The March meeting of the Escarpment Probus Club had something for all, and yes I do mean the magnificent chocolate cake decorated with our logo! The cake was to help us celebrate Probus month!
We were entertained and informed by two speaker sessions. The first by our own Lorrette Shermet who combined a mini bio with a travelogue and took us to the Tanzania of her childhood as well as today’s Tanzania! It was a story that travelled from Poland, Russia and Siberia to Tanzania and on to Canada with most of the journey captured in priceless photographs!
Lorrette in front of a photograph of a teenage Lorrette and her sister with
Maria Nyerere wife of the then President of Tanzania!
Following Lorrette’s piece a volunteer and a trainer from Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides talked about the work of the dog guides and were ably assisted by Bob, a black lab about to graduate from the program as a special skills dog! Bob demonstrated some of those skills by picking up a pen for his trainer, helping her remove her sweater and calling for help on her command! The presentation ended with a short video starring a “blind” Rock Mercer. As a follow up to this presentation we have organized a visit to the Oakville training centre. Check our Calendar for date and time!
Bob calling for help on his trainers command!