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April 2022 Speaker - Geoff Cutten

Geoff provided us with an April Fools talk based on a Zoological Hoax. He spoke about the "Snouters".This hoax was the whimsical creation of Gerolf Steiner, a zoology professor at the University of Heidelberg

March 2022 Speaker -  Maggie MacKenzie

Maggie MacKenzie is the Heritage Services Coordinator with the City of Richmond Hill.  The topic was the David Dunlap Observatory (DDO) - designated under the Ontario Heritage Act


June 2022 Speaker - Nicole Adams

A talk about new developments in consumer DNA testing as a way of digging for your family roots and what they can reveal about your family history

The information above is not an endorsement by the PROBUS Club of Durham West or any of its members. 

Often contact information is available through the speaker’s Linkedin professional profile, the organizations or businesses listed or online. The details are true to the date they were originally posted

See an overview of our 2021 Speakers

January 2022 Speaker – Lianne Harris on Royal Scandals

Gossip, intrigue, love affairs, clandestine meetings, mystery children . . . secrets shared and confidences broken---it’s all in a day’s work for the royals!


February 2022 Speaker - Malcom Kelly - SPROG

SPROG is a historical fiction which narrates the adventures of a group of young men who enlist in the Canadian Air Force during WWII.


2022 Speakers

August 11th Speaker - Deidry Francois

Deidrey invoked the full gamut of emotion with music that ranges from gut wrenching blues, rhythmic rock to jazzy joy. A delightful and entertaining performance

September Speaker:


Chris Allum on Protect Your Money

Christine Allum partners with various groups and organizations to deliver investor education and fraud prevention workshops. Prior to joining the Ontario Securities Commission, she worked at the Toronto Stock Exchange.

July 14th Speaker - Laura Rae

Laura has delivered a wide variety of community-based initiatives, including  the development of the TO2015 Pan Am Ajax volunteer program and most recently, the creation and implementation of the first Age-Friendly Ajax Community Plan. 

May 2022 Speaker - Barbara Dickson

A story of Canada’s biggest WWII munitions plant (“GECO”) employing over 21,000 citizens, predominantly women, who courageously worked with high explosives around the clock over its four-year history

Her financial expertise includes financial literacy education, curriculum resource development, adult training, relationship management and community outreach.

Chris will provide information about:

  • Fraud prevention
  • Money tips and resources
  • Working with a financial representative

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