By Emma Meldrum, special to the Seeker
Are your kids itching for an adventure this summer? Do you dislike driving long distances, but want to take a family trip away from home? The Township of South Stormont has devised the perfect solution: organized bus trips!
The first is a jaunt to Mont Cascades. If this appeals to you, sign up soon – the last day to pay for the trip is July 20th! The bus leaves from Long Sault at 8:00 a.m. on July 24th. A whopping 8 hours is provided for fun at the water park.
The second option is for those who love the big city. On August 13th, the bus will leave from Long Sault bright and early (4:30 a.m.). Stops include Ripley’s Aquarium and a Blue Jays game.
Sherry-Lynn Harbers, the Recreation Programs Coordinator, says the trip to Toronto has appealed to all types in the past: “We have families, couples, and older adults all going on this trip, this Toronto adventure has attracted all different ages.”
The bus trips are well priced, with the first costing $30, and the second is $130.00 for children 13 and under, and $140.00 for adults 14 and older. Both include the bus and entry to the events listed in the itinerary. Many families will be receiving Universal Child Care Benefit this week. An adventure away from home may be the perfect way to treat the kids.
“[We want] to provide safe and fun trips for the Township of South Stormont,” sad Harbers. “We want to provide bus trips to those who do not want to be driving in the city as well as those who would rather go with a group while we provide a friendly atmosphere.”
Anyone interested in more information or wishing to sign up should call the South Stormont Parks and Recreation Department at 613-534-2419.