The Ontario Regiment RCAC Museum
The tour of the Ontario Regiment Museum, on March 22 was very informative. The area was originally called Ontario County, before Canada was born.
In 1974, the Town of Durham graciously (!) gave up their name and the Region of Durham was born. There are over 160 military vehicles housed on site, and 99% of them are in working order! They have Tank Saturdays and people come from all over to see the exhibits, dress up in period clothing, camp on the property or simply watch a parade. We had a guided tour and there was lots to see.
This is the largest collection of military vehicles in North America, and it’s growing with more donations coming in.
Sam, our tour guide, had a phenomenal memory and gave detailed accounts of battles and the vehicles.
For more information please click on www.ontrmuseum.ca.
On Tuesday, February 21st, 26 members gathered in the Rotary Room at the Ajax Library for a fun card game of Court Whist. Everyone had a great time with lots of socializing and laughter and of course playing cards. The talented winners who received cash prizes were: 1st place Bonnie Cutten, 2nd place Liz Ryan, 3rd place Barbaranne Stevens and low score Bernice Pyke. Thanks to convenors Ann Buffett and Lorna Smith.
Celebrating our Volunteers
A Wine & Cheese reception was held on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 in appreciation of our PROBUS Club of Durham West volunteers. There were 27 volunteers in attendance who were welcomed by the Management Team. Refreshments were served and ice breaker games were played by all in a very relaxed atmosphere. Everyone had a great time and feedback was given to the Management Team by the volunteers with regard to what inspired them to volunteer, what could be done better to recruit volunteers and what can our club do to further improve the experience of being a member. We thank Ena Shaw for the use of the party room in her condominium. We extend our thanks again to all our volunteers for the wonderful support and work they are doing for our club.
We were invited to join three other PROBUS clubs for a Euchre Tournament on January 23. In attendance were Ajax, Pickering, Pickering Lakeside, and Durham West.
We had a lot of fun. There were four winners and the top prize was $100.00. Thank you to Shirlie Van Putten for setting this up.
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