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
Hockey and international politics were featured by
our September speaker, Gary Smith. He was in Moscow for the negotiations
for the 1972 USSR-- Canada Hockey Summit Series and accompanied both
teams throughout. He had many anecdotes including Premier
Kosygen's 1971 visit to Vancouver where he met Henri Richard and
received a standing ovation at an NHL hockey game. This cemented his
appreciation that hockey was a Canadian core value and thus helped to ensure the
summit series the following year. His book Ice War Diplomat
is available from the publisher
Douglas & McIntyre
or from Amazon canada.