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You are invited to Everything Evergreen on December 2 at Coquitlam Central Station!

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Evergreen means go on December 2 and that is cause for some major celebrating!

Come out to Coquitlam Central Station on the Evergreen Extension this Friday from 10:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. for a huge community celebration!

TransLink, along with our partners and local community groups are hosting a day of family-friendly fun.

I am immensely proud of the project team, our partners and all our staff across the enterprise who have worked tirelessly to see this project through. We now have the longest, driverless, automated rapid-transit system in the world. I am looking forward to seeing everyone on opening day. Come experience the new Evergreen Extension first-hand.”

– Kevin Desmond, TransLink CEO

There will be lots activities including: a LEGO-building station, ukulele lessons and kids’ craft as well as a stage at Coquitlam Central Station hosting a variety of talented community music groups to entertain all ages.

There are even whispers that the big guy in red might stop by in the early evening at Coquitlam Central Station!

We’re so thankful for the community partners who will be there supporting this great day. Look out for these organizations during the celebrations:

Coquitlam Centre

Coquitlam Express Junior Hockey Club

The Coquitlam Heritage Society

Coquitlam Public Library

Coquitlam Ukulele Tiny Instruments Enthusiasts Circle

Evergreen Cultural Centre

HUB Cycling

ICBC

Lougheed Town Centre

Save on Foods – Pinetree Store and Cameron Store

Port Moody Heritage Society

SHARE Family & Community Services

The Transit Museum Society of Vancouver

Bricks 4 Kidz

The first train rides on the Evergreen Extension start at 12 p.m. 

Even more entertainment will begin at the other Evergreen stations starting at 4 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

You can find out more information of the day’s events this week right here on the Buzzer blog, our social channels and at translink.ca/evergreen.

Author: Adrienne Coling


6 Comments

  • By Chris, November 28, 2016 @ 2:26 pm

    Will there be free rides like the previous Canada line celebration launch?

  • By Ian S., November 29, 2016 @ 11:20 pm

    Any word yet on what the first departure will be — i.e, from which station and in which direction?

  • By Adrienne Coling, November 30, 2016 @ 11:44 am

    Yes! Just got the word this morning. The trains will be running on the Extension all morning. As soon as the noon “first ride” happens from the celebration at Coquitlam Central Station, all the other stations will be open at noon as well. That way, you can catch the next train no matter what station you’re at on Evergreen. Also! Fun fact: trains on the Millennium Line on Friday, Saturday AND Sunday will all be operating at peak period frequency. Thanks!

  • By Ian S., November 30, 2016 @ 6:28 pm

    Thanks, Adrienne. Do you know which direction that “first ride” from Coquitlam Central will be going?

  • By jonny, December 2, 2016 @ 4:51 pm

    Thats pretty lame that your “free” event is not free….you are forcing people to pay $2 every 90 min to attend the events. Rides on the new extension should be free the first day. Or you should not be advertising it as a “free community celebration event”

  • By Robert Willis - Buzzer Editor, December 5, 2016 @ 9:21 pm

    Hi Johnny: Well, it was a pretty sweet day regardless of having to pay. The decision to make transit free, is, of course not up to anyone on my team. However, having been at transit for a little bit, I can tell you that making a day free takes a lot of consideration. For one, a lot of transit is paid for by tax payers and someone in the end has to pay for transit being free. Having helped coordinate the BC Day free transit I can tell you that making something free takes input from multiple levels of government. That said, there’s no better word than “free”. On a positive note, New Tears Eve is free as usual on transit. You’ll want to mark your calendars for that!

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