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Scheduled Events and Tours

Would you like to participate in any of these events?
Do you have any comments or suggestions for future events?
If so, please contact Doug Brown, Events Committee Chair.

Make sure you sign up for some of these events.They are well organized and fun for all! Credit and debit card or cheque can be used for payment. See your Events card or Membership List for contact phone numbers or email addresses

Sep
6
Fri
Probus Ski Legends
Sep 6 2019 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 1 2020 @ 9:00 pm
Do you have friends who go south in the winter but you love Winter, Skiing and Socializing?

Are you a Probus Member?

WE ARE LEGENDS! (In our own minds). Join Probus Ski Legends, and enjoy New Friends, Ski Buddies, Ski Trips, Ski Days at Escarpment Private Clubs, Discounts, and great Parties.

Follow our website tabs for constantly updated current information and dates for all our activities.

Join us and enjoy being a LEGEND!

Contact: Brian Lucas

Nov
19
Tue
Wine & Cheese
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Wine and Cheese Tasting

Tuesday, November 19, 7:30 pm,$20 pp

Your hosts, John Houser and Pierre Tousignant

To be held Chez Pierre T.

Nov
26
Tue
Spy Cider House and Distillery Tour
Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nearly a decade ago, David Buttefield and Piers Roberts were sipping a calvados in France when they came up with an idea.

“We said, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to make an apple spirit from Ontario apples?’” Butterfield said.

Fast forward to 2019, and the pair is the driving force behind the recently opened Spy Cider House and Distillery, located at 808108 Side Road 24 in the Blue Mountains.

The name of the company is derived from northern spy apples, which are grown in Ontario’s apple country.

What’s going on here: Thornbury Village Cidery set to expand

Apple industry continues to help drive Blue Mountains economy
However, when naming their products, they took the name in a different direction, instead paying homage to James Bond.

The company has two products available, the Golden Eye Cider made from locally grown apples, and the Never Say Never organic cider.

The latter is made from apples from the 80-acre orchard located next to the cider house. The company has spent the last several years restoring more than 16 acres of old apple trees.

They will also be making Crimson Tide, a dry apple cider infused with black currant.

The childhood friends have been partners in the beverage industry since 2007. Butterfield has been making wine in Burgundy, France, since 2001 and Roberts is an award-winning cider maker who has created recipes for Collective Arts Brewing.

Butterfield believes in the concept of “terroir,” which states fruit grown in a specific place can “yield a beverage with distinct and unique flavours, aromas and complexities.”

In an interview with Simcoe.com, he said, “This is where we always wanted to be, on a farm in apple country, being able to tell the story where it comes from.”

The company also has a large copper still in its facility, which will be used to make an apple-based brandy, a first for Ontario.

“We think — because of our background, where our source of inspiration comes from — we’ll have just incredible products,” he said.

Tuesday,November 26

Tour is free!

Arrive 12:00 noon for lunch, Tour will follow after.

Contact: Terry Billo

Dec
5
Thu
Christmas Meeting, December 5
Dec 5 @ 9:45 am – 1:30 pm
‘Agatha Christie, Archaeology and Alzheimers’
Dr Amy Barron

Amy Barron received her PhD at the University of Toronto in the field of Mesopotamian history and archaeology.  She has excavated in the Middle East and elsewhere, and has travelled widely studying the archaeology of various remote parts of the world from Peru to China.  She has also worked in the museum field for over twenty years and presently teaches Museum Studies at Fleming College as well as serving as Program Coordinator for the Clarington Museums and Archives.
PhD: Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Toronto, 2010
    Thesis: “Late Assyrian Arms and Armour: Art versus Artifact”
MA: Assyriology, University of Toronto, 1996
BA: History and Art History, double major, University of Guelph, 1994Certificate in Museum Studies, Ontario Museum Association, 2000
Faculty, Fleming College Museum Management and Curatorship and Program Coordinator, Clarington Museums and Archives.

 
Christie once quipped, “An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.”
 
Christie’s literary corpus is now being used to try to unravel the mysteries of the human mind, as she is one of the subjects of a University of Toronto study examining the works of prolific writers for signs of Alzheimer’s disease. A selection of her novels written between the ages of 28 and 82 indicated a dramatic drop in her vocabulary as she neared the end of her life.
Christmas Luncheon

December 5, 0945

Alpine Ski Club

$50 pp

Spouses and guests welcome!

Contact: Terry Billo

Feb
5
Wed
Agnora Glass Tour
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fabricators of Oversized Architectural Glass
AGNORA is a customer service company that fabricates the largest architectural glass in North America.
Agnora Glass Plant Tour

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Contact: Terry Billo

Feb
6
Thu
Probus Collingwood Annual Bonspiel
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Probus Clubs of Collingwood Annual Bonspiel

Thursday, February 6

Contact Tom Chisholm

Jun
9
Tue
Stratford Theatre presents Chicago
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Book by FRED EBB and BOB FOSSE | Music by JOHN KANDER | Lyrics by FRED EBB | Based on the play by MAURINE DALLAS WATKINS | Script adaptation by DAVID THOMPSON | Directed and choreographed by DONNA FEORE | APRIL 11 to NOVEMBER 1 | Opens MAY 26 | Venue: Festival Theatre

Featuring Dan Chameroy as Billy Flynn, Chelsea Preston as Roxie Hart and Jennifer Rider-Shaw as Velma Kelly

With Sandra Caldwell as Mama Morton and Steve Ross as Amos Hart

Also in the cast are: Robert Markus, Eric Abel, Gabriel Antonacci, Robert Ball, Devon Michael Brown, Colton Curtis, Amanda De Freitas, Henry Firmston, Bonnie Jordan, Heather Kosik, Bethany Kovarik, Jordan Mah, Amanda Mattar, Allison McCaughey, Lily McEvenue, Chad McFadden, Genny Sermonia, Jason Sermonia

The Festival has secured the rights to the first major production of Kander and Ebb’s Chicago outside of New York and London in 30 years! Chicago is a musical for our time. It’s about celebrity culture, corruption, lawyers and cynicism. It’s about the power of leveraging all your assets to do the wrong thing. And it’s filled with incredible music!

