In This Issue
President's Message
General Meeting October 7th
TED Talks - New Group!
Hike to Newcastle Island
A Night at the Theatre
Ladies Lunch
Quiz Night November 23
Pheasant Glen golf
September Speaker
Tidal Treasures
UPCOMING - In your Community
Quick Links
Robert Grose

Loretta Dahn




Phil Howell
Grant Foster
Norm Kilarski

Issue: #9
October 2016
President's Message                    Next Meeting is Friday October 7th 9:15 AM
With Autumn's colours in full bloom, the smell of turkey just around the corner and Halloween on the horizon, our thoughts are beginning to focus on typical fall activities.
This month we have another full schedule of events for our members beginning with an exciting talk...

GENERAL MEETING SPEAKER: October  7th                Artist: Shane Wilson
After attending an exhibition of antler carvings, Shane Wilson
made the decision to break away from the more traditional art forms
 - drawing, painting, clay sculpting - to experiment with carving in bone,
a rugged yet tactile medium of which he has become a master.

Join us on October 7th to hear about and see some unique masterpieces presented by this phenominally talented local artist.



"TED Talks" Review and Discussion Group

We are excited to announce that the inaugural TED Talks meetings will be held on two dates in October.  A very interesting topic has been selected by the October hosts Barbara Hartley and Bonnie Howell.  Those of you who have already signed up will be contacted by email with information about the dates, times and chosen topic.  Contact your hosts directly to let them know which discussion group you will attend.

If you are a member of our PROBUS Club and wish to participate in this new Special Interest Group, it is not too late to sign up!  TED

Click here to learn more and sign up.
Out & About - Another great hike PLUS LUNCH on October 14th 

newcastle2Newcastle Island is a hiker's delight.  And if it's followed by lunch at the Dinghy Dock Pub on Protection Island, what more could you ask?  Friday, October 14 is the day.  And Robert has it all organized...

For details and sign-up click here

Out & About - A Night at the Theatre...  October 28th  

poster Neil Simon's plays are timeless, combining comedy with occasional tears.  Join your fellow PROBUS members at the Bailey Studio Theatre in Nanaimo to watch a production of LOST IN YONKERS.

Get more details and sign up here...

 Ladies Lunch - Thursday, October 13th at 12:30 PM

Ladies: Come out and discover VanIsle's hidden jewel:
The Discovery Room at Vancouver Island University (VIU),
 Nanaimo.  It's a room with a view featuring five-star food. civi_logo_at_reverse  

Seating is limited so sign up soon!

To sign up now... 

Save the date!  Another Quiz Night is planned for November 23

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Last March the Northwest Bay Probus Club joined with the Nanoose Bay Probus Club for a friendly trivia competition.  The group of 32 people met the challenges head-on and had lots of fun in the process.  So it's time for a repeat.  This time we will meet for a QUIZ NIGHT at the Nanoose Bay Library conference room from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  There will be appies so we won't go hungry!  Linda Burrows will give us more details at the October General Meeting.      

Report on September 16 Golf:   Nine & Dine at Pheasant Glen

What a great season of social golf our PROBUS Club has enjoyed.
We golfed and dined at several area courses.  Our final outing of the season was at Pheasant Glen Golf Course.  Nineteen golfers enjoyed a round of golf followed by a three-course dinner.

Great photos too!  Click here...

Report on September Speaker - Dr. Ed Nicholson
With a hearty greeting of what sounded like "Nee How!",
 Dr. Ed Nicholson drew in his PROBUS September audience
with fascinating information about living and teaching in
 the enigmatic nation of China. 
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Read more... 

Tidal Treasures:  another reason to visit Oceanside 
From October to March, beachcombers can discover glass treasures on Oceanside's beaches.  Area artisans are taking part in the "Tidal Treasures" program in an effort to create a new off-season event to draw visitors to our region.  Handcrafted glass floats, shells and sea creatures will be "hidden" among the beach rocks and grasses above the high tide line on beaches between Nanoose Bay and Deep Bay.  Finders get to keep their treasures plus win prizes.  Charline Sinclair spoke to our PROBUS meeting on September 9 to fill us in on the details.  If you would like to learn more, go to  To volunteer your help contact Charline at  

 Mark Your Calendar: 


October 7 - General Meeting

October 13 - Ladies Lunch

October 14 - hike to Newcastle Island, lunch at Dinghy Dock Pub

October 28 - Lost in Yonkers - Bailey Theatre Night

November 23 - Quiz Night with Nanoose Bay Probus

December 7 - Christmas Dinner/Dance


For most events more than one month away, details will follow.

Click on each event in the calendar for more information. 


 Mark Your Calendar:   On Thursday, October 6th at 7:00 p.m. Ryan Harris, Marine Archaeologist for Parks Canada will give a free lecture -  "The Wreck of HMS Erebus:  Lost Ship of the Ill-Fated Franklin Expedition".  The talk will take place at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre.


 Eldercollege is once again offering interesting courses for retirees at their Nanaimo and Parksville campuses.  Learn more at