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As you are aware, our club has a policy regarding COVID. The following must be adhered to when attending an in-person PROBUS Meeting, Social Club, Social, or Activity event.

  • You must be fully vaccinated - you will need to have previously shown proof of identity and your QR code vaccination certificate or be prepared to show it at the event
  • You must have accepted our Waiver Form on your profile page and have sent a signed copy of the Waiver Form to our Membership Chair
  • On the day of the event, you have answered NO to all screening questions.

Let’s continue to practice social distancing and keep us safe and healthy!


We meet the third Wednesday of each month at 9:30 at the Connect Centre, 121 Chisholm Drive, Milton, Ontario. We have a 30 minute meeting, followed by a 20 minute social break (Zoom members are invited to chat in breakout rooms), after which we have a speaker. Meetings usually finish by 11:30am. Members can invited to join the Lunch Bunch at a local restaurant.

Please note: We are  currently holding hybrid meetings where members have the choice to meet in the hall (no maximum) or on zoom.

121 Chisholm Drive, Milton, ON  L9T 4A6

Upcoming Meetings

    • Wed, February 15, 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Connect Centre/Zoom

    Lunch Bunch: Keenan's Irish Pub, 51 James Snow Pkwy N, Milton

    In Sickness and in Health, How Society Impacts Wellness

    Is it only about genetics and lifestyle? How would your health be different if you lived in a different country or were born in a different time in history? Join sociologist Dr. Sarah M. Alexander as she explores the topic of health as a product of social conditions.

    Dr. Sarah Alexander is a social scientist and educator with Ph.D. in Development Sociology from Cornell University. She specializes in community development and environmental issues. Sarah enjoys sharing different ways in which lessons from sociology and other social sciences can help us understand our everyday lives.

    • Wed, March 15, 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Connect Centre/Zoom

    Lunch Bunch: Kelseys Original Roadhouse, 45 Chisholm Dr, Milton

    The Home Children

    John Jefkins’ father came to Canada as a British Home Child. Through the assistance of Home Children Canada, John found and visited his UK family in 2015 with the story published in the Toronto Star. John is very recently retired from executive positions in the electrical, financial and telecommunications sectors and currently is a Board of Director with Home Children Canada and President of the Board with Haven on the Queensway. John is a regular speaker with Home Children Canada. John, is married with two adult children who are also both married with children, and resides in Etobicoke.

    John is a featured speaker for Home Children Canada on the topic “My Father Came to Canada as a British Home Child” and shares his family personal story in addition to the history on children immigration to Canada

    For more information on Home Children Canada, visit

    • Wed, April 19, 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Connect Centre/Zoom

    Lunch Bunch: TBD

    The Billionaire Murders

    Kevin Donovan is the Toronto Star's Chief Investigative Reporter. His focus is on journalism that exposes wrongdoing and effects change. Over more than three decades he has reported on the activities of charities, government, police, business among other institutions. Donovan also reported from the battlefields in the Gulf War and the war in Afghanistan following 9/11. He has won three National Newspaper Awards, two Governor General's Michener Awards, the Canadian Journalism Foundation award and three Canadian Association of Journalists Awards. As the Star's editor of investigations for many years, Donovan led many award-winning projects for the paper. He is the author of several books, including "Secret Life: The Jian Ghomeshi Investigation" and the "Dead Times" (a fiction novel).

    • Wed, May 17, 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Connect Centre/Zoom

    Lunch Bunch: TBD

    Milton and the Temperance Movement

    This colourful PowerPoint presentation will look at the impact of Prohibition and the Temperance Movement in Halton, especially Milton, the County Town. The conflict between officials and ordinary citizens during this tumultuous period will be discussed as well as how Ontario developed an exit strategy which has resulted in today’s liquor regulations.

    John McDonald was born in Milton, Ontario and is a lifelong resident of Halton.

    He graduated from Ryerson Polytechnic Institute and served as a Member of Council on both Halton Hills and the Region of Halton for a 10 year period commencing in 1978.

    John has conducted extensive research throughout the Halton area since the early 1970’s. This work has resulted in the publication of three books and numerous presentations to churches, schools, service clubs, historical societies and historical walking tours. Halton Sketches was published in 1976 and Halton Sketches Revisited, which was first published in 1996, is currently in its third printing.

    After extensive research in England, Bermuda and Ontario a new book, Halton’s Heritage, introduced in October 2011, features the story of William Halton—the man our county (and region) was named for. This new book, which deals with the origin of place names, includes both written and pictorial essays for over 70 settlements in Halton.

    John is a founding member of the Esquesing Historical Society and was awarded the Ontario Heritage Community Recognition Program “Certificate of Achievement” in 2003 and ten years later he was recognized for his community efforts and historical research when presented with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

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