Come carolling with GERTIE

Susan Yates

GERTIE Biographer

Tuesday, December 6 2016

On the evening of Thursday December 15, GERTIE will be leaving the Village bus stop at 7 pm with a special guest to lead songsters in a round-the-island Christmas carol ride. The musical circuit will take about an hour, and will be a rollicking good ride! Tickets for adults ($10) and children aged 6 to 18 ($5) are available via e-mail at The number of passengers booked will determine whether we ride Gus or Blanche, so please reserve your ride by Wednesday Dec 14.

We are hoping that this festive event will be a small fundraiser for GERTIE, to help future projects and events. GERTIE is booked to provide holiday transportation for the annual Village Food Market Christmas party, and we encourage other groups to make use of this fun, safe way to get your guests to and from places of revelry over the Christmas season. A jolly ride home on GERTIE with your party-going pals, a stuffed belly and a twinkling nose makes that get-together even more enjoyable.

December 1 heralds the new reduced rates for seniors’ tickets and passes, thanks to the Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care Society (the Gabe Shop folks). May we also remind seniors and anyone else who rides GERTIE that you can request a quick detour up Church Street from the main route if you want a ride to and or from the Medical Clinic. Just phone the GERTIE number at 250-668-6809 before you plan to take the bus, so the driver can plan accordingly.