Our Strength is Fellowship; Our Success is Participation.

Dan Skelton

President and Chief Operating Officer, Blue Mountain Resorts
Dan Skelton, based in Ontario, Canada, is currently a President and Chief Operating Officer at Blue Mountain Resort. Dan Skelton holds a 1986 – 1990 University of Ottawa. With a robust skill set that includes Resorts, Operations Management, Marketing, Customer Service, Business Development and more, Dan Skelton contributes valuable insights to the industry.
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Past Speakers
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

July 7: Jory Pritchard-Kerr, President CGM Hospital Foundation

August 4: Tony Dittenhoffer, Volunteer to Ukraine

September 1: Dr Bob Galway,Arctic Aviation and Exploration

October: Malcolm Kelly, Sprog, A Novel of Bomber Commaand

November: M/CPL Jean- Francois Hinse, JDFD, Canadian Forces Base, Borden

December: Neil Crone, Actor. comedian, writer.

Speakers, 2023

January: Bonnie Campbell, Seniors Fitness

February: John Millar, Clean Water for Indigenous Communities

March: Ted Barris, Author, Historian. Battle of the Atlantic

April: Bonnie Sitter, Peach Fuzz and Farmerettes

May: TC Energy, Meaford Pumped Storage

June: Ed”Chen” Cohen, A Lifetime of Mountain Climbing

July: Melissa Shaw, ‘Farm Fresh’, a History of Smart Bros Brands in Collingwood

August: Fred Dobbs, Nottawasaga River Restoration Program.

September: Nadia Stolfi and Terry Geddes, Collingwood Health and Wellness Development

October: Carole Binsky, Protection from Fraud and Scams

November: Ted Barris, ‘Rush to Danger”, Medics in War.

December: Captain Peter Lang, Safe Commercial Flight

Speakers, 2024

January: Kelly O’Neil, Public Relations and Communications Manager, Hospice Georgian Triangle.

February: Amanda Pegg, Executive Director, Town of Collingwood

March: OPP Constable Trevor McKean, Fraud Awareness and Prevention

April: Will Goertz, Casinos and a whole lot more.

May: Mike Hiltz, The Canadarm..A Canadian Success Story

Upcoming Events

Probus Golf
May 1 @ 9:00 am – Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm
Join your Probus friends in a Summer of golf.
Events run from May into the Fall.
Contact: Pierre Tousignant
Probus Biking 2024
May 1 @ 10:00 am – Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm
Biking Season begins in May and continues throughout the Summer.

Plans are for weekly/biweekly events.

Steve Hawker is retiring after yeoman service and we now need a new team leader to carry on in his place.If you are interested in helping out, please contact Bob MacNair or Steve.

May 1 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm
Fun ‘n Sun on the Water
Kayaking begins again in May and runs throughout the Summer with your guide Stephen Brown.
Please contact Steve for more information.


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: Mike Martynuik,
Email: collingwoodprobus@gmail.com