Help

This page contains a few tips about using this website.

  1. The pictures on the Welcome page scroll. You can jump to any one of them by clicking on the boxes across the bottom. You can stop the scrolling by simply putting your cursor on the picture.
  2. The pictures for each club initially display as “thumbnails.” You can expand any of them by double-clicking on the thumbnail. It’ll open a larger version of the picture in a “filmstrip” display. You can scroll back and forth through the filmstrip using the < and > arrows on the side, or start a slideshow by using the “Play” button. Press [Esc] to exit the filmstrip.
  3. I didn’t really want to display the calendar below on this page, and I don’t expect it to be of any “help.” But WordPress insisted on having it somewhere so here it is. You’re likely better off using the calendars under the clubs – i.e. #229 or #268. The default for the calendar below is #229.
  4. Here are some notes about the calendars on this website. I’ve tried to use a standard Event Naming Convention to identify which events are for which club, and which for both.
    • Events being run by one or both of our PROBUS clubs start with “PROBUS”
    • Events that don’t start with “PROBUS” are in the calendar for your convenience
    • Events run by the PROBUS Club of North Bay & District start with “PROBUS 229”
    • Events run by the Blue Sky PROBUS Club start with “PROBUS 268”
    • Events that are run jointly by both clubs simply start with “PROBUS”
    • If an event is in your club’s calendar then you are welcome to attend it
Mar
2
Mon
PROBUS 268 Walkers
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This group meets every Monday for a one hour walk.

They walk at a different place each week so you’ll have to get on their mailing list to find out where to meet them. If you have any questions, or want to be on their mailing list, please get in touch with Olive Ridler via email.

Get off your couch and join them!

Mar
3
Tue
PROBUS 229 Walkers
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Walking Group

This active group meets every Tuesday and Friday for a one hour walk. After their hour of walking they have an hour of what they call their “reward” – coffee and socializing.

They walk at a different place each week so you’ll have to get on their mailing list to find out where to meet them. If you have any questions, or want to be on their mailing list, please get in touch with Bob Barnett at 705-472-9967 or via email.

Get off your couch and join them!

Mar
4
Wed
PROBUS 229 Monthly Meeting – Mar, 2020
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Note a change in speakers – Jeff Fournier will speak to us about the History of North Bay. He is a bit of an expert on that subject and has spoken to us previously about the Dionne Quints.

 

 

PROBUS 229 Technology Club
Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm

Our Technology Club meets right after our general meeting, starting at noonish. The focus will be to have group discussions about any problems or questions you might have.

So far we got Dave Payne, John Roberts and Stuart Kidd as our informal organizers. If anybody else is interested in helping please let one of us know. Right now Stuart is the only one of us who can speak to Apple’s i-things. Judging from how busy Stuart is at most or our meetings we either have a lot of i-Pads, they’re problematic, or Stuart’s just way more popular than Dave and John.

Stuart suggested that we have a section of our website where we can share discussions that would hopefully be of interest to others. Click here to get a list of documents we’ve prepared.

We used to have presentations as part of our meetings. Click here to get a list of those presentations.

Club members have suggested links that might be of use to others. Click here to get a list of these links.

PROBUS Choir
Mar 4 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The PROBUS Choir is open to members of both clubs and 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.

Convener: Belle Kizell

Mar
5
Thu
PROBUS Outdoors Club – Sandulas’
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am
We will be snowshoeing on the trails at Karin’s and Mickey ‘s in Redbridge. Please  be ready with your snowshoes on and your poles at our usual time of 10:00 a.m. We don’t wait.
I am out of town (only Mattawa)  so please e-mail Karin (ksandula@live.ca), not me, by Wednesday, March 4th  if you are planning on attending. There is no cell service in Redbridge but I am enclosing their phone number regardless. 705-633-2696.
Brown bag your lunch, and bring your own mug please.
The trails are lovely. Mickey does a great job with his trails.
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Thanks Karin for these directions. There is some parking area on their property. If you are parking on the road… please all park on the same side of the road. It is safer.

Mickey and Karin Sandula’s address is 640 North River Road, Redbridge, Ontario.
1. Take Trout Lake Road, drive for 20 kilometres on HWY 63 towards Quebec.
2. Pass through Feronia and keep going towards Quebec.
3. Keep going past the Redbridge sign near the Redbridge General Store.
4. Proceed down the big hill onto the straight stretch.
5. When you see the Bent Toys or Toy Doctor signs on the right side of the road start to slow down.
6. Turn left past the Toy Doctor onto the North River Road and keep straight.
7. If you pass the Library, School or Fire Department on the highway you have gone too far.
8. When on the North River Road follow it straight for approximately 5 kilometres.
9. We are on the left side at the bottom of a hill = 640 North River Road

Mar
6
Fri
PROBUS 229 Walkers
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Walking Group

This active group meets every Tuesday and Friday for a one hour walk. After their hour of walking they have an hour of what they call their “reward” – coffee and socializing.

They walk at a different place each week so you’ll have to get on their mailing list to find out where to meet them. If you have any questions, or want to be on their mailing list, please get in touch with Bob Barnett at 705-472-9967 or via email.

Get off your couch and join them!

Mar
7
Sat
Friends of Camp Caritou – Pasta Dinner
Mar 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

If you don’t know what Camp Caritou is check out their website.

