Our Strength is Fellowship; Our Success is Participation.

October 7, Zoom Meeting

An update from Dr. Bob on Covid 19, Separate Myth from Reality.
Robert D. Galway
Robert is a graduate of Victoria College, University of Toronto (1958) where he had the good fortune of taking courses in Geological Sciences while obtaining a degree in Political Science & Economics

After ten years working during summer vacation periods as a Geophysical Operator and in Geological Exploration in Northern Ontario and Labrador he completed his M.D. at University of Toronto (1963). Subsequently, he obtained his Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery (1970) and practiced in the west of Toronto for over thirty years.

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 is on my Newsletter email. We had some network instability issues — bear with it they’re brief. The recording automatically disappears after 30 days.

Be a friend, bring a friend — just shoot me their email address and they’re in!
And, as always, watch out for each other — let us know if you hear of any member not doing well.

John Megarry

Treasurer Gerry McGhee reports that we are well funded and there will be no dues required until 2022!
Steve Hawker and George Christie are making plans for some cycling this Summer.
If you are interested, please contact Steve or George.
Pierre Tousignant is getting together with some friends to do some golfing. If you are interested in joining in, contact Pierre.
Book Exchange:

Dorte & Steve Hawker do a great job running a book exchange. They send regular emails with available books and instructions on how to participate. See below a typical email. Just let them know if you’d like to be added to their email list. Dorte Hawker

Subject: October Book Offerings

Hi All,

It’s almost time to snuggle down and read a good book. Please see John Megarry’s Newsletter/email for this month’s selections.
Please send me the name and author of the books you want. I will put them inside the bin out front with your name on it. If you are comfortable coming in and you have been double vaccinated and wear a mask you are welcome to come in to browse. Just let me know when you would like to come.

Dorte and Steve

Probus Ski Legends:

John Housser is the organiser of Probus Ski Legends. This group is open to members from any of the Probus Clubs in the area, and has their own modest membership fee. They run ski trips to the great international ski resorts, (see info below); have regular ski days at Blue and the private clubs; plus social events. Well worth the price of admission. More at their website: http://probusskilegends.ca/

Probus Ski Legends Newsletter

Probus Ski Legends is offering two ski trips to Western Canada in winter 2022.

Limited spots are still available, but deadlines are fast approaching.

Note that federal regulations for airlines now require all passengers to be fully vaccinated.

1. Banff/Lake Louise, AB
February 5 – 12, 2022 (Saturdays) featuring 4 nights at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise & 3 nights at the Banff Springs Hotel
$2805 per person, double occupancy
Booking deadline has been extended to November 15, 2021

2. Sun Peaks, BC
Monday, February 28 – Thursday, March 10, 2022 (10 nights) at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel
$2920 per person, double occupancy
Booking deadline has been extended to November 30, 2021

Full details including the Legends Membership application are on the website: http://probusskilegends.ca

If you would like to volunteer your many talents to help the Club, please send a note to our email;

Good help is hard to find!

So, until next month, Stay safe,Stay healthy, Stay in touch!
None this month.
None this month
“The only mystery in life is why the kamikaze pilots wore helmets.” – Al McGuire

“The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” – Albert Einstein

“War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.” – Ambrose Bierce

“At every party there are two kinds of people – those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.” – Ann Landers

“My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I’m right.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

“The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.” – Bill Watterson

“As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.” – Buddy Hackett

“My favorite machine at the gym is the vending machine.” – Caroline Rhea

“All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height.” – Casey Stengel

“Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.” – Dave Barry

“How many people here have telekinetic powers? Raise my hand.” – Emo Philips

“If you live to be one hundred, you’ve got it made. Very few people die past that age.” – George Burns


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