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
    • Parkland Lifestyle Residences, 3 Rossland Rd W, Ajax.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 27 Jan 2023
    • 12 Jul 2024
    • 39 sessions
    • Petrina's Billiards, 21 Harwood Avenue South, Ajax
    • 17 Mar 2023
    • 29 Dec 2023
    • 42 sessions
    • 12 Apr 2023
    • 12 Mar 2025
    • 24 sessions
    • 13 Dec 2023
    • Shaw Festival

    A Christmas Carol - $153.00

    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.

    Your trip includes:

    •  Return transportation to the Shaw Festival by motor coach
    •   Lunch at a local restaurant
    •   Orchestra Level ticket to see “A Christmas Carol”
    •   407 Toll
    •  Tip for driver
    For this excursion please contact Shirlie Van Putten at or call 905-619-8583.

    • 6 Jan 2024
    • 14 Jan 2024
    • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

    Sun & Fun - Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort

    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; Fitness center; 24-hour drinks/snacks; In-room safe; and Waterpark.

    January Weather in Punta Cana Dominican Republic – Daily high temperatures are around 83°F, rarely falling below 80°F or exceeding 86°F. 

    Choose from:

    Deluxe Garden View Room
    – Double $2,149.00 (including airfare)
    Single $2,655.00 (including airfare)


    Deluxe Room Poolside
    Double $2,249.00 (including airfare)
    – Single $2,755.00 (including airfare)

    A non-refundable deposit of $200 is due upon booking. Balance due October 20, 2023.

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

    • 24 Jan 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Putting Edge, 75 Consumers Drive, Whitby

    Glow in the Dark Mini-Putt - Putters Edge
    Wednesday, January 24, 2024

    It is that time again....Pick up your putter and glow in the dark as you putt your way through the colourful indoor world of mini-putt. Join us once again for 18 holes of fun at Putting Edge in Whitby.

    Come join us on Wednesday, for a fun afternoon playing mini-putt in the dark. (Wear something white if you want to see yourself glow.)

    We will be playing in groups of four. (No need to prearrange your groups. When you arrive people will form themselves into groups.)

    The cost including tax will be $14.25. You can sign up and pay on our website ( or click on the Go to Event link in the Newsletter. Please note that once you pay, you are committed. If you can't make it, you are welcome to send a replacement.

    Plan on arriving ten minutes early to sign in and get your putter and ball. Masks are optional.

    Looking forward to seeing you there!!

    Registration will commence on December 1st in Wild Apricot.

    Please note that the deadline for signing up and paying is January 17. We only have 28 spots available. After that, you may put your name on the waiting list in case someone can't attend and would like to contact you about taking their spot.

    Date:          Wednesday, January 24, 2024

    Time:          2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Cost:           $14.25

    Location:   75 Consumers Drive, Whitby

    This is a self-drive/carpool event.

    (If you would like to bring a guest, contact Bernice Pyke at You can only sign up a guest in January.)

    If you have any questions please contact the Convenor:

    Bernice Pyke at

    • 26 Feb 2024
    • 20 Mar 2024
    • Portugal's Algarve Province

    Portugal's Algarve Province - $3,499 - SOLD OUT

    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. The Algarve is what most of us envision the Mediterranean to be. The whitewashed villages cascade into the sea. Cobblestoned streets are lined with outdoor cafes, bistros, wine bars, and markets full of fresh fruits and vegetables. The weather is wonderfully spring-like and invigorating.

    Albufeira is the largest, liveliest and most energetic of the resort towns that line southern Portugal’s beautiful Algarve coastline. Albufeira provides stunning beaches, a glorious climate, and a vast selection of restaurants.

    Within the charming and historic streets of the “Old Town” there are over one hundred different restaurants and bars. There is so much to love about Albufeira, and this has transformed the once peaceful fishing village into the Algarve’s most popular holiday destination – that caters to the long-stay vacationers who just want to relax.


    Hotel Paladim & Alagoamar is a luxury, 4-star establishment ideally located in Albufiera. Relax and enjoy your poolview, one bedroom apartment with a fully equipped kitchen.

