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TransLink is proud to support Raise-a-Reader Vancouver 2014

TL employee Cheryl reads to her son

TransLink Media’s Cheryl Ziola reads to her son

TransLink is proud to be supporting this year’s Raise-a-Reader program on Wednesday, September 24!

Ian Jarvis (TransLink CEO), Fred Cummings ( TransLink VP, Engineering and Infrastructure Management), Colleen Brennan (TransLink VP, Communications and Customer Engagement), and Neil Dubord (Transit Police Chief) will all be volunteering their time to hand out special editions of the Vancouver Sun in exchange for donations.

They will be out and about at Waterfront Station from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. – rain or shine!

Wednesday, September 24
7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Waterfront Station
Corner of Seymour and Cordova Street

All proceeds raised will go to children and family literacy programs, such as the Canucks Family Education Centre, Vancouver Public Library Foundation and Decoda Literacy Solutions.

TransLink and Coast Mountain Bus Company office employees are also voluntarily supporting this annual literacy event. They’re doing this by donating their favourite books to help promote this important event. TransLink is part of a month-long youth book donation drive in support of literacy programs and non-profit organizations throughout the region. Books will be donated when the drive ends in mid-October.

Stop by Waterfront Station tomorrow, say ‘hello’, grab a free paper, and help support literacy among young people and their families!

Author: Allen Tung


3 Comments

  • By Eugene Wong, September 25, 2014 @ 4:28 pm

    @ Translink

    You say that they are volunteering their time. Does this mean that they won’t be doing this during work hours? Will they be off the clock?

    I assume that they get salary, and I expect them to do this during the day, so it doesn’t sound like volunteer work to me.

  • By Robert Willis - Buzzer Editor, September 29, 2014 @ 2:07 pm

    Hi Eugene:

    Yes, all of the employees who were directly involved in Raise a Reader volunteered their time. They started their day before they usually do (6:45 a.m.) and returned to the office shortly after to work the rest of the day until or beyond their usual end of their work day. I spoke with most of them afterwards and I believe they’d do it again!

  • By Eugene Wong, October 1, 2014 @ 8:42 am

    @ Robert and Translink

    That’s really impressive. Thanks for your hard work!

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