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

January

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

January

Jeff McInnis, Northwest Passage by Catamaran

February

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

February

Dr.Bob Galway, Early Airfields of Toronto

March

Diana Bishop, Author,International news reporter

April

Dr. Tom Stiff, All about asteroids

May

Melissa Shaw, Collingwood at Confederation

June

Fred Dobbs, Nottawa Valley Conservation Authority

January 4

Speaker:  Cecily Ross

Author, ‘The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie’

Profile: Sharron Brigham, Reflexologist

July

Marjorie Medley, Seniors Health

August

Ross Parr, Chief, Collingwood Fire Department

March 1

Speaker:  Brent Preston

The New Farm, Creemore

Profile: TBD

September

Mary Shannon, OPP Commander , Collingwood Detachment

October

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


November

Ted Barris, The ‘Canadian’ Great Escape

November 2, 2017

Ted Barris, Award winning author, journalist.

December

Tanh Campbell, Author, Orphan 32