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I Love Transit Week 2015 is here! Join the love and get a chance to win a prize!

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Like a kid on Christmas morning, I am giddy with excitement to announce the official kick-off of our 7th annual I Love Transit week!

Right on the heels of our 125 anniversary of transit in the region, we’re celebrating all that is transit for Metro Vancouver.

What do we have going on? Well, take a look!

September 1: I Love Transit Camp for kids (ages 8-12) at SkyTrain Operations and Maintenance Centre and Burnaby Transit Centre.

September 3: I Love Transit Camp for adults (age 13 and up) at Burnaby Transit Centre.

September 9: Colouring contest draw – download the drawing from the print Buzzer here.

 Be sure to check out our social media channels for stories, photos, videos and lots of other exciting I Love Transit week content!
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Feeling lucky?

Why not enter the the I Love Transit contest?!

This is your chance to show the world what you love about riding buses, SkyTrain, SeaBus and West Coast Express in Metro Vancouver.

I love transit because it helps me get me where I’m going without worrying things like gas prices or driving in gridlock traffic.

I use my commute for some “me time” whether that be reading, listening to music or enjoying the scenery whizzing past.

So, let’s get creative as you tell us why YOU love transit!

Snap a photo, write a Haiku, draw a picture, perform a song, or however you want to show transit some love then share that on social media with our hashtag.

The Prize!

  • A Monthly FareCard!
  • A cooler tote bag
  • A map
  • Buttons
  • A special secret prize!

How do I enter?

Twitter

  • Follow @TransLink and send a tweet to us that includes and completes this sentence:

@TransLink #Ilovetransit because…

  • An acceptable entry (on many levels): “@TransLink #ILoveTransit because it allows me to sleep more!”
  • Be sure to include the correct #Ilovetransit hashtag and complete the sentence to be entered
  • Accounts must be public to participate

Instagram

  • Follow @TransLinkBC and post a selfie on transit or a great photo from anywhere across the system with a caption that includes and completes this sentence:

@TransLinkBC #Ilovetransit because…

  • Please note that we’re @TransLinkBC on Instagram, not @TransLink—that’s somebody else’s account!
  • Remember to use the hashtag and not just tag us in your photo
  • Accounts must be public to participate

The Buzzer blog

  • Leave a comment on this post that completes the sentence:

I love transit because…

Rules

Check out the I LOVE TRANSIT 2015 contest terms and conditions, but here’s the lowdown:

  • The Contest will open on August 31, 2015 and all entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on September 4, 2015. Late entries will not be considered.
  • One entry per person per day for each channel. Yes, you can enter up to three times in total!
  • The FareCard will be for one, two, or three zones, depending on where the winner travels.
  • We’ll announce the winners from a random draw on the blog, Twitter and Instagram!
  • To be fair to everyone, one person cannot win all three draws. So, if we draw your name for one of the channels, you will be excluded from the other two FareCard draws.

Photos may be used in the print Buzzer, the Buzzer blog, tweeted by @TransLink, posted on the TransLink Facebook page and @TransLinkBC Instagram account.

Author: Adrienne Coling


24 Comments

  • By Grace Lee, August 31, 2015 @ 2:04 pm

    I love transit because… of the sense of satisfaction I feel whenever my bus zips past other vehicles on the jammed city roads…

  • By Dah Wea Yan, August 31, 2015 @ 2:07 pm

    I love transit because…the Buses go on dedicated HOV lanes, the Skytrains run on dedicated tracks, the Seabuses bounce on dedicated sea lanes, the cyclists ride on dedicated cycle lanes, and I get to walk on vehicle-free sidewalk. Transit is fun, transit is jam-free!

  • By Tony, August 31, 2015 @ 5:13 pm

    I love transit because I don’t have to pay for expensive parking

  • By Sunshine H, August 31, 2015 @ 6:02 pm

    I love transit b/c most of the drivers in my area are friendly professionals.

  • By Tina, August 31, 2015 @ 6:06 pm

    I love transit because I don’t drive and depend on it to get me to places.

  • By Jeff, August 31, 2015 @ 6:59 pm

    I love transit because it gets me to where I need to be quickly and on time!

  • By Leon, August 31, 2015 @ 11:41 pm

    I love transit because of the awesome people! I enjoy spending my time commuting by socializing with friendly and (compass)ionate (haha get it, I think it was a fare joke) people all along the way! From the drivers to the fellow transiters, it’s just the way to go!

  • By Kat, September 1, 2015 @ 7:49 am

    I love transit because they let me lug things on board, from fruit baskets to reasonably-sized furniture!

  • By Jeanne, September 1, 2015 @ 9:20 am

    I love transit because it is hassle free

  • By Cressida Buckberry, September 1, 2015 @ 10:23 am

    I love transit because it is the most efficient way for me to get to work every day and my kids (ages 2 and 4) love riding the skytrain! Bonus: super friendly drivers who just love what they do! Thank you!

  • By Adrienne Coling, September 1, 2015 @ 11:15 am

    Great comments/entries, everyone! Thank you for participating :)

  • By Sunshine H, September 1, 2015 @ 9:05 pm

    I love transit b/c every now and then on Skytrain we get the ‘front’ car and my 6 year old gets to drive it. She thinks it’s like being on a roller coaster (b/c she hasn’t been on a roller coaster yet).

  • By Tina, September 2, 2015 @ 10:54 am

    I love transit because it takes me to places outside my area and I’m greeted by friendly bus drivers

  • By Kat, September 2, 2015 @ 12:36 pm

    I love transit for the butt-blasting workout I get every day going up and down the long stairs in Skytrain stations.

  • By Tony, September 2, 2015 @ 5:49 pm

    I love transit because I see how people behave, or rather misbehave, along the way.

  • By Donna, September 3, 2015 @ 11:48 am

    I love transit because it makes my commute to and from the island stress free!

  • By Stephanie, September 3, 2015 @ 4:09 pm

    I love transit because it saves me a lot of gas and parking money!

  • By Tony, September 3, 2015 @ 5:35 pm

    I love transit because I save money on gas and don’t get stuck in traffic.

  • By Sunshine H, September 3, 2015 @ 6:13 pm

    I love transit b/c when I’m tired, I can have a nap.

  • By Kevin L, September 4, 2015 @ 12:28 am

    I love transit because the buses get me to my destination more safely than I could, the skytrains help me skip over traffic faster than I could, and the Canada Line is just plain cool and comfy. :)

  • By Kat, September 4, 2015 @ 6:27 am

    I love transit for the quick-thinking drivers who use common sense to solve problems and get us where we need to go.

  • By Sunshine H, September 4, 2015 @ 8:26 pm

    I love transit because there are a lot of really nice people out there, and my daughter can tell them ALL about My Little Pony, and they seem interested!

  • By Tina, September 4, 2015 @ 9:14 pm

    I love transit because I can leisurely enjoy the rides while seeing the city

  • By Leon, September 4, 2015 @ 11:48 pm

    I love transit because… the efficiency! I love that you don’t have to spend your time on a car and sit in traffic and you can buzz right by all the other people on a speedy translink vehicle :D

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