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PROBUS Pickering Lakeside is a proud part of a worldwide organization whose motto is Fellowship, Friendship and Fun.  We believe that retirement is the time to reinvent yourself and do the things you never had time for when you were working.  We strive to ensure our members can truly say - Retired and Loving It!  So scroll through our website to discover what's happening and all the activities our wonderful volunteers have planned and organized for our members. For more information about PROBUS, visit the "About Us" page or better yet:


Please note that membership is restricted to Pickering residents only at this time.

What's New?

  • A 3rd date has now been added for our Yorkville Walk with Bruce Bell.   The date is June 6th,  If you are on the waitlist for one of the other 2 dates, there is still room on this trip.   Click here to register.
  • The Pickering Lawn Bowling club have announced  a free "Introduction To Lawn Bowling"  session on May 13th - Click here to see the flyer
  • Be aware that the parameters for passwords for our website have changed recently.   They now need to have 12 characters including at least one special character, one capital letter and one number.   If you get an email telling you to reset your password and need help then please contact our webmaster   Click Here.

At our last meeting we were pleased to welcome over 30 new members who have joined since January.   Most of them are pictured here.  
  • You can view this and all of the photos from our March meeting by clicking here

  • We had a bonus speaker last month, a Ministry of Finance tax expert talking about Ontario's income tax rules and credits for Seniors.  Click here for the presentation slides, 1 at a time. #1#2#3#4#5, #6#7#8 , #9, and #10

Upcoming Events       

Below are the next few events.  For a full listing, click here.  We frequently add new events, so make sure you check by here frequently.

Meet Our March Speaker 

Our Speaker for March is Matthew Anderson.  Matt is the President and CEO Of Ontario Health and he will talk to us about the many challenges that Healthcare is facing today and of some upcoming changes being planned and rolled out as a result.

Matthew Anderson is an experienced healthcare leader, team-builder and advocate for positive change and as the President of Ontario Health he is leading one of the largest mergers in healthcare history bringing together 22 agencies. 

Matthew began his career in data analytics and IT.  He became Vice President and Chief Information Officer at the University Health Network (UHN) in 2000 and in 2008 he was named CEO of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network.   Then in 2010, he became CEO of William Osler Health System and was the President and CEO of Lakeridge Health before taking up his current position.    

Matthew is married with three children and numerous pets.

Matthew was originally scheduled to talk to us about the Lakeridge Health network back in 2019 but this had to be canceled due to COVID.  Since then he has gone on to bigger and better things and is clearly a very busy person doing an incredibly important job that will affect all of us and our children and grandchildren going forward.   So we are very privileged that he is taking this time out to talk to us on such an important subject.   I would like to thank a long time member of our club, Joyce Perrin, who worked with Matthew in the past for making this happen.   Laura

  Current Newsletter

The March 2023 Newsletter is now available, enjoy!


One of the many benefits of membership is access to regularly scheduled gatherings of club members who share common interests.  Some Activities are seasonal, while others run throughout the year. 

Providing a variety of activities gives members an opportunity to get to know each other better while doing something that they enjoy.  We currently have over a dozen such groups in our club, like euchre, weekly group walks, book and movie clubs, golf, trivia and much more.  To ensure you get notified of our activities please update your Group interests by clicking on the below link.



Our members enjoy a variety of social events.  Some local events include going to theatres and tourist attractions and visiting local restaurants for lunch or dinner.  We educate as well as entertain by providing trips to museums, historic sites and tours of local businesses and industries.  We come together annually to celebrate special times together like summer BBQ's and Holidays. These special events require advance registration and payment.

On this page you can also see details of multi-day trips and vacations organized especially for PROBUS Members through HNA Travel by Lakeside member Shirlie van Puttin.

City of Pickering Updates

 The City of Pickering, from time to time, request that we share information with our membership about issues of interest to our seniors.

Click on the links to the right to find out more.


Our sincere thanks to the City of Pickering for

their ongoing support of our Club

Durham Region have prepared and issued an excellent Community Resource for Seniors & Older Adults Guide. Click here to view it.

The City of Pickering:

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