Jazz In June

JAZZ IN JUNE Join your PROBUS friends to carpool to these two jazz concerts at Shaw Auditorium in Nanaimo.      June 1  – THE SUITE SOUND OF JAZZ Greg Bush Sextet music from the Vancouver Island Suite     SHAW AUDITORIUM Vancouver Island Conference Centre 101 Gordon St, Nanaimo, BC 7:30 – 9:30 ADMISSIONS   Concert…

Gabriola Tour

LET’S TAKE THE FERRY TO GABRIOLA! On Tuesday, June 12th we’ll car pool to the 9:40 a.m. ferry in Nanaimo.  It’s a 20-minute ride across the channel to the beautiful and charming Gulf Island of Gabriola.  There is so much to do on Gabriola, but here are a few of the tentative arrangements: A visit…

Rhododendron and Garden Tour

— MILNER GARDENS AND WOODLAND TOUR – May 8, 2018 — A beautiful seaside retreat in Qualicum Beach, once reserved for royalty, was the perfect place to spend a sunny Tuesday morning strolling through the lush woodland lanes and witnessing the breathtaking Springtime splendour of rhododendrons at their best.  Liane, our guide, was exceptional, interspersing details…

FCA Art Showcase and Sale in Ladysmith

NANAIMO FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (FCA) Ladysmith Art Tour From all reports, everyone had a fun day, starting with an amazing lunch at The Wild Poppy Bistro – yummy, sensible (some vegan and gluten free) food, reasonable prices, as well as a bakery case filled with all kinds of tempting goodies. Our first tour stop…

Nanaimo Theatre Group – “Stepping Out”

On Wed.  Feb. 28th  we had twenty people travel to Nanaimo, to the Bailey Theatre, to enjoy a fun play called Stepping Out. Several of the people had never attended a play at that theatre or even knew it existed, but were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the actors who had worked very hard…

Chemainus Theatre Outing – “Once”

Sixteen Probus members enjoyed a delightful afternoon at the Chemainus Theatre on Wednesday March 7.   It was hard to miss  the Irish theme in honour of the upcoming St Patrick’s Day.  The delicious buffet featured dishes such as “Emerald greed salad”, “Potatoes O’Brien”, “Irish macaroni and cheese” and even the poached salmon was bathed in…