“Self Help” at the Bailey Theatre

An intrepid group of 19 Probus members – “Theatrical wannabes” was off to see the production “Self-Help” on Feb 22 in Nanaimo. Many of us had been to previous productions at The Bailey that are usually British humour of the dry farce variety. This one turned over our definition of farce.  Norm Foster is considered…

Probus Bowling Challenge – January 20th

On Sunday January 20th, two teams, The Pin Heads and Valiant Effort, while battling it out at Sunset Lanes, displayed some very interesting bowling techniques. At the awards dinner at Boston Pizza, DAVID WHITE was recognized for the highest individual game (168) and the aggregate three game total (352).  SUE KELLY had the next highest individual…

Mardi Gras and Casino

We regret that this event has been cancelled.  Stay tuned for an equally exciting event in the coming months.  You may request a refund here if you haven’t already received one. Mardi Gras, French for “Fat Tuesday”, is celebrated internationally, most widely known to us in Brazil (Carnival) and New Orleans. Strings of beads in purple (Justice), gold…

PROBUS Does Dim Sum!

On Saturday February 9th, twenty Four members came to the Shanghai City Restaurant at the back of Brooks Landing Mall in Nanaimo, for our first celebration of Lunar New Year. As we were a large group, the lovely owner manager, Phoebe, placed us by ourselves in the VIP room at the back. The restaurant specializes…

Gary Allan: Who Speaks for the Wolf?

“Who Speaks for Wolf?  Our January speaker, Gary Allan from Cedar, does and has been for many years. Originally a Probation Officer up north, he now lives on an acreage in Cedar with his  3 wolves:  Tundra 12 yrs old – 90%, wolf.  Nahanni an Arctic wolf and Mahikan is a black wolf, both are…