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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

Welcome to our new Acting-President

We want to welcome Peter Green to his new role as Acting-President of PROBUS Pickering Lakeside.  Peter has been actively involved with PROBUS for many years and with PROBUS Pickering Lakeside since the Club's inception in 2018.  We will benefit greatly from his years of experience.  He will continue to hold the title of Acting-President until PROBUS Pickering Lakeside has its Annual General Meeting in January 2022, at which time there will be elections for some positions on the Management Team.  The willingness of members, like Peter, to volunteer their time is why our Club has been so successful to date.  So thank you and, once again, welcome.

Club News

Meet Our Speakers 

Robin Clipsham's presentation on June 16th was entitled 'Improvisation for Adults and Seniors "Laughing Matters"'. We learned all about the ways to open and maintain brain function and increase relaxation by engaging in creative group activities that were both fun and informative..  Robin showed us how improvisation combines the excitement of spontaneous conversation with listening skills, all while relaxing and playing. 

Our July speaker will be Neil Crone who you may know from his years as an award winning columnist with Durham Region News.  In addition to being an accomplished writer, Neil Crone has also performed in dozens of television and radio commercials, TV shows and is the voice of numerous animation characters every Saturday morning.

Neil's presentation will be a humorous and sometimes serious take on some of the life lessons learned during his brush with colorectal cancer.  Neil authored his book "Semi-Colon: A Writer's Cheeky Journey Through Colorectal Cancer" in 2015 which provides a "unique, funny and uplifting collection of emails, newspaper articles and quotes" of his journey with cancer.  Neil Crone is first and foremost a comedian and his sense of humor is sure to entertain and delight.

Lots of Choices - Join In

International Cooking session will be on June 17th, when Elaine Phipps will lead us through the recipes for Cranberry, Apple, Almond Coleslaw and a Mango Salsa.  

Don't forget to join us for our next Lakeside Cocktail Hour scheduled for June 25th. We will be asking you to choose between making a Red or White Sangria; perfect refreshment for these hot summer days.  As usual, we will also give you more 'behind the bar' tips.

And The Good News Keeps Coming

Our first Lakeside Walking Challenge is now over and bragging rights for the most distance covered goes to Laurie Robinson and Sheila Crummey who clocked in a total of 260.65 km.  More important is the fact that numerous member teams were out in the fresh air enjoying the wonderful weather and benefiting from the exercise.  Well done all!!

Check out our new activity entitled "Our Durham".  This informative program introduces our members to people, places, organizations and points of interest throughout Durham Region.  Our guest on June 22nd will be Renae Jarrett, a columnist with the News Advertiser and the This Week newspapers in the Durham Region.

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.

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

June is Seniors Month in the City of Pickering - keep in touch with everything happening at

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