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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:


Upcoming Events       

Below are the next 5 events.  For a full listing, click here.  We frequently add new events, so make sure you check by here frequently.

You are reminded that we have strict COVID protocols in place for all in-person events.  Click here to review them.

Meet Our Speaker 

Instead of our regular meeting with a speaker, we will be celebrating the season with a Christmas Luncheon to be held at the Ajax Convention Centre on Wednesday, December 8th.  We will be joined by Mark Kersey, a name that many of you may recognize. Mark played Mark The Repairman on the Mr. Dressup show for over 10 years, and has appeared in DOZENS of TV commercials across Canada and the USA.  This former Blue Jay organist is great at entertaining young and old alike. This is guaranteed to be a wonderfully entertaining experience for us all.

For those who have registered for the Christmas luncheon, we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, December 8th starting at 11:30am at the Ajax Convention Centre, 550 Beck Crescent, Ajax.

For those looking for more information on our former speaker, Tammy Dean, she can be reached at:647-948-3482. 

Current Newsletter

The November newsletter is now available.

Good News

Our Acting-President, Peter Green, announced at our Monthly Meeting on November 17th, that discussions with the City of Pickering has resulted in us being advised that we will be able to hold in-person meetings as of January 2022.  Renovation of the Recreation Centre will not be complete, but the City will provide a temporary alternate location.

January is when we hold our Annual General Meeting at which time we will be electing our Management Team.  The Nominating Committee has determined that we have 3 vacancies to fill in the new year, a Vice President and a Secretary, both of which will be part of the Management Team and also a House Coordinator.   So we are now at the part of the process where we are seeking nominations for these roles.  We already have a couple of interested members and that is terrific.   However, if you want to nominate anybody, including yourself, for any of these roles please contact Judy Scott before December 15th.   Judy can be reached at 905-426-5917 or via

More Good News

Registration for the Christmas Luncheon is now closed as we had to confirm numbers for the Ajax Convention Centre.  There is a waitlist if you would like to sign-up, in case someone needs to cancel at the last moment.

Bowling on November 29th was such a great success that it has been decided to schedule another one in the New Year.  Keep checking back for more information.  As before we are asking non-players to turn out to cheer on your friends and groan at the gutter balls.

For all you billiard players looking forward to the club finally reopening, please be advised that it has been decided not to move forward with this club until the New Year.  We all look forward to when we can get back to Petrinas for a game of billiards, fun and fellowship.  

Time to get out for a walk and get the body pumping.  The Lakeside Weekly Walking group heads out every Tuesday, always taking a different route.  Walks currently scheduled for:

  • Tuesday, November 30th - Orchard Trail, Rouge Valley


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, many that have been adapted to Zoom for the duration of Covid-19.



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.

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

The City of Pickering:

Here is where you can get the latest news of the COVID vaccination schedule

Community Care Durham is looking for new volunteers and we are asking YOU to spread the word. Do you know someone who would enjoy the rewarding experience of volunteering? Here’s your chance to recruit a friend, family member or neighbour and be eligible to win prizes! Please refer interested candidates to the Volunteer Coordinators at 905-668-6318 or 905-668-1653 or email us at

All CCD programs and services remain unchanged and will continue to run as usual in order to provide vital services that help our clients remain safely at home. To inquire how we can help you, visit our COVID-19 page or call us at 1-888-255-6680.

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