Brigitta and Brendan are self-proclaimed transit nerds with public transit playing a strong supporting role in each of their lives.
From childhood, when they learned to ride transit, to taking them to and from dates as they grew older.
It’s no surprise that their first kiss took place on the platform of Commercial–Broadway Station as they waited for their trains.
As their relationship blossomed, Brigitta knew it was time – she was ready to propose to Brendan! What better location to pop the question than on transit!
The couple hopped aboard SkyTrain to Waterfront for dinner in Gastown. As dinner ended, they received an “emergency phone call” to help a friend at the foot of Lonsdale in North Vancouver.
They rushed to Waterfront Station and crossed the Burrard Inlet on the SeaBus.
After getting on the SeaBus, Brigitta led Brendan onto the neighbouring pier overlooking the harbour, its bustling boats and glimmering city lights.
It was there she asked him to marry her.
What Brigitta didn’t know, was that Brendan had already suspected that this night might not have been just any ordinary night.
Anticipating an impending proposal, Brendan, a few hours earlier, travelled via bus throughout the city to make, print and box his tiny response.
When Brigitta handed him a ring, Brendan responded with his folded square paper creation adorned with the word “YES!” and a heart.
But a yes just wasn’t enough.
His paper folded out revealing 10 squares, each with another reason why he wanted to marry Brigitta.
The newly engaged couple returned to the SeaBus, taking photos to share their joy with the world, and their other transit-loving friends.
They capped the night off with a trip on Canada Line to finish celebrating their new engagement by travelling on all modes of transit.
From all of us at The Buzzer, we wish you a lifetime of love and happiness and many more transit journeys to come!