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Come to our Annual General Meeting… on the SeaBus! – Tue May 11

We’re having a floating Annual General Meeting this year!

Yep, we got creative with our venue — please join us on the new SeaBus on Tuesday, May 11.

Here’s the official invite:

On behalf of the TransLink Board, Chair Dale Parker invites you to TransLink’s 2009 Annual General Meeting. Hear an overview of TransLink’s operations for 2009 and from VANOC’s CEO John Furlong on the role that transportation played in delivering a successful Olympic Games. A question period will follow the speakers.

Tuesday May 11
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Onboard TransLink’s newest SeaBus, the Pacific Breeze.
* The SeaBus will depart promptly at 10:15am. Space is limited to the size of the SeaBus vessel.

Attendees are asked to board the SeaBus at the Waterfront station terminal. The SeaBus will travel around the inlet for 1 hour 15 mins and return for the question and answer period at 11:30 a.m.

See an overview of TransLink’s 2009 operations. For further details visit or or call 604-453-3096.

I’ll be lurking around the meeting with my camera: say hello if you attend!


  • By Ric, April 23, 2010 @ 9:08 am

    Where will the seabus be going?

  • By ;-), April 23, 2010 @ 10:32 am

    Make them an offer they can’t refuse? Don’t vote no?

    I think we should followup with a blog meeting in the future.

    Gotta work. Otherwise, I’d be there. It would be so distracting to be there though.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, April 23, 2010 @ 11:15 am

    I’m told the SeaBus will journey toward the Second Narrows and then back to Waterfront.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, April 23, 2010 @ 11:27 am

    I don’t know if I’m off this morning, but what does the line about “Make them an offer they can’t refuse? Don’t vote no?” mean?

    A blog meeting will happen this summer! I’m thinking about I Love Transit Week already.

  • By ;-), April 23, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

    That was a little humour… At some AGMs, there are various votes on presentations. If there is a little disagreement, they can aways swim home.

    I think having the AGM on the Breeze will be a beautiful setting. Getting a cruise along the inner harbour would be a bonus. If the meeting went longer, you could go up the Indian Arm to check out the waterfalls. Then again got to watch out for those washroom breaks.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, April 23, 2010 @ 1:17 pm

    Aha! Yes, that was a bit of a joke internally too — now people have to listen to us talk, there’s nowhere else to go!

  • By Derek Cheung CMBC, April 23, 2010 @ 1:35 pm

    And will be a two-zone fare be charged to attend the AGM?

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, April 23, 2010 @ 1:45 pm

    Nope—it’s free admission for the AGM! :D

  • By Julien, April 23, 2010 @ 3:02 pm

    Cool idea for the venue. And even better, I’m off this day. I look forward to attending! :)

  • By Dave 2, April 28, 2010 @ 9:12 am

    Two hours… do Seabuses have restrooms? (I don’t recall; haven’t been on one in many years)

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, April 28, 2010 @ 9:39 am

    They don’t have restrooms, actually, so everyone will have to make sure they go before they get on board.

  • By Ric, April 28, 2010 @ 11:35 am

    When we arrive at Waterfront, where do we board this certain from?

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, April 28, 2010 @ 11:37 am

    I’m not sure of the exact details, but I am sure we will clearly indicate where you should go. Ask the attendants if you need help finding it!

  • By ;-), April 28, 2010 @ 12:30 pm

    I guess it would not be cool to stop by A&N on the way to the Waterfront with a camp toilet.

    One might find ourselves the newest YouTube sensation with all the media cameras on board the Breeze.

    Hope the weather is sunny on the big day. I wonder how early are the first people showing up to line up or camp out at the station for the big event. I guess they won’t be serving coffee prior to the trip.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, April 28, 2010 @ 2:34 pm

    Well, we really haven’t had many people from the public attend in the past—I’m told only 1 or 2 have come out before—so I’m very curious how many people will actually show up.

    At any rate, the SeaBus does seat 399 people so we should have plenty of room, I hope!

Other Links to this Post

  1. The Buzzer blog » Events this week: TransLink’s floating AGM, two more UBC Line workshops — May 10, 2010 @ 9:00 am

  2. The Buzzer blog » Notes from the TransLink AGM aboard the SeaBus — May 11, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

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