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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:


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

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.

COVID UPDATE:  Our policy regarding proof of vaccination and mask-wearing has been updated.  Click here to review.

Meet Our Speaker 

We are trading in our August Speaker for food, fun,  games and some entertainment surprises at our Annual BBQ being held at Alex Robertson Park on Wednesday, August 17th.

Current Newsletter

The August Newsletter is now available.

The June 2022 Newsletter APROBUS CANADA is now available

At our July Monthly Meeting, Barbara Dixon's presentation on the Bomb Girls in Canada told the story of the women whose invaluable contribution helped to win the Second World War.

Good News

Challenge Cruising Toronto HarbourTall Ship Challenge - We have charted the 'Challenge' Tall Ship for a fully catered lunch as we cruise Toronto's beautiful waterfront on Thursday, September 8th which offers:

  • A selection of entrees, meal starters and desserts
  • Cash bar
  • Dancing to your favourite 50-60's music

This 96' three-mast schooner is your ultimate upscale destination So invite a friend and grab your tickets now before they sell out.  This will be a wonderful wind-down to an amazing summer season.

Prince Edward County Wine Tour - on October 6th we are heading off to Ontario wine country to visit a number of wineries taste testing as we go.

PROBUS Pickering Lakeside Annual BBQ will be held on August 17th at Alex Robertson Park on Sandy Beach Road.  We have confirmed that parking is free.  See you there.

Meals Out - We are heading to Kathryn's for breakfast on August 15th.  Always a great way to start a new week.

Golf is scheduled at Spring Creek Golf Club on August 4th and August 18th.  Nine holes and great fellowship on the patio afterwards.

The Lakeside Weekly Walking Group will continue to get out every Tuesday.

August 9th - Highland Creek Area (Brown Bag Lunch)

August 16th - Lynne Shores Conservation Area, Ajax/Whitby

August 23rd - Ajax Rotary Park (Brown Bag Lunch)

August 30th - Heber Downs Conservation Area

More Good News

Niagara Fallsview Casino - come out and join us for a fun filled day at Fallsview Casino Resort on September 22nd.  If gambling isn't your thing, why not do some sightseeing, falls watching and/or shopping.

Summer Hiatus - A number of our activities will be on 'hiatus' for July and August as our members enjoy the summer months away visiting with friends and family or just enjoying a well earned 'staycation'.

Ladies Let's Talk will meet at the Gazebo on the Esplanade on August 5th.  Bring your chair and a beverage and join us.

Afternoon Decadence - Come out and join us for waffles, filled with more choices than should be allowed, gelato and a cup of coffee or tea.  On August 24th we will be going to Heaffles, a European style waffle and expresso bar.

Bridge Marathon - This year we will be combining with other local PROBUS clubs for a ‘Bridge Marathon’ which is a social event (and so all levels are equally welcome) where you will be playing 14 games (7 with your team hosting it and 7 ‘away’ games) and each game will consist of a minimum of 18 deals, 6 with each of the other 3 players.  

The games will start in September and run through to April next year and it will be up to the 'hosting team' to arrange the specific date and time for each game.   The cost is $30 per person which includes a lunch at the end of the year at which everyone gets a prize. 

Harvey Brodhecker from the Ajax club will be the organizer of the Marathon and if you are interested in participating, please let him know asap as he will be making up the schedule during August.   .Harvey can be reached at or 416-894-5778.   Preferably you will be able to specify your partner when you register but if you don’t have one, please let Harvey know and he will try and get one for you. 


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.



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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