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Probus Ski Legends – September 2017

2017/2018 SKI SEASON
Probus Ski LEGENDS is made up of members of all our area Probus Clubs (and some from out of town), who enjoy skiing and socializing. Each local Probus has hard working volunteer representatives on the over-all Legends executive, currently 20 strong, from a base of 11 local clubs. We negotiate privileged rates from service providers, arrange Ski Days, and Ski Trips, plan various social activities, and for those who wish, have guest memberships at Toronto Ski Club (TSC). TSC offers a starting point, a good place to have lunch, and a great bar and deck.  We encourage LEGENDS to take their Coffee Break about 10.30 am, week days, at Blue Mountains Central Base Lodge, and to welcome others to join them. We will be issuing each LEGEND stickers for helmets and skis, so they can be easily recognized, and can meet others on the lifts and at coffee break (check out the helmets on the tables).  We believe in “mix and meet”…..don’t ski alone!

WEB PAGE check us out at htpp://www.ProbusSki
Anyone interested in becoming more involved with Legends, contact John Housser about shadowing someone on the executive committee, an easy way to determine if the fit feels right.

Our Basic LEGENDS Membership is offered only to Probus members, at a cost of $30 per season, which allows you to take part in our entire program of Social Events, Discounts, Ski Days, and Ski Trips. You will NOT however, be able to ski out of TSC.  Since TSC and Collingwood Ski Club members already enjoy the use of TSC, we are asking, if they are Probus members and wish to be part of LEGENDS, they take out our $30 Basic Membership. Membership applications should be obtained from, and returned to your LEGENDS rep at your Probus Club, complete with your cheque payable to “Probus Ski Legends”.

We are pleased to continue our longstanding arrangement to enjoy TSC facilities. LEGENDS MEMBERS, if they so wish, have the option to purchase TSC LEGENDS Mid Week Guest Passes, which provide the use of the TSC clubhouse, boot change areas, food services, bar, deck and washrooms. Our Parking is next door in Blue’s lot. TSC will issue special badges which must be displayed whenever you are on the premises. Our Guest Pass Status excludes Christmas Break (Dec 26th thru’ Jan 1st), Feb. 2nd, 5th, 19th and Mar.2nd.
TSC Applications are available at each Probus club, from your LEGENDS rep, and must be returned to your club rep, with cheque attached, payable to “Toronto Ski Club”. Please do not take your form to TSC.   
COSTS:  Monday thru’ Friday – $235.94 ($208.80 + 27.14 HST) 
Membership Contact:
John Holden, 705.293.2700,  HYPERLINK “” 32 Thomas Drive,
Collingwood, L9Y 0A6
In accordance with the Probus “not for profit” mandate, we are giving back to our membership from any surplus funds. We will continue our practices of offering the FREE Breakfast to LEGENDS members, and contributing to the cost of Skiis&Biikes Open House, which is FREE to LEGENDS members. We also subsidize Lift Ticket prices at our Ski Days at the Private Clubs. 

Our Exec. meets several months during the year to organize events for you. As in the past, admittance to the DINNER/ DANCE and LUNCHEON will be by pre purchased tickets only, with one price for LEGENDS members, and a slightly higher rate for guests. We will also be offering incentives for early bird purchases for the dinner/dance and Apres Ski. Tickets are first available at the Skiis&Biikes Open House, and then from your LEGENDS reps – CHEQUES ONLY PLEASE, payable to “Probus Ski Legends”.  Any queries regarding these events please see your club rep.
SKIIS & BIIKES OPEN HOUSE /WINE & CHEESE: Wednesday Dec. 6th, 7-9pm
Skiis&Biikes will again host our annual season start up with a FREE Wine & Cheese evening, open only to LEGENDS members. While sipping and nibbling, enjoy 20% Discounts on soft goods purchases and $50.00 off skis and boots purchased on that evening only. Do some Xmas shopping, get your equipment up to date and chat with ski buddies old and new.  Pick up your badge and helmet/ski stickers, buy Party Tickets, and find out about Ski Days and Ski Trips. You may purchase a bargain Season’s Ski Tuning Package for only $150 (good at the Collingwood location only) for as many tune ups as you need. Skiis& Biikes has supported Legends for many years – Let’s support them!!
Convenors…Kathy Kilgour and Al Peters

