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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.

What's New?

Well Spring has sprung and so has our April edition of our monthly Probus Newsletter.  Catch up on all of our activities and news - we hope you enjoy it, click here.   

** UPDATE - For April only, we will hold our Meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, on April 17th.   This is due to a conflict with the Rec Centre.

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PHOTOS - take a look at our new Photos menu option (must be signed in) on the home page.  click hereWe have organized all of our photos into albums.  Check it out by clicking here.  If you have some photos you would like to add to an existing album, there are instructions on how to do that at the bottom of the Photos page.  If you have photos from an event not included yet, just email the webmaster and we can set it up for you.

TECH HELP!! - If you would like any help with the website or Wild Apricot app please contact Scott - click here

    Our Next Speaker

    The Speaker for our May meeting will be Kevin Donovan.  

    Kevin is the Toronto Star's Chief Investigative Reporter, and his focus has always been on journalism that exposes wrongdoing and effects change.  Over almost four decades Kevin has reported on activities of charities, government, police, business and other institutions.  He also reported from the battlefields in the Gulf War and the war in Afghanistan following 9/11.  

    Kevin has won three National Newspaper Awards, two Governor General's Michener Awards, the Canadian Journalism Foundation award and three Canadian Association of Journalists Awards.   He is the author of several books, including the ‘The Billionaire Murders’; ‘Secret Life: The Jian Ghomeshi Investigation’;  and the ‘The Dead Times’ (a fiction novel).  You can listen to his ‘Suspicion’ podcast series wherever you listen to podcasts, and check out ‘The Billionaire Murders’ documentary on Crave. 

    Kevin will talk to us about some of his investigative reporting cases, with a special focus on the still unsolved murders of billionaires Barry and Honey Sherman.  He’ll talk about the crime, the last day of their lives, and debunk some theories.  Kevin will also take your questions and have copies of his books, ‘The Billionaire Murders’, and ‘Secret Life, the Jian Ghomeshi investigation’ for sale ($20 each) and signing after his talk.

    Thanks Laura

    Click here to register for our May 8th 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

    The City of Pickering is looking for input into it's Recreation and Parks Master Plan.  To find out more and to complete the survey, click here.

    U of T Prostate Cancer Study

    The Exercise Oncology Lab at the University of Toronto has an exciting study opportunity for prostate cancer survivors.  The study is testing a distance-based program to help prostate cancer survivors sit less and move more.   The study is all done in the comfort of their own homes and no study visits are required.  Click here for more information.      01/18

    Durham Region

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


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