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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 14, 2023

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MARK HUI

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
Meeting

 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

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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

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 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

cenotaph.jpg

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

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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

Andy Chan.jpg

Andy Chan

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

November 11 2020

cenotaph.jpg

Remembrance day

The November Meeting will  celebrate the sacrifices of our Veterans.

OCOTBER 14 2020

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kRISTI bLAKEWAY

– 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

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Dr. Dan Kalla

Pandemics Then and Now

June 10, 2020

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Mr. Justice Wally OPpal

Policing and Community Safety

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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MICHAEL KOUZNETSOFF

"UNRAVELING THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION - BLOCKCHAIN" 

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

Mark Hui for posting.jpg

MARK HUI

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

2023-05-10  Rob MacWilliam.jpg

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

Graham Best.jpg

Graham Best

Memory improvement for Seniors

March 8 2023

Ashley Gowenlock_edited.jpg

Annual General
Meeting

 SPEAKER: Ashley Gowanlock, Paralympic athlete

February 8 2023

Dr Keiron McConnell.jpg

Dr. Kieron McConnell

Gang crime in Vancouver

January 11 2022

Josyln-Young-Medium (3).png

Joslyn Young

Manager External Relations, Port of Vancouver Authority

December 14 2022

Decorated Christmas Tree_edited.jpg

Christmas Lunch

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

November 9 2022

cenotaph.jpg

Remembrance day

The November Meeting will  celebrate the sacrifices of our Veterans.

OCTOBER 12 2022

Sean Hernandez Cummings.jpg

Seán Hernández Cummings

Provincial Film Commission, Location and Data Consultant

September 14 2022

Jack Hayes.jpg

Jack Hayes

Dept. Head of the History Faculty at KPU

August 10 2022

Tim Burrows_edited.jpg

Tim Burrows

Speaker and Board Member Electric Vehicle Society

July 13 2022

Tom Zytaruk[1].jpeg

Tom Zytaruk

Local News Journalist, Commentator and Author

May 11 2022

probus logo small.png

Meeting Cancelled

 

April 13 2022

Laurie White (2).jpg

Laurie White

RCMP Officer Wounded in the line of Duty

March 9 2022

probus logo small.png

Club AGM

No speaker

February 9 2022

peter_mansbridge.jpg

 Peter Mansbridge

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

January 12 2022

Chief Norm Lipinsky.jpg

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

cenotaph.jpg

Remembrance day

The November Meeting will  celebrate the sacrifices of our Veterans.

June 8 2022

Geoff Mynett.jpg

Geoff Mynett

 Author & Lawyer

October 13 2021

DSCN2501.JPG

Member recognition 

Our first in person meeting since April 2020

September 8 2021

Shah Aroon.jpg

Aroon Shah

Our own Aroon Shah is an expert in Empoyee Advocacy

August 11 2021

Norm-McLeod-WR-Fire-Rescue (2).jpg

Norm MacLeod

Norm is White Rock Deputy Fire Chief

July 14 2021

Garrett George.png

George Garrett

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

June 9 2021

Nadine Sands.jpg

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

Linda Annis.jpg

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

Mark Bulgultch (2).jpg

Mark Bulgutch

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

March 10 2021

Baden Smith.jpg

Baden Smith

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

February 10 2021

Glenda Standeven (2).jpg

Glenda Standeven

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

January 13 2021

Dick Drew.jpg

Dick Drew

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

December 9 2020

Andy Chan.jpg

Andy Chan

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

November 11 2020

cenotaph.jpg

Remembrance day

The November Meeting will  celebrate the sacrifices of our Veterans.

