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   club no. 101 chartered with probus canada

   Probus Club of Ottawa Alta Vista

   sponsored by the rotary club of ottawa


October 25th - Dr. Melanie Morin-Pelletier

Dr. Morin-Pelletier is the Historian, War and Society at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. She is the author of Briser les ailes de l'ange: Les infirmieres militaires canadiennes (1914-1918) and has published multiple articles on Canadian military nursing and on the impact of the war on the Canadian homefront.

Since joining the Canadian War Museum in 2012, she has curated the major exhibitions: Fighting in Flanders. Gas. Mud. Memory(2014), and Vimy: Beyond the Battle (2017). Her current research interests focus on human experiences of the war, whether on the battlefield, in military hospitals or on the homefront.


November 22nd - Rick Baker
Seniors’ Issues

Rick is the Ottawa Chapter Chair of CARP (Canadian Association of Retired Persons). His career included positions as CEO/General Manager Ottawa RA Centre, and the Recreation Director for the Royal Ottawa Rehab and Psychiatric Hospital. Rick presently serves on the Board of the Canadian Paralympic Committee.

He will be talking about CARP and its efforts on behalf of seniors at a national and local level as well as activities available to local members. CARP advocates for better healthcare, financial security and freedom from ageism. It works closely with all levels of government and collaborates with other organizations.

Also on November 22nd - AGM followed by lunch at ???

Guests and Visitors from other Clubs are welcome.

We are a 'Combined' Club. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month (except December - 2nd Wednesday). Meetings begin at 10:00 with a few minutes of announcements and then a speaker. Members start to arrive about 9:30 for coffee, cookies and chat (tea, Tim-bits and talk).

Meetings are at:

Gloucester Presbyterian Church
91 Pike Street

Pike Street runs north from Hunt Club just west of Conroy. The church is at the corner of Lorry Greenberg and Pike. Parking lot entrances are off Pike.

 PROBUS' Vital Purpose …

... to stimulate thought, interest and participation in activities at a time in life when it is easy to become complacent and self-centred.

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