Probus Club of Collingwood

The Probus Club of Collingwood is the original men’s Probus Club of the Georgian Triangle,  one of the first in Ontario, and is celebrating its 30th anniversary this October, 2017. An informative speaker each month, combined with a membership of over 180 retired and semi-retired men allows us to create a place of enjoyment and fellowship in the community, emphasizing the Probus motto:


“Our Strength is Fellowship; Our Success is Participation.”


In addition, we enjoy numerous trips and social events throughout the year, including golf, hiking, theatre, excursions, and tours of businesses throughout Ontario.


Here you will find everything you need to know about the Club for both new and old members alike.

Last Updated: 2017/04/08


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Welcome to the men’s Probus Club of Collingwood!

Where age doesn’t keep us from thinking young!

   Meetings are at the Bear Estate,  Cranberry Village

  The Bear Estate

300 Balsam Street, Collingwood.

Immediately west of the Living Water Resort and Cranberry Marina.

Turn right onto Balsam Street at the light, straight ahead on Balsam,

turn right into the lane with the stone pillars.

*  Visitors and guests are welcome to attend our meetings.   *

Be a Friend, Bring a Friend to a Probus meeting!

There is no more important investment we can make than in helping our nation's children realize and share their full potential

May 4, Speaker

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) is your public agency dedicated to the preservation of a healthy environment. As your partner, the NVCA provides the expertise to help protect our water, our land, our future

Our Mission

Working together to lead, promote, support and inspire innovative watershed management. 

Our watershed is a large geographic area, approximately 3,700 sq. km, with jurisdiction in 18 municipalities. Based on the size of the municipality, one or more representatives is appointed as a member of our Board of Directors. Our members have a very important role and responsibility to represent the interests of their municipalities, consider the interests and needs of the Conservation Authority, and establish an effective reporting relationship with their municipal council and staff.

Our Members share Stories, Experiences and Interests

Bill Franks started his painting career as a boy rowing A. Y. Jackson around the Go-Home Bay area of Georgian Bay.  He was influenced by Jackson and started an oil painting career “en plein air”.  Jackson taught him how to make a sketch box and introduced him to the basics of colour.

Franks’ painting experience has taken him from one coast of Canada to the other, plus five trips to the High Arctic.  His paintings hang in private collections across Canada and internationally.

Recently he has been active in group and one-man shows.  He strives to present the rhythm, pattern, design and colour of the changing landscape of Canada.

Bill Franks

Sarah Campbell

Sarah Campbell,

Aquatic Biologist,

Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority