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


February 8 2023

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Graham Best

Memory improvement for Seniors


January 11 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

Port of Vancouver, It’s Operations and Challenges

December 14 2022

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Christmas Lunch

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

The Festivities start at 11:00 am.

November 9 2022


Remembrance day

The November Meeting will  celebrate the sacrifices of our Veterans.

Our own Percy Smith will present his Remembrance Day program

OCTOBER 12 2022

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Seán Hernández Cummings

Provincial Film Commission, Location and Data Consultant

Topic: How the BC Film Industry Works

September 14 2022

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Jack Hayes

Dept. Head of the History Faculty at KPU

Topic: The History of Whiskey:  through the lens of a single malt whiskey Jack will outline the political, social, technological and economic changes in a global context

August 10 2022

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Tim Burrows

Speaker and Board Member Electric Vehicle Society

Topic: Autonomous and Electric Vehicles

July 13 2022

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Tom Zytaruk

Local News Journalist, Commentator and Author

Topic: My experiences reporting the news from White Rock & Surrey

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

Author of 10-33 – An Officer Down Steps Back Up, a recently published Memoir of her life and RCMP career after being shot

March 9 2022

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Club AGM

No speaker

The 2022-2023 Management Committee will be elected.

February 9 2022


 Peter Mansbridge

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

Peter will be interviewed by George and then respond to questions from members

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.

Chief Lipinsky will no doubt be a very interesting speaker

November 10 2021


Remembrance day

The November Meeting will  celebrate the sacrifices of our Veterans.

Our own Percy Smith will present his Remembrance Day program

June 8 2022

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Geoff Mynett

 Author & Lawyer

Topic: Murder on the Skeena and other stories from BC’s Wild West.

October 13 2021


Member recognition 

Our first in person meeting since April 2020

New members recognized with their Name Badges and short   personal introductions and  presentations by members

September 8 2021

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Aroon Shah

Our own Aroon Shah is an expert in Empoyee Advocacy

Aroon has provided counselling for critical events such as airline disasters, earthquakes, sudden death in the workplace, 9/11 and Covid 19.

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


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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– 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


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


Mr. Justice Wally OPpal

Policing and Community Safety

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