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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
Apr
8
Thu
Ontario Stay-at-Home Order
Apr 8 @ 12:01 am – May 21 @ 11:59 pm

Less than a week after a third provincial shutdown was imposed, further restrictions and a stay-at-home order have been issued.

The stay-at-home order is effective at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, April 8. Ontario’s stay-at-home has been extended until “at least” June 2, Premier Doug Ford announced.

Apr
26
Mon
PROBUS Walkers (268)
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The North Bay PROBUS walking goups have started up again, with the appropriate COVID-19 precautions. Each PROBUS club has a walking group, and members from both PROBUS clubs are welcome to attend both walking groups. The locations, and perhaps the start and end times, vary week-to-week so get on their email lists to stay informed. The contact info for the conveners is…

  • Blue Sky PROBUS Club (#268)                           – Olive Ridler by email
  • PROBUS Club of North Bay & District (#229) – Bob Barnett by email

Tír na nÓg Walking Club

Apr
27
Tue
PROBUS Walkers (229)
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The North Bay PROBUS walking goups have started up again, with the appropriate COVID-19 precautions. Each PROBUS club has a walking group, and members from both PROBUS clubs are welcome to attend both walking groups. The locations, and perhaps the start and end times, vary week-to-week so get on their email lists to stay informed. The contact info for the conveners is…

  • PROBUS Club of North Bay & District (#229) – Bob Barnett by email
  • Blue Sky PROBUS Club (#268)                           – Olive Ridler by email

Tír na nÓg Walking Club

Apr
30
Fri
PROBUS Walkers (229)
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The North Bay PROBUS walking goups have started up again, with the appropriate COVID-19 precautions. Each PROBUS club has a walking group, and members from both PROBUS clubs are welcome to attend both walking groups. The locations, and perhaps the start and end times, vary week-to-week so get on their email lists to stay informed. The contact info for the conveners is…

  • PROBUS Club of North Bay & District (#229) – Bob Barnett by email
  • Blue Sky PROBUS Club (#268)                           – Olive Ridler by email

Tír na nÓg Walking Club

May
3
Mon
PROBUS Walkers (268)
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The North Bay PROBUS walking goups have started up again, with the appropriate COVID-19 precautions. Each PROBUS club has a walking group, and members from both PROBUS clubs are welcome to attend both walking groups. The locations, and perhaps the start and end times, vary week-to-week so get on their email lists to stay informed. The contact info for the conveners is…

  • Blue Sky PROBUS Club (#268)                           – Olive Ridler by email
  • PROBUS Club of North Bay & District (#229) – Bob Barnett by email

Tír na nÓg Walking Club

May
4
Tue
PROBUS Walkers (229)
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The North Bay PROBUS walking goups have started up again, with the appropriate COVID-19 precautions. Each PROBUS club has a walking group, and members from both PROBUS clubs are welcome to attend both walking groups. The locations, and perhaps the start and end times, vary week-to-week so get on their email lists to stay informed. The contact info for the conveners is…

  • PROBUS Club of North Bay & District (#229) – Bob Barnett by email
  • Blue Sky PROBUS Club (#268)                           – Olive Ridler by email

Tír na nÓg Walking Club

May
5
Wed
PROBUS 229 Monthly Meeting (Zoom) May, 2021
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The speaker at that time is Chris Vollum. He will be speaking on Social Media Strategies for Your Grandchildren and You.  He has presented to various PROBUS organizations, his topic being especially relevant in these times. For some of us, kicking and screaming our way forward, we’ve had to adjust to this digital world in what seems a relatively brief time. Our grandchildren are definitely already there! Chris Vollum will educate us about using social media and how we can be better connected to our younger friends and family.  I think you will agree, a goal worthy of some effort.

The coordinates for this Zoom meeting were sent to all members via email.

PROBUS 229 Tech Club (Zoom)
May 5 @ 3:00 pm

Our Technology Club meets later in the afternoon, the same day as our general meeting, starting at 4:30. We’ll meet on Zoom. 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.

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.

