Welcome Potential Probus Members to

Our Interest Groups

I hope you have explored our Website to learn about our Monthly General Meetings with thought-provoking Speakers and our entertaining Social Events organized on a regular basis.  There are also Interest Groups just waiting for you to Join.

Interest Groups are there for your Enjoyment, for both Mental & Physical Pursuits and to help Make New Friends. Whenever a group of Members, no matter how small, get together with a common interest, that’s the start of a New Interest Group. And we are always ready to develop New, Old & Possible ways to help keep you Enthusiastic and Stimulated.

The following are the Exciting Interest Groups which get together regularly on a monthly basis, or weekly for the outdoor sports.  Where possible, Members take turns Hosting their Group in their homes or in an outdoor setting.

We look forward to you joining Probus Club of Muskoka North in Huntsville, and having you Participate in a Group, or two, which will meet your needs.

If you wish further information, please feel free to contact:

Ann Sutherland, Interest Group Coordinator
annsutherland@cogeco.ca or 705-784-0712


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Art, Bid, Euchre, Biking, Board Games, 
Community Outings, Current Events, Gardening, Genealogy, 
Music, Social Gatherings, Tablets/Phones, Walking/Strolling, 
Wine Tasting  .  .  .


Do you love books?  Our Group is a great spot for Bonding, Making Friends & Sharing different perspectives as we discuss our Pick Of The Month.  As we rotate to Member’s homes, the 3rd Thursday of each Month at 1:30 p.m., it gives us a break amidst the madness of life. The Book is just a great excuse to get together.


Tired of going to a function alone or even worst not even going at all.  Don’t miss out on all the wonderful activities happening in Huntsville and around Muskoka throughout the year, like the theatre, markets, craft fairs, concerts, art exhibits, and so much more.  Here is your opportunity to meet up with other Members who would also like to share in the fun.


Dine Out at one of Muskoka’s Fine Dining Establishments and enjoy gastronomic delights with the fellowship of Good Friends.  Open to all Probus II members, but on a first come first served basis, as space is typically limited.  Tickets are sold for these events which  includes a delicious gourmet dinner, applicable taxes and gratuity.  All beverages are usually extra. 


Duplicate bridge is the most widely used variation of contract bridge. The hands are kept as dealt and played by different players. In this way, every hand, whether strong or weak, is played in competition with others playing the identical cards. The object of play is not to amass the largest number of points, but rather to bid and play the hands better than all the other pairs who play them.  Thus, it is immaterial whether one holds good or bad cards.  We play the 3rd Wednesday of the Month at 1:30.


Look forward to exercising our brains, honing our social skills and being tempted with coffee and goodies!!  The Group meets for a fun afternoon, in member's homes, on the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m.  A Partner and Experience is not required.  We hope you will join us for a good game of cards and total enjoyment.


Put on your good, sturdy hiking boots (maybe bring your bug jacket) and lets tackle the beautiful trails Muskoka has to offer.  We generally hike for 1-2 hours every Monday morning, on a variety of terrains, in a variety of locations.  The Group meets from May to end of June and starts again for September and October. 


Get Together for a relaxed, informal lunch with your Probus Friends on the 2nd Tuesday of every Month. Members take turns in making arrangements with a restaurant of their choice.  Generally, each participant selects their own lunch from the menu provided and pays for the meal and gratuity individually. 


The name, “Needles & Hooks”,  encompasses what we actually do. Knitting, crocheting, sewing, weaving, needlepoint, crewelwork, embroidery, rug hooking . . . the list goes on.  If it involves a needle and/or hook, it will fit here, on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome and we hope we can help each other either learning new skills or solving problems that we might have with old ones.


Join a group of experienced Canoers & Kyakers challenge Muskoka waters, every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. from mid May to mid October, weather permitting.  Excursions are planned throughout the region by group members, each lasting 2½ -3 hours on area lakes and rivers. Remember it’s BYOBBring Your Own Boat.  Also your own Equipment and Transportation.


A place for Photographers of any skill level to learn, discover creative skill sets, practice new techniques and present their spectacular photos based on a theme previously decided upon. Join us on the 2nd Monday of each Month at 1:30 p.m., perhaps for a photographic field trip to discover awesome local scenery or the microscopic details of plants and insects.


Register with a Partner, to be incorporated into a Fall or Spring Schedule.  Each team plays against all other teams, accumulating points per game.  At year end, the winning team with the most points is announced, at a Potluck lunch.


Come take part in some winter sports activities. The group meets every Monday at 10:00 a.m. when snow levels allow (usually Dec - March). Some of us snowshoe, some of us cross-country ski and occasionally there’s a chance to ice skate at Arrowhead Provincial Park. We are meeting approximately every other week at Arrowhead Park which has a wonderful visitors’ centre with fireplace for a picnic lunch after our exercise. Other locations are included on alternate weeks so please make sure your name is on the list if you want to be kept up on what’s happening!! 



Are you a Traveller or an Armchair Traveller?  Join Our Group to enjoy the sights of fellow Probus Members and share their experiences from around the World.  We meet the 4th Monday of each Month at 1:30 p.m. at Huntsville’s Canadian Legion.  There is a minimal charge of $4 per person to help cover the hall rental.  Any suggestions or ideas for possible Travel Presentations are always welcome, perhaps you or a friend have a fascinating excursion you wish to share.