TransLink has teamed up with the Royal Canadian Legion to offer free transit to veterans on Remembrance Day and will hand out poppies at five major transit hubs across the Lower Mainland.
Beyond veterans, TransLink will offer free Remembrance Day rides to current members of the Canadian Armed Forces, police officers, firefighters, coast guard officers, BC Ambulance paramedics and Department of Fisheries and Oceans officers. The transit authority is asking those who qualify to bring along their badge, military identification or record of service.
Members of the Royal Canadian Legion will be giving out poppies by donation at Lougheed Town Centre Station in Burnaby as well as Waterfront Station, Commercial-Broadway Station, Surrey Central Station and Broadway-City Hall Station.
“The funds raised by the poppy campaign enable us to fulfill our mission within our communities and ensures our Veterans, Members of the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP and their families get the support they deserve,” said Valerie MacGregor of the Royal Canadian Legion B.C. branch in a press release.
Monday, Nov. 11, Remembrance Day ceremonies will be held across the Lower Mainland. If you plan to take transit, one of the more accessible ceremonies in the Tri-Cities is the Port Moody memorial celebration, which will be held starting at 125 Kyle St. at 10:30 a.m.
If you don’t make it to a ceremony and find yourself on transit at 11 a.m. Sunday, TransLink asks riders and staff to…