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An Important Message from the Escarpment PROBUS Management Committee about COVID Vaccinations

Most of us have been fully vaccinated and while there are no immediate plans to hold a hybrid general meeting, we do have Social Clubs and Activities resuming.  As you are aware, our club adheres to any provincial restrictions and recommendations regarding COVID.  To ensure the safety of all of us - especially immunocompromised friends and family - and all unvaccinated children, we request that any member participating in an in-person PROBUS Meeting, Social Club or Activity be fully vaccinated.  If you are not fully vaccinated, you are not permitted to participate. 

As of Sept. 22, 2021, we will adhere to the provincial requirement for meeting indoors at restaurants or meeting halls, and you will need to show proof of identity and proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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

November General Meeting

  • Wed, November 17, 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Zoom
  • 31

Registration

  • Registration to Monthly General Meeting opens on November 17, 2021

Registration is closed

Double Threat

As the world commemorates Remembrance Day and also Holocaust Education Week, Canadian author and journalist Ellin Bessner will share a little-known story of the 17,000 Canadian soldiers of Jewish faith who fought Hitler in the Second World War and rescued the survivors of the Nazi’s Final Solution.

Bessner has spent ten years researching and interviewing hundreds of Jewish veterans and their families to piece this untold story together.

https://ellinbessner.com/

Bessner is the author of “Double Threat”, published by the University of Toronto Press (2019), about the contribution of Canada’s tiny wartime Jewish community to defeating the Nazis. When the prime minister of the day, Mackenzie King, called the Second World War a “double threat” for Canadian Jews, he meant that not only was freedom and democracy at risk but so was the survival of the Jewish race itself.

Ellin will introduce you to some of the more famous Canadian Jews in uniform: “Let’s Make a Deal” host Monty Hall, CBC comedians Wayne and Shuster, Ed Mirvish’s brother, Canadian senators David Croll and Jack Marshall, and former defence minister Barney Danson. You’ll discover hockey stars, poets, actors, sewing machine operators, lawyers, dentists, and engineers, as well as the 16 Canadian rabbis who served with them at home and overseas.

Please note: Due to a 100 line access limit, we encourage one Zoom connection per household. Therefore, only one response per household is required.

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