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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.

November 4, ZOOM Meeting

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

Probus Members: November's Meeting via Zoom .. Thursday, November 4th, 10.30 am.

Our November Speaker: Alexander Fitzgerald-Black, Author and Historian

'The Air Support Rollercoaster; Canadian Soldiers' Morale in Normandy'

Soldiers’ morale on the frontline relies on many factors. Casualty rates, time spent in heavy combat, news from home, weather and terrain, food, and general health are all relevant. The role of air forces should also get our consideration. In the fifth installment of the LCMSDS Maple Leaf Route Webinar Series, Alex Fitzgerald-Black will tackle two questions. First, what did the Canadian soldier think about the air support he received in Normandy? Second, what were the consequences of this support for morale? Canadian war diaries and memoirs of the fighting on the ground – including George G. Blackburn’s classic The Guns of Normandy – contain myriad compliments and criticisms about what the Allied air force was doing during the Battle of Normandy. The compliments (peaks) and criticisms (valleys) present an undulating curve of Canadian soldiers’ morale in Normandy. Fitzgerald-Black's presentation will examine this “rollercoaster” in a sweeping tour of Canadian army operations from Juno Beach to the Falaise Gap.

Please see Speakers Page.

Probus Members:
Don't forget to cast your vote: Are you willing to attend in-person meetings at the Legion, possibly starting in January 2022, and subject to prevailing Provincial regulations? email collingwoodprobus@gmail.com YES or NO.

If you attended our October meeting you heard a crackerjack presentation on COVID present and future from Dr. Galway. If you missed it you can view the Zoom recording, address on my Newsletter page. We had some network instability issues -- bear with it they're brief. The recording automatically disappears after 30 days.

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.

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