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Cupcakes for Canada Line’s birthday!

Amelia Shaw, TransLink's manager of public consultation, handed out cupcakes on a tray.

As mentioned, we had a little celebration today at Broadway-City Hall Station for Canada Line’s one year anniversary!

It was a lovely sunny day, and TransLink staff handed out many mini cupcakes to riders and well-wishers. Lots of people dropped by to say hello, and we were out of cupcakes by 1:45 p.m.! Here’s some photos from the event.

The cupcake tent was set up next to the entrance of Broadway-City Hall Station.


Ken Hardie, TransLink's director of communications, handed out cupcakes as well.

Vincent, one of our public consultation staff, jumped on a 99 B-Line to hand out cupcakes!

So many cupcakes!

The Canada Line attendants came out for a few cupcakes :)

Canada Line attendants!

Jean-Marc Arbaud, President and CEO of InTransitBC, the private company contracted to operate the Canada Line.

Former TransLink CEO Pat Jacobsen and Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie were there.

And I met SkyTrain superfan Lucas, who you may remember from my earlier SkyTrain cake post! He had a new SkyTrain toy that was built out of solid wood by his aunt :)

More cupcakes being handed out!

Bill Knight, community relations officer, with a tray of cupcakes to hand out!


  • By Tom/ye11y, August 17, 2010 @ 3:45 pm

    Hey, there’s Ken!

  • By Sally, August 17, 2010 @ 3:48 pm

    Thank you for the cup cake! Was a lovely low-key event – well done!

  • By Ryan, August 17, 2010 @ 7:17 pm

    Although it is nice to have a celebration and hand out cake. I did notice a couple of things. On tonights newscast, it showed Mr. Harding handing out cupcakes on Translink buses, as well as to people passing by the train station. What I found strange, is when Mr. Harding boarding the Canada Line at Broadway/City Hall, he rushed to grab a seat (next to where I stood), put 2 boxes of cupcakes on his lap, and proceeded to check messages on his Blackberry. I think it would have been more appropriate if he and his colleagues actually celebrated with the people using the Canada Line. I got off the train at Yaletown/Roundhouse, and Mr. Harding had made no attempt at that point to interact with the users of the Canada Line, preferring to stay attached to his Blackberry with the 2 boxes of cupcakes firmly planted on his lap.

  • By Lucas & Paola, August 17, 2010 @ 7:43 pm

    It was nice to meet you Jhenifer. Thanks for the cupcakes and buttons. Lucas said it was nice that the skytrains had a baby and he enjoyed the birthday party. Happy Birthday Canada Line!

  • By Reva, August 17, 2010 @ 9:58 pm

    Happy Birthday Canada Line! Looks like your party was quite a success! Those cupcakes look yummmmmy, unfortunately I passed through the station about an hour too late! Oh well. :) It still looked like they were having a good time on the street in front of the station.

    Is there going to be a 25th birfday party for the Expo Line soon?

  • By Jimbo, August 18, 2010 @ 8:24 am

    I see Translink on the front page of The Province newspaper today!

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano - Buzzer Editor, August 18, 2010 @ 4:38 pm

    Lucas and Paola: That’s fantastic. Glad you had a good time and it was lovely to meet you too!

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano - Buzzer Editor, August 18, 2010 @ 4:45 pm

    Reva: Ah — sorry we missed you! Yes indeed, there will be a 25th anniversary celebration for SkyTrain. No details on that yet!

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