Social Events between meetings can range from sporting events, live theatre, travel, visits to places of interest, to any other activity that the Social Committee wishes to organize. These are usually one time events, one per month generally, but you can participate in as many events as you wish!
A description of events is shown below. If you are interested in participating in a Social Event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that event costs will need to be pre-paid by cheque, payable to PROBUS Club of Port Perry and either:
handed in to our Social Committee Co-Chairs, Margaret Miller or Judy Spring at monthly membership meetings or
mailed to Social, c/o Judith Spring, 22 Crescent Moon Lane, Seagrave, ON L0C 1G0.
Only payment in full by the deadline confirms registration for the event, and events with limited attendance will be filled by members in order of when the payment is received.
If you are unable to sign up in person, please use email or phone to let us know you’re interested and to arrange payment. Refunds are only issued under exceptional circumstances, so if it turns out you are unable to attend an event, please offer your ticket to other members or guests.
If you have any questions or suggestions, or if you need directions or car-pooling, please email: email@example.com or call Margaret Miller at 226-229-9073 or Judy Spring at 905-447-4557.
Your Social Committee will provide as much advance notice of events as possible. Last minute sign ups may be accommodated depending on availability and the venue. Your understanding is appreciated.
Social Events as of January 2020
Here are the upcoming events - please take a few moments to review the choices and make your selections for signup at the Social Committee table in the lobby. A cheque payable to the PROBUS Club of Port Perry is required at the time of signup for an event. If you are unable to sign up in person, please use email or phone to let us know you’re interested and to arrange payment. Refunds are only issued under exceptional circumstances, so if it turns out you are unable to attend an event, please offer your ticket to other members or guests.
If you have any questions or suggestions or if you need directions or car-pooling, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Marg Miller at 226-229-9073 or Judy Spring at 905-447-4557.
January 23 (Thursday) – Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) - $121 for a day trip by motor coach to
the ROM, lunch at a Toronto restaurant, guided tour and free time to wander, and a visit to the Bata
Shoe Museum. This trip requires that 15 members participate in order for Shirlie van Putten to pick
members up at the Port Perry Walmart. Contact Shirlie van Putten (905-619-8583) for more
January 29 (Wednesday) – 12 p.m. – Chinese New Year Lunch at the Mandarin- $17.18
including tax payable at the Mandarin, 1319 Airport Blvd., Oshawa. Room A is reserved for our
members to enjoy the celebration of the Chinese New Year also known as Spring Festival.
People welcome spring and what it brings: planting and harvests, new beginnings and fresh starts.
Tables will be reserved for singles and for new members. For more information, contact event
coordinator Ann Skinner at 905 982-8865.
**Revised** February 26 (Wednesday) 11:30 a.m. - Blue Heron Casino adventure - island Road,
Scugog Island. Ultimate brunch buffet (12 p.m. to 2 p.m.) Pay for your own meal, ($12.99 plus taxes
etc.) followed by casino fun of your choice. Please meet Ann Skinner at the inside entrance, wear
your PROBUS name tag, and bring photo ID. For more information, contact event coordinator Ann
Skinner at 905 982-8865.
March 24 (Tuesday) – Irish Kitchen Party @ Greg Frewin Theatre in Niagara Falls – $118 (and optional insurance charge of $5) - departing Walmart in Port Perry at 9 a.m. and returning about 6:45 p.m. A good ol Irish Kitchen Party with the American Rogues. Enjoy all the Irish songs and dance and have a great lunch as well. We will make a comfort stop on the way, as well as a quick dinner stop (on own) following the show. Hop on the coach with washroom and leave the driving to Cardinal Coach Tours. Contact Cardinal Coach Tours (1 877 343-7773), for further information or to pay by Visa. Please tell them you are from Port Perry PROBUS.
April 4 (Saturday) 2 p.m. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Oshawa Little Theatre - $28.20 for adults and $19.20 for students. Come join us at the theatre to Lawrence Jameson making his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother's failing health. After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together, only to find out that this small French town isn't big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target, heiress, Christine Colgate, wins and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep us laughing, humming and guessing to the end. For more information, contact Bob McLeod at 905 982-1812.
Port Perry PROBUS Travel
Early September, 2020
Janet and Tim Casey are planning a week-long visit to the Burgundy wine region of France early next September and are inviting interested PROBUS Club members to join them. They will be returning to the beautiful medieval walled town of Beaune and use that as a base to explore the many vineyards,wine tasting opportunities, cooking classes, chateaus and historic villages and sites throughout the area. The weather at that time is normally quite temperate, the crowds are gone and the grape harvest is just coming in, so it’s a wonderful time to visit this land of iconic Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs and Chablis.
Beaune is famous in its own right for its great food and wine with numerous Michelin award restaurants. It also has a variety of wine cellars, museums, galleries, art shows and shopping opportunities in addition to a lot of history in this 2,000-year-old town. And if you’re interested in possibly extending your stay, perhaps visit one of the other fascinating regions bordering Burgundy, or if you’d like to spend some time in Paris, the Casey’s can help provide some advice on that as well.
Contact Tim Casey at email@example.com or 905-985-3991.