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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.

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

Meet Our Speaker 

This month’s speaker will be Dr. Mike Daley.  Mike and his wife Jill live in Toronto and he holds a Ph. D in music from York University and has published widely on a variety of musical subjects.   

He is a musicologist, specializing in the history of popular music and has taught at Guelph, McMaster, Waterloo and York Universities.  He has toured the United States and Canada as a musician with Jeff Healey and also featured on dozens of recordings as a guitarist and singer.   

Mike will tell us the ‘Elvis Presley Story’.   Elvis defined rock and roll culture in the 1950s with hit records like “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Love Me Tender” and scored hits well into the 1970s like “In The Ghetto” and “Suspicious Minds.” The King of Rock and Roll led a life filled with triumphs and tragedies.   His life and music are the subject of Dr. Mike Daley’s lecture.

Current Newsletter

The May Newsletter is now available.

Good News

Stratford's Chicago - On June 28th, we are heading to Stratford where we will have lunch at the Borealis Restaurant before going to the Stratford Festival to see their production of Chicago.  There are only a few tickets left so make sure you get  them before they sell out.  

Let's Stamp on May 25th at the Royal Canadian Legion.  Come on out and learn a technique where each stamping produces a one-of-a-kind image.

Notice from the City of Pickering - June is Seniors Month in Ontario. It’s a time when we recognize our amazing older Ontarians and the contributions they have made in communities across the province.  I am proud to report that the City of Pickering is hosting several programs and events to do just that – celebrate the many positive contributions older adults have made to this fabulous City.

The 2022 theme is Stay Active, Connected, and Safe:

Please find attached the “June is Seniors Month” newsletter which promotes the various programs and events taking place in celebration of Seniors Month. 

More Good News

Cruising on the Grand River - join us on July 14th for a relaxing cruise along the historic Grand river.  A little shopping, and lively entertainment by "The Blazing Fiddles". Then we board onto the river boat for a 3-course lunch .

Big Band Celebration - Enjoy an afternoon of live entertainment with the George Lake Big Band at the Rec Centre on Sunday June 12th 2-4pm.  We have reserved a table and 20 tickets for our members.  They will go on sale Monday May 16th at East Shore Community Centre, the Rec Centre and the George Ashe Library.

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

May 24th - Seaton Hiking Trail

May 31st - Duffins Creek, Ajax

The May Monthly Meeting transported our membership from the 2020's back to the 1920's.  And as always, Laura Green got in on film.


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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