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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.

Thank you for your interest in our club - Please note that membership is currently full but we are accepting names from Pickering residents only, for our waitlist.  Please contact our membership Coordinator with any questions or to add your name to the waitlist,  at

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.

NOTICE:   It is kindly requested that, if, before attending any of our activities or events you have any COVID or Flu symptoms eg: coughing, sore throat, headache, etc. that you please stay home.  Masking is not mandatory but is highly recommended where possible.

Club News?

HELP!! - One of our members had their e-bike stolen from the Rec Centre during our last meeting on June 10th.  The bike was double locked outside the registration desk entrance - if anyone saw anything please let us know (click here), a police report has been submitted.

Our fabulous newsletter team has released your June edition of the Probus Pickering Lakeside newsletter.  Catch up on all the news and catch a glimpse of the events coming your way in the next couple of months.  Check it all out by clicking here.   

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    Our Next Speaker

    Our Speaker for July will be the Pickering Mayor, Kevin Ashe.   

    Mayor Ashe has been a resident of Pickering for over 55 years and comes from a family deeply rooted in local politics and community service.  His late father, George Ashe, served as the first Mayor of the then Town of Pickering in 1973;  paving the way for Kevin’s own civic career.  Mayor Ashe was first elected as Ward 1 City Councilor in 2003 and was elected Mayor in 2022.

    Mayor Ashe’s vision for Pickering is ambitious yet grounded, striving to harness Pickering’s potential for positive and progressive growth, fostering vibrancy, connectivity, and sustainability. Central to this vision is promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and nurturing a compassionate and thriving community.    

    At our meeting, Mayor Ashe will be presenting important updates regarding ongoing initiatives and developments happening in the City  His aim at meetings like these is to  keep residents informed and encourage community engagement.   His informative session will be followed by a Q&A session, allowing you to ask questions and share your feedback.

    Thanks Laura

    Click here to register for our July 10th meeting!


    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.

    On this page you can also see details of multi-day trips and vacations organized especially for PROBUS Members through HNA Travel by Lakeside member Shirlie van Puttin.

    ?? Community -Did you know??             

    City of Pickering

     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 or below to find out more:

    Our sincere thanks to the City of Pickering for

    their ongoing support of our Club

    Durham Region

    Durham Region have prepared and issued an excellent Community Resource for Seniors & Older Adults Guide. Click here to view it


    Discover Ontario’s Medical Expense and Senior’s Care at Home Tax Credit, PLUS a number of other personal and family related tax subjects.

    Please join the Ministry of Finance for this informative 1 hour webinar on June 19, July 25 and Aug 22nd at 2:00 p.m. (Register below, see link below).

    This webinar will debunk myths and provide clarity about both tax credits, empowering attendees to determine if they qualify for these valuable tax credits.

    Attendees will also receive electronic handouts and get an opportunity to have their questions answered.

    People can get more information on other specific free webinars and register  at

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