Seniors have fun during Avola tour

Wells Gray Country Seniors Society took a bus trip to Avola on Tuesday, Sept. 22

Kevin Deckert shields her screen from the sun as he shows Lynne Frizzle how to use a GPS unit during a Wells Gray Seniors Society trip to Avola held Sept. 22.

Kevin Deckert shields her screen from the sun as he shows Lynne Frizzle how to use a GPS unit during a Wells Gray Seniors Society trip to Avola held Sept. 22.

Sandra Holmes

Wells Gray Country Seniors Society took a bus trip to Avola on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

The group was welcomed at the Old School House by members of Avola’s Upstream Community and Heritage Society.

Eleanor Deckert gave a brief history of the fledgling society and credited a Wells Gray Country Seniors Society field trip to Avola several years ago for planting the seed for Avola to form their society.

Kevin Deckert gave an introductory talk about geocaching after which the group walked around the outside of the school fence and located the first geocache.

The second geocache was located near the cemetery.

After a delicious lunch and a slide show of Avola history at the Log Inn Pub, more geocaches were located by some while others enjoyed the books and visiting in the old school.

The participants appreciated Eleanor and Kevin for sharing their expertise and their interesting community.

 

The bus was funded by the government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors program.