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

About Us

Including the most recent PROBUS Canada newsletter.

Next General Meeting
May 9th, 2024, HMS Ajax Room

South Entrance Ajax Community Centre,
75 Centennial Road, Ajax, ON L1S 4S4
Meeting begins at 10:00 a.m.

May Speaker

Don Cornack - Financial Advisor, IG Wealth Management

Don visited us in February and has been asked to return by popular request.

Don services numerous clients in the Durham Region. He will discuss Estate and Tax Planning ideas, including how you can reduce Probate Fees on death. He is a Financial Advisor at IG Wealth Management, serving the financial needs of clients for the last 14 years at IG. Don has designations including the Qualified Associate Financial Planner, Registered Retirement Consultant, and the Responsible Investing Specialist.

Click here for more information on Don Cornack and our past speakers.

Social Events

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 event Convenor of the change, along with the name and phone number of the person replacing you.

Past Events (for the current year)

Click Here for information and pictures relating to past events.

Upcoming Events

GAMES AFTERNOON - April 17, 2024 

Are you a “game player” and have a favourite board game?

Do you love a good afternoon of board games? If so, then you should register for this free event! Bring your own board game or just bring yourself and join us for a fun afternoon of different games.

For detailed information and to register Go to the Event.

METROLINX TOUR - May 16, 2024

Are you a rail fan? Are you interested in learning how GO trains are maintained, repaired and/or stored? Well, here is your opportunity to see what goes on at the Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility.

For detailed information and to register Go to the Event.

Registration will open April 12, 2024

Annual Picnic - June 19, 2024

Let's kick off summer with a picnic!

Our annual picnic is being held on Wednesday, June 19th.

The venue includes a covered picnic pavilion, so the fun will go on rain or shine!

This event is for members only and is strictly limited to the first 100 registrants.

For detailed information and to register
Go to the Event.


To celebrate its 25th season, Westben is presenting the very best of its best Broadway music theatre presentations, with some favourite guest artists.

For detailed information and to register Go to the Event.

LET'S GO BLUE JAYS! - September 15, 2024

Hello, Durham West Probus Blue Jays baseball fans. 

Members enjoyed the game in 2023 and indications are that the excitement is still high for this year.

For detailed information and to register Go to the Event.

Activity Groups

If you are interested in joining or starting a group, we look forward to hearing from you! Please reach out to Laura Lemay at

Click on Individual Clubs below.  Clubs with updates for this month are identified with  (**)

Member's Corner


  • Age-Friendly Ajax
  • Town of Ajax - Upcoming Events
  • MPP Barnes' Seniors Luncheon, Friday, May 31, 2024 - 11:00 to 1:00 p.m.
  • Library Bridge (Schedule)

              • Ajax Seniors Club
              • St. Francis Centre - New Season
              • Insurance Discounts through PROBUS

                  Go To Members Corner for more details

                Sharing Our Recipes

                Courtesy of Patricia Bolger

                MINI EGG CHEESE CAKE (NO BAKE)

                This week “The Big Guy” has already eaten a whole Mini Egg Cheesecake. After counting the number of Mini Eggs he has eaten, I should be watching for a fluffy tail and long rabbit ears to be sprouting soon. It was definitely a sweet hit and I’m already thinking of how to make individual cheese cakes that I can just pull out of the freezer for a quick dessert. I found this recipe at and then promptly halved the ingredients so I could make a smaller version for the two “long-sweet-toothed” hungry seniors at my house. The next time I make this cheesecake, I think I will make them in cupcake papers as you can easily keep them frozen for 2-3 weeks. When you shop, make sure you buy the full-fat cream cheese and the regular whipped topping as the fat-free and low-fat versions are cut with additional water and you will find the cheesecake will not set as nicely. Enjoy!

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