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Spring Fling 2017

   club no. 101 chartered with probus canada

   Probus Club of Ottawa Alta Vista

   sponsored by the rotary club of ottawa


March 22nd - Louise Profeit-LeBlanc
"Tse Duna" Master Storyteller

Louise is as Traditional Storyteller from the Nacho Nyak Dun First Nation (First Nation of the Big River People) in the Yukon. Many of her stories are about the strength and importance of women within the community and their significant role as first educators of children. Her association with many elders has resulted in her gaining the responsibility and honour of becoming a "Story Keeper".

Louise worked as Coordinator of the Aboriginal Arts Office at the Canada Council for the Arts until her retirement in 2013, a position which allowed her to respond to speaking requests from Aboriginal communities, gatherings and festivals, and to many international venues, including Australia, New Zealand, Wales, Germany, Belize as well as many locations in the US and Canada.

"These stories are our teachers and inform us of how we can be."


April 26th - Brock Godfrey
Canadian Anti-fraud Centre

Brock took early retirement in 1993 from the Ontario Ministry of Education, after 30 year career. He joined PhoneBusters in 1997 as a Volunteer SeniorBuster.

He gives presentations to Service Clubs, Retirees, Police, Seniors and Professional Groups, across all of Southern Ontario, and from Maui to Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. He received the Superintendent's Award of Distinction from the RCMP for his work in making presentations about fraud across the province.

Brock will give us a two-part talk.
Mass Marketing Fraud and Cybercrime Awareness.
A presentation covering Mass Marketing Fraud, Identity Theft, Romance and other scams – and how to avoid them. Nearly 80% of mass marketing fraud is conducted by organized crime groups and is currently the second most common criminal activity funding terrorist activities.
Passwords and Beyond.
A presentation on computer security with the emphasis on passwords - how to create, record, and remember them. Also, a look at Anti-Virus software and future advances in computer security

Check out the 'Spring Fling' page (changed 9 February 2017)

We are a 'Combined' Club. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month (except December - 2nd Wednesday). Meetings begin at 10:00 with a few minutes of announcements and then a speaker. Members start to arrive about 9:30 for coffee, cookies and chat (tea, Tim-bits and talk).

Meetings are at:

Gloucester Presbyterian Church
91 Pike Street

Pike Street runs north from Hunt Club just west of Conroy. The church is at the corner of Lorry Greenberg and Pike. Parking lot entrances are off Pike.

 PROBUS' Vital Purpose …

... to stimulate thought, interest and participation in activities at a time in life when it is easy to become complacent and self-centred.

Guests and Visitors from other Clubs are welcome.

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