Lunch Bunch adds fourth camera to ferry cam for 10 year anniversary

The Lunch Bunch

Press Release

Tuesday, July 24 2018

This month marks the 10th year of the Gabriola Ferry Cam coming live.

The ferry cam was conceived and installed by the Lunch Bunch, a small group of retired Gabriolans who wanted to do something for our community. 

The original camera, installed 10 years ago, does not work well in low light, and was eventually replaced and kept as a spare. 

Over the years more cameras were added, and this week the original camera (still not great dealing with low light) was installed at the Skol Pub, looking up the road to show cars that are left behind in an overload situation. 

This camera will be replaced [again] once there are funds to do so. 

For this camera install the Lunch Bunch would like to acknowledge and thank Michael Vann for donating the weather proof camera case, and Silva Bay Ship Yard for construction of the camera roof mount.

The Lunch Bunch work party on Monday July 16 after installing the fourth camera. From L to R: Rob Maynard, Chris Boulsbee, Bill Beedie, Rod Maddison, Paul Giffin, and Don Spears. Absent: Frank Shoemaker, Egon Holzwarth, John Roman and Russ Pearce. Submitted photo


A big thank you also goes out for ten years of support from Ted Leather and Clayrose Internet Creations for developing and maintaining the website, and to Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Gabriola, for support of internet costs, and to The Skol pub for housing the two cameras which look at the Ferry Hill portion of the lineup.

We also owe a thank you to the landowners who have hosted and continue to host the two Taylor Bay Road cameras for all these years.