Are you a senior who doesn't like to drive at night - so you miss a community event you'd love to attend? Or do you sometimes need a ride to go grocery shopping, get to an appointment or meet a friend? Quadra Circle's transportation program can help.
What is the Transportation Program?
It’s a FREE SERVICE to provide people with a volunteer to drive them where they need to go on Quadra, and in Campbell River or Courtenay. All drivers are fully insured and have completed a Criminal Record Check.
Who is eligible?
The service is available to Quadra Islanders who are seniors, frail, disabled, chronically, physically or mentally unwell, or recovering from illness or surgery, and who need help to get to medical appointments, laboratories or hospitals, to go grocery shopping, to attend therapy/personal care appointments or community events or meet with a friend. (Therapy includes yoga and exercise classes, massage, acupuncture, chiropractic, physiotherapy, etc. Personal care includes foot care, and dental and hair appointments etc.)
How do I book a ride?
You simply call the Quadra Circle office Wednesday through Friday and request a driver when needed. Please give a minimum of 48 hours notice for the Office to arrange a driver. If leaving a voicemail message, please give the date, time, and location for which you need a driver. Please also be aware that this is a volunteer service and a driver might not always be available
What about Covid safety?
All drivers are fully vaccinated and both clients and drivers must comply with our Covid-19 protocols, including mask-wearing, hand-sanitizing, sitting in the rear seat, open windows for ventilation, and no trips beyond Campbell River until further notice from Island Health