Party Time!

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?

See you there!

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The Countdown is On: Update

Getting closer!

As of Saturday, January 11, the count is 99,546.

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Snow Day

Gertie Service Cancelled

Update: For the sake of road safety and chance to stay home:

No Buses for the rest of the day

Gertie Service has been cancelled for the morning and possibly the rest of the day. Check back for updates later.

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The Countdown is on!

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.

Keep checking here for updates!

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Be Safe! Ride Gertie on New Year’s Eve

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.

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Gertie’s Going to the Spirit Feast

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 to reserve your place on the bus. The schedule will be arranged when GERTIE knows who is riding the bus. Donations are much appreciated.

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Gertie loves the holiday season!

So much so, that she’s heading off to Ladysmith to view the Festival of Lights this year. Tickets are limited so act promptly.

Of course, Gertie will also be touring around the island again this year viewing the light displays and singing carols as she goes. Tickets are $10, children under ten are $5.

Tickets for both tours are available at North Road Sports.

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Take Gertie to HAPC Discussion, November 4

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.

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Go vote! Ride free!

Gertie thinks it is so important that you get to the polls to vote, that she’s giving you a free ride!

Yes, ride free all day on Monday, October 21st. Polls are open 7:00 am-7:00pm and Gertie is on the road for almost all of those hours.

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You are cordially invited to the

Gabriola Community Bus Foundation Annual General Meeting

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7:00 pm, Gabriola Commons

Gertie hopes to see you there!

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