Out & About: Winery Tour

Northwest Bay PROBUS Winery Tour  Marilyn Venturi, of Venturi Schulze Vineyards, was a spirited and engaging hostess during our winery and Traditional Balsamic Vinegar production facility tour and tasting in the warm Cowichan Valley on August 18. She regaled us with the history of the winery, and of the issues facing local organic farmers in…

Northwest Bay Probus Summer Picnic – 2016

More than fifty happy members and guests attended our annual Summer Picnic, which for the third year was held in Diane and Hans deVisser’s lovely back garden.  After some anxious sky-watching, we were rewarded with a sunny, warm afternoon so we could all relax, sip our wine, socialize, and challenge ourselves with outdoor games.  Diets…

Pulled Pork & Profiteroles

Thanks to Social Director extraordinaire (Bonnie Howell) and Diane de Visser (host extraordinaire) as well as many eager volunteers, our annual picnic was a huge success. Everyone enjoyed the pulled pork, chicken wings, beans and salads from Smokin George’s BBQ and the cream-filled profiteroles (with a splash of chocolate sauce) were quickly devoured. As usual, the…

Golf duffer

Out & About: Golf @ Arrowsmith

Mission accomplished!  “Golf for Fun” On Friday, June 19,  24 PROBUS members met at Arrowsmith Golf Course for a day of fun. Five groups played 18 holes and one group played 9 holes.  The sunshine was warm and the course in good shape. While a few golf balls were lost, a good time was had…

Barbara (champ!) and Bob Hartley

Winter Games

On Thursday, Feb. 12th, thirty members and their guests met at The Rocking Horse Pub for lunch and an afternoon of games. A circuit of seven different games was set up, including darts, pool, dice, and cards. Some members and their guests were introduced to new games and some members were experts who taught the…