Discussion Group

Our question for discussion on Thursday (September 19): “Is it time for Canada to build pipelines to our coasts first, by any means necessary, to bring our oil to the world, and then settle with indigenous groups and other pipeline opponents?”.

Probus Walkers

At 10 am for the next four weeks – Sept 16, 23, 30 and Oct 7 – we will walk on the Millenium Trail from the parking lot of the Picton LCBO for 40 minutes followed by coffee (and chocolate croissants?) at the Agrarian store beside the LCBO.

We start together and end together but everyone walks at their own pace, so suitable for both turtles and rabbits. We leave at 10 am sharp.

An email message is sent out every Sunday night with the location for the next day to anyone who provides their email address to marianneinpicton@gmail.com.

Everyone welcome.

classic bookgroup

Our Classic Bookgroup will be affected by the government’s 50% cut to Ontario libraries.

The library service bookgroups rely on is the Interlibrary Loan service.

The arbitrary cancellation of this service requires another approach to keep our bookgroup functioning.

  1.  We can choose from 40 sets of books set aside for ‘book club sets’;
  2.  We can use digital means to share the content of a book.

May 13 at 1:00 pm we will meet at the Picton branch (lower floor) to discuss They Left Us Everything by Plum Johnson.

June 10 will be a test of our new system of choosing books for bookgroups or for individuals wanting material not available within our PEC library system (since couriers have been cancelled and even the IT website allowing books and library material to be shared has been taken down).

Please consider the choices below for our classic bookgroup for June:

  1.  Away, or The Stone Carvers by J. Urquhart
  2. Jane Eyre by C. Bronte
  3. The Year of the Flood by M. Atwood
  4. A Good Man by G. Vanderhaeghe


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Chair of the Social and Entertainment Committee

The Probus cycling group starts Monday, May 6th, 9:30 am.  Our first outing will be at Sandbanks near the Outlet entry. Closer to the date, I’ll advise those attending where to meet up.

If you would like to join the group, contact me at  domarj@gmail.com .

Please wear your badge.

Social Updates

Darlene Griffith is the new leader for Apps & Bevvies.

David Sutherland is the new leader for Pub Night. Pub Night will now be held the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

Travel and Bus Tours are now one activity and Beth Ernst (new committee member) is the new leader.