Escarpment PROBUS Club Of Milton

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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, July 20, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Connect Centre

    Cancer Survivor/2nd City Actor

    Neil has performed in dozens of television and radio commercials, TV shows and cartoons. He regularly voices characters in Big Blue, Corn & Peg, the Paw Patrol Movie and ‘Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends’. His most current television and feature film credits include guest starring appearances in ‘Murdoch Mysteries’, ‘Saving Hope’, and ‘Nurses’ as well as regular roles in CBC’s 'Endlings  for which he received an Emmy Nomination and the hit series ‘When Hope Calls’. He also enjoyed six wonderful seasons playing the role of Radio Redneck Fred Tupper in CBC’s hit sit-com ‘Little Mosque on the Prairie’.  A Second City Mainstage alumnus, Neil has been performing improvised and sketch comedy for over twenty years and is the recipient of a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Radio Comedy for his work as ‘Bad Santa’ on Q107’s Derringer in the Morning. When not on the stage, in front of a camera or behind a microphone, Neil is busy writing; He has worked as an award-winning weekly humour columnist for Metroland papers, monthly columnist for Loupe Magazine and a contributor to numerous publications including Zoomer Magazine, Ontario Out of Doors, Dogs in Canada and ACTRA Magazine.

    His books “Who Farted?’ – Stories in Verse for big and little kids” and “The Farmers Secret Midnight Dance” and his first collection of syndicated columns “Enter Laughing – The Early Years” are currently available at major bookstores. Neil is a cancer survivor and is a National Spokesperson for both the Colo-rectal Cancer Association of Canada and Colon Cancer Canada.  He is available as a motivational speaker, focusing on the power of laughter in healing.  When Neil grows up he wants to be an Astronaut.

    • Wed, August 17, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Connect Centre/Zoom


    Christine Ibbotson writes for over 630 Newspapers in Canada and the United States with over 20 million readers and is heard on 327 radio stations across Canada.

    Christine does not sell investment or financial products, insurance or bank services any more. Now she only provides personalized, unbiased financial advice in an honest, non-judgemental, and straightforward manner.

    Here are Christine’s Credentials:

    • 30 Years in the Financial Industry
    • Chartered Investment Manager
    • Certified Financial Planner
    • Estate Planner & Trust Strategist
    • Taxation Specialist
    • Licensed Insurance Broker
    • Residential & Commercial Mortgage Broker
    • Syndicated Newspaper Columnist and Radio Host for Ask The Money Lady
    • Author of 4 books and Canadian Best Seller “How To Retire Debt—Free & Wealthy”

    • Wed, September 21, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Connect Centre/Zoom

    OSC Fraud Prevention

    Raj Balasubramanian leads the investor engagement and outreach team at the Ontario Securities Commission. His team is responsible for providing unbiased financial resources to investors and leading the outreach to communities across Ontario. Raj graduated from York University and Ryerson University. He previously worked for KPMG and Certified Management Accountants of Ontario. 

    The presentation, Protect Your Money, will provide information about:

    • fraud prevention (common scams and warning signs of fraud)
    • working with a financial representative
      (questions to ask, what to do if you have a problem)
    • available resources
    • Wed, October 19, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Connect Centre/Zoom

    Toronto Memory Program

    Dr. Sharon Cohen is a behavioural neurologist known for her excellence in patient care, teaching, and clinical research. She completed her neurology residency and behavioural neurology fellowship at the University of Toronto. She is the medical director and site principal investigator of Toronto Memory Program, a community-based medical facility which she established in 1996 for the purpose of enhancing diagnosis, medical care, and therapeutic options for individuals with, or at risk for, Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Her memory clinic and research site are among the most active in Canada.

    Dr. Cohen has over 28 years of experience in clinical research and has been a site PI for over 180 pharmacological trials. In addition to her focus on Alzheimer’s disease, she has also participated in pharmacological trials for acute stroke, fronto-temporal dementia, Parkinson’s disease dementia, Lewy body disease, Huntington’s disease, and vascular dementia. Her research site has been credited as a “go to” centre for Alzheimer’s trials and has been awarded for superior performance and quality in clinical research.

    Dr. Cohen represents Canada on international advisory boards and steering committees and is a consultant to a wide range of stakeholders in dementia, including government organizations and patient advocacy groups.  She is a frequent lecturer and contributes to media events including those on medical ethics. She is known for her advocacy of individuals with neurodegenerative diseases.

    Despite holding academic and hospital appointments, Dr. Cohen chooses to practice in the community, in keeping with her belief that dementia care and clinical research are best offered in the real world setting.
    • Wed, November 16, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Connect Centre/Zoom

    Days of Victory - Dutch Liberation in WWII

    This past year, the children and grandchildren of the generation of Dutch civilians who endured Nazi occupation of their country from 1940 to 1945, celebrated their liberation day – May 4, 1945. Indeed, every May 4 since then, during silent marches in every hamlet and city in the Netherlands, the Dutch continue to acknowledge the sacrifice that thousands made, in particular their “liberators,” Canadian soldiers, sailors and airmen. More than 7,600 Canadians died in the nine-month campaign to liberate the Netherlands. The Dutch have never forgotten that sacrifice.

    Ted Barris’s Days of Victory talk/presentation offers accounts of Canadians’ participation in the liberation of Holland – Operation Market Garden, the Scheldt estuary, taking the German surrender at Wageningen and the famous food drops of Operation Mana in the 1945 “Hunger Winter.” While the pandemic erased 75th anniversary observances of Dutch liberation overseas, the stories that remain from veterans and civilians of that time can never be erased. They live on in the remembrances of those who were there.

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