Time to sign up for Barkerville Seniors Trek

Two busloads of seniors will make the journey to Barkerville for a fun filled day

last year's happy group in Barkerville.

Quesnel and area seniors will be able to sign up starting Aug. 20 for the Rotary Club’s annual Seniors’ Trek to Barkerville, slated for Sept. 10.

Organizing committee chair Ron Paull reports that signup sheets will be available at the Quesnel Seniors’ Centre and the Golden Centre until all 110 seats on two charter busses are spoken for, on a first come, first served basis.

Following an hour of fun and fellowship on the Cariboo Waggon Road, the entourage will be treated to lunch in Barkerville and admission to the famed Theatre Royal show. After the show, everyone will have time to enjoy tea and sweets in Barkerville’s restaurants while poking about the shops and displays. Of course, the usual loaf of sourdough bread from Goldfields Bakery will be high on many a shopper’s list. The day will be capped off with the annual group photo in front of St. Savior’s Church.

The buses are

scheduled to arrive back in the Gold Pan City around 4:30 p.m.

Quesnel Rotary Club president Rebecca Beuschel is hoping to accompany the seniors on their outing.

“Our club has been hosting the Seniors’ Trek to Barkerville for many years and this is a great way for us to recognize and honour the contributions our seniors

have made to the betterment of our community,” Beuschel said.

Paull says this annual outing for our local seniors is the most enjoyable and rewarding aspect of his Rotary service.

He encourages seniors 65+ who wish to participate in the trip to sign up as soon as the signup sheets are available on Aug. 20.

“Our club is committed to continuing this annual outing for our seniors,” Paull said.

“Our charity fund, with assistance from provincial gaming grant pays most of the bills for the outing, but the charter bus company, Barkerville Town, Barkerville restaurants and Theatre Royal all give us a break, which we truly appreciate.”

Paull can be reached at 250-992-8994, or any Rotarian can direct enquiries to organizing committee members.

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