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June 4, Speakers

This meeting will now be a ‘virtual’ meeting held using “Zoom”.
Dr.Robert Galway BA. MD, FRCS(C), comes from a medical family. His late father was a Queen’s University grad who practiced medicine in the great Gold Rush Camp of Red Lake for a quarter century. He migrated to the USA late in his career and completed a PhD in Cardiac Physiology at the University of Minnesota. This was joined with a new career in cardiac care as a Cardiac Anesthesiologist, thereby postponing retirement until he was pushing eighty.

Robert has a dual background as a graduate of Victoria College U of T with a background in Political Science & Economics. Then in a curious twist in his career pathway, he returned to medical school in 1959/60, graduating from U of T in 1963. He then completed his Orthopedic Surgical training and the Master’s Degree program in Surgical Research at McGill University in 1967.

He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1970. He practiced Orthopedics for three decades in the west end of Toronto. He has never retired in the full sense of the word, just carved out a new career.

Guest Speaker’s Topic

This presentation will be made in three parts:
1.] A “Look Back” at the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918 through the lens of the Toronto Globe.
2.] An overview and outline of the “Timeline” of the present Viral scourge & Pandemic – COVID-19.
3.] A “Look into the future” with a review of the ongoing important parameters of Social Engineering, Herd Immunity, Ant-Viral medications and, of greatest importance, the reality of future treatment by Vaccination.

There will be opportunities for questions at the end of each segment of the presentation as well as an open discussion at the end of the talk

Members’ Participation in the Meeting

This virtual meeting will be held using the popular Zoom application. Many of our members are currently using this software for virtual meetings with their families, friends and employment colleagues.
The Zoom meeting host will be Ruben Rosen.
Prior to the date of the meeting each Probus member will receive an email message with a link to the Zoom meeting .
Members who have successfully used the Zoom application and are comfortable with it need only to click on the link to join the meeting
Members who are not comfortable using the Zoom application or have never used it should contact Ruben by email.

Upcoming Events

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 $170 pp

Contact: Doug Smith or Steve Brown

Black History Museum Tour, Sheffield(Clarksburg)
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Black History Museum Tour

Tuesday, July 7

10:00 am,

$5 pp, payable at the door

Lunch to be determined

Contact: Doug Smith or Steve Brown

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!

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

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


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