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NOTICE: Due to the high volume of Flu and COVID cases spreading it is kindly requested that, if, before attending any of our activities or events you have any symptoms eg: coughing, sore throat, headache, you please stay home.  Masking is not mandatory but is highly recommended where possible.

Welcome          

                            

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:

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Please note that membership is restricted to Pickering residents only at this time.

What's New?


  • CHECK OUT OUR PHOTO GALLERY FROM OUR JANUARY AGM AND 4TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION.  CLICK HERE
  • BE AWARE THAT THE PARAMETERS FOR PASSWORDS FOR OUR WEBSITE HAVE CHANGED RECENTLY.  THEY NOW NEED TO HAVE 12 CHARACTERS AND INCLUDE A SPECIAL CHARACTER, CAPITAL AND A NUMBER.  YOU MAY GET A EMAIL ASKING YOU TO RESET IT BECAUSE OF THIS CHANGE.  IF YOU NEED ANY HELP CONTACT OUR WEBMASTER.  CLICK HERE


Upcoming Events       

Below are the next few events.  For a full listing, click here.  We frequently add new events, so make sure you check by here frequently.

Meet Our February Speaker 

For our February meeting we welcome Dr. Christopher DiCarlo.  Dr. DiCarlo is a philosopher, educator, speaker and author.   He is the Ethics Chair for the Canadian Mental Health Association and a lifetime member of Humanist Canada.   As an educator, Christopher currently teaches in the Department of Biology at the University of Toronto Mississauga and at The Life Institute at Toronto Metropolitan University.   

Dr. DiCarlo has been invited to speak at numerous national and international conferences in the past and has won several awards including TV Ontario’s ‘Big Ideas’ Best Lecturer in Ontario Award and Canada’s Humanist of the Year.    Finally, he is the author of several books including his best-seller: How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass: A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Asking the Right Questions and his latest: So You Think You Can Think? Tools for Intelligent Conversations and Getting Along.

Christopher has presented to us before,  notably about “Ethics, Good vs Evil”, and his presentation to us at this meeting will be on  ‘The Abridged History of Love’.   How was the concept of ‘love’ defined, used, and celebrated throughout recorded time (and potentially, pre-recorded time)?  During this festive season of St. Valentine’s – when “love is in the air” – let’s consider the nature of this most perplexing, yet wondrous of human emotions.


Check out our Gallery of Pictures for our January speaker and our AGM.


  Current Newsletter

The February 2023 Newsletter is now available


Activities

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, like euchre, weekly group walks, book and movie clubs, golf, trivia and much more.  To ensure you get notified of our activities please update your Group interests by clicking on the below link.

WANT TO UPDATE YOUR ACTIVITY MAILING LIST - CLICK HERE












Events

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.



What's going on in Our Community?

Start the New Year off right, with - Ways to Wellness Program

Carea (Community Health Centre) is offering a FREE 6 week adult wellness program to discover ways to improve your overall physical, social and mental well-being.  Check out this program by clicking on the link - Ways to Wellness Program.  You can also checkout their website to see all Carea has to offer - Carea website.

As part of the Aging Well Together Spotlight Series - Join us for an interactive seminar at the  George Ashe Library and Community Centre.  Through this educational session, individuals will feel more encouraged and empowered to advocate for their own health.  Individuals will understand the importance of being routinely screened to detect cancer earlier when it is most treatable and programs that are available for cervical, breast, colorectal and lung cancers.

Wednesday February 22, 12 - 2pm Register today.  For more information call 905 420-4660 ext 1079 or email jryan@pickering.ca



Connecting with Seniors Series presents - Mike Shoreman, the Unbalanced Paddle Boarder.

In November 2018, Whitby born stand up paddle boarder coach Mike Shoreman was diagnosed with a rare disease, the Ramsay Hunt 'syndrome.  Join this amazing Zoom session to hear about his journey.  Click this link to learn more about the session being held via ZOOM on Wednesday February 22 at 3pm

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



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