The 100,000th passengers stepped aboard Gertie on Wednesday morning, January 22, 2020.
We’re having a party at noon on Saturday, January 24th at the Gertie bus stop at the village to celebrate and you are invited. We’ll be awarding our mystery passenger with a nice basket of goodies and cutting a big cake in honour of our redoubtable Gertie! Come and have a slice to help us celebrate.
100,000 passengers since June 2013. I wonder how many trips around the island that is?
Will you be the 100,000th passenger to board a GERTIE bus?
Yes, as of January 5, 2020, Gertie has carried 99, 131 riders on the regular schedule since beginning service in mid-June 2013. We broke through the 20,000 benchmark this past year with 20,604 riders in 2019.
Get ready for a big party soon when we’ll celebrate our 100,000th passenger and all of Gertie’s riders and supporters.
Gertie will be running all evening long on New Year’s Eve to keep you and others safe on our roads. Gertie will be going to the Vision 2020 celebration at the Community Hall as well as stopping at the Skol Pub, the Surf Pub, and the village. There is no charge but donations are always welcome.
Enjoy the PHC’s Spirit Feast at the Community Hall on December 25th and travel with Gertie. The feast opens at 4:00 pm; dinner is served between 4:30 and 5:30.
Gertie is available by reservation only. Telephone 250-668-6809 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place on the bus. The schedule will be arranged when GERTIE knows who is riding the bus. Donations are much appreciated.
The Gabriola Housing Advisory Planning Commission is holding a public event, Stories from Home: Exploring Key Themes to Address Gabriola’s Housing Needs While Protecting the Environment, at the Phoenix Auditorium, The Haven, on Monday evening, 7:00-8:30 pm, November 4, 2019.
Gertie will be happy to take you there and return you home again.