PROBUS Club of Durham West

Upcoming events

    • 4 Oct 2022
    • 3 Sep 2024
    • 24 sessions
    • 5 Oct 2022
    • 4 Sep 2024
    • 24 sessions

    • 12 Oct 2022
    • 11 Sep 2024
    • 24 sessions
    • 13 Oct 2022
    • 12 Sep 2024
    • 24 sessions
    • 75 Centennial Rd., Ajax, ON L1S 4S4

    HMS Ajax Room - South Entrance Ajax Community Centre.

    We meet on the second Thursday of every month (except December) at 10 a.m. at the Ajax Community Centre, 75 Centennial Rd., Ajax.

    The meeting usually consists of a business portion of about a half hour, thirty-minutes for socializing, and coffee followed by a stimulating 45-minute presentation by a guest speaker. Meetings end at noon.

    • 17 Oct 2022
    • 16 Sep 2024
    • 24 sessions
    • Westney Gardens, 1010 Westney Road North Ajax - Arts Studio
    • 18 Oct 2022
    • 17 Sep 2024
    • 24 sessions
    • 20 Oct 2022
    • 19 Sep 2024
    • 24 sessions
    • 21 Oct 2022
    • 20 Sep 2024
    • 24 sessions
    • Landmark Theatre, Whitby
    • 21 Oct 2022
    • 20 Sep 2024
    • 24 sessions
    • 24 Oct 2022
    • 23 Sep 2024
    • 24 sessions
    • 25 Oct 2022
    • 24 Sep 2024
    • 24 sessions
    • 26 Oct 2022
    • 25 Sep 2024
    • 24 sessions
    • 27 Oct 2022
    • 26 Sep 2024
    • 24 sessions
    • Ajax Bowl - 172 Harwood Ave. South
    • 27 Oct 2022
    • 26 Sep 2024
    • 24 sessions
    • 17 Jan 2023
    • 16 May 2023
    • 5 sessions
    • The King's Castle - 570 Westney Road South, Ajax

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    Contact:  Ruth Bridge -

    • 27 Jan 2023
    • 12 Jul 2024
    • 39 sessions
    • Petrina's Billiards, 21 Harwood Avenue South, Ajax
    • 13 Mar 2023
    • 25 Dec 2023
    • 42 sessions
    • 17 Mar 2023
    • 29 Dec 2023
    • 42 sessions
    • 12 Apr 2023
    • 12 Mar 2025
    • 24 sessions
    • 20 Apr 2023
    • 7:00 PM
    • 123 Hillsview Drive, Richmond Hill

    Thursday, April 20 – Dunlap Observatory – Cost $17.00

    Visit the Observatory and learn about the 74” Telescope and enjoy a working demonstration and outdoor telescope viewing with portable telescopes (weather permitting). It is a great opportunity to ask an RHDDO Astronomer questions about what they know and are discovering.

    April 20-23 are the peak dates for a Meteor Shower in Southern Ontario.

    Please carpool.

    For this excursion please contact Shirlie Van Putten at or call 905-619-8583.

    • 27 Apr 2023
    • Niagara Falls

    Thursday, April 27 – Niagara Parks Power Station Tour - $124.00

    From the most towering turbine to the tiniest detail, uncover fascinating stories hidden within the historic Niagara Parks Power Station, our newest must-see attraction. New this year, descend 180 feet in a glass-panelled elevator and explore the 2,200-foot-long tunnel, leading to an observation deck at the river's edge. You will be dropped off at Clifton Hill for lunch.

    Your tour includes:

    ·     Return transportation by deluxe motor coach;

    ·     Tasting at a local Winery;

    ·      Guided Tour to Niagara Power Plant & tunnels;

    ·      Driver’s Tip;

    ·      407 Toll.

    For this excursion please contact Shirlie Van Putten at or call 905-619-8583.

