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:
Meet Our Speakers
On August 18th, we will hear from Judy Suke, a Motivational Humourist, Retired College Professor, manuscript developer and author.
Her presentation is entitled "Aging Isn't for Sissies". In this extremely humourous presentation, Judy shares some helpful tips to control and lower the stress of aging. Tips that will help you move ahead with ease. Your laughter during the presentation will immediately heal the body, soothe the soul, lift the spirits and give you energy.
Good News - We're Moving Out
For the first time in over a year, we are finally moving some of our zoom activities offline. Join the Lakeside Ladies Talk on August 12th when we meet at Alex Robertson Park at the foot of Sandy Beach Road.
And there's more exciting news - the Lakeside Ladies Lunch will be meeting at Amici's on August 11th.
Lots of Choices - Join In
Join our Lakeside Weekly Walking Group on August 3rd at 10:30am as we walk the beautiful waterfront trail in Ajax. Great way to get your steps in!
Our Lakeside Cocktail Hour held on July 23rd introduced an alcoholic version of a Creamsicle milkshake that was met with the approval of all. Join us on August 27th when we will be, once again, trying out our next alcoholic sensation. As usual, we will also give you more 'behind the bar' tips.
And The Good News Keeps Coming
Peter Green's presentation of his experience climbing Mount Kilimanjaro was so well received, he has agree to come back in September to share some of his other wonderful adventures. Members can click here to view Peter's fascinating talk.
On August 24th we are excited to welcome Jane Givens, a volunteer at the Toronto Zoo for six years. Jane will be doing an online Q & A talking about the animals, giraffes, gorillas and so on on live camera.
The next Technology talk on August 27th will look at Google Photos and talk about how to use this product for storing and organizing your photo collection.
Looking to stay in touch with all scheduled events? Download the Wild Apricot app for either an iPhone or Android phone. Search for "Wild Apricot for Members" in the appropriate app store.
The Things to Do webpage consists of a number of links to interesting websites that might help you get through the next few months. Check it out
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.
Due to current Covid-19 restrictions PROBUS Pickering Lakeside has suspended its social events for the time being.
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.