    The Hotel has 2 swimming pools, 2 children's pools and a poolside bar, surrounded by gardens and terraces. A restaurant is also located on the grounds.

    Paladim & Alagoamar is centrally located – steps from shopping, and dining and along the route of the famous “tourist train”.

    Included in your trip:


    • Round trip direct flights from Toronto to Lisbon, Portugal
    • Motor coach transfer from Lisbon airport to your hotel in the Algarve
    • On return: transfer from your Hotel in Albufiera to your Lisbon Hotel
    • Motor coach transfer from your Lisbon hotel to the airport
    • Flight from Lisbon to Toronto


    • 21 nights’ accommodation – 1 bedroom apartment with kitchen at the Paladim & Alagoamar Resort, Albufiera 1 night accommodation at the Smy Hotel, Lisbon - The Smy Lisboa is located 900 metres from the Marqués de Pombal, in the heart of Lisbon and opposite the beautiful Parque Eduardo VII.

    Also included:

    • Welcome dinner in Albufeira; Boat Tour; City tour of Lisbon
    • Services of an HNA Travels Tour Director

    Please note that optional tours ($) can be purchased from Tour Rep. in Albufeira

    Cost is $3,499 double occupancy - One Bedroom Apartment- Pool view!

    ONLY 15 rooms available! Portugal has become very popular for 2024!

    Non -refundable deposit of $700 is due upon booking. Balance due December 8, 2023

    NOTE – this will sell out quickly – you are encouraged to book early!

    For this excursion please contact Shirlie Van Putten at or call 905-619-8583.
    • 6 Mar 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Ajax Central Library - Rotary Room
    Registration is closed

    Court Whist 
    Wednesday, March 6, 2024

    Come and join our PROBUS friends, and play this fun card game - no experience required. Instructions will be provided.

    Come early to socialize from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    You are welcome to bring your own drink and snack. Masks are optional.

    OH! By the way, there will be PRIZES! Come out and try to win one.

    Registration will commence on December 10th in Wild Apricot.

    Date:         Wednesday, March 6, 2024

    Time:         2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Cost:          $5.50

    Location:  Ajax Central Library - Rotary Room

    This is a self-drive/carpool event.

    If you have any questions contact the Convenors:

    Lorna Smith at  or Bernice Pyke at

    • 23 Mar 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Road, Scarborough (Kingston and Markham Road)
    Registration is closed

    Steel Magnolias
    Scarborough Village Theatre
    Saturday, March 23, 2024 

    Join us for a touching, yet hilarious, presentation of Steel Magnolias.  It is set in Louisiana and introduces the eccentric characters who live in the town, where social status means a lot.

    We have 20 seats reserved, however, if we reach the 20 limit please join the waitlist as we may be able to purchase more tickets. The show begins at 2:00 p.m. and runs until approximately 4:00 p.m.

    Registration will begin on January 1, 2024.

    Date:            Saturday, March 23, 2024

    Time:            2:00 p.m.                   

    Cost:             $20.00

    Location:     3600 Kingston Road, Scarborough (Kingston and Markham Road)

    This is a self-drive/carpool event.

    To register Go to the Event

    If you have any questions contact the convenor:

    CONVENOR:  Bernice Pyke

    • 23 Aug 2024
    • 2 Sep 2024
    • Alaska

    Friday, August 23, 2024, to Monday, September 2, 2024 – Alaska Cruise - Cruise + Land – Cost depending on accommodations - $2,799 to $4,299 plus $1,720 for Land Package

    Monday, August 26, 2024, to Monday, September 2, 2024 – Alaska Cruise - Cruise Only - Cost depending on accommodations – $2,799 to $4,299

    Start your amazing adventure in Seward, Alaska. View the awe-inspiring Hubbard Glacier and spy brown bears, whales and eagles in Icy Strait Point. Explore the former gold-rush towns of Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan.  End your experience with a  tour of the vibrant city of Vancouver.

    7-Day / 6 Port Cruise aboard the Norwegian Jewel with all meals included plus the premium beverage package and WIFI package.

    Group shore excursions, to enhance your experience, will be arranged to purchase before departure.

    Click here to view flyer.

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

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