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 22 activity groups who meet regularly, its a great way to meet new people, make new friends and discover new interests.  Read More:

About Us

Next General Meeting

February 9th, 2023, HMS Ajax Room

South Entrance Ajax Community Centre,
75 Centennial Road, Ajax, ON L1S 4S4

Meeting begins at 10:00 a.m.

February Speaker

Tommie Sue Montgomery – Empire of the Sun:  The Incas

Tommie Sue Montgomery is the author of three books on El Salvador, editor of books on Mexico and peacekeeping in Latin America, and has written widely for academic and popular publications.

She will explore the mysteries of coastal Peru’s earliest civilizations. 

Go To February's Speaker

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.

Upcoming Events


March 31 st, 2023 - 9:15 a.m.

This tour is available again.  You will need to re-register for this event.  Registration is open to all members. 

To Register:     Go To Event


Date:          Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Location:  Ajax Main Library in the Rotary Room.

For more details  Go To Event


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

Time:  1 pm to 3 pm

Location:  1000 Stevenson Road North, Oshawa

Ron Larock:

Registration Now Available

Go To Event


For any of the following excursions please contact Shirlie Van Putten at or call 905-619-8583.

March 17th – Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at a Kitchen Party – Cost $149

This Event is in Kitchener! This high-energy show will have you singing, laughing, and no doubt tapping your feet, as we bring the intimacy and fun of a kitchen party to life! Featuring “The Celts”.  For more details

Go To Event

Dunlop Observatory – Details To Follow

The David Dunlap Observatory is Canada's largest optical telescope with a primary mirror measuring more than 1.88 metres (74 inches) in diameter. Constructed in the 1930s, the Observatory is located in the heart of Richmond Hill.

May 17th – Stratford Theatre Presents “Rent”

With a song list that includes the iconic “Seasons of Love, ”Rent” tells a story as relevant today as when it took Broadway by storm more than 25 years ago.

For more details  Go To Event

May 17th – 30th -Rome, Florence, and the Treasures of Tuscany

Very few regions of the world evoke the same romantic images as Rome, Florence, and Tuscany.  For more details Go To Event

Activity Groups

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


We have been invited to join two other PROBUS groups to play billiards starting Friday, January 27th.  For more details click on the link below under Fitness & Fun.

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Sharing Our Recipes


I found this recipe at and I have made this poached fish recipe many times using either haddock or tilapia.

Go To Recipes

Member's Corner


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  • Insurance Discounts through PROBUS Canada
  • Group Leaders - Assistance for virtual Group Meetings
Go To Members Corner

"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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