Last Updated: February 03, 2021


Next Meeting

Wednesday, March 3 at 10:00 AM


Due to the need to limit physical proximity as the Coronavirus Pandemic takes its course, Probus Ottawa - Rideau Valley has suspended its physical monthly meetings until further notice. We are still active though and are doing our best to find ways to keep in touch with you. With that in mind we will continue to hold our monthly presentations using Zoom Conferencing. This month's presentation will feature

Byron Smith

who will speak to us about the

Ride For Dad

Byron Smith will speak about the efforts that the Ride For Dad is making to develop treatments for prostate cancer

Byron Smith is National Ride Captain for the Ride For Dad
Born and raised in the Ottawa Valley, Byron served with the Ottawa Police for 32 yrs. He was the President of The Ottawa Police Association when he became involved with Garry Janz on what was to become the Motorcycle Ride For Dad. While looking for a cause to get his Association members involved with, Byron was introduced to Garry, and as both of them were motorcycle riders, an idea began to grow.

Retiring in 2006 Byron he turned his attention fulltime, to the Ride. Byron’s Police Association connections across Canada were key to expanding the Ride to cities from coast to coast to coast.

His role was to mentor new Chapters on the logistics of setting up and executing large motorcycle events. Along with Garry he spoke to the Riders at all these events, and indeed wherever there was a audience of people that would listen to their message about fighting Prostate Cancer. He has also worked with them to develop and maintain a strong cohesive brand.

Though admittedly an unlikely looking candidate to be speaking on medical issues, none the less, for the last twenty years Byron has shown by example, that men need not be embarrassed to talk about their prostate health.



In order to attend the presentation you will need to download Zoom to your Android, Apple or Windows device. You may attend on your phone, your tablet or your computer. In the next week or two you will be receiving an invitation to the meeting.  There will be a link in the invitation that will take you directly to the meeting. 
Further information about Zoom can be found in April Newsletter #3 available via the menu at the top of this page or by clicking on the following link. Newsletter April #3

You can download Zoom from the Zoom Download Site. Some useful tips for installing and using Zoom can be found here.

Here you will find downloads for all major platforms including tablets and smartphones.