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 celebrated its 30th anniversary, 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: 2018/06/08

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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. Meetings begin at 09:45.

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

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

July 5,  Meeting

Executive &


July’s meeting is Thursday, July 7,  9:45 am, at the Bear Estate

A Community Profile

Linda Flemington, President Georgian Bay CARP

Speaker, Dr. Karl Shiefer

The Unique Ecosystem of Georgian Bay

Karl Schiefer, PhD

Dr Karl Schiefer is a professional biologist with over 40 years of research and consulting experience on the Great Lakes and Georgian Bay.  He has a BSc from the University of Guelph and an MSc and PhD from the University of Waterloo, where he was a Research Professor before becoming a Senior Partner in one of Canada’s largest environmental consulting companies.  He has been involved in over 400 research and consulting projects and is the author of numerous publications and presentations.  More importantly, he is a third generation resident of the Georgian Bay coast where he grew up canoeing, camping, boating, fishing and exploring this exceptional ecosystem.

Most recently, he is a co-author of the book titled  ‘Georgian Bay : Discovering a Unique North American Ecosystem’  published by the Georgian Bay Land Trust in 2017.  This presentation is based on the contents of this book.

Our Chapter is comprised of CARP members who volunteer our time, talent and sense of community spirit to advance CARP’s mission and keep area members informed of CARP’s Advocacy, Benefits and Community activities.  Through our volunteer Board and committees, our Chapter provides opportunities for members to get involved in the social issues that affect Canadians as we age to strengthen CARP’s voice and influence locally, regionally and nationally.


CARP is Canada’s largest advocacy association for older Canadians. Formerly the Canadian Association for Retired Persons, today CARP has more than 300,000 members aged 50 plus. As a non-partisan association, CARP is committed to working with all parties in government to advocate for older Canadians. Its mission is to advocate for better healthcare, financial security, and freedom from ageism. CARP members engage in polls and petitions, email their elected representatives, connect with local chapters and share stories and opinions on urgent issues.

CARP membership support creates major changes in government policies and protects the dignity of Canadians as we age.