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Dear Pender Community Bus (Bussanova) supporters.

Moving Around Pender has been operating the Community Bus for the last 2 ½ years as a pilot project. The pilot project terminates at the end of this month (Dec 31st, 2018) and the MAP Bus Team has decided to stop the regularly scheduled bus service at least for a few months. The Bus will still be available for charters.

To find details on the pilot project you can access the detailed final report here.

The main reasons behind the decision are the lack of a sustainable financial model to run the bus and volunteer fatigue. The Bus was purchased with funds from CRD but the operations have been based largely on volunteer drivers and organizers and small grants and donations from community organizations, businesses and individuals. The Bus Team will now take a much deserved rest to thoroughly evaluate the statistics and seek feedback from the users and residents of Pender.

While the outcome hasn’t been fully determined at this time, we hope to resume limited service in the Spring with the potential to ramp up to 3 or 4 days/wk during the summer months as we have done for the last 2 years. However this resumption will be dependent on successful applications for funding currently being submitted and ultimately a more sustainable model of service delivery.

We would like to thank everyone that has supported the bus to date (there are too many to list here) and we hope that many of you will participate in our survey so that we can take those responses into account. Details about the survey will be available in the January Pender Post.

The Map Bus Team

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AGM 2018

November 12, 2018

The MAP AGM was held Nov. 10, 2018. Please welcome our new board for 2019:

  • Chair – Barry
  • Deputy/Secretary – Paul
  • Treasurer – Dave H.
  • Membership/GINPR – Niall
  • Bus subcommittee – Peter P.
  • Liaison/Marketing – Dean
  • Trail Maintenance – Garth
  • Member at Large – Peter E.

full minutes

Next Meeting, Jan. 5

November 10, 2018

Our next meeting will be Saturday Jan 5, 2019 at 1:15pm in the Community Hall lounge.

Previous Minutes.

Penducky Derby Reborn

June 25, 2018

June 24, 2018 marked the revival of the Penducky Derby, where a crowd got to watch and cheer on their ducks as they raced from the bridge to Mortimer Spit. For further details and pictures etc. please visit Penduckyderby.ca

MAP AGM 2017 report

December 3, 2017

The MAP AGM was held Nov. 25 at the Community Hall where Lisa Baile treated us to an inspiring slide show of their recent trip hiking the mountains of the Coastal Ranges. Following her presentation we dealt with the administrative portion of the meeting, with a refresh of our board of directors and updates to our bylaws. The MAP board for 2018:

  1. Niall Parker – Chair
  2. Barry Mathias – Deputy Chair
  3. Lisa Baile – Treasurer
  4. Peter Pare – Secretary
  5. Garth Anderson – Director
  6. Peter Easthope – Director

A full report of the meeting can be found here.

More Carstops !

August 17, 2017

A few more car stops have been approved, here’s the latest

Also available as pdf

The Bussa-Nova is now running both Friday and Saturday with upcoming expansion to Sunday and probably one more day … watch for it !

Also find us on FB here