Our Strength is Fellowship; Our Success is Participation.

April 4, Speakers

A Community Profile

Janet Fairbridge, Founding Director

As part of a process to streamline the operating structure of the Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation (HGTF) I am pleased to announce Janet Fairbridge has accepted a new position as Foundation Director effective January 31, 2019.

This new leadership role reflects the need for the Foundation to improve its focus on the critical task of building community awareness for sustainable Hospice Georgian Triangle (HGT) funding. With responsibility for overseeing HGTF administration and programs, Janet will lead the fundraising team and report directly to the HGTF President. Key duties include fundraising, marketing, communication and community outreach.

This appointment reflects the confidence the Foundation has in Janet. Since 2014, Janet has been a key HGT ambassador in the community, helping HGT to achieve its critically important fundraising goals. It’s important to remember that funding for more than half of HGT’s operating costs is made possible through community giving.
I’d like to thank our colleagues on the Hospice Georgian Triangle board for their assistance with this reorganization.

Please join me in welcoming Janet to her new position.

Paul Williams
Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation

May 2, Speakers

On June 6, 1944, nearly 15,000 Canadians – at sea, in the air, and on the ground – joined the long-anticipated D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe on the Normandy beaches. The piece of ground on which the Canadians fought so hard against heavily armed and embedded German troops was codenamed Juno. On that day, the Canadian infantry fought their way farther inland than any other Allied troops. For Canada, and all Canadians, this was a coming of age, an extraordinary moment of courage and sacrifice.

On the eve of the 60th anniversary of D-Day, Barris takes us back to those momentous few hours that forever changed the course of our history in the voices of those who were there. In what might be described as Canada’s longest day, we follow the course of action hour by hour, minute by minute, as we meet and follow the soldiers who leapt off landing craft into the shallow waters off Normandy, who were strafed by machinegun fire before they could even reach the shore. We meet the airmen who flew fighters and bombers in the early hours of the summer morning, as well as the sailors who manned the guns of the ships offshore.

Ted Barris has interviewed hundreds of veterans to piece together one of Canada’s proudest days, and one of the most significant battles of our time.

A Community Profile

Erica Angus
Executive Director
Erica came to us at Theatre Collingwood in 2013 as Executive Director. Prior to working for Theatre Collingwood, Erica was the Associate Producer for Theatre by the Bay in Barrie. Erica brings with her a wealth of experience in the arts and culture sector. She was a board member for Tourism Barrie for 6 years, with a special focus on marketing and collaborating with hoteliers, restaurants and the arts community, to attract tourists. Erica was a founding member of Barrie’s “Lawn Chair Luminata” (arts festival) and was on the Downtown Community Theatre Advisory Group where she played a key role in the development of The Mady Center for the Performing Arts. She coordinated a highly successful program that toured the region to over 25 schools each year, teaching students about the works of William Shakespeare. Erica is thrilled to be on the Theatre Collingwood “team” and invites everyone to come visit her at the company’s new offices at 104-115 Hurontario Street, where her goal is to help everyone in Collingwood to Put More PLAY in Their Life!

Upcoming Events

Probus Ski Legends 2018 – 2019 Season
Feb 1 @ 4:52 pm – Mar 31 @ 5:52 pm
February Snowshoeing Photos @ Bud and Sue Christensen Estate
Mar 21 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Perfect weather…perfect snow….perfect Probus group…Al wallace played the bagpipes to send us on our way on the trails…another group took the 3 km. Loop….They wanted to hurry back to the house for Susie’s soup, lunches and amazing squares and cookies supplied by 2 of the ladies….what great Probus camaraderie…. I mentioned to the group that we would be happy to host another snowshoe day in March if asked….no soup at that one…..Bud …P.S. kudos to Murray Morrison and Steve Hawker for bushwhacking a lot of this trail through deep snow!!!
Snowmaking at Blue Mountain Photo @ Blue Mountain Snowmaking Facility
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Blue Mountain Snowmaking Tour

Tuesday, March 5,

Our tour of the BMR Snow Blowing Plant was a huge success and hugely informative. In our group we had two female guests who took centre stage by asking many stimulating questions of our tour guide Mike Young, Supervisor Snow Blowing.

Brian Lucas


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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Probus Club of Collingwood
Membership: John Megarry, 705-445-1261
Email: collingwoodprobus@gmail.com