What schedule format works for you?

We know that GERTIE’s schedule is not always easy to follow. To respond to the various ways in which people have said to us that they understand schedules, we have created four different ways of presenting the information. Check them out here and let us know which one you prefer.

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GERTIE is going to the Salmon Barbeque

GERTIE is going to the Salmon Barbeque

GERTIE loves salmon, and salad and music and conversation, so we’re heading to the Salmon Barbeque on Saturday evening (Aug. 9th).  We’ve got room for you to come along!  The schedule is as follows:

Hemlock mailboxes: 4:05 PM

Twin Beaches: 4:10

Ferry: 4:15 (wait for arrival of 3:50 ferry)

Harrison: 4:25

Village: 4:30

Tashtego turnaround: 4:40

Silva Bay: 4:55

Islands View/Blueback: 5:00

Community Hall: 5:05

 Return by the same route (as necessary) at around 8:00 PM.

Regular fares apply (or tickets or passes).

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Concert on the Green

Gabriolans can hop on the regular afternoon runs to get to the August 7th Concert on the Green. For those coming from Nanaimo GERTIE will be meeting the ferry at 4:15 to take people directly to the Concert on the Green.

GERTIE will take people back to the ferry once the concert is over, and if you used our regular service to get there we’ll take you back home along our regular routes.

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GERTIE adds Friday midday runs and August stat holiday

Starting this Friday, August 1st, GERTIE will be doing a midday run every Friday until the schedule change in September. Check out the Routes and Schedules page for times.
We have seen a tremendous increase in passengers on the Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday runs, plus we’ve heard from many of you that we need to have Midday runs Monday to Saturday. We are balancing the need for the additional midday runs with the number of volunteer drivers available, so will evaluate whether or not we can continue the Friday run after the summer.

GERTIE will also be doing a midday run on Monday, August 4th, the stat holiday. This is a change from GERTIE’s usual day off on stat holidays – look forward to seeing you on the bus!

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New Society Publishers and their resident GERTIE driver

Click here to find out who it is and what she has to say about being a volunteer driver for GERTIE.

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Easy to understand schedule

If you haven’t tried the new GERTIE schedule in action then now is the time to try it. Watch as GERTIE travels around each route – you can see the direction and the approximate time it will be at your pick-up and drop-off point. The following links can also be found if you scroll down on the Routes and Schedules page:

1st AM A run (Silva Bay-El Verano)

1st AM B run (Harrison-Berry Point)

2nd AM A run (Silva Bay-El Verano- Harrison)

2nd AM B run (Whalebone-Berry Pt.)

1st mid-day run (all areas)

2nd mid-day run (all areas)

3rd mid-day run (all areas)

1st PM A run (Silva Bay-El Verano)

1st PM B run (Harrison-Berry Pt.-Whalebone)

2nd PM A run (Silva Bay-El Verano)

2nd PM B run (Harrison-Berry Pt.-Whalebone)

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GERTIE is going to the Potato Cannon Contest on Canada Day!

 The bus will leave from the Village at 12:20 via North Road to Silva Bay (12:35) the Community Hall (12:40), arriving at Brickyard Beach at 12:50. Returning the same way after the last potato is fired. Regular fares apply, or tickets or passes.

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