Interest Groups

Interest Group Calendar is HERE

The club encourages the formation of groups who wish to partake in their own special interests. Members should contact the coordinator of a group to find out about the nature and frequency of its activities. Please refer to your membership list to obtain contact information for coordinators.

For further details about the group, its coordinator(s) and members, please click on the name of the group. 

The interest groups are listed below and the calendar above shows when the interest groups meet. 

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INTEREST GROUP LIAISON - Rosemary Carrington

ALL PARTICIPANTS IN PROBUS ACTIVITIES MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED

As we progress through COVID-19 some Interest Groups have met successfully by Zoom. If you wish to set up a Zoom meeting for your group please contact Don Van Wyck who will help you use the Club's Zoom account.

ENCOURAGING NEWS: With vaccinations  and new Provincial guidelines in place some of our Interest Groups have been meeting in person - mostly outside.  Book Club, Bridge Club, Garden Club, Pot Luck have all met in person - often outside.  Ramblers resumed in September and the Happy Wanderers in October.

Please check the Interest Groups below and the newsletter for updates. Click on the calendar above for when the groups meet.

As Liaison I keep track of all Interest Groups and keep the Newsletter and Website updated, so please contact me with your group news, items of interest etc., 

WELCOME new members:  check out the various activities the club offers and contact the Interest Group convener to join or for more details.  

If anyone would like help forming a new group please get in touch with me. 

A REMINDER: For insurance purposes please keep a list of all participants including guests

BOOK CLUB

Jackie
Book Club

Fellow Readers!

The PCCM Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 10 am.   During the Pandemic, the Book Club has been successfully meeting via ZOOM teleconferences. New members are always welcome.  Contact Jackie Heptinstall for more details or to get an invitation to the next Book Club ZOOM meeting. 

To check for Jackie's contact information: click on Directory in side panel

 

 

 

BREAKFAST CLUB

 

THE BREAKFAST CLUB (aka the "Hot Air Club")Breakfast Club

The Discussion Group is reconvening on

Tuesday 30 November at 9 AM at Nick's Restaurant, Bracebridge.

FUTURE meetings will take place on the LAST MONDAY OF THE MONTH

Under the direction of Gault McTaggart, local, provincial, federal and world news is discussed.

To check for Gault's contact information: Click on Directory in side panel

 

BRIDGE CLUB

Bridge Club

Members are succesfully enjoying Real Bridge on line.  Recent meetings have attracted 15 members. More information will be updated as winter approaches.

 New members are welcome and should contact Eleanor directly.

Convener: Eleanor Lewis

To check for Eleanor's contact information: Click on Directory in side panel

COMPUTER GROUP

Leanne and Rick

During the pandemic it has been meeting by Zoom. Under normal circumstances the group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the home of Rick and Leanne Lamoureux.  Technical expertise is shared among the group as we explore how to make the best use of our computers, laptops, tablets, phones and peripherals.  Members suggest topics for meetings and we cover everything from apps to scams, best computing practices and problem solving strategies. 

New members welcome!  If you have questions or would like to be added to this group please contact: Leanne Lamoureux

To check Leanne's contact information: Click on Directory in side panel

DINING IN

If you would like to join a Dining In Group please contact Rosemary who will either put you in touch with an existing group or help you form a new group

To check on Rosemary's contact information: Click on Directory in side panel

GARDEN CLUB

Muskoka Gardening GroupTHE GARDEN CLUB meets during the spring and summer months

See you next Spring

Conveners: Louise Cragg or Jan Getson 

For Louise or Jan's contact information:

Click on Directory in side panel

 

 

 

 

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Happy Wanderers and Ramblers 

All participants are required to be fully vaccinated

HIKING

Meet every Thursday

1. Longer distance, faster pace

2. Option for a shorter distance at an easier pace

RAMBLERS  

  • Every other Monday
  • With an easy pace and distance
  • Small groups - safe distancing
  • Email will be sent out about 1 week ahead with details of the walk
  • Registration required for all Rambles

Contact: Rosemary Carrington

GOOD NEWS: Our walking holiday in England has now been rescheduled to June 2022

7 day guided hiking at Malhamdale, Yorkshire

7 day guided hiking at Alnmouth, Northumberland

Limited space is still available

Contact: Rosemary 

For Rosemary's contact information: Click on  Directory in side panel

CYCLING

See you in the Spring for details

PADDLERS

See you in the Spring for details

 

POT LUCK GROUPS

Pot Luck Groups

Pot Luck group meets on the first Wednesday of each month to enjoy a pot-luck meal together. 

Our lunches begin at 1:00 pm for the winter months and will be held at McVittie Place, Bracebridge

Contact Debby Andrews or Renee Lefebvre 

For Debby or Renee's contact information: Click on Directory in Side Panel

 

TEAM TRIVIA

TEAM TRIVIA the newest activity group

Meets On the third Tuesday of the month at 7 pm on Zoom

What is Team Trivia?

1. Each time we play our Grand Master Trivia Leader designs 3 sets of questions - often with a hint about the topic for the night

2. Six teams with 6-8 players on each team

3.The Leader reads the 1st group of questions and clarifies any concerns

4.Teams go to break out rooms to come up with their answers to this group of questions

5. Meet again with full group to share answers

6. Process repeats 2 more times

7. Evening always ends with being together sharing and laughter

People enjoy getting to know others while working together on a no stress team.

Want to give it a try

Convener: Maurene Hammond

For Maurene's contact information: Click on Directory in side panel.

WOODWORKERS

 

We meet every second Tuesday of the month but not July or August.

Group is meeting face to face but outdoors and socially distanced

Tuesday 9 November 10 AM: Visit TransCanada Wood Products,Fastenel,Nedco. Followed by lunch at Rotary Gazebo, Wellington St, bring your own favourite Take Out meal

Upcoming: Visit workshop of Gavin Hammond on Beatrice Townline and the new home being built at the Milford Bay Property. 

Convener: Gary Hammond 

To check Gary's contact information: click on Directory in side panel.