Proposed group outing to Telegraph Cove

Proposed for the first or second week of September 2020
About a 6 hour drive from Crofton, 3 hours north of Campbell River
Program: Day 1 -Half day whale watching, starting at 12:30. Whale museum visit that evening
Day 2 – Grizzly bear watching – full day starting at 6:30 am, returning around 4:30. We go 60 km into Knights Inlet (1 1/2 hour to get there). At that point we transfer to smaller boats that can get in close to the shore
Accommodation: Based on 12 participants the cost per person for 3 nights at Telegraph Cove would be $200. This price is based on booking two cabins on the board walk area for 6 people each. One queen bed and four singles in each cabin. Kitchenette, fireplace and living room.

Meals: Provide you own breakfast and lunch. Set menu for dinner at local restaurant.
Estimated Cost: Estimated per person based on 2019 prices:
Accommodation: $200.00
Whale watching $120.00
Grizzly bear trip $360.00
Meals (3 dinners) $100.00
Contingency $100.00
Whale museum with presentation $ 20.00 Total: $900.00
Additional Day Option: Some of BC Nature’s previous groups have stayed four nights and gone up to Alert Bay on the third day. They go over as foot passengers and walk. There is a First Nations Museum built where there once was a residential school, and further along the road there is a cemetery filled with old totem poles.

In order to secure 2019 prices, a deposit must be made by February of 2020

Please read the link below t get an idea of what you are in for.

Telegraph Cove – Tales

Christmas Party December 11, 2019

Date/Time: 6:00 pm, 11 December, 2019
Location: Crofton Room, Harbour House Hotel
• Cold seafood station: crab legs, prawns, mussels, salmon, cocktail sauce
• Roast Turkey with all the fixings
• Vegetarian option
• Scalloped potatoes, seasonal vegetables
• Farm greens
• Potato salad
• Jana’s winter pies
• Coffee, tea pop
Alcohol: Cash bar (wine and beer)
Cost: 50.00 (flat) per person
Tickets: On sale at Probus club meetings; September 17, October 15, November 19.
Entertainment: TBD – Possibly Sean the magician again
Gift exchange: Yes if you wish to participate, bring a gift with a value no greater than $10.00

Christmas Party…. December 4, 2018  at Penny’s Pantry

The Christmas Party was well attended and we were treated to an amazing turkey dinner. A big Thank You to Penny’s crew for hosting us.

We were also entertained by Shaun Luttin, a card magician who kept us thrilled with his slight of hand.

The menu :

  • Roast Turkey with Sage Stuffing , Gravy and Cranberry Sauce
  • Vegetarian Lasagna
  • Slow roasted herb Potatoes
  • Baby Greens with seasonal Vegetables
  • Greek Salad
  • Fresh Baked Bun
  • Dessert  – Assorted Squares and Chocolate Cake
  • Tea & Coffee

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Dinner Group August 30, 2018

A beautiful evening was had by one and all at Salt Spring Cheese. An amazing meal that was only outdone by excellent weather and all those who attended.


Probus AGM/Anniversary Celebration July 17th

The AGM was attended by 25 members. The brunch entree was a quiche from Jana’s bakery and sides and desserts were supplied by members present.

 Probus Dinner – June 28 at 2:00 pm

A great time was had by all. The show was exceptional, the food was first class and the company left us wanting more.

GREASE / Theatre in Chemainus 
Christmas Party 2017

A great time was had by one and all. A special THANK YOU to Penny’s Pantry for the wonderful meal.


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Recurring Events:

Weekly Bridge Group – A number of club members and their guests meet to play bridge every Thursday upstairs in Branch 92 of the Royal Canadian Legion. We usually have two tables. Newcomers, with any level of experience, are always welcome. In fact if you don’t know how to play bridge, we’ll teach you. So please join us for some stimulating recreation every Thursday. Please call John or Heather Neville at 250-537-4121 to confirm time.

Dinner Group – Our dinner group meets monthly, usually on the third Thursday and usually at a local Salt Spring restaurant. Occasionally, when there is sufficient interest, we go off island.  For information about participating contact Bruce Eggertson at probus.ssi@gmail or phone him at 250.538.8936.