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News Letter September 2022

Next Meeting: September 15th

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

Meeting Agenda


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:
PROBus Travel:

9:30 - Coffee
10:00 - Annual General Meeting

A Notice of the Annual General Meeting was sent to each member by Membership Chair, Dan Edwards on August 19.


Mail it to George Powell,
Probus Secretary,
1 Niagara Street,
Collingwood, Ontario
L9Y 3X1

Or by E-Mail

Also, for the Annual General Meeting the Constitution and By-Laws of the Club were sent to all members by George and posted on the Website. These will be voted on at the AGM.

There will be no Profiler or Guest Speaker this month.

12:00 - Lunch available at the Legion

Bridge Club

The Kitchen Bridge group has expanded! They will now meet both the FIRST and THIRD Thursday of each month in the Atlantic Room at the legion. Start time is 1 p.m. New members are most welcome!

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.

Investment Group

The Investment Group is alive and well. Our next meeting is scheduled for September 13th 2022, at the Collingwood Library.

Ed Long

Computer Group

Since Bill Booth is not locally available, we are going to call this group done! Of course, if any members need help with geeky things, click on the link to Bill's Blog at

Bill is only as far away as a phone call or email. Don't hesitate!

Paddling Group

Cycling Group

Check this website for up-to-date schedules.

Carl Wintermeyer

Ski Legends

Now that the fall weather is here, our thoughts turn to planning for our winter activities.

And that means it is time to book your ski trip!

Probus Ski Legends–the umbrella ski club for all skiing/snowboarding members in any Probus club–has arranged for 2 ski trips out west this coming February.

Sun Peaks, BC: 2 options, 7 nights Feb 5 - 12, or 10 nights Feb 5 - 15. We are staying at the ski-in, ski-out Sun Peaks Grand Hotel, with a full breakfast every day. Prices for the 7-night trip start at $2635 per person including a 6-day senior ski pass. Price for 10 nights is $3365 per person including a 9-day senior ski pass.

Legends return to Sun Peaks every year. There is terrain suitable for every level, a lively Apres-ski scene, and great restaurants in the pedestrian village.

Deadline to book has been extended to November 15, after which unbooked space will be released. The 7-night trip has just a few spots left, so act now! Space is also still available on the 10-night trip.

Snowmass, CO: back by popular demand, Legends members LOVE Snowmass! Feb 25 - March 4, staying at the Stonebridge Inn at the base of Snowmass, with a full breakfast every day. Prices start at $3380 per person including a 5-day senior ski pass. This is a great time of year to enjoy the Colorado sunshine and wide open slopes of all 4 Aspen/Snowmass mountains!

Space is still available, but it will go fast, so book now! Deadline to book is October 13, after which unbooked space will be released. To book a trip you must join Legends for 2022-2023. You will find all the info for both trips and Legends membership at And of course, that will also give you access to social events, discount pricing at Skiis and Biikes, Blue Mountain ski days, and ski days at the Private clubs with special pricing–more info on all of this coming soon!

Highlights of the August 18th Meeting


Dan Edwards reported that the membership is holding at 239. Dues are now needed to be paid.

President Doug related to members that upcoming events of a Mama Mia Play at St. Jacob's and the Curling Bonspiel will have details coming out soon.

Cycling and Paddling

Carl Wintermeyer gave a detailed report on the recent excursions by the Cycling and Paddling groups. A special note was that the group will be using What's App to communicate more effectively.

Some pictures of lunch after the Thornbury Ride on August 9 are posted below. Cycle Stop
Cycle Stop

Ski trips are on sale now. Get your Legends membership and join the trips at

Christmas Luncheon

Location: OslerBrook Golf and Country Club

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 7th Noon to 3:30 p.m.

Menu: Full 3 course meal

Spouse or partner welcome

Registration: In Person at Club meetings on September 15 and October 20, or by e-transfer (details to follow). Cost per person Approx. $62.00. (to be confirmed prior to September 15).

50/50 Winners


Winners at the August 2022 Meeting were from left to right: Henry Cogill, Ralph Kertcha, Bill Patrick

Profiler: Verne MacKay

Verne gave a description of his career in Banking and international travels. Upon retiring 4 years ago he and his wife moved to Collingwood where they enjoy golfing and kayaking. Guest Speaker: Jory Pritchard-Kerr Jory Picture of Ron Mitchell and Jory Pritchard-Kerr Jory informed us about the plans for the new hospital in Collingwood.
Her presentation can be found on the Website.

Note from the Webmaster

I miss seeing and being with you all at PROBUS, so here is an update.

Jule and I are settled into our life in the north. During the summer, we spend our time at the cottage on Twin Lakes which is only 20 minutes from our home in New Liskeard, and come winter, we hunker down in town. Incidentally, Jule's grandfather built both of these properties in the early 1900s. Yes we have electricity, running water, and indoor facilities!

The reason or my continued membership in PROBUS is the maintenance of our Website. I really enjoy keeping you all up-to-date on the events and news of the club.

A special thanks goes out to the content contributors. The various Group Chairs, Cycling, Paddling, Bridge, Investment, Special Events, News Letter, and of course the Management Committee, who all get their items to me for publishing. Keep up the communications. I look forward to another year, serving my fellow members at PROBUS Blue Mountain.

Bill Booth - Webmaster

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