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July 7, Meeting

Meeting opens @ 09:00, Starts @ 10:00
An update from the President and CEO, Jory Pritchard-Kerr, of the Collingwood G&M Hospital Foundation. Of great interest to our group!
Jory Pritchard-Kerr
President and CEO, CGMH Foundation
Jory Pritchard-Kerr has been the Executive Director of the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation since 1988. She is responsible for all aspects of the Foundation’s programs including fundraising, donor relations, strategic planning, and Board and volunteer development.
Jory is a leader in the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), an international organization that provides leadership and training to healthcare fundraisers throughout the world. She served as Chair of AHP from 2016 to 2018 and was the 15th Canadian to earn the highest level of accreditation in healthcare fundraising, Fellow of the AHP (FAHP).

She is an examiner of candidates for the AHP Fellows accreditation exam and served on the faculty renowned Madison Institute for six years. She currently lectures regularly for the AHP, Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the Ontario Hospital Association, among others.

Jory has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Recreation Administration, with a minor in Business, from the University of Waterloo. She lives in Collingwood with her husband Doug. She has three adult sons and three grandchildren all born at CGMH.

Who We Are
The Collingwood General and Marine Hospital was founded in 1887 as an eight-bed facility in the community of Collingwood, Ontario, which in addition to caring for the people in the Collingwood area, was also one of the few Hospitals, because of the prevalence of communicable diseases, that would accept sailors of the Great Lakes as patients.
Today the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital serves the Georgian Triangle, which encompasses Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township and The Blue Mountains. Besides being one of the top four-season resort areas in Ontario, the Georgian Triangle is also one of the fastest growing areas in Canada.
Image of CGMH building featuring staircase and greenery
Serving Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Clearview & The Blue Mountains

The Collingwood General & Marine Hospital is a 74-bed facility serving more than 74,000 permanent residents and 3.5 Million annual visitors to the communities of Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Clearview and the Blue Mountains. CGMH is an acute care hospital providing emergency care, diagnostic services including lab, imaging and cardio respiratory therapy, as well as two inpatient units (medicine and surgery).
In addition, CGMH also provides care in specialty areas including obstetrics, orthopaedics, intensive care and surgery. The Hospital also provides outpatient care including dialysis and a wide range of clinics including mental health and rehabilitation services. CGMH continues to provide care close to home for our community and plays a key role as an integrated orthopaedic centre for our region.
The hospital is also an integral part of the South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team. By working co-operatively with other health care providers, CGMH can maximize its efficiencies, reduce costs and ensure that the people of the area are educated about their own health and always have access, within the region, to the health services they require.

Past Speakers

Speakers 2021

January: Terry Fallis, Author and Humourist

February: Terry Fitzgerald, All your Questions About Electric Cars Answered

March: John Boyko, Author, ‘Canada’s Shadow War in Vietnam’

April: Jim Henderson, Adventures of a Geophysicist

May: David T Chapman, Photographer and weather authority

June: Bob MacNair, President Probus, Canada

July 8: Chris Pilsworth, Illusionist

August 5: Shelby Worts, Covid Stranded in the ‘Eternal City”, Rome

September 2: Jennifer Megarry, Office of the Future

October 4: Dr. Bob Galway, Covid; Separating Myth from Fact

November 4: Alex Fitzgerald-Black; Canadian Soldiers Morale, D Day, Normandy

December 2: Andrew Promaine; Georgian Bay Islands National Park


Speakers, 2022

January: WO Nicole Laidlaw, Military Service in Afghanistan

February: Dr. David Chandross, Future of Artificial Intelligence

March : Professor Leonard Friesen, Russia and Ukraine

April 7: Annette Sandberg, Niagara Escarpment

May 5: Don MacKay, Dog Guides

June 2: Terry Gregson, NHL Referee, Retired

Upcoming Events

Collingwood Probus Club Cycling 2022
Jun 29 @ 10:15 am – 1:30 pm
Hello everyone

This coming Monday there will be no scheduled ride instead we will change it to Wednesday June 29 th .
The plan is to meet at the water tower at 1015 with departure time of 1030.From there we will proceed to Paul’s cottage in Wasaga for a Bbq.
At this point I need a firm commitment of those planning to attend so Paul can get the necessary supplies.
There will be a nominal charge to cover costs for this event.
If the weather gods are angry on the29 th we will have a rain date the 30th.

Contact: Steve Hawker

Looking to impress your travelling companions, this handsome jersey is available for the very reasonable price of $75.00!
Contact George Christie or Steve Hawker


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: John Megarry, 705-445-1261
Email: collingwoodprobus@gmail.com