Probus Club of Collingwood

The Probus Club of Collingwood is the original men’s Probus Club of the Georgian Triangle,  one of the first in Ontario, and celebrated its 30th anniversary, October, 2017. An informative speaker each month, combined with a membership of over 180 retired and semi-retired men allows us to create a place of enjoyment and fellowship in the community, emphasizing the Probus motto:


“Our Strength is Fellowship; Our Success is Participation.”


In addition, we enjoy numerous trips and social events throughout the year, including golf, hiking, theatre, excursions, and tours of businesses throughout Ontario.


Here you will find everything you need to know about the Club for both new and old members alike.

Last Updated: 2017/12/08


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Welcome to the men’s Probus Club of Collingwood!

Where age doesn’t keep us from thinking young!

   Meetings are at the Bear Estate,  Cranberry Village

  The Bear Estate

300 Balsam Street, Collingwood.

Immediately west of the Living Water Resort and Cranberry Marina.

Turn right onto Balsam Street at the light, straight ahead on Balsam,

turn right into the lane with the stone pillars. Meetings begin at 09:45.

*  Visitors and guests are welcome to attend our meetings.   *

Be a Friend, Bring a Friend to a Probus meeting!

January 4, Meeting


Also of Special Interest on our Programme

The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie

Teetering on the edge of genteel poverty, Englishwoman Susanna Moodie agrees to leave behind her growing career as a writer to follow her husband from her beloved Suffolk to the backwoods of Canada. John Moodie is an ebullient man with a weakness for money-making schemes, and he is convinced that riches await them in the New World. It is the 1830s, and despite their dreams, Susanna is woefully unprepared for life in the wilderness. Her true story of hardship and survival in a log cabin deep in the bush is part of our national mythology. Now, respected writer and editor Cecily Ross gives us an unprecedented fictional portrait of Susanna – the sister, the wife, the mother, the writer, a woman confronting both the wilds of Canada and the wilderness of her own heart. Told through imagined “lost diaries,” the novel explores Susanna’s complex inner life, from childhood through the worst challenges of pioneering in a harsh and unforgiving landscape with her devoted but hapless and often absent spouse. Part love story, part coming-of-age narrative, this captivating novel brings to vivid life Moodie’s courage, wit and strength, as well as her moments of despair. The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie shows how one woman against all odds and adversity, prevailed and made this savage and beautiful land her own.


About Cecily Ross

Cecily Ross is an award-winning journalist and author based in Creemore, Ontario. After 12 years as a writer and editor at The Globe and Mail, she is currently freelancing and writing fiction. Cecily won a Gold National Magazine Award in 2008. Her work has appeared in ON Nature Magazine, Canadian House and Home, Zoomer, Chatelaine, The Globe and Mail, The New York Times and The National Post. Her memoir, ‘Love In the Time of Cholesterol’, published by Viking Canada and McGraw-Hill in the U.S. was widely acclaimed on CBC Radio and in the national press. Her short fiction has appeared in literary magazines. In addition to her career at The Globe and Mail (in the Style, Arts, Focus and Books sections) Cecily has worked as an editor at Maclean’s, Chatelaine, Harrowsmith and Marketing Magazine. She writes on a variety of subjects including design and décor, real estate, relationships, nature and the environment, food and travel. Cecily attended York and Trent Universities and graduated with an honours degree in English Literature.

Sharron Brigham, RT, RRP

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