Seniors get chance to visit historic museum

After the success of the Prince George trip, Seniors Connected will be taking local residents out to Fort St. James.

Vanderhoof seniors will be taking a trip to Fort St. James on August 29, for an afternoon of adventure and fun.

“We’re going to go to the historic park for the afternoon and do the tour there,” said coordinator Debra-Ann Bishop. “We’ll have some pie and ice cream then hang out for a bit and come home.. it’s a fun afternoon.

Up to about 55 seniors will be able to go via the two buses that have been volunteered. As of Friday, August 9 several people have already contacted Bishop and signed up to go.

“It gives the seniors activities an outing,” said Bishop. “I think it’s especially important to treat our seniors and elders with grace. Because we’re here because of them right? And it’s a payback for them, it’s a treat. It’s free, and I would work very hard to keep it that way.”

This will be the second bus trip organized by the Seniors Connected program which is facilitated by Nechako Valley Community Services. Both trips have been funded by New Gold which has allowed seniors to go completely free of charge.

For the first trip, the seniors were taken to Prince George where they got to do their shopping at the mall and elsewhere. Bishop said that the experience was a big hit with everybody including one older woman who takes care of her husband for six hours out of a day and so she never really had time to shop before the Seniors Connected program provided the convenience.

“But I had a few seniors say to me that they wanted to do other things too not just shopping,” said Bishop.

So now the seniors will get to check out the restored Hudson’s Bay Company post established in 1806 on the shores of Stuart Lake.

Bishop would like to do another trip to Prince George sometime in the fall and she hinted at a possible trip to Barkerville sometime in the future or whenever funds allow.

 

Just Posted

Gitdumden checkpoint blocks access to Unist’ot’en camp

Wet’suwet’en clan members say Morice Lake Forest Service Rd checkpoint in effect until further notice.

Column: Windows can be bad news for birds

Dianne Bersea is a member of the South Okanagan Naturalists Club

23-year-old missing from Prince George since Dec. 1

Kari Baxter has a dreamcatcher tattoo on her neck

Passport services expanded to 300 locations across Canada

At Service Canada outlets officers can review applications, validate supporting documents, collect fees and forward applications

Two Vanderhoof students awarded scholarships for post-secondary education

Indigenous students awarded to further their studies

VIDEO: Ex-NASA engineer pranks mail thieves with glitter bomb trap

Package thefts are common this time of year, but YouTuber Mark Rober used his engineering skills

Lightning top Canucks 5-2 in feisty battle

NHL’s No. 1 team too much for Vancouver

FortisBC says you can return to normal gas use following pipeline fire

Utility says increased pipeline capacity, warmer weather have allowed supply to reach normal levels

CSIS collected info on peaceful groups, but only in pursuit of threats: watchdog

Security Intelligence Review Committee says fears unjustified after reviewing evidence, testimony

Canada ranks 16th on annual gender gap list

This is the second year Canada has placed 16th in the World Economic Forum’s list

VIDEO: Tornado rips through city west of Seattle

Reports indicate five to seven homes damaged in Port Orchard, Wash.

Trial date postponed for man charged with killing Abbotsford police officer

Oscar Arfmann’s trial pushed back from January to May 2019

Privacy watchdog says legal cannabis buyers should use cash, not credit

Some countries could bar entry to individuals if they know they have purchased cannabis

‘A start:’ Alberta critical of Ottawa’s $1.6B package for ailing energy sector

A further $150 million is to be used for clean growth and infrastructure projects

Most Read