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   club no. 101 chartered with probus canada

   Probus Club of Ottawa Alta Vista

   sponsored by the rotary club of ottawa


May 23rd Nicholas McCarthy
Beechwood Cemetery

In 2009, Beechwood was recognized by an Act of Parliament as the National Cemetery of Canada. It is the final resting place for 75,000 people including many members of the Canadian Forces, Veterans, War Dead, RCMP and Ottawa Police, plus Governors-General, Prime Ministers and Canadian Victoria Cross recipients.
Beechwood operates on a not-for-profit basis and is not publicly funded. All funds are dedicated to its maintenance, preservation and enhancement. This care has added a botanical garden dimension including an exceptional collection of hostas.

Nicolas (Nick) McCarthy, the Director of Marketing, Communications and Community Outreach, will guide us through both the history and botany. Nick began his career in various federal government departments and agencies and then moved to the Not-For-Profit sector. An Ottawa native, Nick studied at the University of Ottawa, receiving his Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and French Literature.


June 27th - Peter Kundstadt
The Promised Land

If you regularly drive on Bank between Heron and Billings Bridge, you will know the blue Kunstadt Sports building. Peter Kunstadt’s book The Promised Land takes us from Prague’s Wenceslas Square, with its Russian tanks looking out beyond the statue of “Good” King Wenceslas, to a new life in Canada.

Peter was a member of the Czechoslovakian National Ski Team in the 1960s, but that came to an end when the tanks arrived. He and his fianceé, Susan, escaped from Czechoslovakia and settled in Ottawa. Canadian Masters Alpine competitions.
But that is today. Peter will go back 50 years to Pražské Jaro - Prague Spring.

Guests and Visitors from other Clubs are welcome.

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.

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