Our Strength is Fellowship; Our Success is Participation.

November 3, Meeting


Master Corporal Jean-Francois Hinse,JDFD
Canadian Forces Base, Borden
The Speaker’s name is Master Corporal Jean-Francois Hinse, JFJD

The Master Corporal, from CFB Borden, will be speaking about National Veterans Week, including the following anniversaries and stories:
The Battle of Vimy Ridge-105th anniversary
The Dieppe Raid-80th anniversary
Women’s Royal Canadian Service-80th anniversary
Canadian and International Missions

A Profile: Roger Dunning

From Manchester to Zimbabwe, 8000 feet down in the ‘Ring of Fire’ in the mining industry in Northern Ontario, and finally to Collingwood, Roger took us along with him on his life’s journey. A very interesting ride indeed!
Thanks Roger.

Member Support: Richard Rood

Richard has kindly volunteered to act as the liaison between the Club and members who might be going through life’s challenges. If you know of a member who could use some support or is having some difficulty, please contact Richard.

Congratulations to our new Vice-President, Jim Gosnell, an excellent choice!
Past President Mike Martynuik has now assumed the position of Membership Chairman. John Megarry will continue to assist Mike.

Bob MacNair, Past President, Probus, Canada, Director Ontario District 7, presents the Club with a Certificate honouring our 35th Anniversary.
The rogues gallery is made up of past  and present Presidents of our Club.

* A reminder, Ruben Rosen of the Speakers Committee is looking for volunteers, along with Pierre Tousignant of the Events Committee.
So step up gentleman. Fresh faces and ideas or very welcome>

Membership Directory:
We are planning to publish a directory of our best guess of current members, showing name, email address, street address and phone number. If for any reason you prefer to redact any or all of your information from the directory please let me know by return email. No reply will be deemed as your permission to proceed. The list, when published digitally, will carry a dire warning against improper uses. The intention is to foster social interaction amongst our members.



When paying for Events, please try to use something other than a credit card, the fees are very high compared to other methods such as a debit card. Thanks for this!

Breakfast: Monday,November 7, 9:15 am, at the Georgian Family Restaurant. Contact: Pierre Tousignant..

Lunch: Wednesday, November 16. Details to follow. Contact: Pierre Tousignant..

Billiards: Mogul’s 1-3 pm. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. Contact: Pierre Tousignant..

Darts: Tuesday,November 8, 1-5 pm. Contact: Pierre

Cocktails and Conversation: Wednesday, November 16. Chez Jim Worts.
BYOB and snacks. Contact Pierre

General inquiries: Contact Pierre Tousignant.

Book Exchange:
Our book exchange ably curated by Al Wallace, is back in business. So bring along a few of the books you’ve enjoyed, and exchange them for fresh reading material.

Remember: Be a friend, bring a friend. And let us know if there’s a member who’s not doing well.

A warm Probus welcome for our newest members Terry Gates , Pat Newman by dem udder fellas.
Congratulations, you’re in the money!!

Richard Isaacson

Sandy McLaren


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