FREE BREAKFAST MIX & MEET: Tuesday, January 9th at TSC, 8.30-10.00am
A “get to know each other” FREE Breakfast for all LEGENDS members. Another chance to pick up your badges, stickers, ski day and ski trip info, and to buy party tickets.
Convenors…Mary Worry and Donna Mansfield

DINNER DANCE: Wednesday, Feburary 7th, following a sumptuous dinner buffet, we again, by popular demand, feature the toe tapping music of the fabulous Louis Lefaive and his Kings of Swing.   Cocktails: .5.30   Dinner: 6.45
Dress: casual finery        
Convenors…Mary Worry and Donna Mansfield

APRES SKI: Wednesday, March 7th, after skiing in the morning, come join us for Cocktails and afternoon of music and dancing. Cocktails: 2:30 to 6:30pm
Convenor…Mary Worry and Lynne Merwin
Members have asked us to continue arranging access to the Escarpment Private Clubs.  Costs of Lift Tickets vary from club to club, and in our attempts to give back to our membership, this season we will again subsidize LEGENDS members $10, when tickets have been purchased. Reciprocal/Exchange Passes welcome. We plan to visit Devils Glen, Alpine, Craigleith, Georgian Peaks, and Osler Bluff twice. We will not be laying on lunches, but all clubs offer superb bar and food service facilities, and will set aside reserved seating for us. We will also provide vouchers to each Legend attending, worth $5 towards coffee/ tea/muffin/hot chocolate purchase only, no substitutions. (but NOT to be used towards lunch purchases)
Convenor: Ron Duke
Welcome to LEGENDS 20th Ski Trip Season – we have a rich history of fantastic ski trips to Europe, USA and Western Canada. We will again be dealing through our long time provider Lisa Dost of Merit Travel (1-800-268-5940 ext 4482,  HYPERLINK “” \t “_blank” As our trips are arranged by Legends members, for Legends members, Lisa receives our membership list, and with our committee, does her utmost to provide our members with the best ski in/ski out venues at the most favourable prices (special rates for Legends). Feel free to book your own personal ski vacations through Lisa. Planning is currently underway for this season – as soon as details are confirmed, they will be posted on our website, emails will be sent, and your club reps will have the information. Many trips have a narrow window of opportunity, so make up your mind quickly, and call Lisa with credit card in hand.
Contact… TBD

Information will be available throughout the season on our website,, by ongoing emails, and from your own PROBUS LEGENDS reps.  No email? contact: John Holden 705.293.2700

Legends Executive:
Chair:    John Housser (Collingwood)   
Treasurer:   Bruce Trimbee (Blue Mountain)  
 Secretary:        Louise Donegani  (Beaver Valley)     
Social Events:     Mary Worry (By the Bay)         
Membership: John Holden (Mountain View)         

General Committee:
Assistant Social: Kathy Kilgour (Pretty River)
Web Master: Barbara Osinski (Harbourlands)  
SKI TRIPS:     Ken Birse (Wasaga Beach)         
Ski Days: Ron Duke (Lighthouse)
Recruiter: John Housser (Collingwood)   
Communications: John Holden (Mountain View)

TSC LIAISON:    Helen Bull  (Habourlands)  

Lou Fowler              (Grey Highlands)               
Marilyn Jones           (By the Bay)      
Patty Mulligan          (By the Bay)                  
Wilf Phillips           (Beaver Valley)                
Ruth Gudaitis (Gateway)
Charles Gudaitis (Gateway)
Mary Meldrum (Huntsville Lakes)
Goldwyn Chan (Lighthouse)
Donna Mansfield (By the Bay)
Paula Shea (Lighthouse)
Brian Lucas (Collingwood)
Kathy Duke (Lighthouse)
Rena Gould (Beaver Valley)
Lynne Merwin (Beaver Valley)
Nancy Wansbrough (By the Bay)
Susan Holmes (Harbourlands)