General Meeting – June 24, 2021

Our June speaker is Toronto Author and Columnist, Kate Hilton:

Kate Hilton is the bestselling author of the three books, “The Hole in the Middle”, “Just Like Family” and “Better Luck Next Time”.

Before settling on fiction writing, Kate pursued careers in law, university administration, publishing, and major gift fundraising. While she rarely uses her law degree these days, she’s delighted that her English degree has turned out to be so useful.

Kate’s non-fiction writing has appeared in The National Post, Canadian

Living, and The Huffington Post, on topics ranging from working motherhood to creativity to reinvention. She is also an experienced media contributor. She has appeared on Breakfast Television, CBC Early Edition, Global Morning, CTV Morning, and other local and regional shows.

Kate lives in a blended family – including a husband, two sons, a stepdaughter, and a rescue dog – in Toronto.

More information about Kate and her work can be found at



Special Events

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:

Thursday, May 13, 2020


Past Events and Tours:

Virtual Wine Tasting                                   April 16, 2020

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

Feature Matinee:
   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.

Bird Kingdom

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?

 Betty’s Restaurant
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.

Virtual Wine Tasting April 16, 2021

The Probus Club of Pelham & 13th Street Winery Invite you to a virtual Wine Tasting on April 16, 2021

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Enjoy a private, virtual PROBUS wine tasting experience in the comfort of your own home. Our Sommelier and Chef, Corinne Maund, will guide you through an hour-long webinar involving wine tasting, food demos,  pairing suggestions and an opportunity to ask questions.

General Meeting – May 27, 2021


Our featured speaker in May 2021 is Aaron Prasad

Aaron Prasad is a passionate plant-based lifestyle advocate, cyclist, open water swimmer, and stair climber. As a hobby, he has spent the last eight years learning how to optimize health through food choices without sacrificing taste and enjoyment. He will be making this hobby a profession upon completion of a Holistic Nutritionist Certification he is pursuing.

Aaron will be sharing stories from his experiences and offering both practical and simple ways to promote health is our daily lives while reducing our impact on the world around us.

General Meeting – April 22, 2021


Our featured speaker in April 2021 is Dr. Caitlin Mahy from the Psychology Department at Brock University.

“Caitlin Mahy is a developmental psychologist who studies memory across the lifespan. She received her PhD from the University of Oregon in 2012 and started her position at Brock in 2014. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and directs the Developing Memory and Cognition Laboratory at Brock University. Much of Dr. Mahy’s research focuses on how we remember to carry out our future intentions, an ability known as prospective memory. Prospective memory is a critical ability in maintaining independence in our daily lives. In her talk, Dr. Mahy will describe recent research on prospective memory across the lifespan with a focus on how it changes with age. She will also provide some tips on how individuals can support their memory abilities that are supported by research findings and highlight some findings that suggest motivation can play a role in maintaining prospective memory during aging.”

More information from the Brock University Website

General Meeting – March 25, 2021

General Meeting – March 25, 2021

Presentation about Safety on the Internet by Steve Chappelle

Steve Chapelle has been providing information privacy and security education to Canadian organizations since 2006. Prior to that he spent over 20 years in information technology management, analysis and customer service, primarily in the financial services sector. Information management experience has included security, availability and disaster recovery planning. He has also written a book about the Spanish Flu pandemic, ‘No Decision: The 1919 Stanley Cup Final’, available at Amazon.