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
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 Speaker
This month's speaker is Lori Oschefski, President of ‘Home Children Canada’ (HCC), a charitable organization she founded in 2012 which is dedicated to bringing the true stories of the British Home Children to light.
Throughout the years Lori and HCC have steadily maintained their mission of cataloging Home Children stories, gathering information about the children and their lives in Canada, reconnecting families unjustly torn apart by these migrant programs, and promoting the story of the Home Children across the world. Her personal connection with this story comes through her mother, who arrived in Canada in 1924 at the tender age of 2.
Lori will share some of her research and stories of some of these children with us.
Between 1869 and 1948 over 100,000 impoverished children, from toddlers to eighteen, were removed from the UK and sent to Canadian shores to become domestic servants and farm workers. Unlike the Guest Children who were sent here to protect them against the war, there was no intention to send the Home Children back home. Most were forever separated from their families, friends, culture and country. Most Home Children spent their lives not knowing who they were, where they had come from and why they had truly been sent to Canada.
Lori is a Genealogical Researcher and Advocate whose work is recognized worldwide. She has been the subject of extensive coverage with interviews and articles through news media outlets such as the BBC in England, CBC radio, CBC The National, The Scotsman (Scotland) and many other community Canadian newspapers.
The September newsletter is now available
The June 2022 Newsletter PROBUS CANADA is now available
All activities are now open after our summer hiatus. Check out the Upcoming Events to see the date and time of all your favourite activities.
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 Month Games Day will be held out on October 20th at the Royal Canadian Legion. Come out and have some fun and lunch.
Our Annual Christmas Luncheon will be held on December 14th at the Ajax Convention Centre. Tickets are now on sale!
The Lakeside Weekly Walking Group will continue to get out every Tuesday.
September 27th - Rouge Park - Vista Trail, Scarborough
More Good News
Herongate Theatre - on November 20th we are meeting at the Herongate Dinner Theatre for their production of Funny Money. Always a good time with a delicious buffet dinner before the show.
Simcoe Panorama Lights - on December 12th we will start off our day by going to Will's Christmas Store for refreshments and shopping. Then off to the Erie Beach Hotel for a beautiful Turkey Dinner. After dinner we will visit the Simcoe Panorama Lights Welcome Centre for a guided tour of the Simcoe Christmas Lights.
NOTE: We have sold out our first bus, A second bus has now been added. Please sign up today.
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.
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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.