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Friendship and Fun - Retired and Loving It!

Interest Groups

Interest Groups consist of activities for members only (a club within the club). Anyone with a particular hobby or interest can start an Interest Group. These groups vary in size depending on the activity and venue. The following Interest Groups are available to you as a member of the PROBUS Club of Ajax.

PROBUS RODEO (Retired Old Dames Eating Out) Group



Hi everyone.  Remember that any female members of PROBUS can join us for lunch once in a while or every month. Just let me know you want to join us so that I can make an accurate reservation.  This month (Wednesday, November 20th)  we are going to Baton Rouge, 25 Consumers Drive. Unit 2, Whitby.  If you are going east on Consumers it is just before Thickson on the south side.. I will send a reminder a week or so before our date for lunch.

Dawn Thornton

dthorn000@sympatico.ca       905-683-6975

Dining Out Club

Our next dinner will be held on November 14th at 6 pm at the Bella Norte Restaurant. It is located on Brock St in Whitby on the west side of the street just before Taunton Rd.

Hope to see you there

We will meet at 6 pm. Hope to see you there.


Carol Breen 905-839-7762  cbreen840@gmail.com

Breakfast Club

Come join us for breakfast on Tuesday, November 26 at 9:00.  The month we'll go to Eggs Crepes at 250 Bayly Street West in Ajax (in the Dairy Queen mall). 


Call Julie Mathewson 905-686-0803 or email jmathewson@rogers.com to reserve your place.

Euchre and Scrabble

Join us on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month to play Euchre and Scrabble.  Our next games will be on November 12 and 26 from 2:00 to 4:00.  Note that since October had 5 Tuesdays, there will be three weeks between the last game in October and the first game in November.  We play at Chartwell Harwood Retirement Residence, 240 Old Harwood Avenue in Ajax.  Parking is available behind the residence, as long as you don't park in a reserved spot, and there is additional parking on the street.  For more information contact Julie Mathewson 905-686-0803 or email


The Walking Group

The walking group gets together on Wednesday mornings at 10:00, except on the first Wednesday of the month (because, of course, we all want to attend our PROBUS meeting). We walk for 1½ to 2 hours at an easy pace, covering 4 to 6 km in a variety of locations.

Come join us and discover some of the many walking trails Ajax and surrounding areas have to offer.  Contact Ron Mitchell to get on the mailing list, 905-683-5539  mitchellmis@rogers.com.







Time to put away the clubs for this year. See you at Hawthorne Valley in the spring.  Next year we could add a course that has carts if there is enough interest . Contact me by email if interested. 



The Cribbage Interest Group meets every Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 4 PM.  We have 14 members and about 10 attend on a typical afternoon for fun fellowship and cribbage.  We take a short break at 3 for coffee, tea, sweets and a chat.  We charge a l​oonie​ for the tea and coffee and we take turns bringing the sweets. 

We all have a good time and new members are welcome.

​Reg Lawrance, ​Cribbage Co-ordinator ​

For more information contact Reg Lawrance at 905-428-2663, or email reglawrance@rogers.com

Book Club

The Book Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at St. Paul’s United Church, 65 King’s Crescent, at 1:30 p.m.

Our selection for November 27, 2019 is:

“The Tattooist of Auschwitz” by Heather Morris

Interested in reading, discussion, fun and fellowship, we welcome you to join our group.

 For more information call or e-mail Bernie Rosebush at 905-426-1598 or


Family History Group

The Ajax Family History Group will be visiting the Oshawa Family History Centre on Wednesday, 20th November at 10:00am.  They are located at the Church of Latter Day Saints, 632 Thornton Road North, Oshawa, and they will provide us with a guided tour and access to their systems.  If anyone would like a ride, please advise Michael and Anne Reed, 905-239-2908, mandareed@bell.net.

We have no meeting in December


Michael and Anne Reed, 905-2392908, mandareed@bell.net.

Social Bridge and Bridge Lessons
  1. SOCIAL BRIDGE on Thursdays at the Ajax Public Library – Main Branch, 55 Harwood Ave. South in the Rotary Room starting at ~2:15pm (A free-will donation is taken for coffee and cookies.) Social bridge will be held on Thursday November14, and November 28. This is social bridge so HAVE FUN..

  2. FREE BRIDGE LESSONS on Thursdays at the Ajax Public Library – Main Branch, 55 Harwood Ave 2:30 pm    (A free will donation is taken for coffee and cookies.) Lessons will be held on Thursday November 7 (Bidding Sequences When Opener Bids a Suit - Part 3 of 3) and November 21 (Bidding Sequences When Opener Bids No Trump). Please note that lessons build upon each previous lesson. Although lessons are at the beginner level, some familiarity with bridge (or similar card games) is expected.