PROBUS Club of Durham West

Upcoming events

    • 4 Oct 2022
    • 3 Sep 2024
    • 24 sessions
    • 5 Oct 2022
    • 4 Sep 2024
    • 24 sessions

    • 12 Oct 2022
    • 11 Sep 2024
    • 24 sessions
    • 13 Oct 2022
    • 12 Sep 2024
    • 24 sessions
    • 75 Centennial Rd., Ajax, ON L1S 4S4

    HMS Ajax Room - South Entrance Ajax Community Centre.

    We meet on the second Thursday of every month (except December) at 10 a.m. at the Ajax Community Centre, 75 Centennial Rd., Ajax.

    The meeting usually consists of a business portion of about a half hour, thirty-minutes for socializing, and coffee followed by a stimulating 45-minute presentation by a guest speaker. Meetings end at noon.

    • 17 Oct 2022
    • 16 Sep 2024
    • 24 sessions
    • Parkland Lifestyle Residences, 3 Rossland Rd W, Ajax.
    • 18 Oct 2022
    • 17 Sep 2024
    • 24 sessions
    • 20 Oct 2022
    • 19 Sep 2024
    • 24 sessions
    • 21 Oct 2022
    • 20 Sep 2024
    • 24 sessions
    • Landmark Theatre, Whitby
    • 21 Oct 2022
    • 20 Sep 2024
    • 24 sessions
    • 24 Oct 2022
    • 23 Sep 2024
    • 24 sessions
    • 26 Oct 2022
    • 25 Sep 2024
    • 24 sessions
    • 27 Oct 2022
    • 26 Sep 2024
    • 24 sessions
    • Ajax Bowl - 172 Harwood Ave. South
    • 27 Oct 2022
    • 26 Sep 2024
    • 24 sessions
    • 27 Jan 2023
    • 12 Jul 2024
    • 39 sessions
    • Petrina's Billiards, 21 Harwood Avenue South, Ajax
    • 17 Mar 2023
    • 29 Dec 2023
    • 42 sessions
    • 12 Apr 2023
    • 12 Mar 2025
    • 24 sessions
    • 26 Sep 2023
    • 2:00 PM
    • Hawthorne Golf Course, 3470 Salem Road, Pickering

    Registration is Closed

    Hey there all you golfers!

    Come and join us at a Nine and Dine event on September 26. 

    Nine holes of golf will be played at Hawthorne Golf Course, 3470 Salem Road, Pickering.  This will be followed by dinner at the Pickle Barrel in Pickering.

    To ensure sufficient participation, we will not invoice registrants until 20 participants have signed up for golf.  Once we have reached our 20 minimum, invoices will be sent to those who have already registered and those joining afterwards.

    There is a maximum registration limit of 28 participants for golf.

    All are welcome to join us for dinner only, if you choose.

    Date:            Tuesday, September 26, 2023

    Time:            2:00 p.m. (Registration)
                           Dinner will be at 6:00 p.m.

    1st Tee Off:  2:30 p.m.

    Cost:             $30.00

    When registering please indicate:

    • Golf only - $30.00
    • Golf and dinner - $30 (dinner your cost)
    • Dinner only -  your cost

    Please be sure to click on the appropriate box when registering as we need to let the restaurant know the numbers for dinner. Also, if you have guests you need to fill in the box for “Number of Additional Guests” at the bottom of the registration page.  

    This is a self-drive/carpool event.

    CONVENORS:  Bev Waite
                              Jean Jackson

    • 29 Sep 2023
    • Georgian Bay

    Georgian Spirit Boat Cruise - $168

    This is a dinner cruise with music and dancing.

    Georgian Spirit boat cruises offer more than 30,000 islands and beautiful sites in Georgian Bay. Enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner on the cruise from Beausoleil Island to Honey Harbour. Georgian Bay is full of history and spectacular sights.

    Your trip includes:

    •    Return round trip by motor coach
    •    BBQ chicken & ribs for dinner
    •    Sunset Cruise
    •    Driver Tip

    For this excursions please contact Shirlie Van Putten at or call 905-619-8583.

