Protective Gear Donations for Hospital Staff: A Heartfelt Thanks!

Probus member, Sue Kelly sends a note of thanks for the generous response to her daughter, Dr. Meghan Towers’, request for donations of protective gear for the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital: Both Terry and I on behalf of our daughter Meghan, want to thank the Northwest Bay Probus members who donated personal protective equipment for…

Show us your Heart

In these days of self-quarantine, virus information overload, lock-down and worry, it’s nice to see people taking time to step-up and appreciate what those “on the front lines and in essential services” are doing for all of us. For some it’s offering to get groceries or delivering supplies, for others it’s a regular phone call…

Don’s List – TV movies and series

COZY UP TO THE TV Submitted by Don Dempson Interested in watching some great movies and series?  Well you’re not alone.  So many of us are alternative TV watchers and whether it’s Netflix, Crave or one of the other options — there are so many viewing selections that are available and may just fit your…

Want to Help with Speakers?

So you want to help with getting speakers for our club…. Many people ask me “where do you get the speakers for our meetings?” I am going to let you in on a secret.  I just activate my sense of curiosity, and put the word out that our club is always on the lookout for…

Classical Stars in Parksville

The Borealis String Quartet, Jane Coop, Couloir, and the Elmer Iseler Singers are all coming to Oceanside over the next nine months and subscriptions are available now. The Oceanside Community Arts Council (OCAC) is now in its second year bringing live performances of the musical masterpieces to our neighbourhood.  Last year’s series of three concerts in Knox United…

A GP for Me?

One of the main complaints from newcomers to our area is “I can’t find a family doctor!” Your input is needed! Finally, a joint program by the BC Government and the Doctors of BC is addressing this problem through the “What is a GP for Me” initiative.  The program’s aim is to strengthen the health…