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Welcome to your club website

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

A video of the talk on "Critical Thinking" given by Dr Christopher DiCarlo  at our last meeting is now available on the Members Page.

The March meeting of our club happens on March 17th, which is St. Patrick's Day so Laura (who is from Ireland) is planning some special Irish events.   Stay Tuned!

We now feature a Members Section in the club's monthly Buzz newsletter so any contributions would be welcome.   If you have anything about our club that you want to share with your fellow members please let Lynne know.

Joyce P has sheared a copy of the latest Newsletter from Lakeridge Health.   You can view it here

The City also asked us the share the following:  Statistic Canada will be hiring 32,000 people to work on the Census and this may be an excellent employment opportunity for older adults. They have asked that we circulate the information to ensure that our members know about these job opportunities and about the upcoming Census taking place in May 2021.  Please visit if you are interested.

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.

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:

  • No upcoming events


  • 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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