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About Us


The basic purpose of the PROBUS Club of North Shore Vancouver is to provide regular gatherings for those who, in retirement, appreciate and value opportunities to meet others in similar circumstances, at a similar level of general interest.

Our Club has a membership of over 380 retired and semi-retired professional and business persons, executives and others meeting once a month to hear a presentation by a notable speaker providing topical, interesting, intellectually stimulating, food for thought. 

Member’s guests are welcome and will enjoy the fellowship preceding the formal presentation.



2018-2019 Management Committee:


President - Jim Grey

Vice-President - Herb Grubel

Past President - John Zaplatynsky

Secretary - Norm Alban

Treasurer - Gordon Adair

Communications Chair - Darryl Stodalka

House Chair - Gary Sutherland

Membership Chair - Jeremy Marr

Speakers Chair - Gordon Bird

Special Events Chair - Gordon Cook



Webmaster and support for MC and Committees,

• Linda Metcalfe

Committee Support Groups:

Communications, Chaired by Darryl Stodalka

Linda Metcalfe, Shorelines Editor and Publisher

House, Chaired by Gary Sutherland


Membership, Chaired by Jeremy Marr

Pete Stacey

Speakers, Chaired by Gordon Bird

Tom Gunn

Special Events, Chaired by Gordon Cook

• John Elliott

• Doug Magoon

• Pete Stacey

• John Strom

• John Walker

• Phil Boase, Bridge and Golf Organizer

Bridge and Golf, Chaired by Phil Boase

• Fraser Grant

• Barry Heselgrave


Past Presidents:

2017/2018 - John Zaplatynsky

2016/2017 - Dave Walker

2015/2016 - Mike McMahon

2014/2015 - Barry Heselgrave

2013/2014 - Don Leier

2012/2013 - Fraser Grant

2011/2012 - Alex Tunner

2010/2011 - Dan Potts

2009/2010 - David Osoba

2008/2009 - Esio Marzotto

2007/2008 - Art Eberwein

2006/2007 - Brian Cooper

2005/2006 - Donald Brinton

2004/2005 - Stuart McNeill

2003/2004 - John Leonard (Founding)


A message from the inaugural President and Archivist - John Leonard:


“In February of 2003, Don Brinton and I decided it was time for a PROBUS club on the North Shore.  We approached the Vancouver Probus Club and they agreed to sponsor our application. And it was Pidge McBride who steered us through the proper channels so that we could get started and hold our charter meeting in September.  Incidentally, we didn’t know how many members we would have to start…30, 50 or maybe 60….so we were amazed when we had over 150 members signed up by that charter meeting.”






This Site was launched October 2008