The Probus Club of Etobicoke

Welcome to the Probus Club of Etobicoke 

We meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 9:30am till noon at the
Weston Golf & Country Club 50 St. Phillips Rd Etobicoke, ON M9P 2N6

Message from the President - Angela Loconte
December 2018

December is a festive month with numerous celebrations that occur throughout the world. The celebrations and festivals during December are loosely tied to the solstice around December 21 which is the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and the longest day in the southern hemisphere.  Many holidays and celebrations of different religions and cultures take place around the solstice period in December.  

Some of these celebrations are:

 December 2-10   Hanukkah (Jewish)  
 December 8  Bodhi Day, Day of Enlightenment (Buddhism) 
 December 21-25  Pancha Ganapali (Hinduism) 
 December 25  Christmas Day (Christian) 
 December 26  Kwanzaa celebrated in the United States and Canada to commemorate African heritage. 

I’m sure many of the Probus Etobicoke club members incorporate poinsettia plants in their decorations during this celebratory month.  Poinsettia flowers were considered by the ancient Aztecs to be symbols of purity.  If any club member is born in December, the poinsettia, being your birth flower, symbolizes good cheer and success.  It is said to bring wishes of mirth and celebration.

On Thursday, December 20, our club will be holding the annual Christmas lunch.  If you are one of the lucky recipients of a poinsettia plant, the message that this flower will send to you is that “You are the Special One”.

Wishing you and your loved ones my very best wishes during this holiday season.  

Angela Loconte

Speaker Series

Thursday, January 17, 2019 9:30 AM • Weston Golf & Country Club, Fairway Room
Thursday, February 21, 2019 9:30 AM • Weston Golf & Country Club, Fairway Room
Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:30 AM • Weston Golf & Country Club, Fairway Room

Upcoming club events

Thursday, December 20, 2018 11:00 AM • Weston Golf & Country Club, Fairway Room
Tuesday, January 08, 2019 6:30 PM • 4740 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (east of Islington Ave, across from Montgomery Inn)
Thursday, January 24, 2019 8:00 PM • 2190E Bloor Street West (just east of the Runnymede subway)
Monday, February 04, 2019 6:30 PM • 4900 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 12:30 PM • 18 St Thomas Street Toronto M5S 3E7
Saturday, April 27, 2019 7:30 PM • 80 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 (UofT, Edward Johnson Bldg)
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