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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.

August 5, ZOOM Meeting

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

Fellow Probus members:

August speaker: Shelby Worts, (yes, scion of the historic Jim & John Worts clan) will fill us in on her adventures. She arrived in Italy for a 6 month sabbatical mere days before the pandemic kicked in. Members will recall that Italy was one of the hardest hit countries early on, and enforced strict lockdown conditions. Shelby still managed to get a unique view of Italian culture in action.

Shelby Worts is a Naturopathic Doctor in Collingwood, and her passion is to help people feel better. After 15 years in practice, she decided to take a 3 month sabbatical in Italy. Departing March 2nd, 2020, her travels took an unexpected - but not necessarily unwelcome - turn when the WHO declared a pandemic and the country went into strict lockdown 1 week later.

On August 5th learn how she managed through lockdown in a foreign country, and what she experienced as restrictions lifted.

Al Grondin and Brian Currie will start things off 'cruzin' with The Wasaga Beach Cruisers!

Please see Speakers Page!

Remember to check out your website https://www.probuscollingwood.ca/ a.k.a Wayne's World. Always worth the time!

And as always -- be a friend, bring a friend. Guests are always welcome! Just send me their email address and I'll get them on the Zoom invitation list.

Please take care of each other -- check in on our fellow members -- and let us know if you hear of any that are not doing well.

John Megarry


Probus Collingwood.

The book exchange is now a curbside pick-up for friends of Steve Hawker.
Phone or email for curbside pickup.
President's Message:

Summer is here and things are slowly starting to return to normal, so stay safe, stay healthy and stay in touch with your friends at Probus!

Mike Martynuik.

The Legion now. Considering the 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen's vintage, perhaps this might be a more suitable setup for our meetings!

Note: The Hospital will continue to hold the Legion in reserve until at least the end of September.

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