    • 1 Oct 2023
    • 3:07 PM
    • Rogers Centre
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    Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays

    The last exciting game of the season is taking place at the Rogers Centre on Sunday, October 1st and our club has secured 50 seats!

    When every game counts, 50 lucky members will be there for the last deciding game of the season with the Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays.

    The seats are in the 200 Level on the west side of the ballpark between third base and home plate. To make it even more exciting it is Fan Appreciation Day and there will be two giveaways.

    These giveaways will be announced on the Blue Jays website. Watch for it!!

    COST:  $59.95 includes taxes and admin fees

    CONVENORS:  Sharon Fenn  

                              Sharon Marshall

    • 3 Oct 2023
    • Prince Edward County

    Picton Wine Tour - $153.00

    Welcome to Prince Edward County, a Designated Viticultural Area in Ontario with close to 40 wineries and new ones popping up every year. Our winemakers are true pioneers – tenacious, innovative, and passionate. The limestone-rich soils of Prince Edward County produce wines with an unmistakable sense of place. The natural minerality of the soil is highlighted in the wines and other flavours developed from the nutrients and minerals the grapes absorb as they grow. Our winemakers are serious about wine, but the tasting experience in Prince Edward County is refreshingly unpretentious. Sip award-winning wines quietly looking out over acres of vineyard or enjoy the hustle and bustle of a crowded patio. With tasting rooms in rustic old barns, industrial production facilities, and modern, sleek concrete & and steel buildings, wine tasting in Prince Edward County never gets boring.

    Your trip includes:

    • Return transportation by Motor Coach
    • Bus departs by 8:45 am
    • Lunch at The Waring House
    • Tasting at two Wineries
    • Visit the “Lake in the Mountain”
    • Driver’s Tip

    For this excursion please contact Shirlie Van Putten at or call 905-619-8583.
    • 9 Nov 2023
    • Waterloo, Ontario

    St. Jacob's Sparkles - $125

    Kick off your holiday shopping season with a visit to St. Jacob’s Farmers Market. Explore 250+ vendors - fresh produce, international cuisine, artisans & more! Visit the Farmers Market, Picard’s Peanuts and the Village of St. Jacob’s.

    Your trip includes:

    •     Return transportation by luxury Coach
    •     Dinner at the Jacob’s Grill 
    •     Visit to Farmer’s Market
    •     Visit to Picard’s peanuts

    For this excursions please contact Shirlie Van Putten at or call 905-619-8583.

    • 16 Nov 2023
    • 23 Nov 2023
    • Nashville and Memphis

    Thursday, November 16-23 - King Meets Country - Memphis & Nashville - Cost $3,700

    Your trip includes:

    • Round trip direct airfare from Toronto to Nashville;
    • Three nights in Memphis – downtown hotel including    breakfast;
    • Four nights in Nashville – downtown hotel including 
      breakfast - also includes evening “Happy Hour” - snacks & drinks;
    • City tours of Memphis and Nashville;
    • Graceland - the “Elvis Experience” and Sun Studio;
    • Country Music Hall of Fame + RCA Studio B;
    • Grand Ole Opry and The Ryman Auditorium.
    • Performance at the Grand Old Opry - the highlight of the tour!!! 

    For this excursion please contact Shirlie Van Putten at or call 905-619-8583.

    • 13 Dec 2023
    • Shaw Festival

    A Christmas Carol - $153.00

    Ebenezer Scrooge is back! Nestled in the heart of the ultimate Christmas village, the charming holiday favourite A Christmas Carol returns to the Shaw Festival’s Royal George Theatre. It’s the perfect annual reminder of what Christmas is all about. Arrive feeling “Bah, humbug!” and leave full of warm, fuzzy Christmas spirit.

    Your trip includes:

    •  Return transportation to the Shaw Festival by motor coach
    •   Lunch at a local restaurant
    •   Orchestra Level ticket to see “A Christmas Carol”
    •   407 Toll
    •  Tip for driver
    For this excursion please contact Shirlie Van Putten at or call 905-619-8583.

