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Aga Khan Museum

On Friday, November 19, sixteen of our members had a very informative guided tour of the Aga Khan Museum located at 77 Wynford Dr, North York.

The tour guides were extremely knowledgeable, and we learned a lot. Having been duly impressed by the beauty of the architecture of the building, the artifacts, etc., we drove back to Pickering for a tasty meal at the Pickle Barrel.  Lots of fun and chatter ensued.  A great day was had by all. Thanks to Pat Bolger and Sharon Fenn for organizing this outing.

Lorna Smith (
Social Chair

Lucy Maud Montgomery - September 14th - A group of 24 members drove to Leaskdale for a very informative tour of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Manse where she lived for 15 years. We started off in the church and then walked up the road to the manse. Maud (she prefers to be called Maud) wrote 11 of her 22 novels here which was her most productive phase of her writing career. After the tour we had a lovely lunch in the church basement and a chance to purchase books. 

Biogas September September 1st - A group of interested PROBUS members had a tour of the BioGas facility located on Zoo Road next to the Toronto Zoo. We learned how both zoo and food waste is being converted into usable energy to power homes and buildings. We saw a load of zoo waste arrive from the zoo which had the smell of a farm. Luckily there was no food waste being delivered that day! Check out their website for additional information   A group of about 12 members still had an appetite to have lunch at the Black Dog Pub.

The Westben performance of ABBA Mia - July 21st did not disappoint our members in Campbellford. We listened to ABBA songs such as "Take a chance on me", "Thank you for the music" and "Mama Mia". Many were singing, humming along, tapping our feet or even up dancing. After this great show many drove to The Mill Restaurant at Cobourg Creek Golf Course for a very enjoyable dinner with lots of chatter. Thanks to Maria Bawcutt and Sharon Fenn for organizing this event.

1,000 Island Boat Cruise - June 22nd

Our first bus outing since the pandemic was a great success. A bus filled with cheerful chatter left for Kingston to venture out on the waters for a cruise of the 1,000 Islands.  Thanks to Deborah Barbisan for organizing this outing.

Annual BBQ/Picnic

The annual BBQ/Picnic was held at Cullen Central Park in Whitby on Wednesday June 29th. Many members participated in lawn games, enjoyed catching up with friends and answering some Canadian trivia. We enjoyed a catered lunch of BBQ chicken, sausage, salads and desserts. A good time was had by all. Thanks to Dale Thomas and her team for organizing this event.

St. Lawrence Market May 25th

Ten PROBUS members joined Bruce Bell of Bruce Bell Tours at the St. Lawrence Market and learned about the history of the market, and the surrounding area.

Little Canada

On Thursday April 21st a group of 17 people ventured to downtown Toronto to see Little Canada. Everyone had fun reminiscing of famous landmarks in the regions of Niagara, Toronto, Golden Horseshoe, Ottawa, and Quebec. We then enjoyed a meal at the famous Spaghetti Factory

Putting Edge Outing - February 22nd, 2022

Our first PROBUS social function of the year was a trip to Putting Edge in Whitby. There were 30 members who were eager to get out and socialize again. We had a great time challenging ourselves on the colourful mini putt course. A few cheers were heard as people scored those rare Hole in Ones!! (Overshadowed by the moans of those who just missed the hole)

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Social Events - 2021

Social Events - 2020

Social Events - 2019

Club Trips 2009 - 2017

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