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…

Picnic Hijinks

This year we were once again very fortunate to have our Annual PROBUS Picnic in the lovely backyard of one of our members. Friends gathered for fun, food and games. For a golf ball challenge, teams were self named: The Troopers, IQ 220, Gawd Awful, Hell Raisers and Bernie’s Ball Busters. They constructed and completed…

Intent on Design

Picnic 2013

This year’s picnic was blessed with warm and sunny weather, a beautiful location and over sixty high-spirited members who were ready to party! Thanks go to Diane and Hans De Visser, whose backyard was just perfect for the occasion, and to the Social Committee headed by Robert Grose (MC extraordinaire).  They came up with challenges –…