Lindsay Probus Club recruits new blood with historian John Boyko

By Roderick Benns

Lindsay Probus Club recruits new blood with historian John Boyko in town
Historian and author John Boyko in Lindsay on April 10.

The Lindsay Men’s Probus Club hopes to attract new members in April by bringing well-known author and historian to town, John Boyko.

The open invitation meeting will be held April 10, in the hope that they may consider joining the club on a permanent basis.

Boyko will be speaking about ‘Sir John A. Macdonald: The Case for a Strong Canada.’ That topic is based on the strength of his 2017 book, Sir John’s Echo, an elegant defence of the need for a strong federal government, something Macdonald himself declared vital for the national good.

Other recent books by Boyko include Blood and Daring: How Canada Fought the American Civil War and Forged a Nation, and Cold Fire: Kennedy’s Northern Front, about the U.S. president and his sometimes tumultuous relationship with Canada and Prime Minister John Diefenbaker.

Probus Clubs are non-profit, non-sectarian and non-fundraising, and exist to provide social opportunities, fellowship, quality guest speakers on topical subjects, and club outings, for retired and semiretired folk.

In Lindsay the men’s club meets separately from the women’s club. The men’s club currently has around 100 members, consisting of long standing Lindsay residents as well as many who have more recently moved to the area.

Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month, starting at 10 am in the Masonic Hall, at 10 Ridout Street in Lindsay. Many members extend the fellowship after the meetings with a lunch together in a selection of local restaurants.

If you plan to attend the April meeting, or any meeting in the future, email or call 705 320 9540.

For more information about the club click here. You’ll find details about Lindsay Men’s Probus Club’s history and future plans.

Did You Know?

The first Probus Club in Canada was formed 30 years ago in Cambridge, ON.

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