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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GERTIE needs your feedback!

One year into the pilot project and we need to know: a) how to improve the service for the community, b) the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions due to GERTIE, and c) why you use GERTIE (or why you don’t). Please click here to fill out the survey (it should take about 3-5 minutes). Please tell everyone you know about the survey. Thanks!

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Please join us for GERTIE’s first birthday party!

GERTIE has been running for one full year and we’re celebrating!  Come at 12:45 to Folklife Village on Saturday June 14 to honour the volunteer drivers and enjoy a delicious cake offered by Village Foods.

Best of all – GERTIE rides are FREE all day Saturday the 14th!


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GERTIE is going to Oceans Day on June 8th!

Thanks to a donation from Coastal Community Credit Union, GERTIE will be providing free rides for Oceans Day this coming Sunday (June 8th).  The schedule is shown to the right.


There are three excellent reasons to take the bus:

1) its free

2) you can leave your car at home

3) you won’t have to worry about finding a parking spot

Leaving from Time
Village 9:55
Silva Bay 10:10
Community Hall 10:17
Aggie Hall 10:30
Harrison 10:35
Ferry 10:38
Descanso Park 10:40
Hemlock mailboxes 10:46
Descanso Park 10:52
Aggie Hall 10:56
Descanso Park 11:00
Village 11:05
Silva Bay 11:20
Community Hall 11:27
Aggie Hall 11:40
Ferry 11:42
Descanso Park 11:45
Descanso Park 12:40
Ferry 12:45
Leave Park to take passengers home 2:00
Leave Park to take passengers home 3:00
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No GERTIE bus service on Victoria Day – May 19th

Monday May 19th is a public holiday so there will be no GERTIE bus service.  Regular service will resume on Tuesday morning.

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