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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, will celebrate it’s 35th anniversary in October, 2022. It 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.



The Probus Club of Collingwood Celebrates its 35th Anniversary!

As one of the original four Probus Clubs in Canada, we proudly celebrate our 35th Anniversary!!
Gentlemen of Probus Collingwood:

Please find following the notice of the general meeting of Probus club of Collingwood on Thurs. March 2, 2023

Earlier start time on March 2: Please note that due to the requirements of our Speaker, our meeting on Thursday, March 2, 2023 will start at 9:45 AM (rather than the usual 10:00 AM start). We will still be having social time for coffee and conversation from 9 AM to 9:45 AM. Please synchronize your watches, as they say in the spy movies. Of course, we are still at the Collingwood Legion.

Health and Welfare Alert:

As you are no doubt aware, Covid remains a serious health threat, particularly for our demographic. Therefore, we recommend:

General and Continuing Covid precautions :
- please stay home if feeling unwell.
– we request, and recommend that members wear a mask in common areas and while moving about the Legio. Once seated, eating or drinking, masks may be removed.
- Try to maintain social distancing (6 feet apart) at our meetings. Your friends will thank you for avoiding intimacy.

March Speaker:
Our March Speaker is Ted Barris. Mr. Barris is a Canadian writer, journalist, professor and broadcaster. He is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail and the National Post. His nonfiction works focus on Canada's military heritage, including his most recent, "Battle of the Atlantic" which he will be discussing with us.

Terry Billo
Past President

March 2 Speaker: Ted Barris, award winning journalist, author and broadcaster.

Meeting begins at 09:45

Please see Speakers Page

Appointed Member of the Order of Canada

On Dec. 29, 2022, the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, announced 99 new appointments to the Order of Canada, including Ted Barris, C.M., “For advancing our understanding of Canadian military history as an acclaimed historical author, journalist and broadcaster.” Ted’s father, Alex Barris, was also appointed Member of the Order in 1998.

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!

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.

Upcoming Events

Murder Mystery Lunch & Theatre
May 24 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Murder Mystery, Lunch and Theatre
Wednesday, May 24th, opens at 11:00 am

Lunch, 11:30 to 12:30, cash bar.

Wasaga Beach United Church
300 Zoo Park Road, Wasaga Beach.

Admission: $75

Contact: Tony Svirplys

Canadian Forces Base Borden Tour ‘DATE TO DETERMINED’
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
CFB Borden Tour and Lunch, DATE TBD

Cost TBD.

Contact Gordon MacKay or Bud Christensen

The Buddy Holly Story
Jun 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Discover why “It’s So Easy” to fall in love with Buddy Holly.
The life and career of an artistic pioneer are celebrated in this spirited musical biography which chronicles his triumphs and tragedies, from humble beginnings singing country music in small-town Texas to his rise up the record charts and into the hearts of music fans around the world.
This thrilling tribute explodes into full-throttled joy through renditions of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits – classics like “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be The Day,” “Not Fade Away,” “Rave On,” and many more. The music lives on, as this musical celebration will have you bopping in the aisles and singing your way out of the theatre.
Wednesday, June 28th, 2023.
We will be attending a matinee at Kings Wharf Theatre for a performance of The Buddy Holly Story, preceded by a picnic.

Self Drive to the Theatre.
Picnic Lunch at Noon (Please bring your own lunch)
Matinee at 2pm

Tickets $50 per person. Please plan to book and pay for your tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Guests are welcome!

97 Jury Dr.,
Ontario L9M 1G7

Contact: Doug Smith


Meetings are the first Thursday of every month, starting at 10:00 am. They are held at The Royal Canadian Legion, 490 Ontario Street, Collingwood.

Contact Us

Probus Club of Collingwood
Membership: Mike Martynuik, 705-422-2138
Email: collingwoodprobus@gmail.com