What we do:
Events and tours are arranged for events or site visits that are of interest to members. The Group is open to suggestions of events or places to visit – talk to the Group leader or use the Contact box below.
Where we meet:
Usually transportation is arranged among the participants.
When we meet:
No regular schedule. Events and tours are scheduled when an event is defined or a site is available and/or convenient for the participants.
Additional info and guidelines.
Upcoming Events and Tours:
Niagara recycling plant tour
Note: This tour will be postponed until the fall, due to the Covid-19 virus.
Past Events and Tours:
Orchid Tour Mar. 13, 2020
Butterfly Conservatory Feb. 19, 2020
Bowling in Welland Jan. 29, 2020
Fort George Ghost Tour Oct. 27, 2019
Grimsby-Hamilton Tour Sept. 13, 2019
Summer BBQ August 21, 2019
Foster Festival August 7, 2019
Afternoon Tea May 10, 2019
Dairy Farm Tour April 27, 2019
St. Patrick’s Day Lunch March 17, 2019
Hockey Night in Niagara! January 17, 2019
Lunch-Georges Greek Village November 2018
Theatre-“The Ladies Foursome” November 2018
Jersey Nights October 2018
Welland Canal Tour September 2018
Summer BBQ August 2018
White Water Walk June 2018
Royal Wedding of the Year May 2018
Oh Canada Eh! Theatre March 2018
Bird Kingdom February 2018
Liver and Onions November 2017
Ghost Walks October 2017
Vineland Research Center July 2016
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum September 2015
Shaw Festival – Backstage Tour and Play October 2015
Niagara Recycling Center November 2014
Past Events and Tours Highlights —!
On Friday, March 13, nineteen PROBUS members and friends welcomed spring early with a stroll among the thousands of beautiful orchids found at CosMic Plants, “The Art Of Orchids” greenhouse in Beamsville. We enjoyed a very interesting and informative one-hour tour led by co-owners Mike and Neil, brothers who immigrated to Canada from Holland in 2004.
After some orchid retail therapy, we enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Butcher and Banker in Fonthill.
On February 19th, at the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls, there were 18 butterfly enthusiasts from the PROBUS Club of Pelham.
Together, we shared a warm, inviting atmosphere where the air, plants, feeding stations, and huge trees were decorated with breathtaking butterflies. On many occasions, we all wore a butterfly on various parts of our body as we stepped carefully on the winding paths.
At the same time, Rays Exotic Reptiles greeted us with a cuddly little Sloth, a caged Python, an old Iguana, a Red-Footed Tortoise and behind glass, a Boa Constrictor.
We concluded our morning at the Paris Crêpes Café in Niagara Falls with 14 hungry humans. We all enjoyed having a chat over lunch while sharing pictures and good times together.
5 pin Bowling
Championship Bowling took place on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Jeff’s Bowl-O-Rama in Welland.
We had four teams, 18 competitors, and the high bowler was one of our newer members, Beryl Tupman. The winning team was “Kathy’s Klowns” composed of Mac Matheson, Brian McDonald, Larry Witmer and Kathy Durst. The lowest bowler, well we’re not going there. A great time was had by all and lunch at M T Bellies was well attended and quite delicious.
afternoon tea at the prince of wales hotel, Niagara-on-the-lake
An elegant lunch was enjoyed on May 10 at the beautiful historic Prince of Wales Hotel.
dairy farm tour
On a cold day on April 27th, our PROBUS group gathered to tour the computerized dairy farm at Feederlane and Mottle Farms in Wainfleet.
St. Patrick’s day lunch
A jolly green clan of 22 members enjoyed a delicious lunch on St. Patrick’s Day at the Butcher & Banker in Fonthill. Our gathering at the pub got into the spirit of the day, enjoying Irish food, and some of us even had a green beer.
icedogs hockey event
Twenty-four Probus members and friends enjoyed the camaraderie and fellowship of a “night at the ice rink.” Fortunately, for us, the IceDogs won the game 10 to 0 against the Hamilton Bulldogs. It was definitely a one-sided game but with all the entertainment accompanying the game, a good time was had by everyone. Dinner at The Mansion House was a great success as our group joined many others getting ready for game night.
george’s greek village
Great Greek food and fun and laughter at George’s restaurant in St. Catharines.
The restaurant has wonderful views overlooking the Welland Canal, where a big and beautiful rainbow appeared just for us. A group of about 20 members enjoyed lunch and conversation, getting to know each other, and finding things in common with some people they’d never met before. This and other events are a great way to get to know members.
Eighteen members of the club attended a live musical performance of Jersey Nights at the Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines on October 6. They were an energized group of nostalgic music enthusiasts.
welland canal tour
Over 35 members and guests visited Locks 1, 3, the Flight Locks, as well as the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre to learn the history of the fourth Welland Ship Canal. Our member Wendy Hammond did an excellent job of guiding the group, and informing them of the importance of the canal to Canada and Niagara. She told them of some of the accidents and sabotage that took place over the years. Later the group enjoyed lunch at Johnny Rocco’s in St Catharines.
Hot, hot, hot. Our Summer BBQ was enjoyed by 44 members. The Dalhousie Yacht Club was wonderful, with great food and fun. The room was filled with lots of laughter and socializing by all.
white water walk!
royal wedding of the year!
May 19, 2018. The Royal Wedding of the Year! We celebrated in grand British style, watching the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as the beautiful ceremony took place, live from Windsor Castle in England. This early morning party was a hit at Barb Wilson’s home, with lots of fun and fancy hats and delicious food.
Oh Canada Eh? Theatre – 8585 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls
The Show Must Go On
Music of the 60’s & 70’s
On Wednesday, March 21st, we had great fun at this high-octane production! The music of the 60’s and 70’s kept us clapping. The performers were excellent and they kept us going, running into the crowded theatre, and getting people up to dance around the room.
5651 River Road, Niagara Falls
Thursday, February 1, 2018 @1:30 pm
Get out of the cold, get into your summer clothes, and come in to the tropical warmth of this world-class attraction.
Bird Kingdom is the world’s largest free-flying indoor Aviary.
Discover hundreds of exotic birds, animals, and reptiles as you explore the pathways throughout the multi-level rainforest.
Enjoy the rainforest atmosphere, the many gardens and plants, and the Javanese house in the jungle – an architectural masterpiece.
Liver and Onions !!
Have you ever asked yourself, who makes the best
Liver and Onions in Niagara?
8921 Sodom Road, Niagara Falls
The company was great and the food was exactly as advertised – delicious, especially the liver and onions !!
The Ghost Walk
On Wednesday, October 18, twenty-nine courageous members of the PROBUS Club of Pelham followed a cloaked, top hatted, lantern-carrying tour guide named Sir Richard on a 90 minute storytelling adventure throughout the town of Niagara-on-the Lake.
On a pitch dark night we negotiated sombre streets and foreboding lane ways. Surprises met us as did amazement and delight from even the most skeptical in the group. One of our members assured us that he saw the face of a woman in an upper window of the empty, haunted Tricia Romance mansion. By the way, that home is for lease! A lonely white cat accompanied us on our walk throughout the town as we spotted skunks nearby. Mild weather and distant stars accentuated the evening as Sir Richard enchanted us with stories from a long time ago and bridged the gaps between past and present that allowed us to see the town in a new light.