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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 

On January 17th we hosted our Annual General Meeting where we presented our newly elected Management Team; along with providing an update of how our club is doing as we head into 2022.  The Management Team consists of:

President - Peter Green

Vice-President - Valerie Rodrigues

Past-President - Jim McMinn

Treasurer - Peter Davidson

Members Coordinator - Sharon McMinn

Speaker Coordinator - Laura Green     

Activities Coordinator - Lynne Stewart

Webmaster - Elaine Phipps

Secretary - Greg Garber

Deidrey Francois was back to entertain us with her inspiring and energizing collection of music.  Deidrey is a passionate singer/songwriter and a sultry, soulful performer.  Deidrey's voice resonates love and her stage presence is infectious enthusiasm.  She invokes the full gamut of emotion with music that ranges from gut wrenching blues, rhythmic rock to jazzy joy.  The perfect person to help us celebrate our 3rd Anniversary  

Current Newsletter

The January newsletter is now available.

Good News

COVID Update: We will continue to monitor the situation with Omicron and the various new restrictions that are coming into effect.  Your Social Committee has already begun exploring lots of new online opportunities, so keep coming back and checking us out to see new activities as they open up.

Just a reminder - we have an amazing tech team who have offered to help our members to use Zoom.  All you have to do is send an email to  and we will get someone to assist you so that you can get involved in our activities via Zoom.

On Friday, January 28th at 10 am, the Technology Group will be reviewing the numerous applications currently available for streaming music online.   Regardless of genre, we will help you navigate your way.

Gentle Cardio Fit is coming back!  Starting on Thursday, January 20th and continuing for 5 weeks, join us for some morning exercise.  A great way to get some extra activity in during the cold winter months.

    More Good News

    We have put together an Online Scavenger Hunt that will for sure be fun.  Bring your own refreshments and snacks and join us on Friday January 21st at 4pm as you try to find a list of items in your own home.  Who will be the first person back? 

    Bridge is going back online with Trickster Cards.  The Ajax club will continue to offer spots to our members.  These games will take place on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.  If you are interested, contact Harvey Brodhecker at for more information.

    Crack the Case is a fun and challenging game that asks participants to figure out what happened based on progressively detailed clues.  Join us on Wednesday, January 26th.

    The Lakeside Weekly Walking Group will continue to get out every Tuesday.  Walks will start at the Ajax Rotary Park as the City of Ajax has assured us that the trails will be maintained throughout the winter.


    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:

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