Seniors Cruise, Ahoy

 

 

 

Seniors Cruise, Ahoy

 

Journal Staff

A local tradition steeped in goodwill is set to sail again.

The Seniors Cruise aboard the Duc D’Orleans II is an outing on the St. Clair River for more than 1,000 local seniors, complete with lunch, refreshments and music.

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

The event was the brainchild 35 years ago of the late Peter Henderson and it’s been going strong every since.

This year’s cruise is Monday, June 23, 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 owner provides 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.

“Attendance is wonderful, advertising is appreciated, donations are necessary,” said Tania Bergen, 
of 
Steeves and Rozema Seniors Living.

Donations can be made dockside or mailed to S.H.A.R.E. Inc. (Sarnia Handicapped aiming for Rehabilitation and Equality Inc.) PO Box 782, Sarnia, On, N7T 7J9.

For more, call 519-344-8829, ext. 306