PROBUS Appetizer Extravaganza

THE APPETIZER EXTRVAGANZA – September 9, 2018 — YUM!  The Appie Party on September 9th, though a very soggy kind of day, was lovely.  Thank you Robert for taking care of the tents which once again proved invaluable.  The food was exceptional and plentiful, with everyone going back for seconds and thirds.  Pat Scholz’ patio area…

PROBUS Goes to the Farm and the Market, and …

— A VISIT TO VAN VALLEY FARM — (and other highlights in the Duncan Area) September 19th Out and About Van Valley Farm was fascinating!  Never knew dairy farms could be so much fun.   Ben and Margie Van Boven were great hosts, providing us with so much information about their enterprise.  We watched the robots…

Mich Pambrun & Rick Fields: Vancouver Island’s wine and spirit industry

“Petit Milo, “Sauvignette”, “Cabernet Libre” were some wine varietals most of us had never even heard of.  Vancouver Island’s unique cool coastal climate requires special knowledge when it comes to wine-making…(Teaser) Local Sommellier, Mich Pambrun, presented us with some interesting details about these processes, taking us on a virtual trip to Unsworth Winery, where the…

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…