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 currently held via ZOOM.  Invitations are sent to members and guests the day before the meeting.

For a summary of past Speaker presentations see the monthly newsletter

 

August 11 2021

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Norm MacLeod

Norm is White Rock Deputy Fire Chief

He will speak about the contributions of Canadian firefighters to fellow firefighters in many countries in Central and South America.

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.

. Nadine’s husband died of ALS. A man who read her book had also lost his partner, his wife. He was so moved by Nadine’s book that they met and eventually married.

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.

Linda is well known for public service including her role as a member of Surrey Council.

April 14 2021

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Mark Bulgutch

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

 The book is based on interviews with ordinary Canadians who have done something extraordinary in their lives

March 10 2021

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Baden Smith

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

Protecting yourself in the age of data breaches

and scams

February 10 2021

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Glenda Standeven

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

Speaking about what men don’t like to talk about – prostate cancer. She’ll do it in a whimsical way but her message is serious

January 13 2021

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Dick Drew

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

Dick will speak 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

Andy will speak about the challenges operating an assisted living community under Covid19 and review WR demographics

November 11 2020

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Remembrance day

The November Meeting will  celebrate the sacrifices of our Veterans.

The meeting will feature a short video and George will share with the members his reaction to visiting sites.

OCOTBER 14 2020

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kRISTI bLAKEWAY

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

She is often pictured with people on Vancouver’s notorious Downtown Eastside.

September 9, 2020

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JOhn Daly

BC Stories He has covered and Fake News

 John is a long-time TV & radio journalist , host of ‘Daly, Back on the Beat’ on CKNW every Saturday at 11 AM.

august 12, 2020

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Jeremy Gellis

Investment Fraud

Jeremy is Manager, Litigation, in the Enforcement division at the British Columbia Securities Commission.

July 8, 2020

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Dr. Dan Kalla

Pandemics Then and Now

Dan is an author and emergency department doctor at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.

June 10, 2020

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Mr. Justice Wally OPpal

Policing and Community Safety

 Wally is a lawyer with a QC – Queen’s Counsel, former Attorney General, Order of BC