Barry Weissler, who controls the rights to Chicago, is a huge fan of the Stratford Festival and because of his enormous faith in director-choreographer Donna Feore, he went out of his way to allow the Festival to do an entirely new production here in Canada.

The hit musical, which holds the record for longest running musical revival on Broadway, will be entirely reimagined by Feore, whose work with musicals on the Festival stage has transformed classics and transfixed audiences. Under her creative guidance, this magnificent production will be created especially for the Festival’s thrust stage and unlike any version of the show you may have seen before.

Stratford Theatre presents the hit musical CHICAGO!

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Coach bus to Stratford, a tour of the Costumes and Props Warehouse, followed by a buffet lunch at the Festival Theatre.

Theatre orchestra seating.

Only 56 seats available, so plan early!

Price TBD

Aug
12
Wed
Kings Wharf Theatre presents Fiddler on the Loose!
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fiddler on the Loose
A Roof-Raising Variety Show

Conceived by David Rogers
Musical Arrangements by Mark Payne

Directed & Choreographed by David Hogan
Music Direction by Jesse Grandmont
Set, Costume & Lighting Design by D2 Entertainment

July 24 to Aug 10
Drayton Festival Theatre

Anchored by the extraordinary talents of fiddler and showman Jesse Grandmont (Canada 151), Fiddler on the Loose is a gregarious musical variety show that is sure to raise the roof!

With its stirring blend of music, dancing, comedy, and of course, fantastic fiddling, this lively revue features over 60 songs running the gamut of genres from country and bluegrass to Celtic, classical, pop, and more.

The eclectic song list moves seamlessly through memorable tunes like “Dust in The Wind,” “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” “Snowbird,” “Misty,” “Take Me Home Country Roads,” “Orange Blossom Special,” “King of the Road,” and many, many more.

Don’t miss this high-energy musical extravaganza, but be warned – this show may contain scenes of gratuitous violins!

THEATRE ADDRESS
Drayton Festival Theatre
33 Wellington St. S.
Drayton, ON N0G 1P0

RUNNING TIME
2 hours and 30 minutes including one intermission.

Meet in Penetanguishene for a waterside picnic by the Theatre.

Limited tickets so plan early! Seating is always good!

$46 pp

Contact: Doug Smith

Upcoming Events

Sep
6
Fri
Probus Ski Legends
Sep 6 2019 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 1 2020 @ 9:00 pm
Do you have friends who go south in the winter but you love Winter, Skiing and Socializing?

Are you a Probus Member?

WE ARE LEGENDS! (In our own minds). Join Probus Ski Legends, and enjoy New Friends, Ski Buddies, Ski Trips, Ski Days at Escarpment Private Clubs, Discounts, and great Parties.

Follow our website tabs for constantly updated current information and dates for all our activities.

Join us and enjoy being a LEGEND!

Contact: Brian Lucas

Nov
19
Tue
Wine & Cheese
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Wine and Cheese Tasting

Tuesday, November 19, 7:30 pm,$20 pp

Your hosts, John Houser and Pierre Tousignant

To be held Chez Pierre T.

Nov
26
Tue
Spy Cider House and Distillery Tour
Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nearly a decade ago, David Buttefield and Piers Roberts were sipping a calvados in France when they came up with an idea.

“We said, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to make an apple spirit from Ontario apples?’” Butterfield said.

Fast forward to 2019, and the pair is the driving force behind the recently opened Spy Cider House and Distillery, located at 808108 Side Road 24 in the Blue Mountains.

The name of the company is derived from northern spy apples, which are grown in Ontario’s apple country.

What’s going on here: Thornbury Village Cidery set to expand

Apple industry continues to help drive Blue Mountains economy
However, when naming their products, they took the name in a different direction, instead paying homage to James Bond.

The company has two products available, the Golden Eye Cider made from locally grown apples, and the Never Say Never organic cider.

The latter is made from apples from the 80-acre orchard located next to the cider house. The company has spent the last several years restoring more than 16 acres of old apple trees.

They will also be making Crimson Tide, a dry apple cider infused with black currant.

The childhood friends have been partners in the beverage industry since 2007. Butterfield has been making wine in Burgundy, France, since 2001 and Roberts is an award-winning cider maker who has created recipes for Collective Arts Brewing.

Butterfield believes in the concept of “terroir,” which states fruit grown in a specific place can “yield a beverage with distinct and unique flavours, aromas and complexities.”

In an interview with Simcoe.com, he said, “This is where we always wanted to be, on a farm in apple country, being able to tell the story where it comes from.”

The company also has a large copper still in its facility, which will be used to make an apple-based brandy, a first for Ontario.

“We think — because of our background, where our source of inspiration comes from — we’ll have just incredible products,” he said.

Tuesday,November 26

Tour is free!

Arrive 12:00 noon for lunch, Tour will follow after.

Contact: Terry Billo

Meetings

Meetings are the first Thursday of every month, starting at 0945 am. They are held at The Royal Canadian Legion, 490 Ontario Street, Collingwood. Phone: 705-445-3780

Contact Us

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