Among the benefits of being a PROBUS Club member are the many focus groups within the club. Regular meetings are held for like-minded members to learn, discuss, and to enjoy particular activities, from skiing to bridge playing. Check out the particulars under the tabs.
The Investment Group meets on the Second Tuesday of the month, from 9:45 A.M. until Noon at the Collingwood Library. Guest speakers are invited to deliver insight into various investment strategies and topical finacial subjects. There is a $4.00 fee per attendee to cover the library costs.
The Computer Group gathers on the Fourth Thursday of the month (one week after the PROBUS monthly meeting). Meetings are held at the Collingwood Library from Noon until 2:00 P.M. A $4.00 per attendee fee overs the library costs.
Focus is on the IT world: new developments, software and hardware issues, general discussion of high-tech. Members are welcome to bring a snack!
The Masters are an informal group of PROBUS Members who meet every second Wednesday at Collingwood Leisure Time Centre, 100 Minnesota St., Collingwood.
Check the calendar for specific dates.
We welcome all who have an interest in the game of bridge -- whether a beginner or expert.
Play commences at 1:00 pm but, if you cannot come until later, come anyway. We will fit you into a game throughout the afternoon.
There are 52! (52 factorial) ways to shuffle a deck of cards.
That is 8.0658175... × 10^67 (1 followed by 67 zeros)
Just shuffle a deck of cards and it is likely that you are the first person ever with that particular order.
Ski Legends combines all PROBUS clubs in the region, and they maintain their own website: PROBUS Ski Legends Follow the link to their site - under Membership is an Application Form.
We are currently forming a PROBUS Tai Chi Club. The purpose is to introduce our members to a Low impact activity which targets balance issues and sharpens the mind.
On the physical level, the TaoistTai Chi arts. exercise
the entire physiology, including the tendons, joints,
connective tissue and the internal organs. Working on
these movements under the guidance of an accredited
Instructor contributes to better balance and posture,
Increased strength and flexibility, improved circulation,
and peace of mind.
We hope to get a beginners class going by February.
To sign up or request further information please: Email Doug Ellsworth
GEORGIAN PROBUS TRAVEL GROUP-upcoming trips for your pleasure
1. Scotland Islands and highlands. This had to be postponed until 03 Oct 2020 ending 18 Oct. The deposits will be honoured for the new dates. Please contact Gloria at 705 -429-9455. Hope and pray this virus will be a distant memory by then.
2. Portugal and Madeira 08 to 23 May 2021. Interested persons, please call Gloria 705 429 9455
3. Croatia tour /yacht and bike ….land tour 11 Sept ,then bike /yacht tour of the islands 19 to 26 Sept 2021. For info and to join, call Jacqui. 647-404-9380.
The PROBUS Clubs of Georgian Bay Region have organized a Group Travel initiative, to encourage and facilitate worldwide travel for groups of like-minded people, i.e. PROBUS members. The trips scheduled tend to get filled up rather quickly, so you need to be on your toes! Please note the dates as they are generally quite far in advance. This enables the tour operators to negotiate better features and accommodations. Click on the blue button below for trips that are currently in the pipeline. Bon Voyage!
2019 was a great cycling season which ended with a wonderful ride along Georgian Bay and thru Awenda Park. We stopped at the lake in the park to take in the spectacular fall colours and of course, we finished off at a pub on that absolutely spectacular day.
We had 54 active riders this year with most attending and enjoying several rides and you will see from some of the pictures, it wasn’t all just about the riding.
A terrific job was done by our ride leaders. They made sure that we had rides that suited all levels of ability and distance requirements.
A special thanks to Emmet Weatherhead for hosting the season beginning bbq at his home and Dick Brown for hosting the mid season bbq at his cottage on Lake Eugenia and thanks to the chefs on those days.
Fall is here and soon many of us will ski with Ski Legends or take off to the sun, but, I, for one ,am already looking forward to our 2020 cycling season.
Have a great winter.
Your cycling committee, Carl, Dan, Bob and Monty
The Cycling Group has weekly rides hopefully starting in June on routes from easy to challenging. The routes generally terminate at a suitable watering hole!
Many of our riders now use e-bikes so that they can maintain their fitness, climb the hills and have the great social interaction that cycling generates.
“Official Group rides” are on Tuesdays, weather permitting.The objective of cycling is fitness and friendship, so, many members contact each other for rides outside of the PROBUS rides. For a group listing, go to the Member Listing page - login - select the Cycling tab.
Each member must sign a new waiver at the beginning of each season. As part of the waiver the member provides contact details so that they can be informed of weekly ride routes and status.
Please sign the waiver and have it witnessed and provide the original signed to PROBUS. PROBUS must have the signed waiver for you to participate in the rides.
Below are PDFs of the ‘Ride Leaders’ Guidelines’, the “Riders’ Guidelines’ and the waiver and ‘Incident Form’
Click on the Blue buttons to read online, or the Grey buttons to download to your computer.
PROBUS Club of Blue Mountain
P.O. Box 568
Collingwood, ON L9Y 4B2