Nov. 12  Speaker  Christopher Colton  " National Air Force Museum of Canada"


Jan. 9  Speaker  none recorded

Feb.13  Speaker  Freda Daniels  "Living Under Apartheid in South Africa"   

Mar. 20  Speaker  Johnathan Van Bilsen, photographer   "Exotic Travel"

Apr. 10  Speaker ?  "Fun Yoga"

May 8  Speaker  Gary Bowen, watershed planning specialist   "Toronto Region Conservation Authority"

June 19  Speaker  none recorded

July 10  Speaker Anne Walker, musician & storyteller    performance

Aug, 14  Speaker  George Laidlaw, author  "The Joys of Canadian history"

Sept. 11th  Speaker  Janet Matthews, author  "Chicken Soup For the Soul"

Oct. 9  Speaker  Terry Fallis, author

Nov. 13  Speaker is a representative from ACE. Advocacy Centre for the elderly

President Susan Reid & author Terry Fallis


Jan. 10  Speaker  Dr. Nicholas Anthony, chiropractor   "Fall Prevention & Exercise for Healthy Living"

Feb.14   Speaker  none recorded

Mar.28  Speaker  Cheryl Cooper, author  "The War of 1812"

Apr.11  Speaker  none recorded

May 9  Speakers  Brian Finley & Donna Bennett, performers/founders  Westben  Arts  Festival  Theatre  performance

June 13 Speaker  Jim Craigen, instructor facilitator, Jim Craigen Educational Associates  "Brain Research"

July  11 Speaker  Olexander Wlasenko, Station Gallery curator  "Art and the Cinema"

Aug.8   Speaker   Ellen Roseman, columnist Toronto Star ret.   "Consumer Advocacy"

 Sept. 12  Speaker  Eduard Klassen, harpist   performance

Oct. 10  Speaker ?  "Haunted Houses in Ontario"

Nov.14   Shen Yun Performing Arts   "Chinese Music & Dance"


Speaker Source: DWP Newsletters


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