Activities (#268)

Blue Sky PROBUS Club of North Bay is a newly formed PROBUS Club (2019) that is evolving. The clubs encourage social activities beyond the monthly meetings as members get to know each other better. This is convened or hosted by volunteer members based on membership interests.

We have regular Monthly Meetings throughout the year which provide socialization and the opportunity to hear wonderful guest speakers that often deal with senior related issues. Our monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 10:00 am to noon at the Oddfellows Hall on Algonguin Ave. Check the Calendar to see who the next guest speaker will be. Membership is limited to the Hall attendance restrictions. Times and locations may change in the future if we exceed the capacity and suitable other space is available.

As we are a newly formed club some of the activities have been an inaugural lunch at the North Bay Golf and Country Club with a presentation by Jeff Mancini, Director of Golf and PGA Professional, an outdoor hike at the Nordic Ski Club and followup lunch at Portage, an organized fun festive potluck , an active weekly walker’s club, and an active monthly knitter’s club.

PROBUS Knitters is convened by Larraine Downey. The location of these monthly meetings changes so if interested please email Larraine.

PROBUS Blue Sky Walkers on Mondays at 10 – open to both clubs and if interested to walk at this time email Olive Ridler and she will add your name to her weekly email list. Coffee and discussion usually follow at closeby venues.

ROPEO (Retired Old People Eating Out) is evolving. Suggestion is to enjoy a luncheon after the monthly meeting. Locations will be sourced and RSVP is required as reservations will be pre-booked at various restaurants. Please email Marilyn Conrad at least 5 days in advance to confirm your interest.

PROBUS Choir – This is open to members of both clubs and those on our waiting list. It is our one true combined club group. Everyone is welcome to sing in our fledgling choir. Previous experience is not needed and you don’t have to read music because singing together creates its own kind of magic. Come join us – the philosophy is if you can breathe, you can sing, so let’s make music and spark joy together. Our director is Belle Kizell. If you’re interested send her an email.

PROBUS Outdoors Club – The Outdoors Club gives all of us an opportunity to participate in more seasonal outdoor activities including biking, hiking, paddling and snowshoeing. We’ll generally meet every 2nd Thursday at 10:00 AM. Our conveners are Barb Roberts (via email) and Don Bell (via email). Get in touch with Barb or Don to get on the mailing list so you’ll know what they have planned. The Outdoor Club is generally open to members of both clubs.

Many other activities have been discussed and some are underway. As they take shape – please watch for updates on this page.