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 Probus Club of Ottawa Alta Vista

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November 26th, David Newland
Canada's Wild East

David Newland of Adventure Canada will explore with us the lure and the lore of Newfoundland and Labrador as seen by ship.

Adventure Canada was founded in 1987 to take travellers to Canada's "blank spaces" - those areas whose remoteness alone makes them special.

David is the creative director and is a writer, photographer, host and musician. David plays and hosts many folk festivals, and anchors annual tributes to Johnny Cash and Gordon Lightfoot. A veteran writer and editor with Discovery Channel, CBC and, He helped Macleans earn two Canadian Online Publishing awards and has received a writing grant from the Ontario Arts Council to work on a novel.


December 10th
Christmas Party - "Sing a Merry Madrigal"

Continuing our recent custom, we have brought our Annual Christmas Party forward by two weeks.

We can look forward to a concert by The Madrigals - a group of CFUW members. Under the direction of Patricia Bays, with Leila Metcalf providing piano accompanimen, they sing in three-part harmony - soprano, second soprano and alto. Their repertoire includes a variety of music - East Coast sea shanties, French folk songs, show tunes, songs of inspiration and yes, the occasional madrigal! For us, they are adding Christmas carols to this repertoire and they expect the Alta Vista Probus Club Choir to join in.

We ask that you provide the Christmas fare. Trying to divide our membership list into three equal halves, we came up with:
- if your last name starts with:
- A to F, please bring appetizers, cheese, crackers, dips, veggie bites.
- G to R, please bring sandwiches
- S to Z, please bring Christmas goodies, cake and squares (i.e. finger food - no pies).


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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