Mar
8
Sun
Daylight Saving Time Starts
Mar 8 @ 1:59 am

When local standard time is about to reach
Sunday, March 10, 2019, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 10, 2019, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Mar 10, 2019 than the day before.

There will be more light in the evening.

I know – it really happens at 2:00am, not 1:59am. But when I put 2:00am into the calendar it changes it to 3:00am. Google Calendar does the same. There’s likely a way around this but I can’t figure it out.

Mar
9
Mon
PROBUS 268 Walkers
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This group meets every Monday for a one hour walk.

They walk at a different place each week so you’ll have to get on their mailing list to find out where to meet them. If you have any questions, or want to be on their mailing list, please get in touch with Olive Ridler via email.

Get off your couch and join them!

Mar
10
Tue
PROBUS 229 Walkers
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Walking Group

This active group meets every Tuesday and Friday for a one hour walk. After their hour of walking they have an hour of what they call their “reward” – coffee and socializing.

They walk at a different place each week so you’ll have to get on their mailing list to find out where to meet them. If you have any questions, or want to be on their mailing list, please get in touch with Bob Barnett at 705-472-9967 or via email.

Get off your couch and join them!

PROBUS 268 Monthly Meeting – Mar, 2020
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Blue Sky PROBUS Club (#268) meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, from 10:00am to noon, at the Odd Fellows Lodge.

Note: that there has been a change in speakers.

Taylor Matson, Public Education and Health Promotion Facilitator from the Alzheimer Society Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay and Districts, will be our guest speaker.

PROBUS 268 – lunch after meeting
Mar 10 @ 12:30 pm
RSVP to Marilyn as follows mbconrad20@gmail.com or text 705-499-6700
 
Lunch Tuesday March 10 12:30 
Lou Dawg’s Southern BBQ
167 Main St. W
RSVP before Monday March 9
Mar
11
Wed
PROBUS Choir
Mar 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The PROBUS Choir is open to members of both clubs and 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.

Convener: Belle Kizell

Mar
12
Thu
PROBUS Outdoors Club – Otter Lake
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am

We will be heading to Otter Lake on Thursday, March 12th. We’ve rescheduled this from March 19th to avoid March Break.

Barb will send out an e-mail with directions.

Mar
13
Fri
PROBUS 229 Walkers
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Walking Group

This active group meets every Tuesday and Friday for a one hour walk. After their hour of walking they have an hour of what they call their “reward” – coffee and socializing.

They walk at a different place each week so you’ll have to get on their mailing list to find out where to meet them. If you have any questions, or want to be on their mailing list, please get in touch with Bob Barnett at 705-472-9967 or via email.

Get off your couch and join them!

Mar
17
Tue
PROBUS 229 Walkers
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Walking Group

This active group meets every Tuesday and Friday for a one hour walk. After their hour of walking they have an hour of what they call their “reward” – coffee and socializing.

They walk at a different place each week so you’ll have to get on their mailing list to find out where to meet them. If you have any questions, or want to be on their mailing list, please get in touch with Bob Barnett at 705-472-9967 or via email.

Get off your couch and join them!

Mar
18
Wed
PROBUS 229 Management Team cancelled
Mar 18 all day

The management team meets monthly to make sure everything is running smoothly.

PROBUS Choir cancelled
Mar 18 all day
Belle and Heather and I have decided, as the world becomes crazier and more fearful,  to stop all rehearsals. Like it is for all groups, especially those with planned performances, this is a disappointing but necessary way to end their season.

 

Mar
19
Thu
PROBUS 229 Book Club cancelled
Mar 19 all day
Morning Everyone
If, like me, you are glued to the world news, you will be expecting this email.
I think it is prudent to cancel or rather suspend the book club meetings.  
Much as I am really going to miss our lively discussions, I feel this action respects our medical community in its efforts to handle the onset of Covid19.   I want to support these social distancing recommendations because it is an action that I personally can take to help flatten the curve of this crisis.
 This possible over abundance of caution comes at no expense. We will have our meetings again, and eat, and argue, and laugh, and learn, hopefully by the time my daffodils are in bloom.
So, hunker down with a really good book, a cup of tea and a cookie. Don’t forget to tune in to Canada Reads all next week.
Finally, importantly, please don’t isolate from the group. Use our email access to send out your book critiques…get creative.  I would love to circulate your email comments about the Canada Reads books.
Sheron.
Apr
1
Wed
PROBUS 229 – monthly meeting cancelled
Apr 1 all day

Rameses Shriners has made the necessary decision to cancel all Shrine events for an indefinite period including Shrine Club (RORAB) meetings and social events; including our monthly breakfasts and any or all hall rentals.

 

Apr
8
Wed
PROBUS – Canadore tour cancelled
Apr 8 all day

Canadore College has taken the precautionary measure of cancelling all social events and large gatherings, effective immediately, until April 30, 2020.

Apr
14
Tue
PROBUS 268 – lunch cancelled
Apr 14 all day

Since the government is trying to eliminate exposure for a period of time we should comply as well, so we have cancelled this lunch.
It may be a long month for some of us.

PROBUS 268 – monthly meeting cancelled
Apr 14 all day
Our executive concur that it is better to be safe than sorry in regards to our membership.  Therefore they are canceling our April meeting.  They shall monitor the ongoing pandemic and will keep you apprised of when our next meeting will take place.
Apr
15
Wed
PROBUS 229 Management Team Meeting
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

The management team meets monthly to make sure everything is running smoothly.