John Hart Generating Station Tour

Attendees on the June 25, 2018 Up Island Day Trip and other Probus members may be interested in the following Informational Notice.

On September 16, BC Hydro and InPower BC will conduct an Underground Tour of the powerhouse at the John Hart Generating Station in Campbell River.

1,240 tickets will be available July 11 through the Tidemark Theatre via their web site, phone or walk-in box office. The ticket cost is $5 and all proceeds will go to North Island College’s apprenticeship scholarship program.

Tickets must be presented to board one of the 31 bus trips. The buses will leave Shoppers Row, directly in front of Spirit Square and across from the Tidemark Theatre, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and running every 10 minutes until 2:30 p.m. Your ticket will indicate what time your bus will depart.

Joan Honig

Reminder – Summer BBQ

The Summer BBQ will be held at Costin Hall on Sunday, August 19th, 2018,
starting with Bocce at 2pm.

The BBQ type menu will be provided by LiveWire Catering – Potato salad, Caesar salad, Bratwurst sausages, Hamburgers, Chicken burgers, Vegetarian burgers & squares.

Tickets will be available at the June and July meetings, as well as Bocce registration.

Members $12, Non-Members $17 (cash or cheque).

There will be sign-up sheets for volunteers to convene or help with games or the various other tasks.

Any questions, please contact me at 390-3443 or

Carol Halliwell

Summer BBQ

The Summer BBQ this year will be held Sunday, August 19 at Costin Hall.

Many thanks to Carol Halliwell for putting together the well-loved annual summer BBQ.

Please be aware that the Management Committee does not, for legal reasons, sanction consumption of alcohol at Costin Hall; therefore there will be no bar.

I hope you will come out, participate, offer to lend a hand and enjoy the food, fun and games that have been organized.

Joan Honig

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 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

Out and About Trip – Update

We have 26 folks who have indicated to me that they would like to attend the June 25 Day Trip and 24 of these will be bus passengers. I am expecting that there will be others who intend to join us. We can also open it up to guests and other Probus Clubs if needs be. I am hoping that we will be able to fill the 48 passenger bus. We do have the option of taking a 29 passenger bus with no bathroom for $10.00 per person more.

The prices I’ve been quoted have now been finalized at $66.40 per person based on 48 bus passengers. The buffet came in at $26.40 not the $22.00 that I’d expected. I had understood that the $22.00 per person included tax and gratuity and it didn’t.

The final non refundable cost is $66.40 per person. If you need to cancel it will be your responsibility to find someone to take your place and pay you for your ticket. This payment is due by cash or cheque (payable to The Probus Club of Lantzville) at the meeting this Thursday, May 24, 2018 or to me directly now.

Please note: In the event that we cannot fill the 48 passenger bus we would have to revisit the cost as it would go up by $10.00 per person if we have to rent the 29 passenger bus or by some other figure if we are short a few seats on the 48 passenger bus.

Joan Honig


Spring Lunch – 2018

Many thanks to Lola and her helpers for organizing yet another very enjoyable Spring Lunch at Fairwinds Golf Club. The kitchen staff once again excelled themselves and everyone went away well satisfied.

Here are some photos from the lunch: Click on one thumbnail then review the slides show full screen.


Ladies Lunch – Tomorrow

Would those members planning to attend the Ladies Luncheon at Beach Fires tomorrow please park in the spaces with green lines which are free for those having lunch.

Many thanks

Spring Luncheon Reminder

The Spring Luncheon will be held Tuesday, April 24 at Fairwinds Golf Club. The doors open at 11:30 am and lunch will be served at 12:30 pm.

There are 8 tickets left.  Cost for members is $27.00 and guests $32.00 per person. Please contact Barry Chapman to purchase these tickets and make arrangements to pick them up.

Christmas Luncheon Thank-Yous

Many Very Merry Thank-you’s to the following Probus Christmas Luncheon elves:

Joan and Ray Honig for securing the Lantzville legion at a Legion member discount, for helping to welcome guests at the door, and for the welcome remarks and unique presentation of our executive;

George Norris for making the tickets and paying the necessary bills;

Sharon and Dan Tettamanti for selling the luncheon tickets, looking after the wait list, helping with the door prizes, and offering our benediction;

Brenda Savage and Anne Henderson for sorting out the seating arrangements,

and lastly, but not least ,my husband, Jim, for looking after the door prizes ,for shopping for supplies with me, and helping to welcome guests in the receiving line.

And let’s not forget the Legion Ladies who did a wonderful job providing a delicious home cooked meal for 100 of us, and ensuring the hall was very tastefully festively decorated for the Christmas Season.

Well done ,Thank You ,and a Very Merry Christmas to all!!!

Dianne Tucker 
Christmas Lunch Organiser