Niagara River’s White Water Walk
Join us for an Outdoor Walking Tour this Summer
4330 River Road, Niagara Falls
Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 10 am
Come and experience the raw power of the Niagara River’s white-water rapids. Listen to the roar of the river while feeling a deceptive calmness. The tour provides information about the geology of the Niagara Gorge and the plant and animal life you may see. There are many viewing platforms right at the river’s edge.
See North America’s largest series of standing waves! Walk down the quarter-mile boardwalk along the river’s shoreline. Enjoy nature’s beauty and an excellent view of the 410-million-year-old rock layers of the Niagara Gorge.
Cost: $15.00 per person
Sign up at a PROBUS meeting or RSVP to Linda Olsson at email@example.com or phone 289-820-4947
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.
Upcoming Events and Tours:
the trip to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum on May 11th
Note: This trip has been postponed
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
icedogs hockey event
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 !!
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.
Our newest Dining In group, the Rednecks!, met on June 23, 2017, at the home of Brian and Marian McDonald. Members had great fun getting to know each other and chose a very casual format for future gatherings.
At their next get-together–August 17 at the home of Pat and Ross Tennant–they shared a summer barbecue presented by Chef Ross that highlighted his “smoked burgers” with all the fixings.
Rednecks? you ask. The idea began with the realization that a member of each couple drives a red vehicle!
The Dining In Group is Expanding — and Active !
How lucky are we to have two dynamic Dining In Groups in our Pelham PROBUS Club! The first group, “Out of the Rain,” met first outside on an evening when a cloudburst sent members scurrying inside. The second group “RedNecks,” have members who drive RED cars!
fall 2019 dining in
may 2018 dining in event
Our Dining In Group got together on Thursday, May 31st at the home of Fay and Ed Landry. We celebrated the Landry’s tour of Ireland with “good old fashioned Irish stew” and all the trimmings. A fair bit of “blarney” was cast about!
And yet more activity – a celebration of Winter Solstice !
On Thursday, December 21, 2017, the Dining-In groups of the Probus Club of Pelham celebrated Winter Solstice, at the home of Marian and Brian McDonald.
There members participated in the “Winter Solstice Spell.” What’s that you might ask? Members were encouraged to reflect on a positive personal attribute they see in themselves that they would like to build on in the New Year.
Members took time to do just that, and wrote that special quality on a small piece of paper, and placed the paper in a small fire pit outside as they envisioned their wish fulfilled.
A light snow began to fall almost immediately.
Another Get Together – Another Celebration !
The Red Necks gathered on April 11th to celebrate the new home of Pat and Ross Tennent. We wish Pat and Ross many happy years in their new “digs”.
Contact the Group.
Please complete the message form below and we will reply soon.
My name is Marian McDonald and it is my pleasure to champion “Dining In” groups for the PROBUS Club of Pelham.
What is Involved:
You do not have to be a gourmet cook. All you need is enthusiasm and energy to prepare a portion of the meal that will be enjoyed at the home of one of the participants in the group. For example, if you were coming to my home, I would provide the main course and would ask each of my guests to prepare either appetizers, a starter course (soup or salad) or dessert. Sometimes I might give individual recipes to each member and at other times the members (not hosting) can choose themselves. Generally each participant brings wine to share at the table — yes, we love wine too.
Each group can meet as frequently as members decide to gather. Each group can decide the time of day to have a meal be it brunch, lunch or dinner.
If a member has a food allergy or other dietary needs. everyone will be informed so that the needs of all are met.
As you can see, a Dining In group can be as flexible as its members want it to be. Wearing a smile and having fun together are the only requirements.
Speak to me. Contact me! I look forward to helping you and new friends come together.
Do You Like to Have Fun?
Join us as our Guest at our next PROBUS Club of Pelham meeting every 4th Thursday!
Lots of friendly people with many diverse interests.
Listen to our monthly speakers from all walks of life and join one of our many interest groups when you become a member. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. at the Fonthill Legion, Hwy 20 for coffee, snacks and conversation. The meeting starts at 10:00 am; adjournment is usually around 11:30.
Hope to see you there !
Welcome to Our Newest Members !!
A very warm welcome to the newest member of the Club:
Lunch After the Meeting on Mar 26th
Lunch after the monthly meeting is a fun social affair which has become a much enjoyed event after the Club’s monthly meetings.
Hope you can join us for a casual and friendly get together with fellow members! Details TBD.
The Program Committee
Your Program Committee continues to develop a most interesting and exciting program.
The topic for our meeting on Mar 26th is “Change the Perspective” – a group of individuals with mental illness who are passionate advocates about educating the community and breaking the stigma of mental illness.
Future speakers are continually under development ! Keep tuned, you won’t be disappointed. For more about our speakers and the focus of their presentations click on Meetings.
Another Dining Out Extravaganza !
Our next Dining Out event is being planned. Visit the Dining Out page for more info.
Special Events Coming Up
Niagara recycling plant tour
Note: This tour will be postponed until the fall, due to the Covid-19 virus.
PROBUS Cycling Group – A Dynamic Growing Group !
If you are interested in joining our group, check out details about the rides under Interest Groups/Cycling, then view updated information on our list of 19 rides in the Cycling Schedule. Then please fill out the contact prompt to get on our e-mail list and join in the fun.
Watch a brief cycling promotion video from the Niagara Cycling Tourism Centre to help you get enthused about cycling in Niagara!
The Cycling Photo Gallery tells the story for the last couple of years – the Cycling Group is growing rapidly !
Special Events and Tours – Suggestions Welcome !
Marian McDonald is coordinating the Special Events Group which includes Judy Westell, Linda Graham, June Berndt and Wendy Hammond. There are many events in the planning stages. If you have a great idea for an event or a tour which would be of broad interest to the membership then please contact Marian or fill out the Contact Box.
The Club’s Membership Application Form Is Now Online !
For prospective members who enquire of you, we now have the Club’s Application Form online. It can be found by going to Club Information on the Home page, and scrolling down to Club Application Form. It can be printed directly from the website.
PROBUS Canada Newsletter
PROBUS Canada publishes a Newsletter that covers the activities of PROBUS Canada itself as well as activities of some of the PROBUS clubs in various parts of the country. You can review the latest newsletter by clicking here.
“Travel + More” Insurance for PROBUS Members
Probus Club Members across Canada are now eligible for a number of coverage options available through the new Probus “Travel + More” voluntary benefits program. Just click on the following link to learn more: PROBUS Health/Travel Insurance Benefit.
Books are available at the back of the Legion Hall on General Meeting days. Leave one and take one – whatever appeals.