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Duc D’Orleans Seniors Cruise taking shape

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Journal Staff

A local tradition launched on goodwill and powered by volunteers is ready to set to sail again.

The Seniors Cruise aboard the Duc D’Orleans II is an outing on the St. Clair River enjoyed each year by more than 1,000 people, complete with lunch, refreshments and music.

The price of admission, as always, is just a smile.

The event was created 37 years ago by the late Peter Henderson, the cruise ship’s owners and the Mathers family, and it’s been going strong every since.

This year’s cruise is Monday, June 29, with departures leaving at approximately, 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. from the Front Street dock, rain or shine.

The Duc’s owners provide the ship and crew while donations and volunteers feed the cruisers, insure the event and set up tents, tables and washrooms.

Strong deckhands and firefighters make it accessible to manual wheelchairs and walkers.

Donations of soft drinks, water, purchased fruit or veggie trays, tables, chairs, tents, etc. are needed to make the day work. Financial donations can be sent to SHARE, Box 782, Sarnia, ON N7T 7J9, taken to 265 North Front Street, suite 200, Steeves & Rozema, or brought to the cruise.

If you would like to volunteer contact Caryn Taylor at 519-344-1763 ext. 306.


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