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WeekendPlus

WeekendPlus is a digital magazine for seniors, distributed fortnightly to over 60,000 Seniors Card members, you can view the current edition of WeekendPlus - to see previous editions click on Browse Issues.

WeekendPlus holds a variety of competitions that appeal to the broad interests and activities of our readers. Competitions are held on a fortnightly basis and adhere to the Lottery and Gaming Regulations 2008.
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If you would like to receive WeekendPlus each fortnight, subscribe by emailing your name and Seniors Card number to seniorscard@sa.gov.au.

To provide feedback about WeekendPlus, or to submit ideas for features and articles in upcoming editions, phone the Seniors Card Unit on 1800 819 961 freecall or email seniorscard@sa.gov.au.

To advertise or run a promotion in WeekendPlus, contact the Business Development Manager on 8204 2402 or email seniorscard@sa.gov.au.

Competition

Win a double movie pass to a special VIP preview screening of Darkest Hour in Gold Class

A WWII drama, Darkest Hour is written by Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything), directed by Joe Wright (Atonement, Hanna, Pride & Prejudice, Anna Karenina) and stars Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup and Ben Mendelsohn.

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman). While manoeuvring his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds. Darkest Hour is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which Churchill’s courage to lead changed the course of world history. 

Darkest Hour is in cinemas on 11 January 2018 and is yet to be classified.

Thanks to Universal Pictures and Seniors Card, 15 lucky Seniors Card members have the opportunity to win a double pass to a special VIP preview screening of Darkest Hour in Gold Class on 27 November 2017 valued at $80.

The screening will be held at Gold Class 1 Event Cinemas Marion, 297 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park at on Monday 27 November 2017 at 6.30pm. Please only enter if you can attend on this date.

To win this great prize, email seniorscardcomps@sa.gov.au with the correct answer to the question below in the subject line and your details including your Seniors Card number in the email body.

Question: Australian actor, Ben Mendelsohn plays who in the Darkest Hour?

Entries closed on 20 November. Winners will be contacted by email.

View the terms and conditions here.

Watch the trailer: www.darkesthourmovie.com.au
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News

Through the Lens 2017 – winners announced

A photo depicting a 360 degree view of participants at a seniors camp has been chosen from close to 400 entries as the winner of the 2017 Seniors Card Through The Lens photographic competition.

Taken by Grant Hugo at Carrickalinga, the winning photo will feature on the cover of the 2018 Seniors Card Discount Directory, Your Lifestyle Guide, which will be available to members from December 2017.

On Wednesday 4 October, Minister for Ageing Zoe Bettison announced the winners in six categories at the exhibition launch event at the City Library in Rundle Mall.

Congratulations to all of the finalists and winners!

Visit the Through the Lens page for more information.

Through the Lens 2016 winner

Last year's the overall winner was Colin Sanderson, whose photo of the Arckaringa Hills appears on the cover of the 2017 Seniors Card Discount Directory, Your Lifestyle Guide.

Seniors Card member survey – major prize winner announced

South Australian Seniors Card members were invited to participate in the Seniors Card member survey to inform future activities of the Seniors Card program and the Office for the Ageing. By completing the survey, members were entered into the draw for a chance to win a $10,000 holiday package.

Congratulation to E Ingram of Hampstead Gardens who was the lucky winner of this amazing prize, valued at $10,450. Thanks to Seniors Card business partner, Australian Holiday Centre and Seniors Coach Tours, Mr Ingram enjoyed his prize in August 2017, which included:

  • Comprehensive travel insurance with a $150 excess for 2 people.
  • Economy flights for two people from Adelaide to Darwin and return.
  • A 10 day Darwin, Kakadu and Top End tour including nine nights accommodation, breakfasts, lunches and dinners, most morning and afternoon teas, touring and admittances.

Highlights of the tour included Litchfield National Park, Nitmiluk Gorge Cruise, Top Didj Art Gallery, Yellow Water Billabong Cruise, Kakadu National Park, Jumping Crocs Cruise, Tiwi Islands Day Tour and Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise.

Congratulations!

Visit the Seniors Card member survey page for more information.

Share your experiences with WeekendPlus readers

Have you been out and about at an event or enjoyed a social activity with family, friends or a community group in SA lately? Then we would love to hear about it!

Sharing your experiences may encourage other Seniors Card members to get out and about in their communities and enjoy this wonderful state that we live in.

Send your photos and a short description of your event or activity to seniorscard@sa.gov.au for a chance to feature in the Out & About section of WeekendPlus. See terms and conditions here.


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