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   Probus Club of Ottawa Alta Vista

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October 23rd Derrill Henderson
WW II Battle for Hong Kong

While Hong Kong is in the throes of a battle, we have an opportunity to look back at the WW II “Battle for Hong Kong”.
Our 'Remembrance' speaker, Derrill Henderson, is the National Secretary, Hong Kong Veterans Association (HKVA). His father was a POW after the fall of Hong Kong and was so badly treated that he spent two years in hospital on his return home. Derrill worked with his father on pursuing pensions and benefits for returned Far East POWs and later took on the work himself.


November 27th - Sue Williams
An Adventure at Sea and The Journey Within

While in their early 50s, Sue Williams, without an adventure-seeking bone in her body, and her husband, David, without any real blue water experience, left their three sons and cast off from Hamilton Ontario in their 37 foot sailboat, and headed east. Destination the North Atlantic Ocean.
373 days later they returned home, having traveled 11,000 nautical miles, spent a total of 86 days at sea, and completed two transatlantic crossings.

Sue has written a memoir about their improbable adventure - some would say misadventure - on the high seas. Ready to Come About, her debut book, was published by Dundurn Press this past spring. Since its release, it has become a Dundurn bestseller and a 'recommended read' by the Globe and Mail.


Johnson Insurance

We have added a link to the Johnson Insurance web site (see "Links" page).
Johnson provides competitive rates for Probus members for all kinds of insurance, particularly travel insurance.


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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