    • 17 May 2023
    • 30 May 2023
    • Rome, Florence, and Tuscany

    May 17th – 30th -Rome, Florence, and the Treasures of Tuscany Cost $4,199 + airfare - SOLD OUT

    Very few regions of the world evoke the same romantic images as Rome, Florence, and Tuscany. Italy is a gift to the senses and a foodie’s dream vacation. Join HNA Travels and Shirlie for a 14-day, 12-night holiday to this incredibly beautiful part of Italy renowned for art, culture, and cuisine.

    For this excursion please contact Shirlie Van Putten at or call 905-619-8583.

    • 17 May 2023

    May 17th – Stratford Theatre Presents “Rent” – Cost $184

    Set in Manhattan in the 1990s and inspired by Puccini’s opera La Bohème, this rock musical by Jonathan Larson follows a group of young East Village artists, performers, and philosophers as they struggle through the hardships of poverty, societal discord and the AIDS epidemic in the search for life, love, and art. 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.

    Your tour includes: Return transportation by motorcoach; Orchestra-level ticket;  Lunch at Queen’s Inn;  407 Toll;  Driver’s Tip

    For this excursion please contact Shirlie Van Putten at or call 905-619-8583.

    • 7 Jun 2023
    • 10 Jun 2023
    • Eastern Township of Quebec

    Exploring the Epic Sites that Created the Backdrop to Louise Penny's Captivating Novels - $1,159 + HST

    Award-winning Canadian author Louise Penny has captivated the world with her compelling mystery novels set primarily in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.  Her wildly popular books from the Three Pines series have consistently topped the New York Times bestseller lists and have been translated into 29 languages, selling more than 10 million copies worldwide.  Her recent collaboration, co-authoring the State of Terror with Hillary Rodham Clinton has cemented her as one of the mystery genre’s all-time greats.

    This special four-day excursion will take you into the heart of the Eastern Townships and to the locations that have been immortalized by Penny and her brilliantly fashioned characters.  We will visit the Victorian village of Knowlton - the direct inspiration for Penny’s fictional village of Three Pines.

    ADDED BONUS – We will be escorted throughout our 2 full days of discovery by Sharman – a Montreal radio/television journalist who interviewed Louise when her first book was published and many of the following books.  No one knows Louise, like Sharman – we are so fortunate to have her expertise on this tour!

    Flyers showing the tour itinerary will be available at the next General Meeting on April 13.

    For this excursion please contact Shirlie Van Putten at or call 905-619-8583.

    • 13 Jun 2023
    • Niagara Escarpment

    Visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens - Cost $126.00

    Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is the largest botanical garden in Canada. It is located at the western tip of Lake Ontario. Four distinct formal gardens are contained within 1100 hectares of a nature reserve, nestled into the slopes of the Niagara Escarpment.

    Whistling Gardens Mission is:  to establish an internationally recognized horticultural destination attraction, featuring exclusive contributions to our plant collections. Focusing on new and viable ornamental plants for today’s gardens with a special emphasis on conifers, woody plants and peonies.

    Your tour includes:

    ·    Return transportation by motor coach;

    ·    Guided Tours of both Gardens;

    ·    Driver’s Tip;

    ·    407 Toll.

    For this excursion please contact Shirlie Van Putten at or call 905-619-8583.

    • 19 Jun 2023
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Penetanguishene

    Join us for a boat cruise on Georgian Bay

    Travel by Deluxe Coach Bus

    Departure Time: 8:00 am

    This cruise is made available through PROBUS Pickering Lakeside.  Registration and payment will be coordinated through our site for our members. Both clubs will travel together.

    Sailing out of Penetanguishene! Located on the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay, you will enjoy an unforgettable experience featuring iconic windswept pines, clear blue water, welcoming beaches and rocky grandeur.

    A tour sailing beautiful Georgian Bay and its many inlets and islands is the perfect getaway you’ve been longing for. We know you won’t be disappointed! Enjoy the spacious upper, open-air deck. Prefer to be inside? Take in the sweeping views from the lower, enclosed cabin.

