GERTIE Report for July 5, 2016

Susan Yates

GERTIE Biographer

Tuesday, July 5 2016

A big smile goes to the Coastal Community Credit Union for a very generous donation of $5,000 for the GERTIE fleet renewal fund; what a nice follow-up to the CCCU’s sponsorship of the GERTIE transportation for Oceans Day.

Smiles also to Tourism Nanaimo for planning a day-long adventure via GERTIE on June 18. That rainy Saturday turned out to be a perfect day for VIU Tourism students to hop on Gus the Bus for a round-the-island tour of Gabriola’s natural features and visit some of our commercial establishments too.  

We hope to see a few smiles on passengers’ faces too, when they spot the new island-style bus-posts sporting your neighborhood GERTIE schedule, at some of the frequent GERTIE stops on Gabriola.

Happy Solstice from the GERTIE crew, with a reminder that the twice-monthly GCBF meetings are held on Mondays upstairs at the Commons at 10:30 am; the next one will be July 11.

Go Gertie!