May
7
Fri
PROBUS Walkers (229)
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The North Bay PROBUS walking goups have started up again, with the appropriate COVID-19 precautions. Each PROBUS club has a walking group, and members from both PROBUS clubs are welcome to attend both walking groups. The locations, and perhaps the start and end times, vary week-to-week so get on their email lists to stay informed. The contact info for the conveners is…

  • PROBUS Club of North Bay & District (#229) – Bob Barnett by email
  • Blue Sky PROBUS Club (#268)                           – Olive Ridler by email

Tír na nÓg Walking Club

May
10
Mon
PROBUS Walkers (268)
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The North Bay PROBUS walking goups have started up again, with the appropriate COVID-19 precautions. Each PROBUS club has a walking group, and members from both PROBUS clubs are welcome to attend both walking groups. The locations, and perhaps the start and end times, vary week-to-week so get on their email lists to stay informed. The contact info for the conveners is…

  • Blue Sky PROBUS Club (#268)                           – Olive Ridler by email
  • PROBUS Club of North Bay & District (#229) – Bob Barnett by email

Tír na nÓg Walking Club

May
11
Tue
PROBUS 268 Monthly Meeting (Zoom)
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Blue Sky PROBUS Club will be having its monthly meetings via Zoom until further notice. The Zoom “coordinates” will be sent out via email well before the meeting.

These meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, starting at 10:00am. More information will be emailed to all members prior to each meeting.

PROBUS Walkers (229)
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The North Bay PROBUS walking goups have started up again, with the appropriate COVID-19 precautions. Each PROBUS club has a walking group, and members from both PROBUS clubs are welcome to attend both walking groups. The locations, and perhaps the start and end times, vary week-to-week so get on their email lists to stay informed. The contact info for the conveners is…

  • PROBUS Club of North Bay & District (#229) – Bob Barnett by email
  • Blue Sky PROBUS Club (#268)                           – Olive Ridler by email

Tír na nÓg Walking Club

PROBUS 229 Book Club (Zoom)
May 11 @ 7:00 pm

Our book club is convened by Helen Sweig.

These will be Zoom meetings for the next while. Please contact Helen via email for more info.

The club will meet at 7:00pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

May
14
Fri
PROBUS Walkers (229)
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The North Bay PROBUS walking goups have started up again, with the appropriate COVID-19 precautions. Each PROBUS club has a walking group, and members from both PROBUS clubs are welcome to attend both walking groups. The locations, and perhaps the start and end times, vary week-to-week so get on their email lists to stay informed. The contact info for the conveners is…

  • PROBUS Club of North Bay & District (#229) – Bob Barnett by email
  • Blue Sky PROBUS Club (#268)                           – Olive Ridler by email

Tír na nÓg Walking Club

PROBUS Wine and Cheese – Zoom
May 14 @ 4:00 pm

Friday May 14th Wine and Cheese – ZOOM Meeting

We are organizing another social for May.  Peggy Bonell has set the event for  Friday, May 14th at 4 pm.
She is recommending a red and white wine – you can choose one or try both.
First suggestion : an off dry Riesling paired with savoury, sweet and sour dishes.  Also lightly to moderately spiced dishes.
Second suggestion: a Cabernet Sauvignon paired with an aged cheddar or a Brie. This will  pair well with a bitter dark chocolate.
The choice is yours – book our ‘social’ for Friday May 14th – 4pm. See you there.  Cheers

The Zoom coordinates for this meeting were emailed to all members.

May
17
Mon
PROBUS Walkers (268)
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The North Bay PROBUS walking goups have started up again, with the appropriate COVID-19 precautions. Each PROBUS club has a walking group, and members from both PROBUS clubs are welcome to attend both walking groups. The locations, and perhaps the start and end times, vary week-to-week so get on their email lists to stay informed. The contact info for the conveners is…

  • Blue Sky PROBUS Club (#268)                           – Olive Ridler by email
  • PROBUS Club of North Bay & District (#229) – Bob Barnett by email

Tír na nÓg Walking Club

May
18
Tue
PROBUS Walkers (229)
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The North Bay PROBUS walking goups have started up again, with the appropriate COVID-19 precautions. Each PROBUS club has a walking group, and members from both PROBUS clubs are welcome to attend both walking groups. The locations, and perhaps the start and end times, vary week-to-week so get on their email lists to stay informed. The contact info for the conveners is…

