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GENERAL INFORMATION

All Council members are welcome on any of our trips. If your not already a Council member, membership is free and becoming a member is quick and easy. All you need to do is fill out a membership form (link below) and bring it with you when you register for the trip.

If you want to ask questions about travel, suggest a destination or to just thank the Travel Team for the excellent job they’re doing, you can contact them by email at travel@kanataseniors.ca

Trip Pricing
Ever wonder how the Travel team prices our travel adventures?

Each trip is based on the following criteria to ensure that our customers pay a reasonable price as well as receiving an enjoyable and interesting experience: 

  • Price that the venue charges us per person. This can vary depending on the venue 

  • Cost of any meal if included in the trip.

  • Price of the bus (whether it is a School Bus or a Residence’s bus).  The cost of chartering a school bus has risen over the past year due to gas and drivers costs. The charge is also based on the mileage to the destination or venue.

  • Cost of printing flyers and other administration costs.

If anyone has any further questions with regard to the costing of our trips, please contact John Kern at: jh.kern@rogers.com

UPCOMING TRIPS

 

January:

Jan 16: Travel presentation by SELLOFFVACATIONS on Thurs Jan 16 in Hall C commencing at 9:30 am. Presentation will feature Italy, Spain and Portugal. Light refreshments and goodies will be served. All are welcome to attend and there is no charge.

Jan 23: History Buff Trip. Take a step back in History with a visit to the Museum of History on Thurs Jan 23. Walk through a number of interesting exhibits that are currently on display. The visit will include a film in the IMAX Theatre. The cost is $ 35.00. Amica Seniors Residences is provide a comfortable mini bus. Lunch at your expense at the Boreal Restaurant at the museum.  Space is limited, so book now.

Jan 25: Winter Tea Dance on Sat Jan 25. Take off your winter boots and put on your dancing shoes. There will be live entertainment (that you can dance to), tea sandwiches and desserts.  Cost is only $ 20.00. Tickets go on sale on Dec 17 in the Council Cafe. This is an event not to be missed.

February:

Feb 6: Cruise Themed Lunch. There will be music by the Mellow Tones and a hot lunch. The cost is $ 12.00 and includes lunch and entertainment.

Space is limited so book now with one of the Travel Team Ticket Sellers in the lobby of the Kanata Seniors’ Centre on Tuesdays between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm and Wednesdays 11:15 am to 1:15 pm.

April:

April 18: Retirement Living Fair. Mark your calendar: The Kanata Seniors Council will be holding a Retirement Living Fair on Sat Apr 18, 2020 in the Mlacak Halls, 2500 Campeau Dr, Kanata commencing at 1:00 pm.  The exhibitors will feature products and services for older adults. All are welcome and there is no cost to attend and refreshments and goodies will be served.

Upcoming:

There are a large number of New Seniors Residences will be opening in the next few months. The Travel team will be planning a series of trips/tours to these New Residences.  Watch for dates.

Watch this space for
upcoming travel adventures.

To Book Your Trips:
The Travel Team will be selling trip tickets in the front lobby of the Kanata Seniors’ Centre on:

Hours of operation:

  • Tuesdays from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

  • Wednesday from 11:15 am to 1:15 pm

When booking a trip, you must come into the Centre on the days and times shown above. Unfortunately, we can not take reservations over the phone.

Kanata Seniors Council Travel News

With a few more folks joining the Kanata Seniors Council Travel Team in the past few months, we now have more hands on board to cover the workload.  More live theatre, music, museum and gallery visits are on the agenda, as well as summer jaunts to local small town events. 

The City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley have so much to offer and we are bursting with ideas we hope you’ll love. From Celtfest in Almonte to a Summer Solstice Celebration in Vincent Massey Park, we’re working hard to offer something fun for everyone.

Come and join us for our excursions to our local area.