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Monday fun draw: win a prize pack with Olympic stuff from YVR!

An Olympic-themed gift basket from YVR, glamourously photographed in our offices.

An Olympic-themed gift basket from YVR, glamourously photographed in our offices.

Argh—I meant to post this on Friday but my scheduling didn’t work!

Anyway, if you’re still a bit sad that the Olympics are over, maybe this will cheer you up. YVR has given us a gift basket filled with many Olympic-related items, and we’d like to give it away through a draw!

The value is $250 and it is filled with stuff from YVR’s many stores. The full list of items:

  • Two Olympic pins, Olympic toque, Quatchi plush toy, Sumi playing cards, and a Capilano Satchel Bag from the Olympic store
  • Assorted chocolates from Daniel Le Chocolat Belge
  • A First Nations aluminum water bottle from Discover BC
  • A hacky sack from from Life is Good
  • A plush seal from the Vancouver Aquarium
  • A Samsonite travel organizer from Travel and Leisure
  • A travel neck pillow from Virgin Books and Music
  • $35 in YVR Bucks (gift money to spend at YVR stores)

So, to enter, please send an email to by Tuesday, March 16 at 9 a.m. with the following info:

  • make your subject line “YVR draw”
  • include your name and phone number (so I can contact you quickly!)
  • write a paragraph or two about your favourite experience from the Games! (Keep it clean please!)

Key items to keep in mind:

  • One entry per person!!!!
  • If you enter, you must be able to pick this basket up from TransLink’s head office (16th floor Metrotower II in Burnaby, open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays). We can’t mail it to you!
  • No entries from employees of TransLink or its family of companies.
  • This draw is only open to those in Canada.

I’ll randomly draw a winner from everyone who submits an eligible answer and contact you on Thursday. (All entries will be deleted after the draw is over — I won’t keep your personal info for anything.)


  • By ben K, March 8, 2010 @ 12:55 pm


    Maybe it is my nostalgic eye, but in the photo, the way the plastic is wrapped vaguely resembles the Olympic cauldron (I can imagine two arms facing the camera, and bunches of flame at the top). =)


  • By Ric, March 8, 2010 @ 1:27 pm

    Are you going to continue the friday fun posts?

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, March 8, 2010 @ 1:57 pm

    Yes. This was supposed to be the Friday fun post actually! Polls and such will return soon too.

  • By Sean (CMBC), March 9, 2010 @ 8:53 am

    Morning Jhen! Just wondering if you might have any “inside info” about any new hiring of Operators this year… I noticed a rare internal posting for Conventinal Op Trainee on the employees only website/portal last week, that ends on the 11th… M-i-g-h-t- that posting then go public, or are they limiting it to internal only for the time being?

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, March 9, 2010 @ 2:44 pm

    Hi Sean,

    I’ve inquired with CMBC HR and here’s the answer.

    My understanding is that “CMBC Conventional Transit Operator Trainee” position was posted on March 3rd, and closes March 10th (so for 1 week) INTERNALLY only.

    This posting will assist in the Company being able to determine the level of interest from our internal employees for this position when vacancies arise (specifically from the Community Transit Service Operators wanting to transfer to Conventional Bus). I do not see this job posting going out to the public at this time. (Only after all the internal candidates have been considered, AND if there are any remaining
    approved vacancies would we then consider going externally).

    The Closing Statement on the Job Posting states: “The current internal recruitment procedure within CMBC will initially take place. Prior to considering external candidates (the general public), applications from qualified employees within Translink and its other subsidiaries will be considered. CMBC retains the final hiring decision.”

  • By Sean (CMBC), March 9, 2010 @ 2:48 pm

    Thanx! That is quite helpful!

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