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Meetings and Speakers

The Probus club holds regular monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of the month with the exception of December when the monthly meeting is replaced by the Club's Christmas Luncheon.  See the past and upcoming Speakers below.  Guests are welcome, please use the enquiry form below to request access to the next meeting.

Meetings are held at the Rotary fieldhouse, See the Contact page for directions.

For a summary of past Speaker presentations see the monthly newsletter

June 12, 2024

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Connie Jorsvik

"Navigating BC Healthcare System"


Connie has supported hundreds of patients, and their care partners, in their journeys through serious and complex illness, and end of life

may 8, 2024

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paul budra

"Shakespeare Wrote Shakespeare"


Paul is Professor of English at SFU. He has published seven books and numerous articles on Renaissance literature and contemporary popular culture. 

April 10, 2024

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Rachel Jordan



Rachael is passionate about helping people hear better and cope with hearing loss. 

march 13, 2024

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Tanya Lyn Werke

power of attorney


Tanya Lyn Werk has been a Financial Planner, focused on Estates, for more than 20 years. She will be explaining the need and options for Power of Attorney documents. 

 february 7, 2024

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John Ritchie

BC Hydro and Site "C" Dam


John served on the Board of Directors of BC Hydro, will outline the need for the project as seen in 2014 and today, and will summarize progress of project construction. 

january 17, 2024

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bill jones



Loneliness, a human condition which Bill will help the audience understand

december 13, 2023

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2023 Christmas Lunch

singles or with partners welcome

Christmas luncheon at the "Hills of Portal" Golf Club

Member and 1 Guest invited (ticket sales close when the maximum is hit or on Nov 29th)

november 8, 2023

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Percy Smith

Experiences from ww ii


At age 100 Percy has the perspective of having lived through WW II  and the Burma campaign 

october 11, 2023

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avalon tournier

From the Alzheimer society of bc


Avalon has been the Support and Education Coordinator with the Alzheimer Society of BC for 24 years

September 13, 2023

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alfred penz

author of "the Boys War"


Born in Vienna in 1929, emigrated to Canada in 1956 where he operated a Graphic Design and Marketing Business

A chance to learn about WW II from Alfred's perspective

AUGUST 9, 2023

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JoAnne Marlow

“Dialogue Between The Decades”

(Intergenerational Communication)


How to Learn from Each Generation’s Experiences to

Create Trust, Respect, and Friendship

JuLy 12, 2023

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Exhilarating journey into the future as we decipher the Blockchain technology (that you may refer to as bitcoin/ethereum, NFT, small contracts, DeFi)

June 14, 2023

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Topic:How money works 

Money is an interesting subject since we work hard for our money but is our money working hard for you.  We have the myth that money is complicated and hard but today we are going to cover concepts that are easy and strategies that you can take home and implement by yourself or with our help.

May 10, 2023

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Rob MacWilliam

Stress Reductions for Seniors Using Computers at Home  "To click or not to click" a review of how to recognize which emails are "fake" 

April 12 2023

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Graham Best

Memory improvement for Seniors

March 8 2023

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Annual General

 SPEAKER: Ashley Gowanlock, Paralympic athlete

February 8 2023

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Dr. Kieron McConnell

Gang crime in Vancouver

January 11 2022

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Joslyn Young

Manager External Relations, Port of Vancouver Authority

December 14 2022

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Christmas Lunch

Christmas Luncheon at Hazelmere Golf Course $50 per person Member and 1 Guest invited

November 9 2022


Remembrance day

The November Meeting will  celebrate the sacrifices of our Veterans.

OCTOBER 12 2022

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Seán Hernández Cummings

Provincial Film Commission, Location and Data Consultant

September 14 2022

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Jack Hayes

Dept. Head of the History Faculty at KPU

August 10 2022

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Tim Burrows

Speaker and Board Member Electric Vehicle Society

July 13 2022

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Tom Zytaruk

Local News Journalist, Commentator and Author

May 11 2022

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Meeting Cancelled


April 13 2022

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Laurie White

RCMP Officer Wounded in the line of Duty

March 9 2022

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Club AGM

No speaker

February 9 2022


 Peter Mansbridge

 The longtime CBC Host of the National. Peter has written a new book: “Off The Record”

January 12 2022

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Chief Norm Lipinski

There has been a lot of controversy about the transition to a new police service from the RCMP but it is almost certain to be a reality going forward.

November 10 2021


Remembrance day

The November Meeting will  celebrate the sacrifices of our Veterans.

June 8 2022

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Geoff Mynett

 Author & Lawyer

October 13 2021


Member recognition 

Our first in person meeting since April 2020

September 8 2021

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Aroon Shah

Our own Aroon Shah is an expert in Empoyee Advocacy

August 11 2021

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Norm MacLeod

Norm is White Rock Deputy Fire Chief

July 14 2021

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George Garrett

John Buis is no longer available to present to the Club and George speak about past experiences

June 9 2021

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Nadine Sands

Nadine is an author of 2 books - Hold On, Let Go: Facing ALS With Courage and Hope & High & Wide: When Grief and Love Collide.

May 12 2021

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Linda Annis

Linda Annis is Executive Director of the Metro Vancouver Crimestoppers and will speak about the work of Crimestoppers in assisting police to solve crimes.

April 14 2021

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Mark Bulgutch

Mark co-author of "Extraordinary Canadians” with Peter Mansbridge. He is an outstanding CBC producer.

March 10 2021

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Baden Smith

Baden is Director of Information Security for the Save On Foods stores

February 10 2021

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Glenda Standeven

Glenda is a is a cancer survivor, humorous inspirational speaker and author 

January 13 2021

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Dick Drew

Dick is a retired broadcaster and author who has written about Canadian Achievers.

December 9 2020

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Andy Chan

Andy is a Sales Associate at Oceana Parc an independent living retirement community in White Rock

November 11 2020


Remembrance day

The November Meeting will  celebrate the sacrifices of our Veterans.

OCOTBER 14 2020

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– Compassionate teacher and author Kristi Blakeway Author of “Beyond Hello” 

September 9, 2020

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JOhn Daly

BC Stories He has covered and Fake News

august 12, 2020

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Jeremy Gellis

Investment Fraud

July 8, 2020


Dr. Dan Kalla

Pandemics Then and Now

June 10, 2020


Mr. Justice Wally OPpal

Policing and Community Safety

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