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On an invitation by District Director Jamie Doolittle, the President of Probus Canada, Bill Sexsmith, visited Northumberland Probus at a regular meeting on September 28th. Other Northumberland clubs were invited and were well represented – many staying for a lunch afterwards.
Later in the day, Bill participated in an unveiling of a new sign added to the Cobourg gateway sign which listed all Cobourg’s “service” clubs. Although Probus is not a service club, it seemed appropriate to let visitors know that Probus is active in the Town. Visitors can find when there are meetings from this web site and would be welcomed as guests.
Photos right and below show Jamie, Bill and the Northumberland Probus team who helped get the Probus Logo on the sign.
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The much anticipated "Spring Fling" for 2017 is now in the past and from all reports, a good time was had by all. As well as the speaker Terry Fallis, there was also a presentation by First Nations representative John Watson - photo at right. This included a demonstration of drumming and as he said, this is a common type of activity amongst a wide range of cultures. He said that we relate to it because it's similar to the heart beat of our mothers that we heard before we were born.
There are a lot more photos and a video of the drumming here.
The Northumberland multi-club "Spring Fling" - now called Spring Time Celebration - will once again be held in 2017. It will be held on 30th May 2017 at the Keeler Centre in Colborne. There will be entertainment by the "Native Classical & Hoop Dancers" and a speaker. We are pleased that the speaker will be Terry Fallis (photo at right), an award winning author of five national bestsellers including his debut novel, The Best Laid Plans which won the 2008 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour and was crowned the 2011 winner of CBC Canada Reads as the "essential Canadian novel of the decade."
Cost is $40.00 p.p. and includes morning Coffee/Goodies and a full lunch.