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#CanadaRemembers – honouring veterans with commemorative Compass Cards

Remembrance Day Compass Cards [1]

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This Remembrance Day marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

We are proud to launch two variations of a limited edition, commemorative Compass Card in honour of all Canadian veterans who have served our country.

Adult Compass Cards, adorned with an illustrated poppy design, will be available until supplies last in Compass Vending Machines at 25 SkyTrain stations across the system [2].

 

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Grab your limited edition, Remembrance Day Compass Card at a CVM near you! We’re honouring veterans with TWO different Compass Cards available while supplies last. Grab one today, or enter to win on The Buzzer Blog! Tag someone below who would love one of these! ^sk [3]

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Look for the Remembrance Day-branded sign atop vending machines or contact Customer Information (604-953-3333) to find out where cards are still available.

They will also be available at Stadium–Chinatown Station’s Compass Customer Service and the West Coast Express office at Waterfront Station.

Concession Compass Cards are also available for the first time.

The card, decorated with a poppy field, will be available — while supplies last — only at the Compass Customer Service Centre and West Coast Express office.

Ten cents from each limited edition, Remembrance Day Compass Card purchased will be donated to the Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Fund.

We want to give you a chance to win your very own limited edition, Remembrance Day Compass Card!

Share a story or a photo of a veteran in your life in the comments below, on Twitter [5] or Instagram [6]. Make sure to tag @TransLink and use the hashtag #CanadaRemembers if you’re entering on Twitter or Instagram.

Remembrance Day Talker [7]

As a reminder, veterans ride for free on all transit modes on Sunday, November 11 by showing their military ID or record of service card. One accessible gate will be left open at all SkyTrain and SeaBus stations.

We encourage customers and staff to observe a moment of silence at or near 11 a.m. across all modes.

100 Bells will toll on November 11th

On November 11, at the going down of the sun, communities across Canada will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with the ringing of 100 bells. The ringing of bells emulates the moment in 1918 when church bells across Europe tolled as four years of war had come to an end.

Learn more about the Bells of Peace… [8]

Author: Sarah Kertcher