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Welcome to PROBUS

PROBUS was started in 1987 in Canada for retired & semi-retired men and women who enjoy keeping healthy minds and bodies and socializing with other retirees in the community.   

PROBUS is a volunteer-based, non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian fellowship organization with over 4,000 clubs worldwide. 

In PROBUS you’ll find a wealth of new experiences and a much-expanded social network. The opportunities abound in each club with awesome guest speakers, a broad range of interesting activities and social events, stimulating conversation and the chance to explore your community, Canada, and the world with new friends. 

Every PROBUS club is run entirely by member volunteers who give freely of their time to make each club a success.  By becoming a volunteer, it is easier to meet people and make new friends and you also become an integral part of the club either as a member of the Management Team or by heading up an activity.

Club News

Our Monthly Speaker is one of the most popular parts of our Monthly Meeting.  Laura continues to find us the best.

For May we have Dr. Bruce McKay.  Dr. McKay, a professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Wilfred Laurier University, will give us a very entertaining presentation called "Cannabis and the Brain".

For June we have an Improv Specialist, Robin Clipsham, who will talk about the benefits of improv comedy for our well-being and overall health.  

Gentle Fit Cardio - our first session was very well received and we will be including this activity as a part of our regular weekly schedule - still time to sign up.

We are trying some new activities that will be held in the evening.  Bingo will be held on the 2nd Wednesday each month - check it out, we're sure you will enjoy it.

We're also restarting  Euchre  which will be held on the third Monday of each month at 7pm.  This online activity will utilize Zoom and Trickstercards.  Don't miss this one - sure to please.

Photo Contest -  Congratulations to the winners of our Photo contest: 

1st Place - Maureen Kelly - Pickering Lighthouse

2nd Place - Laura Green - A surprise visitor

3rd place - Nicole Spencer - Dining Al Fresco

We had many great photos uploaded to Facebook for our contest. Check out the great photos  PROBUS Pickering Lakeside Facebook page. You can enjoy our winners photos right here on our website.

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.


Retirement is the time to reinvent yourself and do the things you never had time for when you were working.  Scroll through our website to learn what’s happening and how you can benefit from membership. Join us today and make the most of your golden years. 



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

Community Care Durham is currently recruiting new Board Members to join their Board of Directors.  Click here for more information - Volunteer Board of Directors_Flyer.pdf.

The City of Pickering:

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