Who is Probus and why join?
Who is Probus?
 
We are a volunteer-based, non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian fellowship organization with over 4,000 clubs worldwide, 244 being Canadian clubs made up of over 36,500 members. Our clubs are all about encouraging healthy minds and bodies and socializing with other retirees in the community.
        
Are you a retired professional or businessman who wishes to belong to a club that meets to hear informative speakers and participate in other social events?  Becoming a Probus member exposes you on a monthly basis to a wide range of informative speakers. In addition, you will have the opportunity to play golf or bridge on a regular basis and join other Probus members in social events.
 
Why join the Probus Club of Brentwood Bay?
 
The Brentwood Bay club is a mens club of about 80 members.  At monthly meetings, members enjoy fellowship, engaging speakers, and, through the club, group activities such as field trips, special interest groups (technology, walking groups, reading groups, for example).  Most special interest groups also include member's partners.  After each meeting, several members retire to a local pub restaurant to further extend their Probus day.   We welcome new members and we strive consistently to learn and to have fun.
Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Brentwood Bay

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We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 10:00 AM
Central Saanich Seniors Ctr.,
1229 Clark Rd.
Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1E2
Canada
Every third Tuesday of the month starting at 10:00 a.m.
Contact Us
Are you a retired professional or business owner who wants to share in learning and fellowship opportunities?  Click on either of the links below.
 
Home Page News
We had a well attended visit to Open Oceans Robotics where we spent a fascinating morning seeing and understanding the many uses of a remote controlled oceangoing craft.
 
Open Ocean Robotics excels in collecting a wide range of oceanographic and atmospheric data to support research and environmental monitoring.
·    seafloor bathymetry
·    marine biodiversity monitoring
·    benthic habitats and fisheries surveys
·    carbon credit Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV)
·    eDNA sampling
·    ocean current profiling
 
 
We were able to see the operation from the construction of the crafts themselves as well as witnessing the control of one at work on the ocean.  Control can be handled from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
 
A fascinating visit to see state of the art technology, used around the world, right on our doorstep.
Club News
Probus Walk on 1 December ‘ 23
Six BBPC members took to the streets of suburban Tanner Ridge for a Friday morning stroll under cool skies and gradually coaxed the sun to appear through single digit temperatures. As we rounded the route on Meadowland Drive we espied a Canada Post delivery van and saw an immediate opportunity to express post our letters to Santa, thus increasing the chance of getting our Christmas gift of choice. (see attached photo of the Gang of Six trying to ingratiate ourselves with an elongated elf who reportedly moonlights for Canada Post when not on duty in the toy shop at the North Pole.) Eventually we reached north of Twinview Drive where David gallantly offered not beverage and a biscuit, upon which all hands shot up.  After a relaxing sojourn, it was time to walk on and back to our vehicles. A good time; join us on a future walk. Merry Christmas
 
Roger Boutilier