    • 6 Jan 2024
    • 14 Jan 2024
    • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

    Sun & Fun - Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort

    The Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa Hotel in the Dominican Republic is in an ideal setting directly on beautiful Bavaro Beach, approximately 22 km from the Punta Cana airport. This 4 ½ Star All Inclusive Hotel has six amazing pools with all services, where guests can experience something truly unique. The Hotel has 13 restaurants; 23 bars; WiFi; Fitness center; 24-hour drinks/snacks; In-room safe; and Waterpark.

    January Weather in Punta Cana Dominican Republic – Daily high temperatures are around 83°F, rarely falling below 80°F or exceeding 86°F. 

    Choose from:

    Deluxe Garden View Room
    – Double $2,149.00 (including airfare)
    Single $2,655.00 (including airfare)


    Deluxe Room Poolside
    Double $2,249.00 (including airfare)
    – Single $2,755.00 (including airfare)

    A non-refundable deposit of $200 is due upon booking. Balance due October 20, 2023.

    For this excursion please contact Shirlie Van Putten at or call 905-619-8583.

    • 26 Feb 2024
    • 20 Mar 2024
    • Portugal's Algarve Province

    Portugal's Algarve Province - $3,499

    Portugal’s Algarve Province, with its magnetic Moorish appeal, has become a Mecca for snowbirds trying to escape the harsh reality of winter. It’s also one of Europe’s most picturesque and friendly holiday destinations. The Algarve is what most of us envision the Mediterranean to be. The whitewashed villages cascade into the sea. Cobblestoned streets are lined with outdoor cafes, bistros, wine bars, and markets full of fresh fruits and vegetables. The weather is wonderfully spring-like and invigorating.

    Albufeira is the largest, liveliest and most energetic of the resort towns that line southern Portugal’s beautiful Algarve coastline. Albufeira provides stunning beaches, a glorious climate, and a vast selection of restaurants.

    Within the charming and historic streets of the “Old Town” there are over one hundred different restaurants and bars. There is so much to love about Albufeira, and this has transformed the once peaceful fishing village into the Algarve’s most popular holiday destination – that caters to the long-stay vacationers who just want to relax.


    Hotel Paladim & Alagoamar is a luxury, 4-star establishment ideally located in Albufiera. Relax and enjoy your poolview, one bedroom apartment with a fully equipped kitchen.

    The Hotel has 2 swimming pools, 2 children's pools and a poolside bar, surrounded by gardens and terraces. A restaurant is also located on the grounds.

    Paladim & Alagoamar is centrally located – steps from shopping, and dining and along the route of the famous “tourist train”.

    Included in your trip:


    • Round trip direct flights from Toronto to Lisbon, Portugal
    • Motor coach transfer from Lisbon airport to your hotel in the Algarve
    • On return: transfer from your Hotel in Albufiera to your Lisbon Hotel
    • Motor coach transfer from your Lisbon hotel to the airport
    • Flight from Lisbon to Toronto


    • 21 nights’ accommodation – 1 bedroom apartment with kitchen at the Paladim & Alagoamar Resort, Albufiera 1 night accommodation at the Smy Hotel, Lisbon - The Smy Lisboa is located 900 metres from the Marqués de Pombal, in the heart of Lisbon and opposite the beautiful Parque Eduardo VII.

    Also included:

    • Welcome dinner in Albufeira; Boat Tour; City tour of Lisbon
    • Services of an HNA Travels Tour Director

    Please note that optional tours ($) can be purchased from Tour Rep. in Albufeira

    Cost is $3,499 double occupancy - One Bedroom Apartment- Pool view!

    ONLY 15 rooms available! Portugal has become very popular for 2024!

    Non -refundable deposit of $700 is due upon booking. Balance due December 8, 2023

    NOTE – this will sell out quickly – you are encouraged to book early!

    For this excursion please contact Shirlie Van Putten at or call 905-619-8583.

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