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   club no. 101 chartered with probus canada

   Probus Club of Ottawa Alta Vista

   sponsored by the rotary club of ottawa


September 25th - Commissioner (Retd.) Robert W. Paulson, COM

Robert (Bob) Paulson retired from the RCMP in 2018 with 32 years of service, including six as Commissioner of the Force. In his early career in B.C. he distinguished himself in major crime and organized crime investigations. Moving to Ottawa in 2005, he became involved in national security, criminal intelligence, contract and aboriginal policing.

As Commissioner, he led the settlement of a class action lawsuit by female employees and provided an historic apology to those impacted by harassment. Bob was a strong advocate for the mental health and wellbeing of RCMP employees.
Currently he is leading Independent Investigations & Review Services Canada Inc.



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.



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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