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December 5, Speakers

‘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.
Heee’s back!! The ‘Dog Whisperer”s last stop on his ‘Farewell Tour’. Our own Ruben Rosen will have you on the edge of your seat and rolling in the aisles with his K-9 observations!! You don’t want to miss it!
Christmas Luncheon

December 5, 0945

Alpine Ski Club

$50 pp

Spouses and guests welcome!

Contact: Terry Billo

Our Christmas Meeting is when we donate new, unwrapped stuffed toys to our Collingwood Hospital. They look forward to, and count on our thoughtfulness. Please be generous. Thank you!

Upcoming Events

Probus Ski Legends
Sep 6 2019 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 1 2020 @ 9:00 pm
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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.

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.

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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 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

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