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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 or better yet:


Please note that membership is restricted to Pickering residents only at this time.

What's New?

  • The Pickering Lawn Bowling club have announced  a free "Introduction To Lawn Bowling"  session on May 13th - Click here to see the flyer
  • Be aware that the parameters for passwords for our website have changed recently.   They now need to have 12 characters including at least one special character, one capital letter and one number.   If you get an email telling you to reset your password and need help then please contact our webmaster   Click Here.
  • We had a bonus speaker last month, a Ministry of Finance tax expert talking about Ontario's income tax rules and credits for Seniors.  Click here for the presentation slides, 1 at a time. #1#2#3#4#5, #6#7#8 , #9, and #10

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.

Meet Our April Speaker 

Our next Speaker is Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter but he will not be talking about Oshawa.  

Dan experienced some major challenges as a child and as a result he fell into drug and alcohol addiction and was homeless for most of his late teens and 20s. 

Dan managed to overcome this and went on to enjoy a successful career in broadcasting including being the Executive Producer of programming for CHEX TV Durham.   He took up politics in 2014 and became Mayor in 2018.     

Dan’s background has also enabled him to become an exceptional motivational speaker on topics including leadership, the challenges of living in poverty, mental health and addiction.    

He will share more of his incredible story with us at our next meeting and I’m sure it will be truly inspirational.   Click here to register


  Current Newsletter

The March 2023 Newsletter is now available, enjoy!


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.  To ensure you get notified of our activities please update your Group interests by clicking on the below link.



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 -What's Happening

City of Pickering Updates

 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

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

Earth Month - Check out all the events The City of Pickering has planned for the Month of April.

Event flyer attached for further details.  Click link to register or you can let me know numbers of that is easier,

Seminars hosted by Home and Community Care Support Services.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers 

Stress photo Join us for an informative free six-week workshopseries, where caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools to keep them well while they take on what can feel like an overwhelming role as caregiver.

Mondays - April 24 - June 5  -  9:30 am - 10:30 am

Online via Zoom  -  Register today!

Living a Life with Diabetes

someone at an appointment Join us for a free six-week workshop series where people learn skills and tools to better manage their diabetes or pre-diabetes. All participants will receive the "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" resource book. 

Wednesdays - April 26 - May 31 - 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Online via Zoom  -  Register today!

Take Pride in Pickering Event

The Take Pride In Pickering event is looking for volunteers to help the City of Pickering plant 300 trees & shrubs and or assist with a community clean-up.  The event is scheduled for Saturday April 22, 2023 from 10am-12pm.

Check out the flyer (click here) and register for the event by clicking here.

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