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Transit Pet Peeve Battle starts today!

Transit Pet Peeve Battle starts today!

Today is the big day. From now until November 28, 2011, the TransLink Facebook page ( will be transformed into a tournament-style battle to determine the biggest transit pet peeve is.

How the battle works

Each weekday, two pet peeves will do battle by having people vote for the one they think is the biggest pet peeve.

Birdie Big Bags
Will Birdie Big Bags win today's battle?

The day after each battle, you can check the Facebook page to see which pet peeve won that round of the battle. The first round takes place during the first four days. The semi-final round happens during the next two days. The final battle that will determine the biggest pet peeve will be held on Monday, November 28.

Lounge Lizard
Or will Lounge Lizard be victorious?


The day after each battle day, we’ll be randomly drawing for two prizes. On the final day of the battle, November 28, we’ll be giving away the grand prize. Here’s what you can win:

November 17:
Draw #1 – A 3-Zone FareCard
Draw #2 – A $50 Chapters/!ndigo/Coles gift card + a TravelSmart umbrella and bike light
November 18:
Draw #1 – A 3-Zone FareCard
Draw #2 – A $40 Blenz Coffee card + a TransLink travel mug
November 21:
Draw #1 – A 3-Zone FareCard
Draw #2 – A $50 iTunes card + a TravelSmart umbrella and bike light
November 22:
Draw #1 – A 3-Zone FareCard
Draw #2 – A $50 Earls gift certificate + a TravelSmart umbrella and bike light
November 23:
Semi-Final Draw #1 – A 3-Zone FareCard
Semi-Final Draw #2 – A pair of headphones + a TravelSmart umbrella and bike light
November 24:
Semi-Final Draw #1 – A 3-Zone FareCard
Semi-Final Draw #2 – A $50 Lush gift certificate + a TravelSmart umbrella and bike light
November 25:
Final Draw #1 – A 3-Zone FareCard
Final Draw #2 – A $50 Bay/Zellers/Home Outfitters gift card + a TravelSmart umbrella and bike light
November 28:
Grand Prize Draw – A 16-GB (Black) iPhone4S (Unlocked)!

How to enter

You’ll need to be a Facebook user, “like” the TransLink Facebook page ( and be a resident of British Columbia in order to be eligible to win a prize in the draws. Anyone who already “likes” the TransLink Facebook page or who “likes” the page by midnight, November 28 PST is eligible to win a prize. Check the prize window on our Facebook page for terms and conditions.

Vote now!

The battle is a fun way to inspire some positive change in how people conduct themselves on transit. Everyone has an opinion about transit peeves, so it gets people talking and thinking about what they do on transit.

Since the contest was announced in the November print Buzzer, people have been posting their personal pet peeves on this blog, our Facebook page as well as talking about it on Twitter. So let’s keep the conversation going, give away some prizes and see if we can’t change some behaviours on transit!


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