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News Letter May 2022

Next Meeting: May 19th

Collingwood Legion
Coffee: 9:30 a.m.
Meeting: 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 at the Legion

Meeting Agenda

Speaker: Denise Davy
Topic: Mental Health and Advocacy for Human Rights
Profiler: Robert Johnston

Management Committee

  • President: Ron Mitchell
  • Vice President: John Hillier
  • Treasurer: Gene Peycha
  • Membership: Dan Edwards
  • Past President: Doug Ellsworth
  • Secretary: George Powell
  • Newsletter: Jake Johnston
  • Support & Compassionate Care: Larry Gee
  • Ex-Officio: Doug Smith
  • Webmaster: Bill Booth

Club Leaders

Ski Legends: Monty Richardson
PROBus Travel:
Cycling: Carl Wintermeyer
Paddling: Carl Wintermeyer
Investment: Ed Long

Message from the President

Taking a break to get my knee fixed. See you all soon. Regards, Doug Ellsworth, President


Planned inductions: 2 - (Stephen McKee and Dale White)

New Members since last meeting: (Stephen McKee and Dale White)

New Members year-to-date: 9 - (Tom James, Robert Johnston, John Lane, Steve Magill, Stephen McKee, Bob Noppe, Ken Thurston, Dale White, Bruce Wilson)

New Member John Lane

John Lane Membership Chair Dan Edwards

Bridge Club

It’s a relaxed bridge get together talk about local issues and play kitchen bridge don’t even keep score. Great way to get to know members.

First Thursday in the month. Next meeting at the Legion in the North Atlantic room Thursday June 2, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. contact G Powell if your interested.705 443 8443.

Investment Group

The Investment Group is alive and well. Our meetings are usually the second Tuesday of the month with three months off in the Summer. Our next meeting is scheduled for May 10, 2022, at the Collingwood Library.

Ed Long

Vice President Position

Incoming Vice President: This position will be presented to the membership at our next Annual General Meeting for election as Vice President of the Club.

Contact; Ron Mitchell (705) 915-1684

Ron Mitchell

Computer Group

Since Bill Booth is not locally available, we need a replacement to headman the Computer Group. Contact Bill for info and help. Contact- Bill Booth (705) 446-2508

AV Setup Person

Responsible for setting up the Club projector at Legion meetings and assisting the speaker to connect to his/her devices. Contact: Bill Booth (705) 446-2508

King's Wharf Theatre - Penetanguishene

PRESENTS: Sorry, I'm Canadian Too 2

A Proudly Unapologetic Comedy

With its charming blend of music, humour, and political satire, this production celebrates our distinct heritage and offers a fresh take on what it means to be a proud Canadian.





Collingwood Harbour Boat Cruise


In response to several members of our Club, following are three options for the above event. We are targeting Monday to Fridays during the last week in July (25-29 incl.) or second week in August (8-11 incl.) - avoiding conflicts with weekend, holidays, etc.

A specific date will be determined based on the option chosen by the majority of our members. Please review each option and, if interested in attending, email Bob Halpenny at: no later than Friday, May 27 with your 1st choice, followed by your 2nd choice. For the Sightseeing Tour, if you have a departure time preference (3:30 or 5:30) please indicate so.

By Friday, June 3, we will advise all members who responded with further details to determine if they wish to confirm attendance.

Spouse/partner welcome. In your response, indicate if you will be accompanied by your spouse or partner. Note: Prices include a 10% discount.

Thank you. Bob Halpenny. Event Coordinator.

  • Cruise onboard the Huronic - a 65 ft. tour boat seating 70 passengers. The lower level has a fully licensed bar, accompanied with a snack bar, washroom and seating area. The upper deck has seating areas partially covered and protected from the weather. 
- The Huronic is a 65-foot tour boat that seats 70 passengers. The lower level boasts a fully licensed bar, accompanied with a snack bar, washrooms and seating area. The upper deck has partially covered seating and is protected from the weather.

  • (A) SIGHTSEEING TOURS: 1.5 hrs. Departs 3:30 or 5:30 
Explore Collingwood's beautiful harbour, rich in history from its ship building days. Depart from site where the ships were side-launched. Then cruise to Nottawasaga Island to view it's Lighthouse, while taking in the breathtaking escarpment in the background.

Price: $46.33 per person including tax.

  • (B) SUNSET TOURS: 1.5 hrs. Departs 7:00 or 7:30 pm depending on date. Limited availability. 
Watch the sunset beyond the Nottawasaga Lighthouse from the open waters of Georgian Bay and cruise back to the harbour with the light of the glowing colours.

Price: $48.69 per person including tax.

  • (C) ENTERTAINMENT CRUISE: 2 hrs Departs 5:00 pm
Live entertainment featuring Derek McLean and John Eaton.

Price: $68.06 per person including tax.

Paddling Group

The paddling season will get started on May 12 with a leisurely float down the Beaver River. We have a full schedule for this season on The Probus BM website. Just click Activities and Paddling to view the full schedule. To view trip details, klick the date of the trip you interested in. If you require a partner for your watercraft just contact the trip leader and he will try and find someone for you. The wilderness awaits us so let’s get out there and enjoy it with your friends.

Carl Wintermeyer

Cycling Group

The Cycling season got off to a poor start because of weather conditions this spring, but the schedule is in place for an exciting round of rides this season. You will find details for all rides on our Probus BM website under activities. Just click the date link in the schedule for details of the ride. We will be posting a complete schedule of local rides for those that only want to do shorter and easier rides nearby Collingwood, keep checking the website for postings. Let’s get out there and get some exercise and enjoy some good times cycling with your friends.

Carl Wintermeyer

Golf Tournament

Blue Mountain Probus is pleased to announce the return of the Annual Golf Tournament. Following the feedback from our last meeting, we are opening up the golf tournament to include guests. Please register and pay as described below if you plan to attend.

The purpose of this event is to promote club interaction and have fun. It is open to golfers of all calibers.
Four man teams will be assigned.

Date: Tuesday June 28th, 2022

Time: 11:40am (Shotgun start at 12 noon)

Location - Duntroon Highlands 226 Concession 10 South, Duntroon

Detail: 18-hole, shotgun start, Power Cart, Buffet Meal following golf, Prizes

Price: $125.00 ($45.00 for Duntroon Members)

Payment: - via e-transfer to (please add Golf Tournament and your name in the comment field) OR via credit or debit card at May meeting.

To Register: -<br>

Questions: David Thomson at

50/50 Winners

Winners were from left to right: Dan Crabb, Bruce Trimble, Eddie Sokoloff

PROBUS Club of Blue Mountain
P.O. Box 568
Collingwood, ON L9Y 4B2