Posts Tagged ‘Kara’
November 15, 2016 2:28 pm
Posted by: Jordan

We had enough superhero submissions to create a League…of Justice!

But in the end, as it must, it all came down to one entry:


Congratulations to Torill for their amazing entry! We had a couple of runner ups we’d love to feature as well, and then ALL of our entries will be below the break!


November 15, 2016 10:00 am
Posted by: Kara

Kara McLachlan & Kate Watt

Driving: Tuesday, Nov 15 10am – 10pm

Kara McLachlan

Driving since: 2014
Points: 1
Crashes: 0

Kara is currently serving penance for her childhood dislike of videogames and all things “uncool”.

It’s Desert Bus’ 10th year:

Her first memory of Desert Bus:
“So… that’s it? And people actually want to watch this? Wait a sec…
are those rubber bands?”

Favourite DB gif:


Kate Watt, Billzmom, Plainswalker,
Matron of Giants

Driving since: 2014
Points: 1
Crashes: 6

Her origin story will finally be fully revealed during her driving shift on Tues Nov 15 at 10am. Tune in for the REAL TRUTH…

It’s Desert Bus’ 10th year:

Her first memory of Desert Bus:
DB1. Stumbling in to a herd of geeks in Bill’s living room. There were cameras and wires, the drivers chair, 24 hour shifts and a long trail of empty energy drink cans. I brought food.

Favourite DB gif:

October 21, 2016 5:47 pm
Posted by: Kara

Driver Schedule for Desert Bus 10

This year we’ve moved back to 12 hour shifts for extended discomfort and fatigue and we’ve got some shared shifts – but don’t be fooled! They’re not easier. Both drivers will be on camera the entire time, even if they’re not driving. All times listed in Pacific Standard Time.

Click on each driver’s name to learn a little more about them or see all profiles on our drivers page.

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines.

Saturday, November 12
10am – 10pm: James Turner James
10pm – 10am: Jeremy Petter Jeremy
Sunday, November 13
10am – 10pm: Matt Wiggins Matt Tally Heilke Tally
10pm – 10am: Cameron Lauder Cameron
Monday, November 14
10am – 10pm: Ash Vickers Ash Ashley Turner Ashley
10pm – 10am: Ashton Cummings Ashton Jamie Dillion Jamie
Tuesday, November 15
10am – 10pm: Kara McLachlan Kara Kate Watt Kate Watt
10pm – 10am: Ian Horner Ian Alex Steacy Alex
Wednesday, November 16
10am – 10pm: Graham Stark Graham
10pm – 10am: Liz Smith Liz Tara Theoharis Tara
Thursday, November 17
10am – 10pm: Kathleen De Vere Kathleen
10pm – 10am: Brendan Dery Beej Johnny Blakeborough Johnny
Friday, November 18
10am – 10pm: Paul Saunders Paul
November 19, 2015 2:25 pm
Posted by: Jordan

We have another Art Challenge headed your way and I am excited to see where this one leads. We’ve had a running theme of asking our call-in guests who their “Nemesis” would be if they were a super-villain.

In the vein of that question, Kara would like you to draw (in whatever medium/style/means)Super-Villain being at Desert Bus.  You have until the end of Kara’s shift at 6:00 PM PST. The winner will receive a set of Funko Pop Guardians of the Galaxy dolls.

Please send your entries to [email protected] with the subject line containing “Villain”. Please include the public name you’d like us to use if you are selected.

November 19, 2015 2:15 pm
Posted by: Jordan

May I present, our Limerick Winner

You want in the charity biz,
But aren’t a bus driving wiz?
Just call on your luck,
And grab a loud duck;
Can’t possibly crash more than Liz.

Our winner is Semysane!

We had a lot of wonderful entries into the limerick challenge, thanks to everyone who submitted!

November 19, 2015 10:00 am
Posted by: Kelly

Kara “Niner” McLachlan

Kara McLachlan

Driving since: 2014
Points: 0
Crashes: 0

Patronus: Anna Kendrick

Theme Song: Soul Bossa Nova by Quincy Jones

First Crush: Christian Bale à la Newsies, circa 1992.

Why “Niner”?
My favourite number was 9; I wore it on all my jerseys. I was superstitious about it and when I couldn’t wear the number 9, I wore the number 91 and put a decimal point in between the 9 and the 1.

How she feels about driving for Desert Bus 9:

When not at Desert Bus, she can be found:
Prepping for Desert Bus.

November 16, 2014 10:00 am
Posted by: Heather

karaKara McLachlan

Driving: Sunday, Nov 16 10am – 1pm

Driving since: 2014
Points: 0
Crashes: 0

When not at Desert Bus, she can be found:
Raising money for charity. I’m not even kidding.


Special Skills:
She sings. A lot. All the time. Anything and everything. She’s pretty sure her neighbours dislike her for this very reason.

She’s a total geek for:
Musical Theatre and board games.

Claim to Fame:
She’s never seen Star Wars.

Biggest fear about Driving for DB8:
I’m not used to playing video games, let alone with a bunch of people watching. I’m also easily distractable. Oh my god this is going to be a disaster!

If she was reincarnated as a fruit or vegetable she would want to be:
Raspberry all the way. Sweet and tart.

Favourite Cheese:

Doesn’t want you to know she listens to:
Katy Perry

Her “moves like Jagger” are more like:
Jagger. They were good once, but now she’s just old.

To prepare for driving the bus she is:
I’m sorry, there’s preparation involved?!?! Crap.

What symbol does your superhero cape have on it?
No symbol, but it comes with a built in fan so it is constantly billowing behind me.

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November 13, 2014 5:00 pm
Posted by: Kara

Here are your drivers for Desert Bus 8!

You’ll notice that some shifts are shared. Both drivers will be present for the entirety of the shift. There are also 4 shorter shifts on Sunday to give some of our crew who have other Desert Bus work to complete during the run an opportunity to drive.

Click on each driver’s name to learn a little more about them.

Driver(s) Start Time End Time
James Friday, Nov. 14, 10:00am Friday, Nov. 14, 10:00pm
Beej Friday, Nov. 14, 10:00pm Saturday, Nov. 15, 10:00am
Jer Saturday, Nov. 15, 10:00am Saturday, Nov. 15, 10:00pm
Ian & Johnny Saturday, Nov. 15, 10:00pm Sunday, Nov. 16, 10:00am
Kara Sunday, Nov. 16, 10:00am Sunday, Nov. 16, 1:00pm
Ashley Sunday, Nov. 16, 1:00pm Sunday, Nov. 16, 4:00pm
Liz Sunday, Nov. 16, 4:00pm Sunday, Nov. 16, 7:00pm
Ash Sunday, Nov. 16, 7:00pm Sunday, Nov. 16, 10:00pm
Alex Sunday, Nov. 16, 10:00pm Monday, Nov. 17, 10:00am
Kathleen Monday, Nov. 17, 10:00am Monday, Nov. 17, 10:00pm
Ashton Monday, Nov. 17, 10:00pm Tuesday, Nov. 18, 10:00am
Tally Tuesday, Nov. 18, 10:00am Tuesday, Nov. 18, 10:00pm
Matt & Cam Tuesday, Nov. 18, 10:00pm Wednesday, Nov. 19, 10:00am
Kate Watt Wednesday, Nov. 19, 10:00am Wednesday, Nov. 19, 10:00pm
Graham Wednesday, Nov. 19, 10:00pm Thursday, Nov. 20, 10:00am
Paul Thursday, Nov. 20, 10:00am THE END