Past Events
March 12, 2024

Our group had an interesting and educational tour at the Guide Dog Training Centre - Oakville Lions Foundation of Canada Facilities.

It was wonderful to learn of the collective efforts that so many people play in training dogs to assist people with various impairments to

be able to navigate the world with greater independence.

              Christmas Lunch at Markland Wood Golf Club
Dec 7, 2023 
On December 7, there were 65 who attended the Christmas Lunch at Markland Wood Golf Club.  All enjoyed the meal and hospitality at this fine club. 

Among the Santa Claus hats, sweaters, socks, etc. the full holiday suit by Jim Christie really stood out.

Evita Theatre Outing
On November 5th, several couples from the Applewood Probus Club travelled to Cambridge to see Drayton Theatre's production of "Evita". Prior to this event, arrangements were made to meet for lunch at the Evo Kitchen and Bar restaurant, just a few minutes walk from the theatre. We had 30 people attend the show, and most of that group were able to gather for a tasty lunch of salads, sandwiches, wraps or the trendy fish taco platter.

With appetites satiated, we were able to sit back and enjoy this Tony award winning operetta by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The story charts the meteoric rise of Argentina's infamous Eva Peron, affectionately known as Evita. "Evita" is well known for its recognized musical numbers such as "Don't Cry For Me Argentina", "Buenos Aires" and "Another Suitcase in Another Hall". Once again, Drayton Entertainment did not disappoint! This was a polished production of a challenging musical and kudos must be given to the cast who were clearly accomplished at their craft.

All in all, this outing proved to be another great theatre day for Applewood Probus. See you next time!

McMichael Gallery - Tom Thomson Tour
On November 21, there were 13 of us who took the guided tour of the special Tom Thomson collection at the McMichael Gallery in Kleinberg.  We had a personable guide in Josie who filled us in on important aspects of his life and paintings of which there were many from other galleries.  After, most had an enjoyable lunch in the Gallery restaurant.

Longo's October Cooking Demo

On October 30, members of our Probus group and guests enjoyed the Beerfest cooking demonstration at the Applewood Longos. Chef Jim was informative, entertaining and prepared a delicious beer infused meal. We started with ale and cheddar biscuits, braised Octoberfest red cabbage with lager and German style sausages, followed by whipped potatoes and bangers. Topping off the meal was a beer float for dessert. Lots of food, good conversation and helpful cooking tips made for a fun evening.

McMaster Nuclear Reactor Tour
On Tuesday, October 17 there were 16 members that joined the McMaster Nuclear Reactor tour for a very informative and interesting tour of a working nuclear reactor.   This reactor is used not for power generation but to produce isotopes for scientific research and medical treatments, and materials testing.   All in all it was interesting to learn about how the reactor works and the safeguards and requirements needed to manage a nuclear reactor.     After the tour the members chose a restaurant of their choice for lunch.
Toronto Blue Jays Aug 3rd, 2023
Twenty three people signed up for the annual Blue Jays game Thursday Aug 3rd. Three people could not make it, while others enjoyed seats in the shade along the third base side, on a very hot day.
The day started with most of us meeting at the Catch Bar, part of the new outfield entertainment area. While the new facilities are quite amazing the general opinion was “ We were probably three times the age of most fans there".
As for the game, Blue Jays lost big time against a much better Baltimore squad.
- Don Taylor
                                                     Longos June Cooking Demonstration

On Friday June 9th, twenty eager participants joined together to experience a Cooking demonstration and dinner at a local Longo’s Loft with Chef Paula. Bella Italia was the theme and we ate an incredible seafood salad, watched potato stuffed gnocchi being made, as well as homemade pesto.  The main course was rosemary veal Milanese and we finished with a delicious kahlua based tiramisu.  The wine suited the courses and thanks to Gil's assistance the bottles got opened. We all left with the recipes to try on our own.  It was a fun evening with lots of great food and good company.  We hope to offer a different class later in the year with a fall menu.
                                                   NIAGARA HYDRO TUNNEL TOUR

31 members and guests enjoyed a very interesting and informative tour of the original Niagara Power Station and tunnel.  The tour guides provided fascinating details about the technical development of the power station over one hundred years ago  and how the result was the best hydro facility in the world at the time.  Everyone selected the luncheon location of their choice. .