OCOTBER 14 2020

KristiBlakeway (2).jpg

kRISTI bLAKEWAY

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

September 9, 2020

John L. Day.jpg

JOhn Daly

BC Stories He has covered and Fake News

august 12, 2020

Jeremy Gellis 180x180.jpg

Jeremy Gellis

Investment Fraud

July 8, 2020

daniel-kalla-140482338.jpg

Dr. Dan Kalla

Pandemics Then and Now

June 10, 2020

wally-oppal-2010-sfu.jpg

Mr. Justice Wally OPpal

Policing and Community Safety

December 13, 2023

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2023 CHRISTMAS LUNCH

Singles or with partners invited

 

Christmas Luncheon at ““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 World War II

 

Act age 100 Percy has the perspective of having lived through World War II

OCTOber 11, 2023

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Avalon Tournier

From THE ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF B.C

 

Avalon has been the Support and Education Coordinator with the Alzheimer Society of B.C. for 24 years

September 13, 2023

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Alfred Penz

Author of "The Boy's 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

JoAnne Marlow.jpg

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

Michael Kouznetsoff_edited.jpg

MICHAEL KOUZNETSOFF

"UNRAVELING THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION - BLOCKCHAIN" 

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

Mark Hui for posting.jpg

MARK HUI

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

2023-05-10  Rob MacWilliam.jpg

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

Graham Best.jpg

Graham Best

Memory improvement for Seniors

March 8 2023

Ashley Gowenlock_edited.jpg

Annual General
Meeting

 SPEAKER: Ashley Gowanlock, Paralympic athlete

February 8 2023

Dr Keiron McConnell.jpg

Dr. Kieron McConnell

Gang crime in Vancouver

January 11 2022

Josyln-Young-Medium (3).png

Joslyn Young

Manager External Relations, Port of Vancouver Authority

December 14 2022

Decorated Christmas Tree_edited.jpg

Christmas Lunch

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

November 9 2022

cenotaph.jpg

Remembrance day

The November Meeting will  celebrate the sacrifices of our Veterans.

OCTOBER 12 2022

Sean Hernandez Cummings.jpg

Seán Hernández Cummings

Provincial Film Commission, Location and Data Consultant

September 14 2022

Jack Hayes.jpg

Jack Hayes

Dept. Head of the History Faculty at KPU

August 10 2022

Tim Burrows_edited.jpg

Tim Burrows

Speaker and Board Member Electric Vehicle Society

July 13 2022

Tom Zytaruk[1].jpeg

Tom Zytaruk

Local News Journalist, Commentator and Author

May 11 2022

probus logo small.png

Meeting Cancelled

 

April 13 2022

Laurie White (2).jpg

Laurie White

RCMP Officer Wounded in the line of Duty

March 9 2022

probus logo small.png

Club AGM

No speaker

February 9 2022

peter_mansbridge.jpg

 Peter Mansbridge

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

January 12 2022

Chief Norm Lipinsky.jpg

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

cenotaph.jpg

Remembrance day

The November Meeting will  celebrate the sacrifices of our Veterans.

June 8 2022

Geoff Mynett.jpg

Geoff Mynett

 Author & Lawyer

October 13 2021

DSCN2501.JPG

Member recognition 

Our first in person meeting since April 2020

September 8 2021

Shah Aroon.jpg

Aroon Shah

Our own Aroon Shah is an expert in Empoyee Advocacy

August 11 2021

Norm-McLeod-WR-Fire-Rescue (2).jpg

Norm MacLeod

Norm is White Rock Deputy Fire Chief

July 14 2021

Garrett George.png

George Garrett

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

June 9 2021

Nadine Sands.jpg

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

Linda Annis.jpg

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

Mark Bulgultch (2).jpg

Mark Bulgutch

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

March 10 2021

Baden Smith.jpg

Baden Smith

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

February 10 2021

Glenda Standeven (2).jpg

Glenda Standeven

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

January 13 2021

Dick Drew.jpg

Dick Drew

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

December 9 2020

Andy Chan.jpg

Andy Chan

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

November 11 2020

cenotaph.jpg

Remembrance day

The November Meeting will  celebrate the sacrifices of our Veterans.

OCOTBER 14 2020

KristiBlakeway (2).jpg

kRISTI bLAKEWAY

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

September 9, 2020

John L. Day.jpg

JOhn Daly

BC Stories He has covered and Fake News

august 12, 2020

Jeremy Gellis 180x180.jpg

Jeremy Gellis

Investment Fraud

July 8, 2020

daniel-kalla-140482338.jpg

Dr. Dan Kalla

Pandemics Then and Now

June 10, 2020

wally-oppal-2010-sfu.jpg

Mr. Justice Wally OPpal

Policing and Community Safety

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