Second round of voting ends Friday, May 29th

We’re down to 12 names for the new bus (donated by the Surf!!!). Click here to vote in this second and final round.

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Voting for the new bus’s name

We’ve had over 100 name suggestions for GERTIE’s new bus (see photo). There will be two rounds of voting. In the first round you get to pick your favourite 5 names. Voting in round 1 will close on Friday May 22nd. The top 10 names will then move on to round 2, and then you’ll only get one vote.

Click here to vote in round 1.


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Thank you Surf! Now we need to name the new Bus

As mentioned in this week’s GERTIE article in The Sounder, the owners of the Surf Pub and Lodge have donated a 24 passenger bus to GERTIE. As mentioned in the article, ” GERTIE will have a table at the Spring Fair, May 2 at The Commons, where you can suggest a name for ‘Two-Pack’ (good thing it’s only temporary) and in return get a free ticket for a Gertie-ride. If you can’t make it to the Spring Fair (10 am to 2 pm), we welcome your monikers via GERTIE e-mail at or send your ideas via the comments section below. The deadline for submitting the perfect name for GERTIE’s 24-seater is May 9; shortly after that the names will be up on the website as a survey for everyone to vote for their favourite.


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New Schedule coming April 1st

We’ve made some changes in line with the changes to the ferry schedules. We have also changed the midday schedule around so it is easier for people to get to and from the village and ferry without having to go all the way around the island. Click on the link below to get the new Rider’s Guide with the revised schedule.

Rider’s Guide effective April 1st

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We hope to see you at the Commons from 1-3 today to discuss options for GERTIE’s future. We will be discussing the following options as well as the idea of a fare-free bus: futureoptions

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Sadie’s our 20,000th rider!

20,000%20GERTIE%20riderThe GERTIE community bus system carried its 20,000th rider this past week, surprising teenager Sadie Gambrill as she boarded the new Blanche bus.

GERTIE driver Bob Andrew presented Sadie with a monthly pass plus numerous other prizes provided by local Gabriola businesses.

Frequent GERTIE rider Sadie is pictured here with GERTIE volunteer driver Trevor Gear.

Read more in this week’s Gabriola Sounder 

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Will you be the 20,000th passenger?

Sometime this week someone will be GERTIE’s 20,000th passenger. To acknowledge this amazing milestone we will be awarding that passenger with a monthly pass plus numerous other prizes provided by our local Gabriola businesses.

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