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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 5 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 

Next month our speaker will be Barbara Dixon.  Barbara is an award-winning public speaker, historian, documentary film producer and writer who has entertained, educated, and enlightened audiences for over twenty-five years.  Barbara’s vision is to educate Canadians about the phenomenal work carried out by women across the nation whose invaluable contribution helped win the Second World War.   She is committed to ensuring that Canada’s ‘bomb girls’ are honoured and commemorated by fellow Canadians and has authored 2 books on this subject:

Bomb Girls: Trading Aprons for Ammo’ is a comprehensive, historical record of Canada’s biggest WWII munitions plant (“GECO”) employing over 21,000 citizens predominantly women, who courageously worked with high explosives around the clock over its four-year history.  The book offers a unique, intimate, and extraordinary glimpse into the lives and hearts of these dedicated Canadians. In-person interviews with the women who risked their lives every time they stepped onto the “clean side” of the plant lend a personal, distinctive perspective to the book.

Bomb Girls: United for Peace’ recounts one hundred and one never-before-told biographies garnered from rare one-on-one interviews with surviving bomb girls or from painstaking research provided by family members, company documents, government records and archival fonds.   From domestic abuse to miscarriages, from murder to meeting royalty, the book offers a culturally-rich, one-of-a-kind resource that will appeal to women of all ages, students, educators, historians, and World War II aficionados.

Barbara will share these unique stories with us at our next meeting

Current Newsletter

The July Newsletter is now available.

The June 2022 Newsletter from PROBUS CANADA is now available

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.  Tickets still available.

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

July 5th - Heber Downs, Cochrane Street, Whitby

July 12th - Col. Danforth Park & PICNIC

July 19th - Greenwood Conservation Area

July 26th - Caruthers Marsh Pavilion, Ajax & PICNIC

More Good News

Notice:  A friendly reminder that our next Monthly Meeting, held on July 20th, will be at Don Beer Arena, 940 Dillingham Road, Pickering.

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'.

Golf  - continues on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at Spring Creek Golf Club.  Dates for July are the 7th and 21st.

Lakeside Ladies Lunch will take place on July 13th at the Black Dog Restaurant in Scarbrough.

Meals Out - we will be heading to Kathryn's in Pickering for breakfast on July 18th.

Ladies Let's Talk will be returning to the Gazebo on the Esplanade on July 8th.  It has been decided to continue to meet in person as long as the weather in favourable.


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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