About Us

Chester Community Wheels is focused on delivering affordable, friendly and reliable transportation service to the people of the municipality of Chester. Whether it is going to a doctors appointment or a shopping trip we are here to help the community get where they need to go.

We believe everyone, no matter their age, income, ability or location, deserves access to transportation. We exist to remove barriers and provide independence and transit for residents and visitors of The Municipality of The District of Chester. Lack of transportation should never keep you from making your medical appointments.

  • If you’re uncomfortable driving in winter weather, we ensure you can still get your groceries and/or get to work with peace of mind.
  • Mobility combats isolation with more opportunities to easily connect with your community.
  • Explore the beautiful South Shore area and enjoy yourself worry free knowing someone is there to safely get you home.

The Community Wheels service was launched in 2007. Community Wheels was launched using an aging bus that was donated to the project by a local organization. The project has since grown and expanded to a fleet of vehicles that includes a 14-passenger wheelchair accessible mini bus, Two 4-passenger wheelchair accessible vans, and a 4-passenger car.

Since our inception, one of the unique features of our regular service is that we do not charge fares. We operate on a “free will offering” basis accepting donations from riders. Community Wheels is also licensed to provide charter service at set fees. All revenue earned by charters is used to support the “by donation” service.

Board of Directors
Chair: Leslie Taylor, Community Volunteer
Vice Chair: Kathryn Gamache, Executive Director of Aspotogan Heritage Trust
Treasurer: David Outhouse, Managing Director, South Shore Community Service Association
Jody Conrad, Recreation and Parks at Municipality of the District of Chester
Diane Webber, Executive Director, New Ross Family Resource Centre
Rubia Hutt, Community Volunteer
Cathy Hood, Community Volunteer

Staff
Michele Haddal, Transportation Coordinator

Become a sponsor or a donor
We are grateful for all of our supporters who make our service possible. Since the majority of our fares are donation we are always looking for business or personal donations to help keep us running. If you would like to contribute to a better connected and more inclusive municipality, please contact us at [email protected] or 902-273-2440 to discuss.

How you can help right now
Book a ride! Experience first-hand the benefits of Community Wheels.
Spread the word! Know someone who could benefit from our service? Let them know about us.

Community Wheels would like to thank our funders and partners for helping us provide reliable, accessible and affordable transportation to our communities.

United Way of Lunenburg County
Nova Scotia Department of Communities  Culture and Heritage
Aspotagan Heritage Trust
Municipality of The District of Chester
Spidles Independent Grocer
Chester Pharmasave