General · 30th May 2013
Your fearless editors
Yep, April 1 2007 was the auspicious date we chose to take thegumboot.ca online, and launch the island's only interactive community website. Six years later the GB has a keen readership that visits from 5000 to 6300-plus times a month. Not too shabby for an island of 2500!
The Gumboot is community driven and community funded. The thirty or so businesses that are our Gumboot Sponsors provide the resources that keep the GB rockin', and we seriously wouldn't be on the map without you!
Your sponsorship means we can offer the only FREE venue on the island where people can post classified ads – with pictures. In colour. No deadlines. All free.
Same for the gallery and calendar listings. And our Frontpage welcomes islanders' thoughts and ideas, stories and pictures. Questions about the how-to's? Just get in touch via the Help & Options menu.
And now, the pitch: The GB is picked up by anyone cruising the airwaves looking for info about Quadra Island. Over the years we’ve heard from people all across Canada, the US and Europe who let us know they found a great B&B or a super vacation idea for their Quadra visit right here on our community website.
And then there are all the local folks who score super deals, catch a ride, or find a house to rent on the Boot. They like us a lot too!
Local businesses looking to spread the word about their offerings can't go wrong with the GB. We give the best advertising bang for the buck anywhere on the island. For $80 a year you get your own page on our site, a rotating ad on the Frontpage, four pictures of your offerings, plus heaps of text and all the web and email links you’d expect. And no deadlines because you’re in the driver’s seat. Curious? Check out Booting Up in the Gumboot Sections menu, and get in touch.
Sun’s out. It's time to play. Have a good summer, Quadra! And ta for jumping in with us on the 'Boot.