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STC brings back seniors’ seat sale – travel anywhere in Sask for $15!

Any seniors can travel anywhere an STC bus goes in Saskatchewan for just $15 all through the month of September. The price applies to anyone aged 60 and over.

For example, normally a senior will pay $57.70 for a return fare from Unity to Saskatoon. In the month of September, the cost will be only $30 – almost half price!

“We want seniors in Saskatchewan to view bus travel as a comfortable and convenient transportation alternative,” Minister responsible for STC Jennifer Campeau said.  “STC’s senior seat sale gives seniors an affordable and green way to visit family and friends across Saskatchewan.”

Every passenger on a Saskatchewan Transportation Ccompany bus potentially means one less vehicle on the road – making the province both safer and greener.  Bus travel is not only the greener alternative, it is also an affordable alternative.

“This is the sixth year that STC has offered our senior seat sale,” STC president and CEO Shawn Grice said.  “We’re always impressed with the number of senior riders that come out and take advantage of the savings during sale months.”

Seniors can find out more about the sale on STC’s website at www.stcbus.com/seniorsale or on STC’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/STCbus.  Sale tickets can be purchased at any STC agency but remember to to bring your identification with you.

STC seat sale for seniors — $12 one way in month of May

Seniors can fill up their calendars with fun, family and friends, travelling with Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) this month.  From May 1 to 31, seniors 60 and over can ride anywhere STC goes for $12 one-way.

STC travels to more than 250 communities in Saskatchewan, giving seniors across the province a chance to travel at a great price.  The standard senior fare for a one-way trip between Regina and Saskatoon is $34.80, which is more than $20 in savings if a senior purchases the same one-way ticket in May.

“We’re always happy to give our valued senior riders a great deal and our senior seat sale is our most popular promotion,” STC president and CEO Shawn Grice said.  “STC ridership sees a significant increase during the sale month as seniors take advantage of this great opportunity.”

Seniors took more than 10,000 trips during the spring Senior Seat Sale in 2013.  It would take more than 200 buses at capacity to transport that many riders.  Seniors should bring their identification with them at time of purchase and can buy their sale tickets at any STC agency.

In Unity, you can buy your tickets at Frenchie’s Pizza. They are the local STC representatives.

About STC

The Saskatchewan Transportation Company is a provincial coach company that provides safe, affordable and accessible bus passenger and parcel express services to communities throughout Saskatchewan.  Visit www.stcbus.com.

Parkview Place Olympic Games

Sochi, Russia was not the only place people were attempting to prove who was fastest and strongest in February. Parkview Place in Unity, SK, held their own Olympic Games the week of Feb. 17.

To open the games, Victoria McCubbing, 100-years-plus, carried the torch into the common area, escorted by Cst. Tufts dressed in his formal RCMP red serge uniform. The torch “burned” bright all week.

Instead of representing countries, residents were divided into two teams – North Parkview and South Parkview. North Parkview was the overall winner with 349 points at the end of the week, to South Parkview’s 318.

seniors' Olympics

The “Olympic flame” burns brightly in the lobby at Parkview Place Feb. 20. Residents seen in the background are competing in carpet bocci.

There were six events, spread out over the week. Parkview Place manager, Sharon Del Frari described them: “Bean bag baseball was very challenging. Extra points for a home run (5) and 2 points for getting the opposing team’s player ‘out’ and 1 point per base. Next was carpet bocci, harder than it sounds. Ladder toss went over very well. Over the weekend was puzzle building. Each team had a 1,000 piece puzzle to do. South Parkview managed to finish their’s by 9 a.m. on Monday morning!”

Two walking events bookended the week, one Feb. 17 and one Feb. 24. Extra points were given for using the treadmill and for walking outside.

RCMP Cst. Macdonald attended the closing ceremonies Feb. 24, which included a medal presentation, cake and coffee.

Despite the cold and snow, Parkview residents were able to get together to enjoy some new challenges, camaraderie and exercise, and now they even all have Olympic medals to show for it!