President's Welcome Letter

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Welcome to the website for The PROBUS Club of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.  This site is part of our continuing efforts to improve communication with our members and to inform potential new members about our Club.

The purpose of PROBUS Clubs is to provide the opportunity for fellowship among retired or semi-retired men having similar interests.  PROBUS Clubs are not service organizations and do not engage in fundraising, sectarian or political activities.  Rather, they exist purely for the benefit and interest of the members. 

Visit our Club Mission page for more information on what the club's goals are.

Visit our Club History page for some background on how the club started. 

We would be delighted to welcome men in the Cambridge area who have retired or soon will be retired from full–time employment to come to one of our meetings to see what we are all about.  It's as simple as appearing at 9:15 am and saying hello to one of the guys at the Welcome Table just inside the door.  Or if you have any questions, please contact our Membership Chair, Miles Lauzon at 519-267-8183.

We hope to see you soon!

Bob McBlain, President 2018/19

Special Activities

Our club is very active with a broad range of group activities and special trips almost every month.

Click here for a complete breakdown of upcoming activities.

Contact Brian Marchant at 519-621-8066 for more information.


Our club regularly publishes a great newsletter reviewing the highlights of past and future events and activities.

Click here to view our current newsletter and historical newsletters, or to subscribe/unsubscribe.

Canada PROBUS Club No. 1
Chartered March 17, 1987

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There are over 230 PROBUS chapters in Canada and thousands more worldwide.

Click here for some history of how PROBUS came to Canada, beginning right here in Cambridge.

We are currently approximately 140 members strong and have a dedicated, elected management team providing club leadership.

Special Clubs

Special interest clubs allow interested members to share common interests beyond the scheduled club events and activities.  These special interest clubs are open to all members but we especially invite new members to participate in one or more of these groups, it's a great way for us to get to know you!

For more information, click here.

Why should I consider joining?

Monthly meetings with great guest speakers

Interesting monthly activities/tours (pay per participation)

Interact with like-minded individuals outside your immediate family and friends and share common interests

Enjoy friendship, stimulating interaction and congenial fellowship among retired or semi-retired men

Detailed monthly newsletter

Interview on Rogers TV program 'daytime'

Hosts Mark Paine and Susan Cook-Scheerer hear benefits of PROBUS from two of our members

Come to our next meeting!

September 25, 2019

Diane Freeman
Waterloo City Councillor

How can municipalities
fight climate change?

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In addition to being a Waterloo Councillor, Diane is also a professional engineer and was president of Professional Engineers Ontario in 2010-2011.

She has been named one of four municipal "climate champions" by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. She plans to highlight local actions to demonstrate ways cities and towns can contribute in the fight against a warming planet.For more information, click here.

Meetings are on the last Wednesday of every month (except August and December) – coffee at 9 am, meeting from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

Meeting Location
Ararat Youth Centre
35 International Village Drive
Cambridge ON  N1R 7M5
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Our club attracts some terrific speakers for each meeting; click here for more information about upcoming speakers.

Come as a guest to a meeting or two before deciding about becoming a member (small annual fee). Contact our 1st Vice-president Rad Bazzul at (519) 994-3090 for more information.