  • PROBUS Club of North Bay & District (#229) – Bob Barnett by email
  • Blue Sky PROBUS Club (#268)                           – Olive Ridler by email

Tír na nÓg Walking Club

May
19
Wed
PROBUS 229 Management Team Meeting (Zoom)
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

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

May
21
Fri
PROBUS Walkers (229)
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The North Bay PROBUS walking goups have started up again, with the appropriate COVID-19 precautions. Each PROBUS club has a walking group, and members from both PROBUS clubs are welcome to attend both walking groups. The locations, and perhaps the start and end times, vary week-to-week so get on their email lists to stay informed. The contact info for the conveners is…

  • PROBUS Club of North Bay & District (#229) – Bob Barnett by email
  • Blue Sky PROBUS Club (#268)                           – Olive Ridler by email

Tír na nÓg Walking Club

May
22
Sat
Ontario Stay-at-Home Order – a few more recreation activities allowed
May 22 @ 12:01 am – Jun 10 @ 11:59 pm

On May 20 the Ford government announced their “reopening plan” and some immediate changes to allowed recreational activities. Visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario for more info.

Less than a week after a third provincial shutdown was imposed, further restrictions and a stay-at-home order have been issued.

The stay-at-home order is effective at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, April 8. Ontario’s stay-at-home has been extended until “at least” June 2, Premier Doug Ford announced.

May
24
Mon
PROBUS Walkers (268)
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The North Bay PROBUS walking goups have started up again, with the appropriate COVID-19 precautions. Each PROBUS club has a walking group, and members from both PROBUS clubs are welcome to attend both walking groups. The locations, and perhaps the start and end times, vary week-to-week so get on their email lists to stay informed. The contact info for the conveners is…

  • Blue Sky PROBUS Club (#268)                           – Olive Ridler by email
  • PROBUS Club of North Bay & District (#229) – Bob Barnett by email

Tír na nÓg Walking Club

May
25
Tue
PROBUS Walkers (229)
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The North Bay PROBUS walking goups have started up again, with the appropriate COVID-19 precautions. Each PROBUS club has a walking group, and members from both PROBUS clubs are welcome to attend both walking groups. The locations, and perhaps the start and end times, vary week-to-week so get on their email lists to stay informed. The contact info for the conveners is…

  • PROBUS Club of North Bay & District (#229) – Bob Barnett by email
  • Blue Sky PROBUS Club (#268)                           – Olive Ridler by email

Tír na nÓg Walking Club

May
28
Fri
PROBUS Walkers (229)
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The North Bay PROBUS walking goups have started up again, with the appropriate COVID-19 precautions. Each PROBUS club has a walking group, and members from both PROBUS clubs are welcome to attend both walking groups. The locations, and perhaps the start and end times, vary week-to-week so get on their email lists to stay informed. The contact info for the conveners is…

  • PROBUS Club of North Bay & District (#229) – Bob Barnett by email
  • Blue Sky PROBUS Club (#268)                           – Olive Ridler by email

Tír na nÓg Walking Club

May
31
Mon
PROBUS Walkers (268)
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The North Bay PROBUS walking goups have started up again, with the appropriate COVID-19 precautions. Each PROBUS club has a walking group, and members from both PROBUS clubs are welcome to attend both walking groups. The locations, and perhaps the start and end times, vary week-to-week so get on their email lists to stay informed. The contact info for the conveners is…

  • Blue Sky PROBUS Club (#268)                           – Olive Ridler by email
  • PROBUS Club of North Bay & District (#229) – Bob Barnett by email

Tír na nÓg Walking Club

Jun
1
Tue
PROBUS Walkers (229)
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The North Bay PROBUS walking goups have started up again, with the appropriate COVID-19 precautions. Each PROBUS club has a walking group, and members from both PROBUS clubs are welcome to attend both walking groups. The locations, and perhaps the start and end times, vary week-to-week so get on their email lists to stay informed. The contact info for the conveners is…

  • PROBUS Club of North Bay & District (#229) – Bob Barnett by email
  • Blue Sky PROBUS Club (#268)                           – Olive Ridler by email

Tír na nÓg Walking Club