    What could enhance this unforgettable experience? A beautiful buffet lunch will be served which includes assorted Rolls, Tuscan Greens with Poppy seed Dressing, Caesar Salad, BBQ Chicken, Vegetable Penne Primavera, Roast Potatoes, Vegetable Medley and a Dessert

    Cash bar is available for alcoholic beverages. Soft drinks are included no charge.

    Meet behind Chestnut Hill Development Recreation Complex, 1867 Valley Farm Road Pickering.

    Please arrive 15 minutes early.

    Don't forget to wear your name badge.

    If you have questions, please contact Beverly Bicknell at

    • 14 Jul 2023
    • 24 Jul 2023

    Friday, July 14-24 - Newfoundland - Cost $4,419 (double)

    Your trip includes:

    • Roundtrip airfare from Toronto to Deer Lake, Nfld
    • 10 night’s accommodations in Nfld
    • Breakfast daily; 2 dinners; 4 lunches
    • Sightseeing in Gros Morne National Park
    • Boat Cruise of Bonne Bay
    • Tour of Port au Choix National Historic Site
    • Tour of L’Anse aux Meadows
    • Tour of Sir Wilfred Grenfell Mission (provided first medical services in Labrador & Nfld)
    • Visit to Twillingate
    •  Visit to Trinity & Bonavista
    • City Tour of St. John’s
    • Visit to Bay Bulls with boat cruise
    • Tour of Cape Spear National Historic Park
    • Services of an HNA Travels Director

    For this excursion please contact Shirlie Van Putten at or call 905-619-8583.

    • 25 Jul 2023
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Westben Performing Arts Centre, 6698 County Road North, Campbellford
    • 26

    Les Miserables in Concert at Westben

    Experience the music of one of the most moving musicals in history.  An all-star cast assembles at The Barn to bring to life all the favourite musical moments from this international hit. Featuring Adam Fisher, Robert Longo, Caitlin Wood, David Michael Moote, Maher Pavri & Kim Dafoe.

    This venue includes picnic grounds, a snack bar and the Milkshed Bar which serves beer and wine.  The grounds open 90 minutes before each performance.  You are asked to arrive at least 30 minutes before the show.   

    You may opt to join us for dinner at the Mill Restaurant at your own cost at 5:30 p.m. in Cobourg

    This is a self-drive/carpool event.

    Please indicate if you will be joining us for dinner as we need a firm number for reservations.

    COST:  $52.00 (concert only)

    CONVENORS:  Maria Bawcutt 
                              Sharon Fenn

    • 3 Sep 2023
    • 8 Sep 2023
    • New Orleans

    Sunday, September 3-8 - Five-Night Stay in New Orleans - Cost $2,699

    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:

    ·     New Orleans City Orientation tour;

    ·     Tour to the Houmas Plantation, including lunch;

    ·      Bayou Swamp Tour.

    For this excursion please contact Shirlie Van Putten at or call 905-619-8583.

    • 16 Nov 2023
    • 23 Nov 2023
    • Nashville and Memphis

    Thursday, November 16-23 - King Meets Country - Memphis & Nashville - Cost $3,700

    Your trip includes:

    • Round trip direct airfare from Toronto to Nashville;
    • Three nights in Memphis – downtown hotel including    breakfast;
    • Four nights in Nashville – downtown hotel including 
      breakfast - also includes evening “Happy Hour” - snacks & drinks;
    • City tours of Memphis and Nashville;
    • Graceland - the “Elvis Experience” and Sun Studio;
    • Country Music Hall of Fame + RCA Studio B;
    • Grand Ole Opry and The Ryman Auditorium.
    • Performance at the Grand Old Opry - the highlight of the tour!!! 

    For this excursion please contact Shirlie Van Putten at or call 905-619-8583.

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