Mount Washington Day Trip

We basked in the sunshine and perfect weather on our trip to Mt. Washington on August 9. Twelve Probus members enjoyed the chairlift ride to the top of the mountain where we meandered on the trails and took in the beautiful 360- degree views.  We ate our picnic lunches while balancing on cattywampus picnic tables…

Excursion to Denman and Hornby Islands

On July 31, 2018, eighteen PROBUS members, led by Linda Burrows, ventured out to explore parts of Hornby Island.  After a scattered start from Buckley Bay (two ferries and five cars later), the “herded cats” met at the Cardboard Bakery on Hornby for retail and culinary opportunities.  From there we went on to visit Big…

PROBUS Annual Picnic July 25th

TACKY TOURIST PICNIC As was the case for most days this Summer, July 25th was a hot one! Bravo to those intent on keeping with the theme and who came dressed up for the occasion. Don’s photos illustrate the creativity of our crowd with the prize for the Tackiest Tourist going to Leslie MacDonald and…

Lisa Leger: A Sensible Look at Natural Medicine

Northwest Bay PROBUS | Lisa Leger: A Sensible Look at Natural Medicine Lisa Leger, the Natural Health Consultant at Parksville Pharmasave, helped guide us through the quagmire of information out there to build a bridge between conventional medicine and natural approaches to health. Lisa discussed preventative strategies like diet and lifestyle and the use of…

Pacific Biological Station Tour – June 20

— PACIFIC BIOLOGICAL STATION TOUR – JUNE 20 —  The mystique and magic of our oceans has fascinated locals and scientists for centuries.  What goes on in our seas and throughout their depths is simply amazing, and hidden in Nanaimo is one of Canada’s leading research stations that opened its doors for us again this…

Byron Horner: Great Bear Rainforest

Upon completing university, Byron Horner and Ian McAllister, long- standing best friends, chose career paths that went off in completely different directions:  Byron to become a corporate lawyer and businessman; Ian an environmentalist, photographer and film maker.  Many years later fate re-connected them for the making of IMAX film: The Great Bear Rainforest when Byron,…