PROBUS Club of Durham West

Meeting new people, making new friends, discovering new interests


Our members are retired business and professional persons residing in Durham Region, including Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Brooklin, Oshawa and other areas.  Our monthly meetings feature informative and entertaining speakers.  Along with monthly social events and 21 activity groups who meet regularly, its a great way to meet new people, make new friends and discover new interests.  Read More:

About Us

Lianne Harris – Undressed, A Short History of Hygiene

In this lively, visual presentation, Lianne Harris scrubs away the surface of what we might think of as hygiene – soap and water – to the essential reality of survival in former less-than-sanitary conditions. From quirky personal practices to religious instruction to political intervention, to our perception of smell and its medical significance, it all comes out in the wash. Come, and soak up a short history of hygiene.

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Social Events

For details on recent Social Events go to the Social Events page.  You can Click Here

REMINDERS: There are NO REFUNDS if you sign-up for an event and are unable to attend. You may have someone go in your place by getting payment from them and notifying the Convenor of the event of the change along with the name and phone number of the person replacing you.

Members are reminded to bring their cheque books for all the sign ups, no refunds and be fragrance free

Upcoming Events

The PROBUS Club of Durham West - Annual Holiday Luncheon

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022,

Location: Ajax Convention Centre, 550 Beck Crescent, Ajax, Ontario

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Date: Friday, January 27, 2023

How well do you know your neighbours? Probably not as well as you think! Most of us have lived 'Next Door' to the Pickering Nuclear Power Station and probably know very little about what they actually do inside those huge domed structures. Here is your chance to change all that.

For more information and to register

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Date:          Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Location:  Ajax Main Library in the Rotary Room.

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We are planning an outing to the Ontario Regiment RCAC Museum in March. This is Canada's largest collection of operational historical military vehicles. The museum is located in Oshawa.

Date:          Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Location:  1000 Stevenson Road North, Oshawa

Stay tuned for more information.

Lorna Smith

Activity Groups

If you are interested in joining a group, we look forward to hearing from you! Please reach out to Bev Waite at

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Sharing Our Recipes


I found this recipe for Fruitcake from Scratch in a Skillet in the Toronto Star in the Chef Ricardo

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Member's Corner


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"Wrapping toiletry donations for Xmas underprivileged"

September Speaker Follow-up:  Chris Allum on Protect Your Money

Chris Allum, the speaker at our September General Meeting, has been kind enough to forward links to some of the resources she shared with us during her presentation.   For additional follow up resources Click Here

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