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:
Next General Meeting
October 12th, 2023, HMS Ajax Room
South Entrance Ajax Community Centre,
Meeting begins at 10:00 a.m.
Ted Barris - Rush to Danger: Medics in the Line of Fire
Lost in the WWII story of the Battle of the Bulge lay an account of sacrifice and survival that took historian Ted Barris nearly a lifetime to discover ‑ the story of his own father.
Ted Barris is an award-winning journalist, author, and broadcaster. His writing has regularly appeared in the national press, as well as magazines as diverse as Air Force, esprit de corps and Zoomer. He has also worked as a host/contributor for most CBC Radio network programs, PBS in the U.S. and on TV Ontario. After 18 years of teaching, he recently retired as a full-time professor of journalism at Toronto's Centennial College. Barris is the author of 20 bestselling, non-fiction books, including a series on wartime Canada
Click here for more information on Ted and our past speakers.
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.
Past Events (for the current year)
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2023 NINE AND DINE (Registration is Closed)
Hey there all you golfers!
Come and join us at a Nine and Dine event on
Nine holes of golf will be played at Hawthorne Golf Course, 3470 Salem Road, Pickering. This will be followed by dinner at the Pickle Barrel in Pickering.
There is a maximum registration limit of 28 participants for golf.
All are welcome to join us for dinner only, if you choose.
Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Time: 2:00 p.m. (Registration)
1st Tee Off: 2:30 p.m.
When registering please indicate:
Please be sure to click on the appropriate box when registering as we need to let the restaurant know the numbers for dinner. Also, if you have guests please fill in the box for “Number of Additional Guests” at the bottom of the registration page.
This is a self-drive/carpool event.
LET’S GO BLUE JAYS! - Registration is currently at capacity but please join the waitlist.
The last exciting game of the season is taking place at the Rogers Centre on Sunday, October 1st and our club has secured 50 seats!
Date: Sunday, October 1, 2023
Time: 3:07 p.m.
Location: Rogers Centre
2023 ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE HOLIDAYS - DECEMBER 7
The celebrations will begin at 11:30 a.m.
You will have a choice of two entrees for lunch.
Cost: Members and Member Guests $60 each
A PREMIUM CASH BAR will be available as well as non-alcoholic cold beverages including assorted pop, assorted juices, and non-alcoholic beer.
There will be raffle prizes and Deidrey Francoise, a well-known entertainer, will lead us in a sing-along.
Thursday, September 29 – Georgian Spirit Boat Cruise
This is a dinner cruise with music and dancing.
Georgian Spirit boat cruises offer more than 30,000 islands and beautiful sites in Georgian Bay. Enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner on the cruise from Beausoleil Island to Honey Harbour. Georgian Bay is full of history and spectacular sights.
Tuesday, October 3 – Picton Wine Tour
Welcome to Prince Edward County, a Designated Viticultural Area in Ontario with close to 40 wineries and new ones popping up every year.
For more details Go to the Event
Thursday, November 9 – St. Jacob’s Sparkles
Kick off your holiday shopping season with a visit to St. Jacob’s Farmers Market. Explore 250+ vendors - fresh produce, international cuisine, artisans & more! Visit the Farmers Market, Picard’s Peanuts and the Village of St. Jacob’s.
Wednesday, December 13 – A Christmas Carol
Ebenezer Scrooge is back! Nestled in the heart of the ultimate Christmas village, the charming holiday favourite A Christmas Carol returns to the Shaw Festival’s Royal George Theatre. It’s the perfect annual reminder of what Christmas is all about. Arrive feeling “Bah, humbug!” and leave full of warm, fuzzy Christmas spirit.
Sunday, September 3-8 - New Orleans
Your five-night stay in New Orleans is at the DRURY INN -Located in the historic Cumberland Phone Building just one block from the St. Charles trolley.
Your stay in New Orleans Includes:
Thursday, November 16-23 – King Meets Country – Memphis & Nashville
Your trip includes:
Saturday, January 6 to 14, 2024 – Sun and Fun – Dominican Republic
The Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa Hotel in the Dominican Republic is in an ideal setting directly on beautiful Bavaro Beach, approximately 22 km from the Punta Cana airport. This 4 ½ star all-inclusive hotel has six amazing pools with all services, where guests can experience something truly unique. The Hotel has 13 restaurants; 23 bars; WiFi; a fitness center; 24-hour drinks/snacks; an in-room safe; and a waterpark.
Monday, February 26 to March 20, 2024 – Portugal
Portugal’s Algarve Province, with its magnetic Moorish appeal, has become a Mecca for snowbirds trying to escape the harsh reality of winter. It’s also one of Europe’s most picturesque and friendly holiday destinations.
For more details Go to the Event
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Sharing Our Recipes
MEDITERRANEAN STYLE BEEF SKEWERS
“The Big Guy” and I like to search for recipes that have a variety of flavours from the Mediterranean. I found this recipe for Mediterranean-style beef Skewers in the Toronto Star Ricardo Recipe Section (date unknown).
I like to pair the Mediterranean-style beef Skewers with this Orzo Salad that was shared with me by my friend, who is an amazing cook and has more cookbooks than anyone else I know. Both “Miguel and The Big Guy” would recommend a crisp white wine to compliment this meal.