Retirement is a time to enjoy the things you never could before.
The Mixed PROBUS Club of Burlington offers numerous activities to its members - all designed to stimulate the mind or the body. Below is a list and brief description of some of the activities currently offered.
These activity groups represent just a sample of what the club has to offer.
Not travelling very often or you prefer the comforts of home to the uncertainties of new places and cultural differences. Then travel the world virtually with the travelling members of the Mixed Probus Club of Burlington who gather to share their vacation and travel experiences through photos, videos and stories
A group for early risers meets on a monthly basis at a local restaurant to enjoy conversation, laughter and socializing over breakfast.
The mixed Probus group is more than just a place to play bridge, It’s a portal to a community of bridge lovers learning about the game, honing their skills and forming lifelong partnerships.
This is a group for anyone who loves going to the theatre and who enjoy eating out. Theatre lovers unite to share a meal and an afternoon or evening performance at a theatre/event within 1 1/2 hours drive of Burlington.
Stay current and involved with the world. Members are encouraged to bring their passion and interests for a lively discussion following a friendly prescribed format.
Weather permitting from May to October members enjoy exploring nature and getting exercise riding easy to moderate area trails or city streets including stops to "smell the roses" or socialization over a refreshment. Helmets are required.
A group of 20 Club members open to socialization and sampling a variety of food experiences at restaurant in and around Burlington. Restaurants are selected by one of the members on a rotating basis and each club member chooses their own meal and wine from the menu and pays the appropriate cost. Restaurant style varies from family diners to fine dining. No obligation to attend or pick a particular meal. We have several Dining Out groups.
Our group; enjoys taking and sharing photos, usually via email. Some use cell phones, others use cameras. Some like landscape scenes, some like closeups of flowers and animals, and others like taking photos of people. All of us like taking photos. We have no set meetings. One of us may suggest a location to visit on our own or as a group. The idea: having fun sharing and learning from one another.
Euchre loving players meet once monthly to enjoy socializing and playing Euchre. We meet at a local community hub. We each put in a toonie towards the winning prizes. Welcoming regular players and spares. Regular players are required to find a spare if they cannot attend.
Hors d’oeuvres and Libations
This is an in-home group designed for a smaller group of members to socialize and make new friends and engage in a congenial friendly environment. The host will provide coffee, Tea or Water and desert, members will bring Hors d'oeuvres to share and Libation of their choice. We have several such groups.
Nibbles and Wine
The group meets in members homes monthly to enjoy wine, nibbles and friendly conversation. Each attendee/couple brings their own wine and an appetizer for 8 people. The host provides wine glasses, a light desert and coffee or tea. We have several such groups.
A friendly social lunch experience at a local restaurant to enjoy conversation and laughter over lunch. Each month a member of the group, on a rotating basis, selects a restaurant, makes a reservation and generally acts as host for the day. All costs for meals and refreshments are the responsibility of each individual.
9 and Dine - (Golf)
Play nine holes of golf at a selected course and then have dinner often in the club restaurant. Non golfer partners are welcome to arrive after golf and join the group for dinner.
The Walking Club members enjoy each other's company as we tour Burlington and the surrounding area. Most Thursday mornings from October to May, there are walks that run around one and a half hours. Successful ageing is tied to the amount of exercise a person gets; it also enables participants to meet new people and keep up relationships with other walkers
Activity groups are member run and are driven by the interest of our members. If something other than what is mentioned here ignites your passion; we have an activities chair who will assist members in forming a new group