GERTIE’s Summer Escapades

Susan Yates

GERTIE Biographer

Tuesday, July 19 2016

We are pleased to welcome new driver Tracy Begg, who moved to Gabriola from northern Ontario and did not hesitate to join the GERTIE crew as a volunteer for the Saturday afternoon runs. What a great way to learn about Gabriola – meeting visitors and residents as they travel to their favourite summer destinations.

The first of a summer series of historical tours of the island, sponsored by the Gabriola Historical Museum Society, was a great success on Canada Day, with a full bus-load of visitors and residents wanting to learn about the history of people and places all around Gabriola. For information on upcoming tours, please contact the Museum at 247-9987 or at 

On the afternoon of July 9, GERTIE helped celebrate the wedding of Erica McCollum and Tim McCarthy, and I have to say that I’ve never seen a happier wedding photo than the one of the beautiful bride on Gus the Bus! Driver Xanon Jensen was thrilled to have 2 full bus-loads of wedding revelers - a fine way to keep the wedding crowd together, save vehicle miles, and enjoy GERTIE!

If you or your group has a tour or event in mind that might benefit from GERTIE, please contact us via the website at