In This Issue
President's Message
Next Meeting
Last Meeting
Report on Snowshoeing Adventure
Ladies Lunch
Bailey Theatre Night
2nd Glass Tour
Sci Fi Book Club?
UPCOMING - In our Area
Quick Links
Robert Grose

Loretta Dahn




Phil Howell
Grant Foster
Norm Kilarski

Issue: #3
April 2016
President's Message
Every month, more and more things amaze me - in the world, our country, our province and our neighbourhood, but it is such a delight when I am astounded by the people in our Club ...
NEXT MEETING (April 1st@ 9:15) 

Back by popular demand, our April 1 st   speaker will be Dr. Ed Ishiguro, UVic Professor Emeritus, Dept of Biochemistry. His presentation is titled, What We have Learned from the Human Genome. Come to the April meeting to learn about the exciting beginning of a new era...


March Meeting

On March  4th Dr. Martin Bunton, Associate Professor, UVic Dept. of History, transported a riveted audience through the modern historical basis of the Palestinian - Israeli conflict.

Continue reading...

OUT AND ABOUT: Snowshoeing Mt.Washington (March 8th)

On March 8th, six intrepid Probus members dutifully sunscreened, dressed in layers and challenged themselves to a day of snowshoeing at Mt.Washington. 

Ladies' Lunch                                                       

April Ladies' lunch:  1:00 p.m.
Thurs 7 April - Grand Cru Restaurant
Grand Hotel, Nanaimo    
  Sign up here  

NOTE:  There will be no Men's Pub Lunch this month
 OUT AND ABOUT: PROBUS Goes to the Bailey Studio ( March 11th)   

Many tears were shed by the 22 Probus members who got together to see Office Hours  at the Bailey Studio in Nanaimo on March 11; fortunately...

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 OUT AND ABOUT Upcoming:  June 17th  

Digital Scavenger Hunt and Lunch
When:  Friday, June 17th,  10 AM
Where: Somewhere in Parksville
  Bonnie and Phil Howell (master designers of last year's DSH in Nanaimo) will once again be challenging Probus members to a morning of digital sleuthing, this time in beautiful downtown Parksville.
Mark your calendars and stay tuned!

 OUT AND ABOUT: Robert Held Gallery (March 15)

 One good tour led to another as twelve Probus
members enjoyed more "glass magic"...

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You Can be the (Glass) Artist!

Many of you have visited the amazing Robert Held Glass Gallery in Parksville. Now, take this opportunity to come out and learn how to make your own piece of art glass. Register for one of two classes and join other Probus members for an exciting experience.

When: April 4 or 25
Time:  From 10 till 2
Cost: $60 per person
Limit: Eight people per class

For more information and to register, contact Don Dempson: 

Some Possibilities... Sci Fi Book Club?

Are you interested in reading more Science Fiction?  How about forming a new SciFi Book Club?

Learn more and sign up.. 
An Invitation from NANOOSE BAY PROBUS - Let's Play Trivia!  March 30

Our friends in "the other PROBUS" are inviting us to join them for a Trivia competition.  Wings and beer and lots of fun. 

Learn more and sign up...

March 30 - Trivia Night with Nanoose Bay Club  


Mark Your Calendar: 

April 1- General Meeting,9:15

June 17 - Digital Scavenger Hunt - Parksville

July 8 - General Meeting change of date (from July 1) 

July 20 - Summer Picnic 

August 24 - Appetizer Extravaganza

September 9 - General Meeting change of date (from September 2) 

December 7 - Christmas Dinner/Dance


Click on each event in the calendar for more information. 

UPCOMING - In the Area
Check out   the calendar on the website to find activities that are going on around our beautiful area as well as our own PROBUS events.
The Brant Festival is continuing in Parksville, with lots of events for the family. 
Learn more...

6th Annual Feat for Food -
Come out on April 3rd at 10 AM to walk with friends and Nanoose neighbours to support Nanoose Community Services...

ElderCollege Saturday Speakers Series continues at VIU.  For details: click here 
New and interesting ElderCollege courses start in March and in May.