It’s I Love Transit Week and what makes this week so special are the riders sharing their transit with love us. We received many submissions, but here are some of our favourites! Check it out!
Burnaby Sunrise – a painting by Larry Mason
This painting was sent in by Larry’s niece Terri. Larry shares his inspiration behind the painting:
While living in New York City, Denise and I annually flew west to spend the Christmas Holidays with her family in Burnaby. One balmy December day I walked to Central Park. The sky was clear and brisk; the temperature not quite nippy. There I saw the SkyTrain structure; I thought it a handsome design and made a pen and ink sketch. After returning home I painted from the sketch. Taking artistic license, I changed the season to somewhere between spring, summer and fall.
A Mark I SkyTrain cake!
Yummm! Looks delicious!
— Lloyd Burr (@Kodeki) August 29, 2014
Transit crossword puzzle fun
Looking for some crossword puzzle fun? Give Matthew’s a try!
Poetry in Transit by William F.
Riding the bus is really cool
Whether your are off to work or school
Or just for the fun of it
The ride is enjoyable every minute
Riding the bus is so slick
Why drive your car in heavy traffic
The transit bus will drive you wherever you need to go
Riding the bus is also educational
You hear languages so international
You are bound to learn the lingo
And eventually converse with an amigo
So ride the bus everyone!
It’s worthwhile and fun!
Transit love from Australia
Annette visited Metro Vancouver from Australia and she sent this in.
I am writing to compliment you on your transit service. In April-May 2014 I visited Vancouver, along with my husband and a friend. We used the transit system extensively during that time (bus, SkyTrain and SeaBus). We found your transit system easy to use from a visitor’s point of view, as well as being efficient. We were able to get to our destinations relatively quickly and easily. Your fares are also well priced (compared to those here in Australia). We mainly used your DayPasses, which we felt were very cost effective. So a big thank you from me. Please keep up the good work. Many thanks.
A letter from Ontario
Dear Mr. Jarvis, from Maia
I Am A Pilgrim by Rod Drown
Rod was reading The Buzzer while travelling on the 106 from New Westminster to the Tommy Douglas Library near Edmonds and Kingsway. He submitted us this song he wrote several years ago about a love he met on the 135 bus. It was arranged, composed, produced by Pim Bouwens of Sam’s Falling.
West Coast Express Train Set
Richard sent this one in of his West Coast Express train set!
If you have other things you’d like to share with us, feel free to send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to see it!
Author: Allen Tung