Kings County Rec's seniors’ bus trips roll out

Published on July 19, 2010

Kings County Recreation is gearing up for its second seniors’ bus trip of the summer. 

“After such a successful trip in to Halifax to see the Tattoo, we’re really looking forward to this next adventure,” says co-organizer Stephanie Wadden.

July 28, Wadden, recreation staff, and a group of 35 seniors will be heading to beautiful Mahone Bay to enjoy scenery and the shops before heading to dinner at the Windjammer Grille in Chester. Then, it’s off to the acclaimed Chester Playhouse to take in a work from its Summer Festival, The Last Dog of War.

 “Our destinations aren’t too far away, but it’s nice for seniors to be able to relax and leave the transportation to someone else,” says Amy Smith, co- organizer. “Plus, these folks are in for some amazing theatre.”

The Last Dog of War is a one-person show by celebrated Canadian actress and playwright Linda Griffiths. The piece follows Griffiths as she travels to the United Kingdom with her father for the reunion of his RAF comrades, the 49th Squadron, bomber command.  Funny and poignant, it has received praise across the country.

Entertainment aside, seniors’ bus trips are a great way to stay active and social. They’re also tailored for the golden-aged lifestyle. Organizers keep the day’s pace easy so everyone can participate, choose comfy buses and try not to disrupt any sleep schedules.

“We had so much fun on the Tattoo bus trip,” Smith says. “Folks chatted on the way there and we loved the Tattoo. On the way home, we had cookies and a sing along.”

Unfortunately, space is limited. The Mahone Bay/ Chester trip only has a few seats left, and the August trip to Halifax to see the buskers is already full. To register, or for more information, call Kings County Recreation at 690-6101.