The Probus Club of Western
Ottawa is part of the
international organization of Probus Clubs designed to
serve the retired and semi-retired community.
Our club meets on the
second Tuesday of
month except during July and August.
The morning begins at 10:00 a.m. for
socialization and signing up for activities followed by a speaker.
Topics are varied, interesting and stimulating.
Special social events and
outings occur throughout
Western Ottawa Probus meets
at the Kanata Baptist Church,
Hazeldean Road, Kanata
November speaker. As part of Remembrance Week,
Beechwood's Nick McCarthy spoke to us about the 150 year
history of the Governor General's Foot Guard. Although they
are now most known for their Ceremonial duties in Changing the Guard on
Parliament Hill and Rideau Hall, Nick outlined their history starting
with the first casualties at the Battle of Cutknife Hill in 1895. From
there it was the Boer War, WW I and WW II and Afghanistan. He also
outlined some of the key personalities over the years and the
Regiment's direct ties to the National Military Cemetery at Beechwood.