Speakers and Profiles

Probus Club of Collingwood

Where age doesn’t keep us from thinking young!

April 2015

Diana Bishop, Author ,Television Journalist and Reporter.

December 2014

Doug Gibson, Author ,Publisher, Editor.

April 2014

Jaime Carrasco, Financial Advisor, BNN Commentator.

December 2013

Elizabeth Manley, Canadian Olympic Figure Skating Medallist.

December 2011

Heather Hiscox, CBC News Anchor.

July 2013

David Phillips, Senior Climatologist,Environment Canada.

May 2012

Chris Lewis, Commissioner OPP.

December 2012

Paul Beeston, CEO Toronto Blue Jays and Rogers Centre.

Past Speakers

Speakers of 2017


Nicole Moore & Peter Jennings, Shark Attack

December 2015

Allan Mallory, The Family that Conquered Everest

January 2016

Jeff McInnis, Northwest Passage by catamaran

November 3, 2016

Dr. George Soleas, CEO, LCBO

February 1

Speaker:  Janet Peters,

Author‘ The Reluctant Sailor’

Profile: Tara Bone, Red Cross Co-ordinator, Collingwood Area.

Speakers of 2016


Jeff McInnis, Northwest Passage by Catamaran


Glad Bryce, RCAF Women’s Division, WW11

March 3

Jeff and Susan Potts, Hull 192, Collingwood Shipyard Disaster

April 7

Professor Basil Kalymon, Crisis in Ukraine

May 5

Brock Godfrey, Canadian Anti-fraud for seniors

June 2

Dean Collver, Director, Parks, Recreation and Culture,Town of Collingwood.

July 7

Gord Canning, CEO Blue Mountain Resorts, Retired

August 4

Andy Barrie, Radio Personality and Talk Show host.

September 1

Elizabeth Klinck, Visual Researcher

October 6

Dr. Tom Stiff, Canadian Space Agency, NASA

November 3

Dr. George Soleas, CEO, LCBO

December 1

John Carswell, Canada’s High Arctic


Dr.Bob Galway, Early Airfields of Toronto


Diana Bishop, Author,International news reporter


Dr. Tom Stiff, All about asteroids


Melissa Shaw, Collingwood at Confederation


Fred Dobbs, Nottawa Valley Conservation Authority

January 4

Speaker:  Cecily Ross

Author, ‘The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie’

Profile: Sharron Brigham, Reflexologist


Marjorie Medley, Seniors Health


Ross Parr, Chief, Collingwood Fire Department

March 1

Speaker:  Brent Preston

The New Farm, Creemore

Profile: TBD


Mary Shannon, OPP Commander , Collingwood Detachment


Capt. Peter Lang, Air Canada Ret’d, Safe Flight


Ted Barris, The ‘Canadian’ Great Escape

November 2, 2017

Ted Barris, Award winning author, journalist.


Tanh Campbell, Author, Orphan 32