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 Probus Club of Ottawa Alta Vista

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April 23rd, Guy Thatcher
The Pilgrims' Way

It's nearly 4 years since Guy Thatcher talked to us about his 'Journey of Days' from missing baggage (including his hiking boots) to the final steps into Santiago de Compostella. He told us about the people, the route, the places and the weather in his 34 day journey along the Camino de Santiago.

At the end of his talk he said that he would return to the Camino to cover the part that he had missed due to his baggage setting out on its own journey into the unknown. We asked if he would come back and tell us about it.

May 28th, Craig Greenwood
The Fantastic White Bears of the Ice

A round peg in a round hole, a person perfectly suited to his vocation. Craig's passion for the polar bears of Southern Hudson's Bay quickly connected to all of us. His presentation sparkled with a bevy of facts that fascinated us while his pictures wowed our senses. His stories of researching Ontario's polar bears in the mid 80's and tagging along with the current researchers in 2007 more than held our attention."

That quote is from Probus Perth's newsletter. As soon as we read it we contacted the Perth Club and asked how to get in touch with Craig. The result is that Craig Greenwood will be our May speaker.

He has asked to have a little longer than our usual talks. If the Perth write-up is anything to go by the time will fly by.


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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