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An executive visit to downtown

Transit host Rachel with our vice-president of finance Cathy McLay.

Transit host Rachel with our vice-president of finance Cathy McLay.

Our vice-president of finance Cathy McLay visited the downtown Vancouver Canada Line stations to say hello to staff and thank them for their work this morning. “The energy on the street is unbelievable, and the hosts are doing such a fabulous job,” she said.

Cathy is actually one of the few TransLink office staff who are chiefly working at our head office during the Games—she is hard at work on our year-end financial reports as required by our legislation. Many other businesses are working on their year-end finances at this time too!

By the way, Yaletown-Roundhouse seems much the same as it was yesterday—lots of folks looking for downtown Games venues and the LiveCity site. Rachel and Elain, the transit hosts at Yaletown, said that people started arriving at about 9 a.m. to line up to enter LiveCity Yaletown, which doesn’t open until 11!

Here’s a couple of other photos from Yaletown, Vancouver City Centre, Waterfront, and even Pacific Centre.

Signs like this one in Yaletown-Roundhouse Station have gone up in many other transit stations, letting riders know that their games ticket doubles as a transit pass!

Signs like this one in Yaletown-Roundhouse Station have gone up in many other transit stations, letting riders know that their games ticket doubles as a transit pass!

Here's Amelia, another Yaletown-Roundhouse host!

Here's Amelia, another Yaletown-Roundhouse host!

Angel, a host at Vancouver City Centre.

Angel, a host at Vancouver City Centre.

Angel, one of the hosts at Vancouver City Centre, said that she wound up giving her Vancouver 2010 tuque away. It took a lot of convincing, though—a tourist begged her for it and eventually offered her a scarf in exchange!

The sports fans at Pacific Centre are transfixed.

The sports fans at Pacific Centre are transfixed.

Just thought I’d share this shot that I caught in Pacific Centre. There are little seating areas with TVs so people can take a break from shopping, but everyone was mesmerized by the sports coverage.

And Citycaucus.com spotted this “transit lifeguard” near the Olympic flame, directing tourists to landmarks and transit. She’s not actually a TransLink staffer, but I thought this was pretty funny :)


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