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Spring Fling 2017


November 25th - Hassan Eltaher
Queen Nefertiti - The Eternal Mystery

Nefertiti, the star of this presentation, will host the audience in her capacity as queen of Egypt, wife of the most intriguing Pharaoh Akhenaten, mother, woman and universal symbol of fashion and beauty. The illustrated presentation will cover the discovery of her famous bust at Tal El-Amarna in Egypt by a German archaeological expedition in 1912, and the international row caused by this discovery. A pictorial visit to Nefertiti's celebrated bust at the Neues Museum in Berlin will serve as an introduction to the presentation before we sail through history to find out more about her, and how important she and her husband were to Egypt, as well as about the current status of archaeological explorations at the site.

Hassan M. Eltaher, B.A., MBA Aviation, President, Forum of Alexandria, is currently an Adjunct Lecturer with the Canadian Foreign Service Institute. He is a former university lecturer in Ottawa, Calgary and the USA, as well as a former diplomat and aviation specialist with long-time interest in intercultural and international issues, specifically those related to the Mediterranean region. He is a published writer with two books to his credit. He was raised in French schools in Egypt, obtained his first degree from the American University of Beirut, followed by an MBA in Aviation Management in the USA. He has lived and worked for many years in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco and the USA before settling in Alberta, Canada in 1980.


December 9th - Christmas Party

Note the Date

After their acclaimed performance at the Spring Fling, we have arranged for the singing group "Lost for Words" to entertain us at our Christmas party. As well, we can look forward to the massed voices of the Alta Vista Probus Choir, who will also provide Christmas Goodies.

If your last name starts with ... Please bring ...
A to F Christmas Goodies, cake and squares (i.e. finger food, no pies)
G to R Appetizers, cheese, crackers, dips, veggie bites
S to Z Sandwiches

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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