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Due to COVID-19, each and every one of us continues to be confronted with difficulties and challenges, and our opportunities to get together have been greatly restricted as a result.

However, regardless of the challenges, PROBUS Lakeside is committed to staying connected through these turbulent times via the Buzz (our monthly newsletter), club emails, Zoom and especially this website.  Here you will find everything you need to know about our meetings, activities and social events as it’s updated regularly.   Each activity or event is summarized on this page, with complete details found by using the event's link.   Through this website, you are able to register for any event that interests you as we always need to know the number of participants in order that an email with the Zoom link can be sent to them in advance.  

As I’m sure you’re aware by now, all our activities, with the exception of hiking and golf, are virtual, via Zoom, until we can meet again physically.  With this technology, you will be amazed at the activities we are offering so that you can participate and stay connected.  We are offering opportunities for social, fun, learning and much more and our Webmaster has made the Zoom experience as easy as possible.  First of all, you will need to download the Zoom app to your device, but after that the rest is a breeze.  The day before any activity where you have registered, you will receive an email with a green link that you simply click on at the relevant time, and it will take you directly to the host of that event.  

At any time please contact myself or any other members of the Management Team with questions, concerns, ideas, suggestions or if you need assistance.  All our contact information can be found on the Management Team page and we’re happy to help you at any time.

On behalf of your Management Team, please stay safe, healthy and connected, and I look forward to seeing you at our virtual meetings and other events in 2021.

Jim McMinn, President

Club News

Our January meeting featured a wonderful talk by Thanh Campbell.  If you want to watch it, either again or for the first time, a recording is now available on the Members Page.   You can also buy his books if you want at (on the "Hope for the World Productions" page)

Peter, Valerie and Elaine have started a new Technology Group.   To join, click here and then press the Register button.   Their first workshop is on Zoom.   Click here to Register for this workshop.

Unfortunately we have had to suspend our weekly PROBUS walks for the month of January due to Provincial shut down.   If you have any questions or suggestions please contact Eileen Higdon. (416-505-1483)

The December issue of the PROBUS Canada Newsletter is now available on our Newsletters Page.

Laura has arranged a great speaker for our January meeting.  If you haven't yet heard the Thanh Campbell's Orphan 32 story, you should register asap.   This is a extraordinary and ultimately heartwarming story told by a phenomenal speaker.

Eileen has switched to a weekly schedule for her walks while weather permits and COVID restrictions remain in place.  Check out the Easy Hiking page.

A reminder that the City of Pickering is offering a series of on-line talks called "Seniors Centre Without Walls Spotlight Series".  Call 905.420.4660 ext. 2078 or email for the schedule or to register for a talk.

The Town of Pickering has set up Adults 55+ Facebook Group and invite all PROBUS members to Join.   Click here 

Upcoming meetings & presentations

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, only online meetings are scheduled at this time and we will restart our usual general meeting as soon as possible when the situation becomes clearer and meeting rooms become available again.    Stay Tuned.

Other Things to Do

The Things to Do webpage consists of a number of links to interesting websites that might help you get through the winter months.   

It also has a Things to Do Forum where you can share details of other interesting sites or apps that you enjoy.    When you are in a Forum, click on "CREATE TOPIC"  to add a new post or click on an existing post and click "REPLY" to comment on it.   Add a Subject Line, the Body of your post and then click on Choose files to upload any photos or files.   Click on CONFIRM to finish posting it.   

And while you're there don't forget to "Subscribe to Topic" to get emailed whenever somebody adds anything.

upcoming activities

Below are the next few activities organized by our wonderful Activity Coordinators.  For a full listing of all activities and details of each, or to register for them, please visit the Calendar or Activities Page.

community events

In this section of your website we will from time to time list non-Probus community events that might be of interest to our members.   For example:

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  • Throughout the year the City offers fitness, dance, arts, leisure, and special interest options that have been specifically designed, and priced to suit older adults.  View the details here.

Any local events you want to share?   Let us know

community guides and press releases


In addition to the 260 Canadian clubs and over 4,000 clubs worldwide. PROBUS also has a Global Club.

This is a great connection to the rest of the world for all PROBUS members.

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Our sincere thanks:

For their wholehearted and ongoing support of our Club we thank:   

"Chartwell Pickering City Centre" and Chartwell Parkway

and "The City of Pickering"


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