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Celebrate #VanVirtualPride this year and enter a draw for a Pride-themed face covering

This year, we’ll be celebrating Vancouver Pride a little differently! The Vancouver Pride Society has re-imagined the annual event as a virtual one.

There will be an amazing line-up of events from all-ages family events to educational opportunities to dance parties, starting on Monday, July 27 through Sunday, August 2. Check out their 2020 event lineup! All will be live streamed to their FacebookYouTube and Twitch pages. The virtual Vancouver Pride Parade begins on Sunday, August 2 at 1 p.m.

As part of our Wearing is Caring campaign, our street teams have been handing out TransLink-branded face coverings at SkyTrain stations and bus loops. Over the course of Vancouver Pride, we’ll be handing out a limited number of special, Pride-themed face coverings. We’re also have 15 that we’ll give away on our social media channels. All you have to do is enter a draw. Keep reading to find out how to enter.

We really want to help foster a culture of mask wearing in Metro Vancouver. We’re recommending customers wear a face covering or mask while on transit or waiting for transit, if they are able to do so.

Winners will pickup their face covering from a PigeonBox smart locker, which are located at Stadium–Chinatown, Commercial–Broadway and Joyce–Collingwood stations. The service, which won TransLink’s 2019 Open Call for Innovation, allows transit customers to send their parcels to a SkyTrain station for pickup.

Customers sign up on their website and provided PigeonBox address as their mailing address when making any online purchase. PigeonBox will then deliver your package to the SkyTrain station of your choice. Once the order is complete and delivered, PigeonBox will send you a unique access code for a smart locker.

Rendering only. Actual mask features a horizontal design.

Here’s how to enter

We have 15 face coverings in total to give away, spread across customers on Twitter, Instagram and The Buzzer.

To enter the draw, simply complete one or all of the following actions:

  • Comment below telling us how you’ll be celebrating Vancouver Pride this year (1 entry)
  • Comment on this Instagram post telling us how you will be celebrating Vancouver Pride this year (1 entry)
  • Reply to our tweet on @TransLinkNews telling us how you’ll be celebrating Vancouver Pride this year (1 entry)

If you do all three actions, you’ll have three chances at a TransLink-branded, Pride-themed face covering per day!

The rules:

Check out the official terms and conditions, but here’s the lowdown:

  • The draw for the TransLink-branded face coverings will open on Friday, July 24, 2020 and all entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Late entries will not be considered.
  • We’re giving away 15 face coverings in total, which means 15 entries selected by random draw will receive a face covering.



  • By Jamie, July 24, 2020 @ 3:19 pm

    Karaoke and eating at home

  • By Emma, July 24, 2020 @ 3:23 pm

    Online virtual celebration

  • By Joan, July 24, 2020 @ 3:40 pm

    at-home parade

  • By KM, July 24, 2020 @ 3:40 pm

    Watching the virtual parade at home as a Zoom viewing party

  • By Jason, July 24, 2020 @ 3:49 pm

    Watching the parade from home!

  • By Bonnie Y., July 24, 2020 @ 4:52 pm

    I will be watching the Queer Film Festival online.

  • By Zach, July 24, 2020 @ 5:14 pm

    Watching the parade from home with my partner! :)

  • By Meraki, July 24, 2020 @ 5:19 pm

    Watching the virtual events from the comfort of my home!

  • By Steffen, July 24, 2020 @ 5:50 pm

    Watching the virtual parade from home with my boyfriend :)

  • By Andrew, July 24, 2020 @ 6:26 pm

    Enjoying the Queer Film Festival with the boys in my bubble

  • By David, July 24, 2020 @ 6:49 pm

    Order take out and stay in to watch all the shows in the comfort of our home!

  • By Anonymous, July 24, 2020 @ 7:36 pm

    Watching at home 📺

  • By T, July 24, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

    Celebrating at home with my family!

  • By Kate Polikanova, July 24, 2020 @ 9:51 pm

    Watch virtual parade at home with my boyfriend and come out to my conservative parents.

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  • By Anson, July 24, 2020 @ 11:27 pm

    Virtual celebration

  • By Robert Mah, July 25, 2020 @ 12:53 am

    Getting drunk at home.

  • By Paiton, July 25, 2020 @ 1:26 am

    By making a pride themed cake with my friends and family as a way to come out!

  • By Joshua A, July 25, 2020 @ 10:48 am

    I’ll stay up for 24 hours✌

  • By Andrew, July 25, 2020 @ 10:51 am

    Thinking about my favourite skytrain stations:

    Lougheed Town Centre
    lonsdale Quay
    22nd Street
    Inlet Centre

  • By Angela, July 25, 2020 @ 1:50 pm

    Watching the events from home!

  • By Cherry W, July 25, 2020 @ 8:59 pm

    Appreciating the Pride Art Walk!!!

  • By Adam R., July 25, 2020 @ 10:30 pm

    For Vancouver Virtual Pride 2020 I’ll be watching Symphonic Pride with the VSO; participating in the art walk; and watching the Vancouver Queer History panel too!

  • By King Aldrin Oblepias, July 25, 2020 @ 11:52 pm

    making a rainbow art on the facade of my apartment

  • By Husayn K., July 26, 2020 @ 1:50 am

    Celebrating with my girlfriend, from home!

  • By Daniel Gomez, July 26, 2020 @ 5:48 am

    I’ll be celebrating pride by being out & proud with my new chest (FTM top surgery post-op) and by taking my friend to her first socially distanced drag brunch at Stanley Park Brewing

  • By Nerissa, July 26, 2020 @ 8:42 am

    Socially distanced pride themed visit with friends!

  • By Hollis, July 26, 2020 @ 10:25 am

    By doing pride-themed makeup and watching the virtual celebration :)

  • By AJ D-L, July 26, 2020 @ 11:39 am

    I will watch Xavier Dolan movies with my friends!

  • By Elizabeth, July 26, 2020 @ 2:50 pm

    Watching the virtual celebration with family

  • By L, July 26, 2020 @ 2:55 pm

    Baking colourful mochi muffins with kids!

  • By Ben L., July 26, 2020 @ 9:30 pm

    Watching the parade online.

  • By Clare, July 26, 2020 @ 9:48 pm

    pride art walk for sure

  • By Darryl Pogue, July 27, 2020 @ 7:32 am

    I’ll be checking out the Pride Art Walk and some of the history sessions online, unfortunately missing the parade itself this year.

  • By Andrew, July 27, 2020 @ 10:31 am

    Lounging in a shady hammock with my favourite Translink employee

  • By Jenna a, July 27, 2020 @ 2:03 pm

    Attending virtual pride at home w my family :))

  • By Liz, July 27, 2020 @ 5:04 pm

    Going to see the Pride Art Walk

  • By Bonnie Y., July 27, 2020 @ 6:04 pm

    Going to check out the parade online.

  • By LC, July 27, 2020 @ 7:52 pm

    Following the virtual walk at home.

  • By PA, July 28, 2020 @ 9:37 am

    Attending virtual pride at home

  • By Andrew, July 28, 2020 @ 10:48 am

    Sending my friends pictures from Prides in the past to reminisce about the good times (and our questionable fashion and hair choices 😅)

  • By Bonnie Y., July 28, 2020 @ 1:13 pm

    I will celebrate Vancouver Pride by watching the Queer Film Festival.

  • By Carrie Broughton, July 28, 2020 @ 1:27 pm

    Poolside with beverages of a sociable nature!

  • By Heather, July 28, 2020 @ 2:33 pm

    Wearing our Pride gear and talking to the kids about inclusion.

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