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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


August 23rd - Danielle McDonald
Ottawa Public Library

Danielle is the CEO of the Ottawa Public Library. As such, she is front and centre on the development of a new Central Library for Ottawa. This will be our opportunity to get the “Inside” story on a variety of aspects of the facility – the vision, the potential partnership, and what we can expect in terms of programs, services, and spaces.

Since joining the Library in January 2009 from the City of Ottawa, Danielle has led significant initiatives in library facilities planning and development, including the delivery of $15.75M in renovations and new onstruction. An MA (Public Administration) from Carleton complemented her Bachelor of Environmental Studies from Waterloo.

What is “inside” a modern library? We will soon be in the know!

September 27th - Kay Rogers
Tay Valley Settlement History

In modern terms the Tay Valley is either side of the Highway 7 between Perth and Sharbot Lake. To 300 Scottish settlers who had spent their first Canadian winter -1815/1816 - in Brockville, it was a new home in the wilderness. Each group of four families received the necessary tools and implements with which to start 'life in the bush' - a  grindstone, a crosscut and a whip saw. Each family received an adze, handsaw, drawing knife, one shell augur, two gimlets, door-lock and hinges, scythe and snath, reaping-hook, two hoes, hay fork, skillet camp kettle, and a blanket for each of its members.

The greater number of these Scottish immigrants settled on what is still known today as the Scotch Line (County Road 10) in the geographic township of Bathurst, now part of Tay Valley Township

Kay Rogers is the editor and co-author of At Home in Tay Valley. With more than 60 contributors, At Home in Tay Valley captures the voices, stories, images, circumstances, and events that have defined the lives of those who have called Tay Valley home - from members of the Algonquin First Nation who helped the early settlers survive and adapt to a new land, to the “back-to the-landers” of the 1970s.


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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