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Our Strength is Fellowship; Our Success is Participation.

Welcome to the
men’s Probus Club of Collingwood!

The Probus Club of Collingwood, which celebrated it’s 34th anniversary in October, 2020, is the original men’s Probus Club of the Georgian Triangle, and one of the first in Ontario. Informative speakers each month combined with a membership of over 140 retired and semi-retired active men, enable us to create a place of enjoyment and fellowship in the community, emphasizing the Probus motto. We enjoy numerous trips and social events throughout the year, including golf, biking, theatre, excursions, and tours of businesses throughout Ontario.



All regular meetings are cancelled until further notice. Meetings are now conducted on ZOOM.

December 2, ZOOM Meeting

Meeting opens @ 10:00, Starts @ 10:30


We received a very interesting and well researched talk yesterday from Alexander Fitzgerald-Black on the subject of air support over Juno Beach on and subsequent to D-Day, WWII.

If you missed it it's (mostly) available here on the Zoom recording app.:

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/NO9NLgJCQk0Zf1jDz7aaIvCR9jbq88_U9Vc_7VAxWtzC9BUQzaZR735VDTE_03_z.hLJyEmEcdLNlm-hz Passcode: 4UEgY.xf

December Speaker:

Our final (we hope) Zoom meeting, 2 December 2022.

Speaker: Andrew Promaine, Manager of Resource Conservation at the Georgian Bay Islands National Park. Please see Speakers Page.

His Topic: Established in 1929 Georgian Bay Islands National Park is actually the smallest one in Canada. But don't let the size fool you! Not only are we a National Park, we are a National Historic Site, 2 distinct bio-regions, the most amphibians and reptiles, a World Biosphere, and 26 species-at-risk. Spread over 50 Islands, we have inspired a variety of artists from Group of Seven to Gordon Lightfoot.

This presentation will reveal some things about the history and future of this remarkable place.


Remember .. be a friend, bring a friend! Just send me their email address and they'll receive the Zoom invitation.

If you hear of any member not doing well, please let us know.

John Megarry

per Probus Collingwood.

Please see News Page for more information.
The attachment below is PROBUS CANADA’s September 2021 Newsletter.

Please share it with the members of your Management Committee.

It would be greatly appreciated, if you could share this Newsletter with your members in your Club’s next Newsletter.

Sincerely, Bob MacNair, Director-Ontario District 7 (President, PROBUS CANADA)

Who’s Involved?

To paraphrase a line from the movie, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, “who are those guys?” What backgrounds are represented by the members of the Club? There are many individuals with many diverse backgrounds.


  • Corporate: CEOs, Managers, Presidents
  • Education: School Principals, Teachers, School Board Reps.
  • Engineering: Engineers, Geophysicist, Trades
  • Financial: Accountants, Bankers, Planners, Advisors, Managers, Human Resources
  • Legal: Lawyers
  • Medical: Dentists, Physicians, Surgeons
  • Media: Broadcasting, Newsprint
  • Military: Veterans, and ex servicemen, Pilots
  • Sales and Marketing: Real Estate, Pharmaceuticals, Insurance, etc.

The members of the Probus Club warmly welcome guests,
visitors and walk-ins!

Photo courtesy of: Erika Engel, Collingwood Today
Bob MacNair, President, Probus, Canada, Director Ontario District  7.

Experience a Probus Club near you. “Be a friend. Bring a friend”!

Get connected, Stay connected!

To read Probus Canada’s Newsletter, or anything else of interest to you, click on the link below.


Meetings are the first Thursday of every month, starting at 0945 am. They are held at The Royal Canadian Legion, 490 Ontario Street, Collingwood.

Contact Us

Probus Club of Collingwood
Membership: John Megarry, 705-445-1261
Email: collingwoodprobus@gmail.com