Walking Group – August

Please note that the walk on August 29 will be to Hemer Park, as the conditions at Englishman River are not suitable.


All walks start at 10:00am sharp. 
August 1
Harbour Front – meet in the parking lot at Maffeo Sutton Park.
August 8
Rathtrevor Park, Parksville – meet in the public parking lot at Rathtrevor.
August 15
Neck Point – meet in the parking lot at Neck Point.
August 22
Westwood Lake – turn right off the Parkway at the second Jingle Pot Road. Turn left and follow the signs to Westwood Lake.
August 29
Hemer Park – Make your way to Cedar. Proceed along Cedar Road through the town, and turn left onto Hemer Road, just beyond the Mahle House Restaurant. Continue on to the end of the road until you reach the parking lot.

If you have any questions or need further directions contact:

Phil Wilson, 250-468-9418
Doreen Schaefer, 250-729-8007


For those of you that may have missed the Probus Meeting.

July Probus Golf will be at Fairwinds Golf Club
Saturday July 14th, tee-time starting at 3:12pm

Cost $30 for Nine Holes;   carts $13.50 per person.
Dinner off the Menu.

If interested, please contact me at mandmjones@shaw.ca or 250-751-1785.

Mervyn Jones

Walking Group – July

 All walks start at 10:00am sharp. Try coming a little earlier, as we leave right at 10:00.
July 4
Bowen Park – meet at the parking lot in Bowen Park by the tennis courts.
July 11
Linley Valley – meet at the end of Linley Rd. off Hammond Bay Rd.
July 18
Morrell Sanctuary – off the Parkway take the 5th Street exit to Wakesiah, turn right at Wakesiah and then right again at Nanaimo Lakes Road. Meet in the parking lot at Morrell Sanctuary.
July 25
Cable Bay/Dodds Narrows – follow Cedar Road to McMillan Road. Right onto Holden Corso and watch for the small red Cable Bay sign on the left side of road. Meet at the parking lot at Cable Bay. Bring a lunch to eat at the Narrows.

If you have any questions or need further directions contact:

Phil Wilson, 250-468-9418
Doreen Schaefer, 250-729-8007

Newcastle Island Hike

The Wednesday Walking Group will be hiking on Newcastle Island
Wednesday June 27th. We will catch the 10:00am ferry and come home on
the 1:45pm ferry. The ferry costs $5.00 for everyone. Bring a lunch and we will eat
at Giovando Point on the island.

We will meet at the Maffeo Sutton Park ferry dock before 10:00am.


If you have not signed up already and wish to attend, please e-mail Doreen
at dwschaefer@shaw.ca or leave a message at 250-729-8007 so I know the numbers
for the ferry.

Doreen Schaefer

Trip to Victoria – July 3rd

The Lantzville Probus photography group is going down to Victoria with Janies bus on July 3rd. The cost is $35 per person plus tax. The bus holds 20 persons but we need 10 to make it happen. Janie will leave Nanaimo at 8:30 am and be back at 5:30 and she can drop off anyone interested in joining us for a ride to Victoria anywhere in Victoria. You do not have to be involved with photography. This is an opportunity to go to Victoria for shopping or, perhaps, see the new Egyptian exhibition at the museum without having to drive the Malahat. If anyone is interested please call Lia at 250-751-1801 or e-mail lvw1944@gmail.com

Probus Mixed Golf Group

Saturday JUNE  23rd

Qualicum Memorial has a competition on June 9th. We are busy July 16th

The course is open and reservations for 3.00P.M. on June 23rd are in place but the Dining Room  has a wedding party that day. However, weather permitting. they could accommodate us on the patio.

What do you think? Chance it for a good day or, if not, go somewhere else for dinner?
Change venues? Cottonwood Nine and Dine?

Please call:  Merv or Marlene Jones 250 751 1785
Or   mandmjones@shaw.ca

Walking Group – June

 All walks start at 10:00am unless otherwise stated.
June 6
Linley Valley – meet at the end of Linley Rd. off Hammond Bay Rd.
June 13
Nanaimo Waterfront – meet in the upper parking lot at Maffeo Sutton Park.
June 20
Morrell Sanctuary – off Nanaimo Lakes Rd.
June 27
Newcastle Island – details to follow.

If you have any questions or need further directions contact:

Phil Wilson, 250-468-9418
Doreen Schaefer, 250-729-8007

Out and About Day Trip

An Out and About Day Trip is being planned for Monday, June 25. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for a day of adventuring and fun Up Island. The itinerary will include 5 or 6 of the following locations.

  • a 1.8 km return walking self guided tour (no organized tours are available) at the new John Hart Generating Station at Campbell River,
  • the award winning, internationally renowned Museum at Campbell River
  • lunch and beach walk at Salmon Point Restaurant & Pub
  • a tasting tour at Shelter Point Distillery
  • a tasting at Coastal Black Winery
  • a tour at Seal Bay RV Park.

The approximate cost is in the $55 – $60 range. The tip for the bus driver will be included in this cost. Details, signing up info, the final cost as well as info on the payment will follow shortly. I just wanted you to mark your calendars now.

The locations are wheelchair accessible including the walking path at the generating station. As I have been unable to arrange for transportation for members in wheelchairs, members using their own transportation will be given a separate costing.

Joan Honig