As you may have heard, InTransit BC, the private company behind the Canada Line, is raising funds for charity through wrapping a train with pictures from the public.
You’re all invited to get involved by going to thepixeltrain.com, picking a spot on the train, and submitting a photo of yourself to be posted there. You can also choose a self-portrait from the gallery of pictures drawn by children from the charities.
It’s $10 for a 7cm square, $100 for a 14 cm square, and $500 for a 21 cm square, and the funds go to four charities: YMCA, Arts Umbrella, Hope in Shadows, and the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Once the virtual train is complete, a Canada Line train will be wrapped with the mosaic. InTransit BC hopes to have sold all the pixels by the end of July and have the real train wrapped by the fall to join regular daily service once students are back at school.